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Peter Barnes Jr.


Dr. Barnes is a research scientist in Livermore’s Physical and Life Sciences Directorate. He has a 24 year background in systems architecture, design, and implementation. He received his B. S. in Physics from Yale University, and Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley, where he designed and built the first cryogenic dark matter experiment. Since then he has designed, built, and deployed experimental systems for neutrino oscillations, proton radiography, particle production and cross section measurements, and homeland security applications. Recently he has applied algorithms and methods from particle physics analysis to advanced cyber-security problems. He currently leads the network modeling team at Livermore, and co-leads the discrete event simulation team. He has published in Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, Nuclear Instruments and Methods, and The Annals of the ACM.