Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and the College
Karri DiPetrillo’s research focuses on understanding the fundamental particles and forces that make up the universe. Her work is centered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, where she studies the highest energy particle collisions ever produced in a laboratory. She collaborates with thousands of physicists from across the globe on operating and upgrading the ATLAS Experiment, a massive detector designed to reconstruct the byproducts of LHC collisions. DiPetrillo uses the resulting data to characterize known particles with unprecedented precision and to search for evidence of new fundamental particles.
She was selected as an LHC Physics Center Distinguished Researcher and received a Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) Detector R&D New Initiatives Award for her work on precision timing detectors. She is also a recipient of an ATLAS Thesis Award. Her research findings have been published in Physical Review Letters, the Journal of Instrumentation, European Physical Journal C, and Physical Review D.
DiPetrillo holds a bachelor’s degree in biological physics from Brown University and a PhD in physics from Harvard University, where she was recognized for excellence in teaching. Most recently, she was a Lederman Postdoctoral Fellow at Fermilab.