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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Sheldon Stone

Stone portrait

Distinguished Professor


329 Physics Building


A&S Mourns the Loss of Sheldon Stone, Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Sheldon Stone, distinguished professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), passed away on October 6, after battling a chronic illness for many years. He is survived by his wife and close colleague Marina Artuso, also a professor of physics at Syracuse University, and his four children Jay, Rosalinda, Adam and Tamara. (Read the article).

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Research Interests

  • Experimental elementary particle physics.
  • The Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment (LHCb.)
  • Searches for New Physics in B decays.
  • Development of new hardware for the LHCb detector.

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

LHCb web-site.

News Articles

Physics Faculty Research Published in Scholarly Journals

(April 10, 2020)

Articles featured in Physical Review X and Physical Review Letters.

Physicists Reveal Why Matter Dominates Universe

(March 21, 2019)

Syracuse's Sheldon Stone helps discover matter-antimatter asymmetry in charmed quarks

Professor Lauded for Contributions to Experimental Particle Physics

(Sept. 26, 2018)

Sheldon Stone has built 'formidable group' at Syracuse, says colleague

Syracuse Awarded $3.7 Million for Particle Physics Research

(Aug. 13, 2018)

High-Energy Physics Group using NSF grant award to support ongoing data analysis, construction of new tracking device

Physics Alumnus Wins Major Dissertation Award

(Nov. 27, 2017)

Nathan Jurik G'16 recognized for groundbreaking work on pentaquarks

Physicists at Forefront of Multinational Experiment

(Oct. 16, 2017)

Syracuse's High-Energy Physics group is building, testing new detector for LHCb experiment in Geneva, Switzerland

A&S Physicists Help Restart Large Hadron Collider

(May 19, 2016)

Syracuse is U.S. host university for CERN's Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment

LHCb's Pentaquark Discovery Named 'Top-10 Breakthrough' of 2015

(Dec. 14, 2015)

Syracuse physicists led data analysis, putting to rest 51-year-old mystery

Syracuse Physicists Awarded $3 Million Grant to Build Particle Detector

(July 15, 2015)

Project is part of CERN upgrade in Switzerland

Syracuse Physicists Confirm Existence of Rare ‘Pentaquarks’

(July 14, 2015)

Discovery marks culmination of decades-long search for elusive particles

Syracuse Physicists Aid in Discovery of Subatomic Process

(May 13, 2015)

Sheldon Stone, colleagues use ‘particle decay’ to confirm existence of rare meson


1972 Ph.D. in Physics University of Rochester

1967 B.S. in Physics cum laude Brooklyn College

Awards & Professional Honors

Fellow American Physical Society

Selected Publications

“First observation of BsJ/ψf0(980) decays”,. LHCb Collaboration (R. Aaij for the collaboration). CERN-PH-EP-2011-011. Feb 2011. 16 pp. Published in Phys.Lett. B698 (2011) 115-122 e-Print: arXiv:1102.0206.

“Leptonic Decays of Charged Pseudoscalar Mesons”,. Jonathan L. Rosner, Sheldon Stone. EFI-10-2, SUHEP-10-01. Feb 2010. 10 pp. e-Print: arXiv:1002.1655.

B Meson Decays”. Marina Artuso (Syracuse U.), Elisabetta Barberio (Melbourne U.), Sheldon Stone (Syracuse U.). Feb 2009. 80 pp. Published in PMC Phys. A3 (2009) 3 e-Print: arXiv:0902.3743.

“`S-waves and the Measurement of CP Violating Phases in Bs Decays,” S. Stone and L. Zhang, Phys. Rev. D79 (2009) 074024 e-Print: arXiv:0812.2832.

”The Cleo Rich Detector,” M. Artuso et al., Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A554 (2005) 147-194 arXiv:physics/0506132.