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Mohan Kalelkar

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  Position: Professor
  Research groups: High Energy Experiment
Instructional Support and Development
  Email address: kalelkar@physics.rutgers.edu
  Telephone: (848) 445-8872
(732) 445-4343 (fax)
  Office: Room 301, Physics Building, Busch Campus
  Mailing address: Mohan Kalelkar
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA


B.A. Harvard College 1968
M.A. Columbia University 1970
Ph.D. Columbia University 1974


Awards Created

In 2013 I established the Mohan S. Kalelkar Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence by women physics majors.


I worked on experiments in Elementary-Particle Physics. My last experiment was at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) to make precision tests of the Standard Model by studying the interactions of high-energy polarized electrons with antielectrons. Our apparatus is called the Stanford Large Detector (SLD) which weighs 4000 tons and is 6 stories high! Hundreds of physicists from 33 institutions around the world collaborated on this experiment. It was a classic example of Big Science. Here are two attractive pictures, one of a 3-jet event and the other of a rare 4-jet event.

Refereed Publications

Here is a list of my publications in refereed journals .
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