Christopher Meyer

Christopher Meyer

Assistant Professor, Physics


  • Postdoctoral Position, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2013
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008

Research interests

elementary particle physics (experimental)

About Christopher Meyer

I research high-energy physics at the Large Hadron Collider using the ATLAS detector. My primary goal is to understand the fundamental constituents of our universe, and the forces that govern them. Most recently I was a convener of the sub-group measuring the Higgs bosons decaying into two photons, where I worked on accurately measuring its properties as the amount of data collected increases. We also looked for excesses of events at high diphoton mass in order to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. My graduate work was focused on measuring the production rate of events containing at least two jets.

My hardware interests lie in data-acquisition electronics, and I’m currently focusing on the new inner detector (ITk) that will be installed in ATLAS during its third long shutdown. Over the past few years I've coordinated colleagues from around the world in upgrading and maintaining the data acquisition system of the Transition Radiation Tracker.