Cyrus Taylor

Dean and Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics

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Research and Professional Positions

  • 2006-pres.Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 2001-2006 Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 1999-2001 Armington Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 1996-1999 Associate Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 1994-1996 Warren E. Rupp Associate Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 1993-1994 Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 1988-1993 Assistant Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 1983-1984 Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Other Professional Experience

Honors, Awards, and Service

  • 1978-1982 Truman Scholar
  • 1991-1992 Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow
  • 1994-1995 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
  • 2002 APS Fellow For providing a new paradigm for graduate education in Physics through the creation of an innovative Physics Entrepreneurship Master’s Program
  • 2002-2006 Executive Committee, N2TEC, the National Network for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
  • 2003 Price Institute Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award presented by the Stanford Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education
  • 2003 NorTech Innovation Award
  • 2004-2006 Executive Committee, APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development

Concentrations

Particle Physics Technology Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Summary

Cyrus C. Taylor, PhD, is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He joined the Case Western Reserve faculty in 1988, and was chair of the physics department from 2005 until he was appointed dean in 2006.

Dr. Taylor’s university service as an administrator began soon after he arrived on campus in 1988. He served as chair of the Undergraduate Admissions Committee from 1989 to 1995. He has been a member of the Faculty Senate, and served as Chair of the Senate’s Budget Committee, as well as a member of the SAGES Implementation Task Force. He has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program at CWRU, which was the first private university to be funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to promote the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadership.

Taylor earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A former Truman Scholar, Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow, and John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, he has published more than 60 papers and given more than 70 invited talks in recent years. As a physicist, Taylor has worked in both theoretical and experimental high-energy physics, serving as co-spokesman of the MiniMax collaboration (FNAL T-864) at Fermilab and as co-spokesman of the FELIX collaboration at CERN.

Taylor is well known for his leadership in creating innovative programs aimed at empowering scientists as entrepreneurs. He created and directed the Physics Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which he helped expand to include other science departments (Biology/Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Mathematics) into the now internationally known Science Technology and Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) at CWRU. In 2002 he was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for providing a new paradigm for graduate education in physics through the creation of an innovative Physics Entrepreneurship Master’s Program, and in 2003 was awarded the prestigious Price Institute Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award, presented by the Stanford Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education for pioneering the innovative PEP.

Publications

Measurement of the forward charged-particle pseudorapidity density in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the TOTEM experiment, The TOTEM Collaboration (G. Antchev et al.) 2012 EPL 98 31002

First measurement of the total proton-proton cross-section at the LHC energy of √s = 7 TeV, The TOTEM Collaboration, (G. Antchev et al.) 2011 EPL 96 21002

Proton-proton elastic scattering at the LHC energy of √s = 7 TeV, The TOTEM Collaboration, (G. Antchev et al.) 2011 EPL 95 41001

A Search for Disoriented Chiral Condensate at the Fermilab Tevatron, The MiniMax Collaboration (T. C. Brooks, et al.). Phys. Rev. D. 61, 032003. Jan. 2000.

The Spacetime Supersymmetric Formulation of the String, J. A. Shapiro and C. C. Taylor, Phys. Rep. 191, 221-287 (1990)

Contact

cyrus.taylor@case.edu
216.368.4413
Crawford Hall 7th Floor

Other Information

Education

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984)