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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Steven Blusk

Blusk portrait



327 Physics Building


Research Interests

  • Searches for New Physics in B decays.
  • B hadron spectroscopy.
  • Development of advanced detectors for HEP.

Research Spotlight


The High Energy Group at SU is part of the LHCb experiment at CERN.

LHCb web-site.

News Articles

Physicist's Discovery Recasts 'Lifetime Hierarchy' of Subatomic Particles

(Oct. 1, 2018)

Professor Steven Blusk says charmed omega particles 'live' four times longer than previously thought

Syracuse Physicists Awarded $3 Million Grant to Build Particle Detector

(July 15, 2015)

Project is part of CERN upgrade in Switzerland


1995 Ph.D. in Physics
University of Pittsburgh 1989 M.S. in Physics
University of Pittsburgh 1988 B.A. in Physics and Mathematics
Potsdam College

Recent Selected Publications

R. Aaij et. al. (LHCb Collaboration), "Precision measurement of the Λc+, Ξc+, Ξc0 baryon lifetimes",, submitted to Phys. Rev. D, June 2019.r

R. Aaij et. al. (LHCb Collaboration), "Measurement of the mass and production rate of Ξb baryons", Phys. Rev. D99 052006 (2019).

R. Aaij et. al. (LHCb Collaboration), "Measurement of the Ωc0 baryon lifetime", Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 092003 (2018).

R. Aaij et. al. (LHCb Collaboration), "Observation of a new Ξb resonance", Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 072002 (2018).

Artuso, M. et al. Signal coupling to embedded pitch adapters in silicon sensors. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A877 (2018) 252–258. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2017.09.039. arXiv: 1708.03371 [physics.ins-det].