About me: I’m Louie, an experimental particle physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Geneva. On this page, you can find more information about my work, research interests and content such as the Particle Physics for Babies book. I’m passionate about communicating the exciting science of particle physics to the public. I am available to give talks and seminars for any level… just ask! You can find out more about me here.
Particle Physics for Babies
Grow your own genius with this book for budding scientists
Searches for new particles
Sifting through the LHC data in the hope of discovering something new!
Confronting the predictions of the Standard Model to experimental data
Designing the next generation of particle detectors
Exploiting a decode of particle physics results to set constraints on new models!
Talks and Seminars
A summary of my recent presentations at conferences and departments around the world
Just in Time
A new paper I was involved with came out today which documents some of the instrumental work that kept me busy during the two years I spent as a CERN fellow. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-0221/18/05/P05005 The paper documents the performance of the tiny 1mm x 1mm sensors pictured above: they are called LGADs (low-gain avalanche diodes), and we…
Recruiting my first post-doc
My new position at Clermont-Ferrand came with funding for two students and two post-doctoral research assistants. I am glad to say that today, I am opening applications for the first post-doc position. The info is here and the deadline is 13 March: https://inspirehep.net/jobs/2634296 The successful applicant will work on searches for long-lived particles in ATLAS,…
Start of a new era!
Last week, I officially started a new job as a Junior Professor at the Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont. The lab is part of the Université Clermont Auvergne, in Clermont-Ferrand in France: a busy student town nestling on the edge of the stunning Chaine des Puys range of ancient volcanoes. Clermont-Ferrand is also the birthplace…