Deva O'Neil's Homepage
Phone:  828-8004
Office: McKinney 237
Office Hours:  Tuesday 2-4 pm, or by appointment, in McKinney 237    

Background: I received my PhD in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in June 2009, and my Bachelor's Degree in computational physics from the University of California, San Diego in 2002. My  field of study is in theoretical particle physics, especially electroweak symmetry breaking and the Higgs particle.  I am also interested in Physics Education research.

My Students:

Visit Moodle to access your course pages.

The Physics of Music Course resources (lecture notes, handouts, lab activities)

Science Day 2013 at Bridgewater College is Nov. 2nd: Science Day Flyer (pdf) (jpg)


Physics Club

Physics Majors

If you are interested in doing an independent research project, talk to me!  In the past I've supervised undergraduate students in projects doing original research in particle physics, computational physics and sonification (using sound and music to represent physics data).  You can see some need animations done by my previous students hereIf these or other physics-related topics interest you, come see me. 

If you need a good introduction to LaTeX, I recommend this one: Getting Started With LaTeX

For researchers using the oblique parameters S and T: Download Mathematica File for drawing elliptical S-T contours

Recent Research

R. Winters, A. Blaikie and D. O’Neil, “Simulating the Electroweak Phase Transition: Sonification of Bubble Nucleation," arXiv:1106.0760[cs.SD], presented at ICAD 2011.

H. Haber and D. O'Neil, “Basis Independent Methods for the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model III: CP-violation, Custodial Symmetry, and the Oblique Parameters S, T, U, ” Phys.Rev. D83(2011) 055017

D. O’Neil, “Phenomenology of the Basis-Independent CP-Violating Two-Higgs Doublet Model.” arXiv:0908.1363 [hep-ph], 2009. 

H. Haber and D. O'Neil, “Basis Independent Methods for the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model II: The Significance of Tan(beta),” Phys.Rev.D74:015018, 2006.