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Brief bio of Steve Manly

Prof. Manly received his B.A. in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics (1982) from Pfeiffer College in rural North Carolina. Looking for a change, he moved to New York City and received his Ph.D. in experimental high energy physics from Columbia University in 1989. After a short postdoc at Yale University, Prof. Manly joined the Yale faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1990 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996. He came to the University of Rochester as an Associate Professor in 1998. Professor Manly was honored with the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Chair at the University of Rochester from 2002-2005. He was named the NY State Professor of the Year in 2003 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2007, he was honored with the American Association of Physics Teachers Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching. In 2008, Prof. Manly added the hat of Director of Undergraduate Research in the College at the University of Rochester

Prof. Manly's research interests are primarily in the areas of high energy, nuclear, and gravitational physics. In the distant past, he studied high energy neutrino interactions with the E53 collaboration at Fermilab as well as electroweak and B physics with the SLD collaboration at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He has also been active in studies of the physics of the International Linear Collider (a future electron-postitron collider with a center-of-mass energy ranging from 500 GeV to 1.0 TeV). His work in heavy ion physics peaked during 2001-2007 when he collaborated on the Phobos experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. On that experiment, he and his group mostly studyied the collective flow of nuclear matter by examining patterns in the particles produced in the heavy ion collisions. Currently, Prof. Manly is working on neutrino physics and nucleon structure with the MINERvA experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Batavia, IL, the T2K experiment at J-PARC Laboratory (just north of Tokyo, Japan) and the CLAS and Hall C collaborations at Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, VA. He's dabbled in other things such as the examining the feasibility of high precision gravitational physics experiments using optical fibers.