Associate Professor of Physics
Dr. Mahlon teaches physics at Penn State Mont Alto. His research interests involve calculating the expected properties of the particles produced in the collisions at current (Fermilab Tevatron and CERN Large Hadron Collider) and proposed (International Linear Collider) high energy facilities. In particular, he specializes in determining the angular distributions of the decay products in heavy particle systems. Dr. Mahlon's teaching encompasses both of the introductory physics sequences offered at Penn State Mont Alto as well as the general education physics course for non-science-majors (PHYS 1). He particularly enjoys providing students with their first exposure to "modern" physics topics such as relativity and quantum mechanics.
Most Recent Publications
Mahlon, G.D., and S.J. Parke. 2010. Spin Correlation Effects in Top Quark Pair Production at the Large Hadron Collider.
Mahlon, G., and S. Parke. 2006. Using Spin Correlations to Distinguish Zh from ZA at the International Linear Collider. Physical Review D74:073001-1-20.
Ph.D. in Physics, Cornell University, 1993
M.S. in Physics, Cornell University, 1991
B.S. in Physics, with highest distinction and honors, Penn State University, 1987
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