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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Dr. James Reidy

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Office: 203B Lewis Hall
Phone: (662) 915-5322

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. 1963, University of Notre Dame


  • Instructor, University of Notre Dame, 1962-63
  • Research Associate, University of Michigan, 1963-65
  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, 1965-71
  • Visiting Professor, Franklin and Marshall College, 1971-72
  • Associate Professor, 1972-82, University of Mississippi
  • Professor, 1982-, University of Mississippi
  • Acting Chair (1987-88), Chair (1988-92), University of Mississippi
  • Guest Professor and Fulbright-Hays Fellow, Technical University of Munich, 1976-77
  • Visiting Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1972-90
  • Paid Scientific Associate, CERN, 1985-86
  • Guest Scientist, Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory, 1992-93


  • American Physical Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • Sigma Xi
  • Chairman, Southern Association for High Energy Physics.

Research Interests

The major part of my research activity deals in the experimental study of quark-quark interactions, electroweak interactions and B physics. This research has resulted in detector development for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the SLAC Large Detector (SLD) and the BaBar detector at SLAC. Most of my experimental program is carried out at particle accelerators at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research), Fermilab, and SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) with data reduction and analysis being done in the laboratory on campus. Other research activities include studies on the long-term, low-level radiation damage effects on CsI (T1) crystals and the design of optical components for the hadron calorimeter in the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector at the LHC.