Popp, James

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Earth and Physical Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2583
Office Location: AC-2F09C
jpopp@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
Tuesday  2-3 PM 
Thursday  2-3 PM 

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Physics  1997 
MS  Northern Illinois University  Physics  1987 
BS  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Physics  1985 
BS  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Mathematics  1985 
I am an experimental particle physicist interested in developing techniques and equipment to probe new physics beyond the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics. I am deeply involved in the Mu2e Experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL. This project is meant to test some of the most strongly-held conservation laws of nature: conservation of electron, muon, and overall lepton number in particle interactions. At the same time, I have a strong interest in finding practical applications for particle detector technologies. I have recently become involved with health and environmental physics research. Teaching physics at the graduate and undergraduate level is of particular importance, both in broadening and deepening my investigations, and mentoring future scientists.

Areas of Expertise

Experimental elementary particle physics
Ultra-relativistic heavy ion collision physics
Relativistic Plasmas
Health Physics

Books in Field Of Expertise

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Articles in Field Of Expertise

M.L. Lopes, G. Ambrosio, M. Buehler, R. Coleman, D. Evbota, S. Feher, V.V. Kashikhin, M. Lamm, J. Miller, G. Moretti, R. Ostojic, T. Page, J. Popp, M. Tartaglia. "Tolerance Studies of the Mu2e Solenoid System." IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 24 (3) June 2014: In press.

N. Andreev, G. Ambrosio, J. Brandt, R. Coleman, D. Evbota, V.V. Kashikhin, M. Lopes, J. Miller, T. Nicol, R. Ostojic, T. Page, T. Peterson, J. Popp, V. Pronskikh, Z. Tang, M. Tartaglia, M. Wake, R. Wands, R. Yamada. "Solenoid Magnet System for the Fermilab Mu2e Experiment." IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 22(3) June 2012: p.304.

S. Pagava, V. Rusetski, E. B. Farfan, R. E. Dunker, J. L. Popp, M. Avtandilashvili. "Initial Investigation of 222Rn in the Tbilisi Urban Environment." Health Physics. 95 Dec 2008: 761 - 765.

J.L.Popp, for the MECO Collaboration. "The MECO Experiment: a search for lepton flavor violation in muonic atoms.." Nucl. Inst. and Meth. in Phys. Res.. A 472 2001: 354 - 358.

A.Ayala, G.Baym, and J.L.Popp. "The Quantum Mechanics of Particle Correlation Measurements in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions." Nuclear Physics. A 660 1999: 101 - 117.

H.Heiselberg, G.Baym, C.J.Pethick, and J.L.Popp. "Transport Coefficients of Relativistic Plasmas.." Nuclear Physics. A 544 1992: 569 - 572.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

J. L. Popp with The Mu2e Collaboration. "The Mu2e Collaboration: Proposal to Search for Muon-to-Electron Conversion with a Single Event Sensitivity below 10^-16." Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 10/10/08: .

J. L. Popp. "MECO Production Target Development." 5th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories & Superbeams. 2004: .

H.Heiselberg, G.Baym, C.J.Pethick, J.L.Popp, and E.F.Staubo. "Transport Coefficients in Thermal QCD." Workshop on QCD Vacuum Structure and its Applications. 1993: 291 - 297.

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Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

K. Lynch and J. Popp. "G4beamline Target Station Alignment Studies (Continued)." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3804 01/31/14: 12.

K. Lynch and J. Popp. "Radiation-cooled Tungsten Production Target: Stopped Muon Yield vs. Target Length." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3752 01/15/14: 3.

K. Lynch and J. Popp. "Radiation-cooled Tungsten Production Target: Stopping Muon Yield vs. Target Support Rod Radius." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3751 01/15/14: 3.

K. Lynch and J. Popp. "Stopped Muon Yield Variation with Transverse Beam Motions." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3611 11/25/13: 2.

K. Lynch and J. Popp. "Stopped Muon Yield with Production Target Transverse Offsets." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3609 11/22/13: 1.

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Mu2e Muon Yield Sensitivity to Production Solenoid Inner Bore Radius." Mu2e Technical Report,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3226 08/07/13: 5.

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Radiation Cooled Tungsten Production Target: Stopped Muon Yield vs. Target Radius - 2-4 mm." Mu2e Technical Report,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3144 07/16/13: 4.

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "The Impact of Target Station Parameters on Stopped Muon and Contaminant Yields." Mu2e Technical Report,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 3081 07/10/2013: 13.

R.Coleman, M. Lopes, J. Miller, J.L. Popp. "Mu2e Magnetic Field Specifications." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1266 03/17/12: 19.

J.Popp et al.. "Solenoid Chapter for Mu2e Conceptual Design Report." Mu2e CDR. 1365 03/07/12: 99.

J.L. Popp. "Mu2e Target Station." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1790 07/21/11: 30.

J. Brandt, S. Feher, J. Popp. "Basis of Estimate – WBS 5.2.4 Vacuum System – External Components – PD & Final Design Phase." Mu2e Cost & Schedule. 1689 07/20/11: 9.

J. Brandt, S. Feher, J. Popp. "Basis of Estimate – WBS 5.2.4 Vacuum System – External Components – CD Phase." Mu2e Cost & Schedule. 1688 07/20/11: 3.

J. Brandt, J.L. Popp. "Mu2e WBS 5.2 – Beamline Vacuum System." Mu2e Work Breakdown Structure. 1481 07/19/11: 50.

J.L. Popp. "Preliminary Gas Permeation Test: Aluminized Mylar Film." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1756 07/18/11: 8.

J. Brandt, S. Feher, J. Popp. "Basis of Estimate – WBS 5.2.4 Vacuum System – External Components – Implementation and Close-out." Mu2e Cost & Schedule. 1690 07/08/11: 9.

J.L. Popp, et al.. "Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 5 Muon Beamline." Mu2e Cost & Schedule. 1436 05/23/11: 65.

V. Khalatian and J.L. Popp. "Comparison of Different Proton Target Types." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1475 04/15/11: 9.

J.L. Popp. "Mu2e Production Target Station Highlights." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1420 03/12/11: 61.

J.L. Popp. "Mu2e Pion Production Target: Nominal Heat Load." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1402 03/10/11: 7.

J.L. Popp, et al.. "Conceptual Design Studies for the Mu2e Detector Solenoid." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1328 01/24/11: 15.

J.L. Popp, et al.. "Mu2e Accelerator Chapter: Mu2e Conceptual Design Report." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1324 03/01/11: .

J.L. Popp and Eric Rivera. "Mu2e Heat and Radiation Shielding for Production Solenoid." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1035 12/14/10: 22.

J.L. Popp. "Mu2e Pion Production Target: Mu2e Directors Review." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1227 12/06/10: 21.

James L. Popp, Richard Colman, Vitaly Pronskikh. "Requirements for the Mu2e Production Solenoid Heat and Radiation Shield." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1092 09/15/10: 15.

R.Coleman, J.Popp, M.Syphers. "Mu2e Proton Beam Absorber Requirements." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 948 10/15/10: 6.

J.Popp. "Requirements for the Mu2e Vacuum System." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 897 08/19/10: 3.

J.L. Popp. "Mu2e Heat and Radiation Shield Information Doc." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1036 08/11/10: 15.

J.L. Popp. "Mu2e Heat and Radiation Shielding for Production Solenoid." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1032 08/05/10: 22.

J.L. Popp,R. Coleman, V. Pronskihk. "Requirements for the Mu2e Production Solenoid Heat and Radiation Shield." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 1026 07/23/10: 3.

J.Popp. "Mu2e Production Target Requirements." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 887 07/23/10: 5.

J.Popp. "MECO Production Target Research Summary." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 985 06/30/10: 52.

J.Popp. "Mu2e Pion Production Solenoid System Projects." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 989 06/30/10: 20.

J.Popp. "Mu2e Pion Production Solenoid Projects." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 958 06/24/10: 18.

J.Popp. "Mu2e Tracker-Helix Calorimeter Entry Point Correlation." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 827 03/29/10: 7.

J.Popp. "Water-Cooled Pion Production Target Progress." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 796 03/09/10: 10.

J.Popp. "Brief Look at Detector Solenoid Specs." Mu2e Collaboration,Fermilab, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 786 02/24/10: 7.

J.Popp, Z.Tang, and R.Coleman. "Water-Cooled Pion Production Target for the Mu2e Experiment." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 793 02/09/10: 17.

J.Popp. "Production Target Progress." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 739 01/07/10: 28.

Z.Tang, R.Coleman, and J.Popp. "Radiation-Cooled Tungsten Target for Mu2e Experiment." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 711 11/03/09: 8.

J.L.Popp. "Mu2e Production Target Status." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 694 10/08/09: 17.

J.Popp and J.Stolte. "Thermal Stress Calculations in Water-Cooled Mu2e Pion Production Target." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 647 08/08/09: 36.

J.L.Popp. "Simulation Package: Mu2e-GMC." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 646 08/07/09: 11.

J.L.Popp. "MECO Production Target Design." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 526 04/14/09: 13.

J.L.Popp with The Mu2e Collaboration. "Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee Meeting: Comments and Recommendations." Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 03/05/09: .

J.L.Popp with the Mu2e Collaboration. "The Mu2e Experiment at Fermilab: Experimental Overview and Critical R&D Issues." Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. 01/15/09: .

J.L.Popp with The Mu2e Collaboration. "The Mu2e Collaboration: Stage I Approval Letter." Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 420 11/21/08: 2.

J.L.Popp with The Mu2e Collaboration. "Proposal to Search for Muon-to-Electron Conversion with a Single Event Sensitivity below 10^-16." Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 388 10/10/08: 218.

J.L.Popp. "Mu2e Muon Beamline Proposal Outline." Mu2e Technical Report, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL, U.S. Department of Energy. 126 06/02/08: 15.

Monographs in Field Of Expertise

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Reviews in Field Of Expertise

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Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Visiting Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL; $116,212: September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010.

Visiting Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL; $129,654: September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011.

Grants-In-Aid

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science, Mu2e at The City University of New York. June 2013-April 2016: $291,000.

GRTI (Graduate Research and Technology Initiative), Round 16, Mu2e Tracker Test Stand Projects. December 2012: $30,000.

PSC-CUNY 44 Research Award, At the High Intensity Frontier: The Mu2e Experiment. June 2013 - June 2014: $6,000.

York College Auxiliary Enterprises Foundation, Supersized Physics!. January 2013: $855.

PSC-CUNY 43 Research Award, The High Sensitivity Frontier: The Mu2e Experiment. June 2012 - June 2013: $5,970.

GRTI (Graduate Research and Technology Initiative), Round 15, Mu2e Muon Beamline Projects. December 2011: $36,900.

GRTI (Graduate Research and Technology Initiative), Round 13, Mu2e and MARIACHI Projects. December 2009: $24,927.

PSC-CUNY 40 Research Award, Mu2e Target Design. June 2009 - June 2010: $3,168.

York College Tech Fee Fund, Physics Demonstration Equipment Upgrades & Construction. January 2009: $7,000.

GRTI (Graduate Research and Technology Initiative), Round 12, Pion Production Test Program. December 2008: $27,500.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Judge, Junior Science and Humanities Symposia: 2008-2009, 2011-Present.

Judge, YC Science and Mathematics Expo: 2008-2009, 2011-Present.

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Popp, James
Assistant Professor
Earth and Physical Sciences