Lynch, Kevin

Curriculum Vitae
Pre-engineering Co-coordinator
Assistant Professor
Earth and Physical Sciences

Phone: 718-262-5184
Office Location: AC-2F09
KLynch@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Boston University  Physics  2002 
MA  Boston University  Physics  1998 
BS  Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Physics  1996 
My main field of research is precision muon physics. I have been involved in high precision measurements of the free muon lifetime (MuLan), as well as the capture rate of negative muons on protons (MuCap) and deuterons (MuSun). My current research projects include two precision measurements at the Fermi Accelerator Laboratory outside Chicago: a precision measurement of the muon's anomalous magnetic moment (muon g-2) and a search for muon to electron conversion (Mu2e). My areas of technical expertise include simulation, distributed computing for data acquisition, data acquisition electronics and systems, and data analysis on large physics data sets. I have dabbled in particle physics detector development and vacuum system design, and hope to expand my work in these areas in the future.

Areas of Expertise

Experimental Particle Physics
Data Acquisition
Data Analysis

Articles in Field Of Expertise

V.Tishchenkco et al. "Detailed Report of the MuLan Measurement of the Positive Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant." Physical Review D. 87 2013: 052003.

V.A.Andreev et al. "Measurement of Muon Capture on the Proton to 1% Precision and Determination of the Pseudoscalar Coupling g_P." Physical Review Letters. 110 2013: 012504.

D.M.Webber et al. "Publisher’s Note: Measurement of the Positive Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant to Part-per-Million Precision." Physical Review Letters. 106 2011: 079901(E).

D.M.Webber et. al.. "Measurement of the Positive Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant to Part-per-Million Precision." Physical Review Letters. 106 2011: 041803.

R.McNabb et al. "A Tungsten/Scintillating Fiber Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype for a High-Rate Muon (g-2) Experiment." Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research. A602 2009: 396-402.

V.Tishchenko et al. "Data acquisition system for the MuLan muon lifetime experiment." Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research. A592 2008: 114-122.

V.A.Andreev et al. "Measurement of the rate of muon capture in hydrogen gas and determination of the proton's pseudoscalar coupling g(P)." Physical Review Letters. 99 2007: 032002.

D.B.Chitwood et al. "Improved measurement of the positive muon lifetime and determination of the Fermi constant." Physical Review Letters. 99 2007: 032001.

K.Lane et al. "Resonant and Nonresonant Effects in Photon-technipion Production at Lepton Colliders." Physical Review. D66 2002: 015001.

K.R.Lynch. "Extended Electroweak Interactions and the Muon g-2." Physical Review. D65 2002: 053006.

K.R.Lynch and E.H.Simmons. "Composite Scalars at CERN LEP: Constraining Technicolor Theories." Physical Review. D64 2001: 035008.

K.R.Lynch et al. "Finding Z0 Bosons Coupled Preferentially to the Third Family at CERN LEP and the Fermilab Tevatron." Physical Review. D63 2001: 035006.

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Protection Collimator Requirements." Mu2e Technical Report. 2897 2013: .

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Production Target Requirements." Mu2e Technical Report. 887 2013: .

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Stopped Muon Yield Variation with Transverse Beam Motions." Mu2e Technical Report. 3611 2013: .

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Stopped Muon Yield with Production Target Transverse Offsets." Mu2e Technical Report. 3609 2013: .

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Mu2e Muon Yield Sensitivity to Production Solenoid Inner Bore Radius." Mu2e Technical Report. 3226 2013: .

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "Radiation cooled tungsten production target: Stopped muon yield vs target radius - 2-4 mm." Mu2e Technical Report. 3144 2013: .

K.R.Lynch and J.L.Popp. "The impact of target station parameters on stopped muon and contaminant yields." Mu2e Technical Report. 3081 2013: .

K.R.Lynch. "C++ 2011." g-2 Software Documentation. ongoing: .

R.Ray et al. "Mu2e Conceptual Design Report." Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Department of Energy. 2012: .

K.R.Lynch. "Beamline-Ring Simulation Interface: Current Status." g-2 Technical Report. 215 2012: .

K.R.Lynch. "Geant4 Physics Validation and Regression Effort." Mu2e Technical Report. 1946 2011: .

K.R.Lynch. "Geant4 Physics Validation and Regression Effort." g-2 Technical Report. 127 2011: .

K.R.Lynch. "g2MIGTRACE Tutorial Part II." g-2 Technical Report. 41 2011: .

K.R.Lynch. "g2MIGTRACE Tutorial." g-2 Technical Report. 37 2011: .

K.R.Lynch. "g2MIGTRACE for FNAL E989." g-2 Technical Report. 38 2011: .

K.R.Lynch. "Notes on Building a Geant4 Physics List for Mu2e." Mu2e Technical Report. 995 2010: .

K.R.Lynch. "A flexible Geant4 framework for muon capture physics." Mu2e Technical Report. 815 2010: .

K.R.Lynch for the Collaboration. "The MuLan Experiment: The Muon Lifetime To 1 Part Per Million." Nuclear Physics Proceedings Supplements. 189 2009: 15-20.

K.R.Lynch for the Collaboration. "A next generation muon g-2 experiment." Nuclear Physics Proceedings Supplements. 189 2009: 201-207.

R.M.Carey et al. "The New (g-2) Experiment: A proposal to measure the muon anomalous magnetic moment to +-0.14 ppm precision." Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Department of Energy. 2009: .

K.R.Lynch. "Histogram transformations, bin counting errors, and the corrected fit $\chi^2$." MuLan Technical Report. 32 2009: .

R.M.Carey et al. "Proposal to search for mu- N -> e- N with a single event sensitivity below 10^-16.." Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Department of Energy. 2008: .

R.M.Carey et al. "Letter of Intent: A Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment at Fermilab." Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Department of Energy. 2007: .

E.J.Prebys et al. "Expression of Interest: A Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment at Fermilab." Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Department of Energy. 2007: .

K.R.Lynch. "Extracting Gfermi from taumu: Obtaining the Central Value and Propagated Errors." MuLan Technical Report. 21 2006, 2010, 2012: .

K.R.Lynch. "Estimates for 2006." MuLan Technical Report. 20 2006: .

K.R.Lynch for the Collaboration. "MuLan: Towards a 1 ppm muon lifetime measurement." AIP Conference Proceedings. 870 2006: 333-335.

K.R.Lynch. "Studies of Mulan PMT Pulse Shapes and Narrowing Strategies." MuLan Technical Report. 17 2005: .

K.R.Lynch. "Poisson Statistics, decay time distributions, and pileup." MuLan Technical Report. 16 2005: .

K.R.Lynch and Y.Matus. "The Mulan Clock System for the 2003 Fall Run." MuLan Technical Report. 9 2003: .

K.R.Lynch. "Statistical Error Models for the Mulan Experiment." MuLan Technical Report. 4 2003: .

K.R.Lynch. "DAQ for Mulan: Data Rate Projection and a Design Proposal." MuLan Technical Report. 3 2003: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

K.R.Lynch. "General Prescriptions for One-loop Contributions to a_e,a_mu." Lepton Dipole Moments. 2009: 319-332.

Monographs in Field Of Expertise

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The Muon Diaries: One Particle's View of the Coming Revolution in Particle Physics " October 2011: York College Provost Lecture Series.

" The Mu2e Experiment: A High-Sensitivity Charged Lepton Flavor Violating Search at Fermilab " July 2010: 2010 International Nuclear Physics Conference.

" The Mu2e Experiment: A New Search for Charged Lepton Flavor Violation at Fermilab " June 2010: 2010 Fermilab Users' Meeting, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

" Muons on the Bleeding Edge: Undergraduate Physics at the Precision Frontier " April 2010: Earth and Physical Sciences Department Seminar, York College, CUNY.

" The MuLan Experiment: Measuring the muon lifetime to 1ppm " February 2010: Physics Department Colloquium, University of Virginia.

" Precision Muon Physics on the Intensity Frontier " February 2010: Fermilab Computing Division Seminar.

" The MuLan Experiment: The Fermi Constant to 0.5 ppm " March 2009: Boston University High Energy Physics Seminar.

" The MuLan Experiment: The Muon Lifetime to 1 Part Per Million " September 2008: 10th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics.

" A Next Generation Muon g-2 Experiment " September 2008: 10th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics.

" MuLan: Undergraduate Physics at the Precision Frontier " November 2007: Physics Department Seminar, James Madison University Physics Department.

" MuLan: Towards a 1 ppm Muon Lifetime Measuremen " May 2006: 9th International Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

APS DPF Snowmass 2001 Travel Felloship: 2001.

TASI 2000 Travel Fellowship: 2000.

Teaching Fellow of the Year, Boston University Physics Department: 1997.

Grants-In-Aid

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: $6000.

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 14, The Muon-to-Electron Conversion Experiment at Fermilab. December 2010: $70,000.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Mentor, YC Summer Research Initiative (2 HS Mentees): Summer 2013.

Mentor, YC Summer Research Initiative (3 HS Mentees): Summer 2012.

Mentor, YC Summer Research Initiative (4 HS Mentees): Summer 2011.

Chief Judge, Junior Science and Humanities Symposia: 2011-2013.

Chair Judge, YC Science and Mathematics Expo: 2011-2013.

Member American Physical Society: 2009-present.

Boston University High Energy Physics Seminar Committee: 2008-2010.

Rhode Island State Science Fair Judge: 2002-2005.

Sage School Science Fair Judge, Foxboro, MA: 2002.

Tour guide Science Weekend Virtual Science Fair, Snowmass, CO: 2001.

Docent, Pathways Science Outreach, Boston University: 1999-2001.

Tour guide, Quantum World Day, Boston University: 1997.

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Earth and Physical Sciences