Kenneth Lane (physicist)

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Kenneth Lane
Kenneth Lane at Harvard University, 2005
Alma materGeorgia Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University[1]
Known forTechnicolor
Collider phenomenology
AwardsSakurai Prize (2011)
Scientific career
InstitutionsBoston University
Doctoral advisorChung Wook Kim

Kenneth Douglas Lane is an American theoretical particle physicist and professor of physics at Boston University. Lane is best known for his role in the development of extended technicolor models of physics beyond the Standard Model.[2]

Lane received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a student of Chung Wook Kim at Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1970.[3][4]

His physics research focuses on the problems of electroweak and flavor symmetry breaking. With Estia J. Eichten, Lane co-invented extended technicolor.[2] He and Eichten also contributed to early work on charmonium with Kurt Gottfried, Tom Kinoshita and Tung-Mow Yan.[5][6][7]

In 1984 he coauthored "Supercollider Physics" (with Eichten, Ian Hinchliffe and Chris Quigg), which has strongly influenced the quest for future discoveries at hadron colliders such as the Fermilab Tevatron the SSC, and the LHC at CERN.[8] In 2011 Dr Lane with Chris Quigg, Estia Eichten, and Ian Hinchliffe won the J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics "For their work, separately and collectively, to chart a course of the exploration of TeV scale physics using multi-TeV hadron colliders" [9]


  1. ^ Kenneth Douglas Lane at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ a b Estia Eichten; Kenneth Lane (1980). "Dynamical breaking of weak interaction symmetries". Physics Letters. B90: 125–130. Bibcode:1980PhLB...90..125E. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(80)90065-9.
  3. ^ Kenneth D. Lane on Spires.
  4. ^ Faculty page at Boston University.
  5. ^ E. Eichten; K. Gottfried; T. Kinoshita; J. Kogut; K. D. Lane; T.-M. Yan (1975). "Spectrum of Charmed Quark-Antiquark Bound States". Physical Review Letters. 34: 369–372. Bibcode:1975PhRvL..34..369E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369.
  6. ^ E. Eichten; K. Gottfried; T. Kinoshita; K. D. Lane; T.-M. Yan (1978). "Charmonium: The Model". Physical Review. D17: 3090–3117. Bibcode:1978PhRvD..17.3090E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.17.3090.
  7. ^ E. Eichten; K. Gottfried; T. Kinoshita; K. D. Lane; Tung-Mow Yan (1980). "Charmonium: Comparison With Experiment". Physical Review. D21: 203–233. Bibcode:1980PhRvD..21..203E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.21.203.
  8. ^ E. Eichten; I. Hinchliffe; K. Lane; C. Quigg (1984). "Supercollider Physics". Reviews of Modern Physics. 56: 579–707. Bibcode:1984RvMP...56..579E. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579.
  9. ^ American Physical Society - J. J. Sakurai Prize Winners

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