John "Jack" Laiho

Assistant Professor of Physics

Research Interests

  • Lattice QCD.
  • Flavor Physics & CP Violation.
  • Chiral Pertubation Theory.
  • Lattice Gravity.


2004 Ph.D. in Physics
Princeton University
1998 B.A.  in Physics and Math, summa cum laude
Rhode Island College


Selected Publications

J. A. Bailey, et. al., "Refining new-physics searches in B->D tau nu decay with Lattice QCD," Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 071802 (2012) [arXiv:1206.4992].

J. Laiho and D. Coumbe, “Evidence for Asymptotic Safety from Lattice Quantum Gravity ”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107:161301 (2011) [arXiv:1104.5505].

J. Laiho, E. Lunghi, R. S. Van de Water, “Lattice QCD inputs to the CKM unitarity traingle analysis ”, Phys. Rev. D 81:034503, (2010) [arXiv:0910.2928].

C. Aubin, J. Laiho, and R. S. Van de Water, “The neutral kaon mixing parameter BK from unquenched mixed-action lattice QCD ”, Phys. Rev. D 81:014507, (2010) [arXiv:0905.3947].

C. Bernard, et al.,“The B → D∗ ℓν form factor at zero recoil from 2+1 fla- vor lattice QCD: A model independent determination of Vcb”, Phys. Rev. D 79:014506, (2009) [arXiv:0808.2519].

Research Spotlight

  • A proton-proton collision in the ATLAS detector at the LHC, the bright green rods illustrate two detected photons produced in the high energy collision. These could be the result of a Higgs boson being produced and decaying into two photons.