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David Cassel

Professor Emeritus


Educational Background

B.S., 1960, Physics, California Institute of Technology. M.S., 1962, Physics, Princeton University. Ph.D., 1965, Princeton University. Postdoctoral Fellow, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1965. Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1966-71. Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1971-79. Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1979-2010. Associate Director, Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Studies (LEPP), Cornell University, 1984-2008. Acting Director, LEPP, Cornell University, 1991-92. Visiting appointments at: University of Bonn, Germany; DESY, Hamburg, Germany; and CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Scientist Award, 1972-73. Member, American Association of University Professors, Fellow, American Physics Society.


Experimental elementary particles: charged pion form factor, CP violation in neutral K meson decay, photoproduction and electroproduction of scalar and vector mesons, weak decays of B and D mesons, construction of charged particle detectors, development of software for processing elementary particle physics data, magnetic confinement of neutrons.


  • Physics


  • Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP)


I retired in 2010 and am supervising no more Ph.D. theses.