Zhenyu Ye

Assistant Professor


Research Interests
Experimental Nuclear Physics

  • B.S., Physics (2000)
    University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • M.S. Physics (2003)
    University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • Ph.D., Physics (2006)
    ​University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Ye specializes in High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from University of Science and Technology of China in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and Ph.D. from University of Hamburg at Germany in 2006. He was appointed as a Research Associate by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois in 2007 to work on the Dzero experiment at the Tevatron collider and silicon detector R&D for future collider experiments. Dr. Ye joined UIC in 2012. Currently he is working on the STAR (Solenoidal Tracker At RHIC) experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York to study the properties of the matter produced in high energy heavy ion collisions and the nucleon spin structure. His physics interests include heavy flavor quark production mechanism and dynamics, and development of silicon detector technology for future nuclear and particle experiments.

Selected Publications

  • Measurement of the top quark mass in ppbar collisions using events with two leptons, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett (2012), arXiv:1201.5172.

  • Search for violation of Lorentz invariance in top quark pair production and decay, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 261603 (2012).

  • Search for a fermiophobic and standard model Higgs boson in diphoton final states, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 151801 (2011).

  • Direct measurement of the mass difference between top and antitop quarks, Phys. Rev. D 84, 052005 (2011).

  • Precise measurement of the top-quark mass from lepton+jets events at Dzero, Phys. Rev. D 84, 032004 (2011).

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Contact Information

Office: 2258 SES, MC 273
Phone: 312-996-2198
Email: yezhenyu@uic.edu