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Stephen L. Olsen, Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2505 Correa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
office:(808) 956-2929
fax:(808) 956-2930



I do research on the properties of the most basic constituents of matter. This research requires the use of specialized high energy accelerators ("atom smashers") that only exist at only a few locations in the world---not, unfortunately, in Hawaii. However, Hawaii is the closest place in the U.S. to the world's best facilities for studying subatomic particles that contain b (for "beauty") quarks: the Belle experiment at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba Japan; and c (for "charmed") quarks: the BES-III detector at the IHEP laboratory in Beijing, China. My UH colleagues and I take advantage of this proximity and collaborate in research efforts at both of these laboratories.


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Last modified: January 23, 2009

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