Dr. Benjamin Carlson

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Dr. Carlson works on the LHC’s ATLAS experiment, which is the largest detector ever constructed for a particle collider. He works with undergraduate students, in a unique program supported by the NSF. In particular, he looks for hints of new particles in decays of the Higgs boson. Dr. Carlson also works on the ATLAS trigger system, which determines which collisions should be saved within a fraction of a second. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Carnegie Mellon University and was the Samuel Langley postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh before coming to Westmont.

Westmont College

Assistant Professor of Physics