Department of Physics & Astronomy

Keith Ulmer

Assistant Professor

Keith Ulmer

Biography

Professor Ulmer's research is in experimental elementary particle physics, which explores the fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions. He works on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC represents the Energy Frontier of particle physics by providing very high energy proton-proton collisions, which are recorded and analyzed to study fundamental interactions. Prof. Ulmer's current effort is focused on searches for evidence of physics beyond the standard model of particle physics motivated by a potential new symmetry of nature known as supersymmetry, which may help explain such fundamental questions as the nature of dark matter and the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking. He is currently co-convener of the supersymmery physics analysis group at CMS.

Awards and Recognition

  • Montague Center for Teaching Excellence College of Science Scholar (Texas A&M University, 2016)
  • CERN Scientific Associate (CERN, 2015)
  • LPC Distinguished Researcher (Fermilab, 2014)