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Students: Current: Michael Fickinger: (Joined group Fall 2006), currently working on extractions of the strong coupling from thrust data using SCET, precision determination of heavy quark fragmentation functions, and precision determination of parton distribution functions in the x > 1 limit. Working in collaboration with Bira van Kolck on the role of the roper resonance in nucleonnucleon effective theory. Publications Emanuele Mereghetti: (Joined group Winter 2006. Accepted postdoc offer at Berkeley beginning Sept. 2011), currently working in collaboration with Bira van Kolck on T violation in chiral perturbation theory, precision determination of heavy quark fragmentation functions, precision determination of parton distribution functions in the x > 1 limit, and tranverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions. Publications Former: Delphine Perrodin: (Joined group 2006, currently working as a postdoc with Andrea Lommen at Franklin & Marshall University) While at UA worked on effective theories of gravity and is now part of the NANOGRAV collaboration to detect gravitational waves using a pulsar timing array. Publications Postdoc: Former: Masaoki Kusunoki: (20062008) Left the field. 

Other Interests: Mathematical Finance: Using path integrals to generalize the Weiner measure to account for fat tails in distributions, and developing a path integral based formalism to calculate the value of far outofthemoney options. 