Associate professor, Department of Physics
areas of expertise: experimental high energy physics
Steve Nahn was born on Oct. 24, 1968, in Trier, Germany, and grew up as the seventh of eight children in Madison, Wisc. He received a BS from the University of Wisconsin in physics with honors and math. From there, he attended graduate school at MIT, working with professors Becker, Fisher and Ting on the L3 experiment at CERN, eventually receiving his PhD for the analysis of W Boson Pair Production.
For several years prior to returning to MIT, he oversaw the data acquisition and operation of the world's largest operating silicon detector while studying the properties of the bottom quark as a member of the CDF Collaboration as a Research Scientist at Yale University.
Nahn is married and has two children.
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