Experimental Particle Physics at BU

Experimentalists in high-energy physics are probing at the smallest scales of length to learn about the fundamental nature of elementary particles and the interactions between them. In addition, they are performing precision tests of the standard model and searching for new physics beyond it. The goal of experimental astrophysics is to determine the nature of the universe through observations of radiation reaching the Earth from space.

Precision measurements at low energies provide an alternate path to the frontier in particle physics and provide complementary information to that obtained at the highest-energy colliders. Both kinds of information will be necessary if we are to understand the data obtained at the Large Hadron Collider. See the medium-energy page for more details.


  • John ButlerHigh-Energy Physics with the ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider
  • Robert CareyMuon capture and experiments
  • Zeynep DemiragliExperiments at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Frank Golf | New silicon detector technology and searches for diHiggs production at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Christopher GrantNeutrinos
  • Ed KearnsNeutrino Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  • James MillerPhysics Beyond the Standard Model
  • Lee RobertsProperties of Subatomic Particles
  • James RohlfParticle Physics at the Energy Frontier
  • David SperkaSearches for dark sector particles and development of high-speed reconstruction algorithms
  • Indara Suarez | Development of detector electronics & searches for new physics phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider. 
  • Lawrence R. SulakUnification of the Particles & Forces of Nature using Novel Detectors, currently the CMS Forward Calorimeter