About me

Contact me:

l.corpe AT cern.ch

I’m Louie, a particle physicist currently based at CERN in Geneva

I am Dr. Louie Dartmoor Corpe, an experimental research fellow working on the ATLAS experiment of the Large Hadron Collider–the LHC, specialising in precision measurements of Standard Model interactions, and searches for exotic Long-lived particles. I also work on phenomenology projects such as CONTUR, which aims to re-use the bank of existing LHC results to find a shortcut to new physics.


Searches for new particles

Detector R&D



Precision measurements

Seminars and Talks


Senior research fellow at CERN
(2021 – 2023)
In 2021, I was awarded a prestigious CERN fellowship, and moved my young family to the Geneva area. As a CERN fellow, I’ve taken a leading role in the development of a new detector–the High Granularity Timing Detector– which will be installed inside ATLAS during the next LHC shutdown. I’m also still heavily involved in data analysis: for example, I currently lead a team of about 70 physicists searching for the most unusual new-physics signatures, including long-lived particles.

Post-doctoral research associate at UCL
(2017 – 2021)
After my PhD, I switched to the ATLAS experiment, and began working on searches for exotic long-lived particles alongside precision measurements of standard model processes. My technical work was on Monte Carlo event generation. I also helped to design and build the powerful CONTUR analysis re-interpretation tool.

PhD student at Imperial College
(2013 – 2017)
As a PhD student, I worked on the CMS experiment at CERN. CMS is the counterpart experiment to ATLAS, operating at the opposite side of the LHC ring. I worked on the analysis of Higgs bosons decaying into two photons, and the calibration of CMS’s Electromagnetic Calorimeter. Here’s my thesis.

Associate Account Manager at Adobe Systems Europe
(2011 – 2013)
In a former life, I worked for a digital marketing startup which was acquired by tech giant Adobe while I worked there. Those days are behind me now!