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Faculty Profile

Kwong LauKwong Lau

Professor
Department of Physics

Office: Science & Research 1, 402A
Contact: lau@uh.edu - (713) 743-3618

Education: Ph.D., Maryland,1981

Experimental High Energy Physics using high energy accelerators around the world. Currently working on the HERA-B Experiment at DESY, Hamburg, Germany. Physics interests include: Rare and Forbidden decays of heavy quarks to search for New physics beyond the Standard Model. Specific research topics: Charm-changing-neutral-current and lepton-number-violating decays and particle-antiparticle mixing of neutral charm mesons.

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  • A Measurement of the psi-prime to J / psi production ratio in 920-GeV proton-nucleus interactions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Eur. Phys. J. C49:545-558, 2007. E-Print Archive: hep-ex/0607046.
  • Measurement of D0, D , D (s) and D* Production in Fixed Target 920-GeV Proton-Nucleus Colli-sions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Eur. Phys. J. C52:531-542, 2007. E-Print: ar-Xiv:0708.1443
  • Luminosity determination at HERA-B, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A582:401-412, 2007. E-Print: arXiv:0706.0131
  • Bottom production cross-section from double muonic decays of b-flavoured hadrons in 920-GeV pro-ton-nucleus collision, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Lett. B650:103-110, 2007. E-Print: hep-ex/0612024.
  • K*0 and phi meson production in proton-nucleus interactions at s**(1/2) = 41.6-GeV, HERA-B Col-laboration (I. Abt et al.), Eur. Phys. J. C50:315-328, 2007. E-Print: hep-ex/0606049.
  • Measurement of the J/psi production cross section in 920-GeV/c fixed-target proton-nucleus interac-tions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Lett. B638:407-414, 2006.
  • Improved measurement of the b-anti-b production cross section in 920-GeV fixed-target proton-nucleus collisions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Rev. D73:052005, 2006.
  • Measurement of the Upsilon production cross-section in 920-GeV fixed-target proton-nucleus collisions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Lett. B638:13-21, 2006.
  • Polarization of Lambda and anti-Lambda in 920-GeV fixed-target proton-nucleus collisions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Lett. B638:415-421, 2006.
  • Charm, beauty and charmonium production at HERA-B, HERA-B Collaboration (A. Zoccoli et al.), Eur. Phys. J. C43:179-186, 2005.
  • Limits For The Central Production Of Theta And Xi-- Pentaquarks In 920-GeV PA Collisions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 93:212003,2004.
  • Search For The Flavor Changing Neutral Current Decay D0 ---> Mu Mu- With The Hera-B Detec-tor. HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Lett. B596:173-183,2004.
  • HERA-B Ring Imaging Cerenkov Counter, I. Arino et al., Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A516:445-461,2004.
  • Measurement of The B Anti-B Production Cross-Section in 920-Gev Fixed Target Proton Nucleus Collisions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Eur. Phys. J. C26:345-355, 2003.
  • J/ Psi Production Via Chi(C) Decays in 920-GeV PA Interactions, HERA-B Collaboration (I. Abt et al.), Phys. Lett. B561:61-72, 2003.
  • Inclusive V0 Production Cross Sections From 920 GeV Fixed Target Proton-Nucleus Collisions, Eur. Phys. J. C29:181-190, 2003.
  • Hadroproduction of The and States of Charmonium in 800-Gev/C Proton Silicon Interactions, T. Alexopoulos, (E771 Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D62:032006, 2000.
  • A Measurement of beauty production cross section in 800 GeV p-Si Interactions, T. Alexopoulos et al. (E771 Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 41 (1999).
  • A Large Streamer Chamber Muon Tracking Detector in a High-Flux Fixed-Target Application, D. Adams et al., (SMC Collaboration), Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A435, 354 (1999).
  • Upper Limit On The Prompt Muon Flux Derived From The LVD Underground Experiment, M. Aglietta, (LVD Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D60:112001, 1999, 10pp.
  • Muon Depth Intensity relation measured by LVD underground experiment and cosmic ray muon spectrum at sea level, M. Aglietta et al. (LVD Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D58:092005, 1998.
  • The high-energy muon spectrum in extensive air showers: first data from LVD and EAS-top at Gran Sasso, M. Aglietta et al. (LVD and EAS-TOP Collaborations), Astropart. Phys. 9, 185 (1998).
  • Aging measurements of a TMAE based photon detector for the HERA-B RICH, J. Pyrlik, M. Atiya, D. Brommelsiek, Th. Hamacher, M. Ispirian, S. Korpar, P. Krizan, K. Lau, P. Maas, J. McGill, K. Reeves, P. Rose, J. Rosen, A.S. Schwarz, R. Schwitters, and M. Staric, (HERA-B Collaboration, RICH Group), Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A414, 170 (1998).
  • Differential cross sections of J/ and (2s) in 800 GeV/c Proton-Silicon Interactions, T. Alexopoulos et al. (E771 Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D55, 3927 (1997).
  • The Fermilab E771 Spectrometer: A Large Aperture Spectrometer to Study Charm and Beauty States as Detected by Decays into Muons, T. Alexopoulos et al. (E771 Collaboration), Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A376, 375 (1996).
  • Measurement of J/, (2s) and Total Cross Sections in 800 GeV/c Proton-Silicon Interactions, T. Alexopoulos et al. (E771 Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B374, 271 (1996).
  • Search for the Flavor Changing Neutral Current Decay D0 in 800 GeV/c Proton-Silicon Inte-ractions, T. Alexopoulos et al. (E771 Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 2380 (1996).
  • Search for the Flavor Changing Neutral Current Decay D0 in 800 GeV/c Proton-Silicon Inte-ractions, T. Alexopoulos et al. (E771 Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 2380 (1996).
  • Large Enhancement of Deuteron Polarization with Frequency Modulated Microwaves, B. Adeva et al., (SMC Collaboration), Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A372, 339 (1996), ERRATUM-ibid. A376, 490 (1996).
  • Neutrino Induced and Atmospheric Single Muon Fluxes Measured over Five Decades of Intensity by LVD at Gran Sasso Laboratory, M. Aglietta et al. (LVD Collaboration), Astropart. Phys. 3:, 311 (1995).
  • Optimization of Centroid-Finding Algorithms for Cathode Strip Chambers, K. Lau and J. Pyrlik, NI-Mucl. Instrum. Meth. A366, 298 (1995)
  • Test Results of a High Precision Cathode Strip Chamber Based on Plastic Streamer Tubes, K. Lau, B. Mayes and J. Pyrlik, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A354, 376 (1995).
  • Single Muon Angular Distributions Observed in the LVD Particle Astrophysics Experiment, M. Agliet-ta et al. (LVD Collaboration), Astroparticle Physics 2, 103 (1994)
  • Measurement of the Deuteron Polarization in a Large Target, B. Adeva et al. (SMC Collaboration), Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A349, 334 (1994).
  • Spin Asymmetry in Muon-Proton Deep Inelastic Scattering on a Transversely-Polarized Target, D. Adams et al. (SMC Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B336, 125 (1994).
  • Measurement of the Spin-Dependent Structure Function of the Proton, D. Adams et al. (SMC Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B329, 399 (1994).
  • Measurement of the Polarisation of a High Energy Muon Beam, B. Adeva et al. (SMC Collaboration), Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A343, 363 (1994).
  • Combined Analysis of World Data on Nucleon Spin Structure Functions, B. Adeva et al. (SMC Colla-boration), Phys. Lett. B320, 400 (1994).
  • Measurement of the Spin-Dependent Structure Function of the Deuteron, B. Adeva et al. (SMC Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B302, 533 (1993).
  • Large Volume Detector Experiment At Gran Sasso Laboratory, M. Aglietta et al. (LVD Collaboration), Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci., Phys. 57, 694 (1993). (Izv. Ross. Akad. Nauk, Ser. Fiz. (1993) No. 4 127-130).
  • Constraints on Supersymmetry from SN1987A, K. Lau, Phys. Rev. D47, 1087 (1993).
  • First Observation of High Energy Cosmic Ray Events Obtained in Coincidence between EAS-TOP and LVD, M. Aglietta et al. (LVD Collaboration), Nuovo Cim. 105A, 1815 (1992).
  • The Most Powerful Scintillator Supernovae Detector: LVD, M. Aglietta, et al. (LVD Collaboration), Nuovo Cim. 105A, 1793 (1992).
  • Long-term Tests of Limited Streamer Tubes, K. Lau, D. Parks, J. Pyrlik, and R. Weinstein, Nucl. In-strum. Meth. A320, 243 (1992)
  • Characterization of YBa2Cu3O7, including critical current density Jc, by trapped magnetic field, I. Chen, J. Liu, R. Weinstein, and K. Lau, J. Appl. Phys. 72 (3), 1013 (1992).
  • Permanent Magnets Composed of High Temperature Superconductors, R. Weinstein, I. Chen, J. Liu, and K. Lau, J. Appl. Phys. 70 (10), 6501 (1991).