# Professor Mark ThomsonSelected Publications and Conference Reports

From 390 Opal publications, 10 Soudan 2 publications and 11 MINOS publication only papers which I have either written or performed a major part of the anaysis are listed below. My full publication list (as of November 2009) is also available in pdf form.

 Particle Flow Calorimetry and the PandoraPFA Algorithm (.pdf) M. A. Thomson NIMA 611 (2009) 25-40. Measurement of W pair production cross section and W decay branching fractions (.pdf) The OPAL Collaboration, G. Abbiendi et al. Eur. Phys. J. C, 52 (2007) 767-785 Particle FLow Calorimetry at the ILC (.pdf) M.A. Thomson Proceedings of HSW06, Fermilab, September 2006. AIP Conf. Proc. 896 (2007) 215-224. Observation of muon neutrino disappearance with the MINOS detectors and the NuMI beam (.pdf) The MINOS Collaboration, D. Michael et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97: 191801 (2006). First observations of separated numu and numubar events in the MINOS detector (.pdf) The MINOS Collaboration, P. Adamson et al. Phys. Rev. D , 072002 (2006). Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson (.pdf) The OPAL Collaboration, G. Abbiendi et al. Eur. Phys. J. , C45 307-335 (2006). Status of the MINOS Experiment (.pdf) M.A. Thomson Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 143 (2005) The TESLA Detector Concept (.ps) M.A. Thomson in Proceedings of the extended joint ECFA-DESY Study on Physics and Detectors for a Linear e+e- Collider. DESY-PROC-2004-01 Measurement of mW at LEP (.ps) M.A. Thomson Proceedings of EPS-HEP 2003, Aachen. Topical Volume of Eur. Phys. J. C Direct (2004) The MINOS Data Acquisition System (.pdf) A. Belias, et al. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci , vol 51. pp 451-455, 2004. Constraints on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Boson Couplings from vv gamma gamma and qq gamma gamma events at LEP2. (.ps) The Opal Collaboration, A.Abbiendi, et al. Phys. Rev. D 70, 032005 (2004). A Study of W+W- gamma Events at LEP (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration Phys. Lett. B580 (2004) 17-36. The Influence of the Experimental Methodology on the QED Theoretical Uncertainties on the Measurement of Mw at LEP (.ps) M.A. Thomson Cavendish-HEP-2003/08, hep-ph/0307043 Published in JHEP0308(2003)009 Neutrino Oscillations (.ps) M.A. Thomson, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A360 (2002) 921-938. Precise Determination of the Z Resonance Parameters at LEP : Zedometry (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, A. Abbiendi, et al. Eur. Phys. J. C19 (2001) 587-651. Measurement of the Mass and Width of the W Boson in e+e- Collisions at 189 GeV (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, A. Abbiendi, et al. Phys. Lett. B507 (2001) 29-46. W+W- Production Cross Section and W Branching Fractions in e+e- Collisions at 189 GeV (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, A. Abbiendi, et al. Phys. Lett. B493 (2000) 249-265. Measurement of the W+W-gamma Cross-Section and First Direct Limits on Anomalous Electroweak Quartic Gauge Couplings (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, A. Abbiendi, et al. Phys. Lett. B471 (1999) 293-307. First Direct Limits on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings (.ps) M.A. Thomson proceedings of International Europhysics Conference on HEP, EPS-HEP'99, Tampere, Finland, July 1999. Measurement of the W Mass and Width e+e- Collisions at 183 GeV (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, A. Abbiendi, et al. Phys. Lett. B453 (1999) 138-152. W+W- Production and triple gauge boson couplings at LEP energies up to 183 GeV (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, A. Abbiendi, et al. Eur. Phys. J. C8 (1999) 191-215. Measurement of the W Boson Mass at LEP (.ps) M.A. Thomson proceedings of XXIXth International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP'98, Vancouver, Canada, July 1998. Report of the working group on W mass and QCD (.ps) A. Ballestrero, et al. Proceedings of the LEP 2 Workshop, Oxford, 1997, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 24 (1998) 365. Measurement of the W Boson Mass and W+W- Production and Decay Properties in e+e- Collisions at roots=172 GeV (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, A. Abbiendi, et al. Eur. Phys. J. C1 (1998) 395-425. Measurement of the W Boson Mass from Direct Reconstruction at LEP (.ps) M.A. Thomson proceedings of the XXXIInd Rencontres de Moriond, Les Arcs, France, March 1997. Measurement of the Mass of the W Boson in e+e- Collisions at 161 GeV (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, K. Ackerstaff, et al. Phys. Lett. B416 (1996) 416. Measurement of the Mass of the W Boson in e+e- Collisions at 161 GeV (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, K. Ackerstaff, et al. Phys. Lett. B416 (1996) 416. A Precise Measurement of the Tau Polarisation and its Forward-Backward Asymmetry at LEP (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, G. Alexander, et al. Zeit. Phys. C72 (1996) 365-376. The use of maximum entropy in electro-magnetic calorimeter event reconstruction (.ps) M.A. Thomson Nucl. Instr. Meth. A382 (1996) 553. Tests of Lepton University from Tau Decays at LEP (.ps) M.A. Thomson proceedings of the IInd Rencontres du Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 1995. Improved Measurements of the Neutral Current from Hadron and Lepton Production at LEP (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, R. Akers, et al. Zeit. Phys. C61 (1994) 19-34. Experimental Observation of Differences Between Quark and Gluon Jets M.A. Thomson Proceedings of the 1993 Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste, La Thuile, Aosta Valley, March 1993. Precision Measurements of the Neutral Current from Hadron and Lepton Production at LEP (.ps) The OPAL Collaboration, P. Acton, et al. Zeit. Phys. C58 (1993) 219-237. The Observation of Underground Muons Associated with Cygnus X-3 During the January 1991 Radio Burst M.A. Thomson Proceedings 22nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, \newline Dublin, Ireland (1992). An Experimental Study of the Possible Association of Deep Underground Muons with Astronomical Point Sources M.A. Thomson, et al. D. Phil. Thesis (University of Oxford) December 1991. RAL report RALT-128. The Observation of Underground Muons From the Direction of Cygnus X-3 During the January 1991 Radio Flare The Soudan 2 Collaboration, M.A. Thomson, et al. Phys. Lett. B269 (1991) 220-226.