Since arriving at SLAC in 2000, Dennis Wright has been involved in various simulation projects for HEP experiements. For 3.5 years he was simulation coordinator in the BaBar experiment, and is currently a member of the Geant4 collaboration. Within Geant4, Dennis has served as coordinator of the hadronic physics group since 2005. Dennis is also a member of the CDMS and ATLAS experiments.
Dennis' current interests include developing and validating models for hadron-nuclear interactions, and dark-matter searches.
Originally from the Sandusky Bay area of Ohio, Dennis has a B.S. in physics from Case Western Reserve University, and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in physics from the University of Illinois (Urbana). He began his research career in experimental nuclear physics at Illinois, and moved up the energy scale to intermediate energy physics at Los Alamos, rare muon and pion interactions at TRIUMF, and a brief stint at the SuperCollider in Texas.
Dennis and his wife Linda are members of Community United Methodist Church in Half Moon Bay, where they lead the Mission and Outreach team. Despite the modern-day rigors of air travel, Dennis stll enjoys world travel and hopes some day to visit Antarctica.