The SOLTA project is conducted under the faculty supervision of Scott Menary who is a professor at the Physics and Astronomy Department at York University.
Scott’s main research focus is in the field of High Energy Physics. He is currently working on the ALPHA (Antihydrogen Laser PHysics Apparatus) experiment at CERN‘s Antiproton Decelerator, and was a Fermilab Associate Scientist on the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) project. Previously Scott has worked on the ZEUS experiment at the HERA accelerator located at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg, Germany, BTeV – the hadron collider CP Violation experiment at Fermilab, CLEO experiment at CESR, BaBar Silicon Vertex Detector, Silcon Vertex Detector for the ALEPH experiment at the LEP collider at CERN, and Tagged Photon Spectrometer Collaboration (E691) at Fermilab.
Despite a very busy academic and teaching career, Scott has volunteered countless hours supporting the Physics and Astronomy students at York University outside of the classroom. One of the organized student groups in our department is the Physics Society at York University (PSYU), which is the organization under which the SOLTA project is currently running. In the past, Scott has given multiple engaging talks to the PSYU members about his own research and other fascinating Physics topics. In February 2014, 15 PSYU students had the privilege to tour Fermilab facilities. Not only did Scott arrange an exhilarating tour for our own benefit, but he also took the time to fly to Chicago and introduce us to Fermi personally. Many students refer to Scott as professor Menary the Rock Star.
SOLTA at York University exists through Scott’s efforts. He provides guidance, motivation, and the funding for the project. We are very grateful.