Reinhard Schwienhorst, winner of 2005 URA Tollestrup Award for Postdoctoral Research

Reinhard Schwienhorst of Michigan State University received the 2005 award for his work in the development of novel multivariate techniques in the search for single top quark production. This technique effectively discriminates between the signal and backgrounds such as W+jets and top-antitop, and results in a factor of two improvement in sensitivity for this search. A single top signal should be attainable in Run 2 at the Tevatron.