Professor Terry Wyatt FRS
Professor of Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester
Terry Wyatt is an experimental particle physicist who is distinguished for a number of original and important contributions to the experimental verification of the Standard Model (SM). By combining unusual expertise in detector performance with exceptional insight into the topological features of different interaction dynamics, Wyatt has developed and implemented powerful new discriminants of signatures for the production of heavy quarks (b and t) and electroweak bosons (W and Z). His application of these techniques in electron-positron interactions (LEP at CERN) and in antiproton-proton interactions (TeVatron at Fermilab) has resulted in measurements of unprecedented precision. His experimental insight and innovation continue to underpin his work, most notably in his recent leadership as co-spokesperson of the D0 experiment at Fermilab. As new high quality data are taken, he continues to pursue measurements of SM observables with new sensitivity, based on the exploitation of the present luminosity regime at the TeVatron.