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Joseph M. Izen

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University of Texas at Dallas

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University of Texas at Dallas

800 W Campbell Road

Richardson, Texas,75080

United States

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The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status. UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 138 degree programs, with cutting-edge...more

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UT Dallas


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Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee


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News About Faculty at UT Dallas

www.universityoftexasatdallascomets.com [cached]

Dr. Joe Izen
What began as entertainment at a dinner to celebrate the construction of a Large Hadron Collider experiment at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland culminated in an unusual side project among scientists, including UT Dallas' Dr. Joe Izen. The result is a double album of original material featuring everything from Izen's mountain music to classical harp and, of course, rock. read more


ATLAS Experiment - News - Photo Essay: "A hard day, with so much beauty"

atlasexperiment.org [cached]

Joe Izen playing the banjo during the early hours of the morning in the ATLAS Control Room during the Large Hadron Collider's first run. (IMAGE: Steven Goldfarb)
Joe Izen's video submission. Joe Izen, principal investigator for UT Dallas' high energy physics group, entered Banjo Hangout's Banjos in Unusual Places challenge and won third place out of 28 entries. In Izen's video, he plays Red Hills Polka and Chinese Breakdown on his banjo in the ATLAS cavern. Izen picked up the banjo in the 80s when he was a PhD student working on the CLEO experiment. He played during night shifts at CLEO and later in other experiments he worked on, most recently in the ATLAS Control Room at CERN during the Large Hadron Collider's first run. "Around 4AM when the body clock starts to go to sleep, if everyone was okay with it, I'd play my banjo," says Izen.


www.squirrelheads.org

They've been playing together since December 31, 1991 when Joe and Ray found each other while jamming at a New Year's Eve party.
Joe Izen got caught up in the old time music scene during the early 80's after moving to Ithaca, New York. By 1980, Joe had switched from guitar to banjo as his main instrument. In 1982, equipped with a Ph.D. and a Mike Allison copy of a Whyte Ladie banjo purchased with graduation present money, Joe headed off for post-doctoral work in Hamburg, Germany. While in Hamburg, Joe worked on techniques such as drop-thumbing, but most if all, he tried to capture the joyful sound of the music from Ithaca dances and jams. In Germany, he mainly played with friends, but made his first public appearance on banjo at the Blockhütte, a country bar in St. Pauli, Hamburg just off the Reeperbahn, about 20 years after the Beatles frequented the place. In 1986, Joe moved to Urbana, Illinois and settled into the old time music and dance scene in the Midwest. Two years later at a Swing into Spring dance weekend in Indiana, Joe plus a bunch Urbana-Champaign dancers took a band workshop together and the Saline Ditch Stringband was born. Within a year, they had a tighter sound, a much better name ("The Cradlerockers" after the tune, "Rock the Cradle Joe" - everyone in the band was a parent except for Joe), and they were playing regularly for the Urbana contra dance. Two midwestern banjo players whose playing influenced Joe were Steve Rosen of the Volo Bogtrotters and Dave Landreth of the Allen Street Stringband. Joe hooked up with Ray Quigley to form Squirrelheads in Gravy shortly after moving to Texas in 1991. (Originally the Raynormalization Stringband, the band was renamed with help from former Squirrelhead, Gary Washmon, a fiddler in Denton, TX). When Joe isn't playing banjo he is a physics professor at UT Dallas doing elementary particle physics with the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and with the BaBar experiment at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. When the number of fiddles in the Squirrelheads grew, Joe thought the banjo section was getting short shrift, and he made a pitch for another banjo. Joe's bandmates had a different kind of banjo pitch in mind. They told Joe he played so well that there was no need for another banjo. Joe is mollified for the moment. Copyright © 2005-2010 Joseph M. Izen


Temperature and Humidity at CERN

www.filesthrutheair.com [cached]

Joseph M. Izen, Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas and CERN Scientific Associate at the time, contacted the FilesThuTheAirTM team with the task of providing a solution to measure the humidity of the IBL during its transportation.
The WiFi-TH+ sensors coupled with the FilesThruTheAirTM Cloud, were the perfect answer to the challenge Professor Izen and the IBL team were facing. Continually-measured temperature and humidity, readings logged by FilesThruTheAir™ WiFi sensors are universally accessible from any Internet enabled device through the FilesThruTheAir™ cloud-based monitoring platform. Each WiFi-TH+ sensor communicates via an existing WiFi connection, updating the data automatically to the Cloud periodically, providing maximum simplicity to the data gathering process. A clever twist: The area between the build zone and the final location in the shaft, or in the shaft itself, did not provide an existing WiFi infrastructure, so the FilesThruTheAirTM sensors were used in conjunction with a small 3G mobile router.  Each WiFi-TH+ unit was modified to have external sensors which were placed inside the IBL, with the main unit mounted on the outside.  Professor Izen's team easily configured the sensors to take readings every minute, to transmit directly to the FilesThruTheAirTM Cloud every five minutes, and to send email alerts to key personnel if any sensor measured over the critical 10% humidity. The large, passive LCD displays were popular with the engineers as they could be easily read at a distance, even in daylight. Once the move had successfully been completed, Professor Izen said Joseph M. Izen, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas and CERN Scientific Associate at the time.


www.squirrelheads.org

Joe Izen got caught up in the old time music scene during the early 80's after moving to Ithaca, New York.
By 1980, Joe had switched from guitar to banjo as his main instrument. In 1982, equipped with a Ph.D. and a Mike Allison copy of a Whyte Ladie banjo purchased with graduation present money, Joe headed off for post-doctoral work in Hamburg, Germany. While in Hamburg, Joe worked on techniques such as drop-thumbing, but most if all, he tried to capture the joyful sound of the music from Ithaca dances and jams. In Germany, he mainly played with friends, but made his first public appearance on banjo at the Blockhütte, a country bar in St. Pauli, Hamburg just off the Reeperbahn, about 20 years after the Beatles frequented the place. In 1986, Joe moved to Urbana, Illinois and settled into the old time music and dance scene in the Midwest. Two years later at a Swing into Spring dance weekend in Indiana, Joe plus a bunch Urbana-Champaign dancers took a band workshop together and the Saline Ditch Stringband was born. Within a year, they had a tighter sound, a much better name ("The Cradlerockers" after the tune, "Rock the Cradle Joe" - everyone in the band was a parent except for Joe), and they were playing regularly for the Urbana contra dance. Two midwestern banjo players whose playing influenced Joe were Steve Rosen of the Volo Bogtrotters and Dave Landreth of the Allen Street Stringband. Joe hooked up with Ray Quigley to form the core of Squirrelheads in Gravy shortly after moving to Texas in 1991. (Originally the Raynormalization Stringband, the band was renamed with help from former Squirrelhead, Gary Washmon, a fiddler in Denton, TX). When Joe isn't playing banjo he is a physics professor at UT Dallas doing elementary particle physics with the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and with the BaBar experiment at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. When the number of fiddles in the Squirrelheads grew, Joe thought the banjo section was getting short shrift, and he made a pitch for another banjo. Joe's bandmates had a different kind of banjo pitch in mind. They told Joe he played so well that there was no need for another banjo. Joe is mollified for the moment. Copyright © 2005-2010 Joseph M. Izen


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