John Donoghue – University of Copenhagen

02 April 2011

John Donoghue

John Donoghue is visiting NBIA and Discovery Center at the Niels Bohr Institute from april 1st to july 1st, 2011.


Physics Department
John F. Donoghue
Distinguished Professor
Department of Physics
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

My research is in the broad area of theoretical particle physics.

I started in research in 1974, the same semester that the J/psi was discovered. I still remember the excitement of the project that this discovery stimulated and my first scientific paper which resulted. This discovery was a seminal event in particle physics and I have been fortunate to live through the subsequent development of the Standard Model. In a reflective moment, I have written an annotated summary of my career path. Today, when we are looking forward to evidence of the next layer of reality from the LHC, I am still excited by the prospects of uncovering new aspects of fundamental physics and of the opportunity for better understanding the nature of the physical world.

One of the advantages of a relatively long career is that one develops
interests (and occasionally some expertise) in very many areas. My present
research spans several of these areas. For example, since 2004, my papers
have been posted on 5 different sections of the arXive.