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LHC ring (Photo: CERN)

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a particle detector in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located near Geneva, Switzerland.  The University of Wisconsin has an active team of scientists and engineers working on the experiment.

The group’s successful completion of the first LHC Run resulted in the discovery of the Higgs boson, thereby completing the Standard Model (SM) of Particle Physics. The second LHC Run resulted in establishing firmly the SM-like Higgs boson and began the era of detailed mapping of its properties. Preparations are on for the third LHC Run and upgrades of the detector for the High Luminosity LHC operations. In addition to the detailed SM measurements, the group continues to be involved in searches for dark matter, exotic decays, exotic particles, extra dimensions, supersymmetry or whatever else emerges in the debris from the LHC’s record-setting proton collision energies.

Group Members


Kevin Black, Tulika Bose, Sridhara Dasu, Matthew Herndon

Ph. D. Physicists

Camilla Galloni, Pieter Everaerts, Charis Koraka, Abdollah Mohammadi, Ajit Mohapatra, Laurent Pétré, Deborah Pinna, Alexandre Savin, Varun Sharma, Carl Vuosalo

Graduate Students

Ruaa Alharthy, Anagha Aravind, Elise Chavez, He He, Shivani Lomte, Abhishikth Mallampalli, Justin Marquez, Susmita Mondal, Trevor Nelson, Ganesh Parida, Ryan Simeon, Victor Shang, Taylor Sussmane, Dylan Teague, Mitanshu Thakore, Ameya Thete, Ho Fung Tsoi, Lael Verace, Wren Vetens, Abigail Warden

Undergraduate Students

Elias Mettner, Shloka Mohanty, C. (Bryan) Nee, Saketh Parella, Nadia Talbi, Jenna Roderick

Engineering Staff

Kiran Das, Robert Fobes, Tom Gorski, Aleš Svetek, Jesra Tikalsky


Sunanda Banerjee (Senior Scientist), Armando Lanaro (Senior Scientist), Richard Loveless (Distinguished Senior Scientist), Don Reeder (Professor), Wesley H. Smith (Professor)


M. Anderson (Ph.D. 2011), M. Bachtis (Ph.D. 2012), W. Badgett (Scientist), Y. Baek (Postdoc), A. Belknap (Ph.D. 2015), J. Bellinger (Scientist), M. Blake (Engineer), J. Buchanan (Ph.D. 2019), C. Caillol (Postdoc), D. Carlsmith (Professor), M. Cepeda (Postdoc), Y. Chen (B.S. 2022), S. Cooperstein (B.S. 2014), I. De Bruyn (Scientist), S. Djuric (Postdoc), L. Dodd (Ph.D. 2018), K. Downham (B.S. 2020), J. Efron (Postdoc), K. Flood (Scientist), E. Friis (Postdoc), B. Gomber (Postdoc), L. Gray (Ph.D. 2012), K. Grogg (Ph.D. 2011), M. Grothe (Scientist), Z. Guo (Engineer), U. Hussain (Ph.D. 2020), M. Jaworski (Engineer), K. Jia (B.S. 2023), P. Klabbers (Scientist), J. Klukas (Ph.D. 2012), E. Koenig (BS 2018, Intern), J. Lackey (Engineer), C. Lazaridis (Ph.D. 2011), J. Leonard (Ph.D. 2011), A. Levine (Ph.D. 2016), A. Loeliger (Ph.D. 2022), K. Long (Ph.D. 2019), S. Lusin (Scientist), J. Madhusudanan Sreekala (Ph.D. 2022), W. Maier (Systems Programmer), R. Mahsem (B.S. 2022), I. Ojalvo (Ph.D. 2014, Postdoc), G. Ott (Engineer), T. Perry (Ph.D. 2016), E. Petruska (BS, 2021), A. Quinn (B.S. 2023), S. Rader (Director of Computing – Deceased), I. Ross (Ph.D. 2013), T. Ruggles (Ph.D. 2018, Postdoc), T. Sarangi (Scientist), N. Smith (Ph.D. 2018), S. Trembath-Reichert (M.S. 2020), J. Swanson (Ph.D. 2013), D. Taylor (Ph.D. 2017), M. Tost (BS 2019), N. Venkatasubramanian (BS 2022), M. Vicente (Engineer), M. Weinberg (Ph.D. 2011), N. Woods (Ph.D. 2017), Tae-Yang You (B.S. 2015)

ATTENTION: We are always recruiting new students interested in CMS research. Please contact Profs. Black, Bose, Dasu or Herndon

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