Harvey Newman (Sc. D, MIT 1974) is a Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he has been a faculty member since 1982.
Harvey Newman (Sc. D, MIT 1974) is a Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he has been a faculty member since 1982. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and served as Chair of the APS Forum on International Physics in 2011. Newman co-led the MARK J Collaboration that discovered the gluon at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg in 1979, and was part of the team that discovered the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in 2012. His current activities in physics include searches for new Higgs particles, supersymmetry, and other exotic new phenomena at then LHC, and the development of new particle detector technologies. Between 1998 and 2008 he was Chair of the Collaboration Board of the U.S. contingent of the CMS experiment, and he now chairs the US LHC Users Association.
In addition to his roles in physics discoveries over the last 40 years, Newman has had a leading role in the strategic planning, development, operation and management of international networks and collaborative systems serving research and education since 1982. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the NSFNet in 1986. He designed the globally distributed Computing Model used by the LHC experiments in 1998. He now represents the science research community on the Internet2 Network Policy and Operations Advisory Group. Together with ESnet and other major research and education network partners, he and his Caltech team are now developing the LHC Open Network Environment (LHCONE). Newman leads the international consortium that has set numerous wide area network throughput records at the annual Supercomputing conferences since 2002. His team has been developing new uses of dynamic software defined network technologies over 100 Gbps to 1 Tbps national and international networks since 2012, including work on Open Daylight since 2014.
Since 2002, as Chair of the ICFA Standing Committee on Inter-regional Connectivity, Newman has worked to foster greater equality of opportunity to scientists and students in many regions of the world through the development of modern regional and international network and grid infrastructures, in collaboration with physics groups and networks in Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, India, Romania, Slovakia and China. For this work he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa degrees by the Politechnica University in Bucharest, Romania, and Pavel Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia in 2007, and he received the “Jose Bonifacio” medal of the State University of Rio de Janeiro in 2009.