CMS Women Scientists
Amandeep Kaur, Ph.D student at Panjab University, India.
Enjoying to be the part of LHC.
Angira Rastogi, Ph.D. student at IISER Pune, India.
Working in a huge collaboration like CMS has given me tremendous exposure in the field of Physics and has also helped in learning a lot of other things simultaneously.
Ankita Mehta, Ph.D student at Department of Physics, Panjab University, India
If you want to savour the global unity...the place is right here
CERN... You can work freely inside the labs and develop your skills. I enjoy working in such a big and healthy collaboration.
CERN... You can work freely inside the labs and develop your skills. I enjoy working in such a big and healthy collaboration.
Anterpreet Kaur, P.hD. Student, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
Feel proud to be a part of worldwide Collaboration.
Camilla Galloni, Universitaet Zuerich, Switzerland, PhD student
Camille Camen, Institut de Physique nucléaire de Lyon, France, PhD Student
Carol Wai Ting Hung, Johns Hopkins University, USA, PhD Student
Caroline Niemeyer, University of Hamburg, Germany, PhD Student.
I enjoy being part of such a large international scientific collaboration.
Cristina Mantilla Suarez, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Doyeong Kim, Kansas State University, Korea, PhD Student
Elizabeth Rose Starling, American PhD student at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.
Gas electron multiplier detectors are my passion!
Giorgia Rauco, University of Zurich, Switzerland, PhD Student.
My research in physics is driven by the wish of pushing the limits of the human comprehension. The CMS experiment allowed me to pursue this wish, in a multicultural, diverse and stimulating environment, where I could also increase my personal background. And, why not, it is cool to do cutting-edge science!
Irene Bachiller, PhD student at CIEMAT Madrid, Spain.
To work at CERN was my childhood dream. Being part of CMS allows me to satisfy my curiosity about the Universe.
Irene Zoi, University of Hamburg, Germany, PhD Student.
I really like the possibility to always learn something new while doing my job and to maybe increase the knowledge of the universe, working with inspiring people from all over the world.
Jennifer Ott, Helsinki Institute of Physics, Helsinki.
At my work I most enjoy the truly multidisciplinary research in a very international environment.
Kaur Sandeep, Panjab University, India, PhD student
Lata Panwar, PhD, Indian Institute of Science, India.
Proud to be a part of the international collaboration where I enjoy doing research to know the secrets of the universe.
Leonora Vesterbacka, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, PhD student
Luisa Fernanda Chaparro Sierra, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, PhD Candidate.
Being part of CMS means meeting a challenge. Learn and work for the world.
Manisha Lohan, PhD student at Panjab University, India
Mariana Shopova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, PhD Student.
Unveiling the secrets of the Universe while being part of an amazing working envioument - CMS is the best place to learn something new and satisfy your curiosity about the world we live in.
Mary Hadley, Brown University, USA, PhD Student
My favorite thing about working for CMS is that every day we have a chance to discover something new and fundamental about our universe...and we do it while working closely with fascinating people from all over the world.
Meena Luhach, Ph.D student at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Melanie Eich, University of Hamburg, Germany, PhD Student
I enjoy the international collaboration in the CMS working groups, it is always inspiring and one learns not only a lot about physics, but also about different cultures and nationalities. The work of us all brings us every day a bit closer to understand the secrets of our universe.
Myriam Schönenberger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, PhD student
Nadezda Chernyavskaya, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, PhD Student.
I have been working in CMS for the past 3 years. It has been a great experience not only to work with outstanding scientists every day but also to discover different cultures in such an international environment as CERN.
Natalia Emriskova, CERN doctoral student, University of Strasbourg, France.
Nataliia Kovalchuk, University of Hamburg, Germany, PhD Student.
PhD research scholar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
In CMS I have met a lot of great people and learning has been very exciting!
Priyanka Kumari, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, PhD Student.
Curiosity behind the unvisible part of the universe brought me to the CMS.
Priyanka Priyanka, University of Delhi, INDIA, PhD Student.
Proud to be a part of great Collaboration.
Qun WANG, joint PhD in Peking University and Université Libre de Bruxelles
Ridhi Chawla, Ph.D. student, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
Being a part of CMS Collaboration has made me a confident person.
Rishika Bhardwaj, Shoolini University/S.I.N.P. India
I am working in CMS since last five years and I am proud to be a part of this collaboration.
Rocky Bala Garg, University of Delhi, India.
Working in High energy physics is the everyday motivation for me. It gives a great pride to be a part of such a big organization. The biggest thing I like about high energy physics are the mysteries revolving around it and the energy and enthusiasm to solve and understand these.
Sandeep Kaur, Ph.D student at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Sinem Salva, Ghent University, Belgium, about to finish the PhD.
It is wonderful to be a part of CMS, and working on the detectors which creates new physics.
Postdoc at University California Los Angeles (US).
After studying matter through Heavy Ions collisions during my PhD I am now looking for evidence of new particles via high pT muons. I love surprises and with physics everyday is different. You never know what will happen once wake up.
Anastasia Grebenyuk. Postdoc at IIHE-ULB, Brussels, Belgium
Caterina Vernieri, Research Associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL (US).
I study the Higgs boson and new pixel silicon sensors. I like being part of an international community to achieve our scientific goals.
Cécile Caillol. Postdoc at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I like working on long-term challenging projects, where I can use my creativity.
Deborah Pinna. Postdoc at University of Boston, USA.
Since I was a kid I have been very curious, always trying to understand how everything around me worked. Studying physics can give the answers about the phenomena that surround us in our everyday life. By doing research in the CMS collaboration I can push my curiosity even further, for example investigating one of the biggest mystery of our time: dark matter.
Dr. Anastasia Karavdina. Postdoc at Hamburg University (Germany) since Sep. 2016. Co-convener of JERC group.
Dr. Anna Kropivnitskaya, Postdoc at University of Kansas, USA.
Everything started from Olympic games for physics and mathematics at school, and after I just couldn't stop :)
Dr. Christine McLean. Postdoc at SUNY Buffalo (United States) since February 2018.
Previously PhD student at UC Davis (United States).
I love working with talented scientists from around the world in order to further our knowledge of the universe.
Dr. Claudia Seitz, Postdoc at University Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Erica Brondolin. Postdoctoral Fellow at CERN (Switzerland).
I love working in CMS because it is a dynamic and powerful environment, where passion and diversity play a fundamental role in exploring the basic principles of particle physics.
Dr. Juliette Alimena. Postdoc at Ohio State University (US)
Working on CMS allows me to explore fundamental aspects of how the universe works with a diverse team of scientists from around the world.
Dr. Sadia Khalil. Research Associate at the University of Kansas (USA).
I joined CMS in 2010, where I transitioned from SM precision measurements to new physics searches and building the pixel tracker detector. Every day I feel more addicted to this field and highly optimistic about new physics discovery. I love being around students, because it keeps me energetic and motivated.
Dr. Swagata Mukherjee. Postdoc at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
While working in CMS, I feel like an explorer on a journey of discovery, and that is the main source of my motivation.
Ilse Krätschmer, Postdoc at HEPHY Vienna, Austria.
I love colours in my life and in my research.
Indara Suarez, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, San Diego (US).
I love climbing around the CMS detector and working to ensure its excellent performance. I use the data collected by CMS to search for new particles and work together with scientists from all over the world towards constructing a more complete understanding of our universe.
Lisa Benato. Post-doc researcher at Hamburg University (Germany) since Jan. 2018.Previously PhD at Padova University (Italy).
Working at CERN was my dream come true!
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.(A. Einstein)
Livia Soffi. Postdoc at Cornell University (US).
I studied particle physics in Italy, Sapienza University in Rome, and I have been working in CMS since 2010. Today I work on searches for non conventional signatures and Dark Matter. I coordinate the activities of electron and photon identification in CMS.
Nadja Strobbe, Research Associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (US) since 2015.
I love pushing the edge of our knowledge of the world further and further back! I search for new physics with top quarks and work on the upgrade of the CMS hadron calorimeter readout electronics so that our detector remains state-of-the-art.
Patricia Rebello Teles. Postdoc at Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF), Brazil.
After 12 years of family break, I am Mathematician graduated in Particle Physics with 42 years old. Working in CMS as a postdoc for the last 6 years has given me the opportunity to discover much more than science objects. Each meeting, new analysis (vector boson fusion and central exclusive related channels for two gauge boson production), shift (Computing, DQM and shift leader) and service work (Tunning of MC event generators and Coordination in the PPD/PdmV group) has been mainly self-improvement by interacting with the best and outstanding colleagues I have ever had.
Raffaella Radogna. Post-doc researcher at INFN-Bari, Italy.
Learning new things has always been a great motivator for me. Today I search for new massive particles. I study high-energy muons and Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors.
Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez. Adjunct Research Associate at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (US).
When I was young I never thought of becoming a scientist, until one day a high school teacher told me to study physics. I did and I do not regret it! Working in CMS for the last 12 years has been a blast. It has given me the opportunity to explore both the world and the top-Higgs sector of the standard model.
Sandhya Jain, Postdoc at TIFR, Mumbai, India.
I have been working in CMS for 10 years now and there is no end to learn new things, new challenges that we face everyday. I love to be part of this collaboration and work with people around the globe.
Scarlet Norberg, Post Doc with University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez (UPRM) since October 2015.
I love to be on the cutting edge of and pushing forward on what happened during the big bang! I search for new physics with top quarks and work on the upgrade of the CMS pixel detector. Not only did I help to test part of the current pixel detector but am also work on simulating what will be for the future detector.
Senka Duric, Postdoc at Kansas State University, USA, based at CERN.
Working at CMS is a very rewarding experience. One participates in cutting edge scientific research with a lot of potential and large impact, and also experiences communication in large international collaboration.
Silvia Taroni, postdoctoral research associate at University of Notre Dame (USA).
I‘m studying the Higgs boson searching for behaviours that are not foreseen in the standard model and I’m involved in the work to maintain the best performance of the electromagnetic calorimeter. What is the best of being part of the CMS collaboration? Being at the frontier of the knowledge and having a new challenge every day!
Virginia Azzolini, MIT - US. PostDoc. CMS Data quality monitoring and Certification convener.
My daily job is to separate Good data from Bad ones. I study the grey in-between mist coordinating two groups that aim to use Machine Learning techniques to light up the quality confusion
Barbara Alvarez Gonzalez, Researcher at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.
Proud to be a scientists because science benefits society and small steps in science will make a difference.
Carina Brandt, currently master student at the University of Hamburg in Germany at the CMS group of Peter Schleper.
I am analyzing the use of Machine Learning techniques for mass reconstructions.
Julie Hogan, Bethel University, USA, Assistant Professor.
As a girl I loved reading fantastical science fiction - the more spacetime twisting the better! Working on CMS keeps that spirit and excitement in my everyday life.
Keti Kaadze, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, USA.
Since childhood I was very curious and enjoyed the challenge of doing something difficult. I think, later these qualities were decisive for me to pursue science. The CMS experiment gives me opportunity to learn more about universe at the most fundamental level. I also really enjoy working in a big team of energetic, vibrant, and highly dedicated scientists.
Lea Caminada, PSI and University of Zürich, Switzerland.
It is a great feeling to get to the bottom of things. And even better to collaborate in experiment solely designed for this purpose.
Lesya Shchutska, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Assistant Professor.
CMS is both the CMS detector - an amazing tool built to unravel the mysteries of our world, and the CMS Collaboration - unique team of outstanding people determined to bring this goal to a success. This tells all about a privilege of being a part of CMS!
Marguerite Tonjes, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, Research Specialist.
I enjoy working in the large collaborative environment of CMS and at Fermi National Laboratory. Every day I am solving problems, small and large to further our scientific knowledge.
Maria Isabel Pedraza Morales, Assistant Professor at Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico.
CMS allows me to live an exciting and chalenging life, on the edge of technology and future developments. I am always excited to say that I am a particle hunter.
Mia Tosi, Universita' degli Studi di Padova, Italy, Researcher.
Curiosity will conquer fear.
Curiosity is science.
The intriguing world of particle physics provides a glimpse of the prey.
Rachel Bartek, Catholic University of America, USA, Assistant Research Professor.
It was a privilege to see CMS record its first collision events. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.
Rachel Yohay, Florida State University, USA, Assistant Professor.
Every day I am challenged by how many gaps remain in our understanding of the universe and the technical hurdles we must overcome to fill in those gaps. Working on finely crafted instrument like CMS, we have a real chance of discovering phenomena that make the universe seem a little less mysterious.
Seema Bahinipati, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India, Assistant Professor.
As a student, I was curious to know how the particles that we studies in our text books were detected. My love towards learning the mysterious way nature works is what drives me to pursue my research.
Toyoko Orimoto, Northeastern University, USA, Assistant Professor of Physics.
I am excited to continue exploring the high energy frontier with one of the most incredible experiments ever built and with some of the brightest minds in physics.
Alice Bean Distinguished Professor at University of Kansas, USA.
I enjoy looking for things that haven't been seen before and creating wonderful technology with students.
Aysel Kayis Topaksu, Professor at Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
Working in CMS with people from all around the world is fantastic. I think particle physics is the coolest branch of physics!
Barbara Clerbaux, Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), In Brussels.
Physicist is just the coolest job!
Begoña de la Cruz Martinez, senior researcher at CIEMAT Madrid, Spain.
I like learning about the most fundamental characteristics of our world, at the edge of knowledge. And doing it in the technology frontier and in such an international environment. Participating to experiments at CERN was my top dream in my students days at university.
Caroline Collard, CNRS Researcher at Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC), Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, France.
My work at CMS allows me to feed my curiosity, to satisfy my thirst of understanding of what the data tell us. It provides me an environment which lets room to creativity, with fruitful interactions with other people.
Cecilia E. Gerber, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA).
Between building detectors and looking for new physics with top quarks, there is never a dull moment!
Chiara Mariotti, Physicist at INFN Torino, Italy.
What fascinated me most, was the fact that the scientists had to face continuous challenges because they had to invent solutions, machines, apparatus etc.. they had to have original ideas and as well the creativity to find different solutions!
Prof. Claire Shepherd-Themistocleous, Head of CMS group and Division Head at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Claudia-Elisabeth Wulz, Group leader and Adjunct Professor of Physics, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Vienna University of Technology.
Physics is always good for surprises, and working with physicists is fun!
Cristina Biino, Senior Physicist at INFN Torino.
When I was a child the beauty of mathematics was making me happy. Then I discovered physics. Physics is so exciting , and I am doing things I love with people that are much more than collaborators, they are friends.
Cristina F. Bedoya, Researcher at CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciónes Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) Madrid, Spain.
Discovering new physics is great but in reality, I enjoy a lot even the daily details because I am working in an environment in which I always learn new interesting tinny things.
Dr Jo Cole Senior Lecturer at Brunel University London (United Kingdom).
Being a member of the CMS experiment is amazing. I love the fact that although we are from all over the world, we are working together to achieve a common goal: Expanding our knowledge of what the Universe is made of.
Dr. Freya Blekman Associate Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
My research in CMS is motivated by the continued possibility of discovery. Socially, I also love the international collaboration, it is a joy to work with 3000 scientists from genuinely all corners of the globe.
Eija Tuominen, chief engineer at Detector Laboratory, Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Member of CMS since 2000.
I became physicist because I have always found physics challenging, organized and beautiful. As physicist, I enjoy working with wonderful people with diverse backgrounds.Especially, I want to encourage young ladies to this great profession.
Erika Garutti, Professor at University of Hamburg, Germany.
Working at the technology frontier to answer the biggest questions in our universe... sounds like a cool job doesn't it!
Florencia Canelli, Professor of Physics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Francesca Romana Cavallo, Researcher at INFN Bologna, Italy.
It may be tough some times to deal with work and family day by day, but this job is so rewarding and exciting!!
Gabriella Pásztor, Senior Research Scientist and CMS Group Leader at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
Understanding how the Universe works, facing challenges and learning something new ever day, collaborating with scientists from all over the world, working with brilliant students... Our work is most exciting and satisfying!
Gail Hanson, U.S. BS, PhD from MIT. Distinguished Professor, APS Panofsky Prize Winner, Guggenheim Fellow, tracking detector expert, Physics Coordinator in OPAL Experiment; chapter in Out of the Shadows, Contributions of Twentieth Century Women to Physics, Cambridge University Press, 200, APS Fellow, AAAS Fellow.
Jyothsna Rani Komaragiri Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Kerstin Borras, Joint Professor at DESY and RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Head of the CMS Engagement Office, former Deputy Spokesperson.
Our physics is exciting. It is fun to work with so many colleagues and cultures in our large Collaboration.
Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Fermilab, USA, Offline Software and Computing co-coordinator
What I like most about this job is the opportunity to solve and constant stream of interesting problems.
Lucia Silvestris, senior researcher at INFN-Bari CMS Run Coordinator deputy.
M. Isabel Josa Mutuberría, Senior researcher at CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) Madrid, Spain.
Working in a large collaboration in High Energy Physics like CMS is a unique experience. We are many people, from all parts in the world, sometimes without knowing physically each other, collaborating in a common effort, progressing little by little in the understanding of our world.
Marina Passaseo, Physicist in Padova at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy.
Staff I like to understand how things work, and what can be better than working to understand nature? It's a big effort but done in good company, CERN is not only about physics, is about putting people from different nations to work for everybody's knowledge, and I'm very proud to be part of it.
Marta Felcini, Senior Physicist, University College Dublin.
A great scientific endeavour like CMS could not exist without thousands of people investing their ‘blood, sweat and tears’ into the work. Although we work as a large organization, we feel a big sense of ownership, personal accomplishment and pride. Big discoveries come from smaller, everyday discoveries, that each one has contributed, and that is an incomparable thrill.
Mary-Cruz Fouz Iglesias, Senior Researcher at CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain.
CMS Muon System Deputy. Head of CALICE group, CIEMAT
Intrigued about so many things about how the universe and the life could have been created I was also wondering how the hell the physicist could imagine all those theories and imagime those incredible experiments I decided to study Physics. My dream was to become a researcher and continue learning every day.
Nancy Marinelli, Associate Research Professor University of Notre Dame, USA.
Panja Luukka, Research Coordinator at Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland.
CMS is an exciting environment, where you can learn new things every day. It is simply great to work with scientists from all around the world to better understand what our universe is made of.
Paola Tropea, Mechanical Engineer at CERN.
Solving problems, dreaming forward, imagining new, this is my happiness working at CMS!
Patricia McBride, Distinguished Scientist, Fermilab.
Patrizia Azzi, Chercheuse INFN avec la Section de Padue, Italy
Staff Researcher INFN, Padova, Italy
I am passionate about studying the infinitely small, and understanding the laws of the Universe. Being a researcher keeps alive the curious child inside, it gives a fresh and fun approach to balancing all the other aspects of a rich life with many interests, while pushing human knowledge a little forward every day.
Petra Merkel, Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, (USA).
I am driven by designing and building the detectors that enable our research. The favorite aspect of my work is that I get to follow my curiosity every day, and that I get to solve problems in a team of brilliant people from all over the world.
Petra Van Mulders, Postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium).
I find it at the same time fascinating and challenging to connect the signals from the detector readout channels in the CMS detector with the physics of the most fundamental building blocks in the Universe. I am inspired by the potential of our experiments to unravel the mysteries in particle physics.
Prof. Meenakshi Narain, Professor at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
Currently coordinating the Physics and Performance studies for CMS at HL-LHC.
I love working on CMS and LHC, as it is one of the greatest endeavors which brings together a diverse community to collaborate in pursuit of scientific knowledge. Together we are emboldened to rise above all political and cultural barriers to go where no one has gone before.
Regina Demina, Professor of physics at the University of Rochester (USA).
When i was 15 i read an article in Scientific American about how complex vacuum actually is. This question still keeps me going.
Robin D. Erbacher, Professor, Univ. of California, Davis (USA).
I love that I get to work with so many fantastically talented physicists from all over the world, in a common effort to try to understand the particles and forces that make up our universe.
Sandra Malvezzi, Senior Researcher at Milano Bicocca INFN (Italy).
The beauty of physics and the excitement in learning each day something new are the main motivation for my work. The contagious passion and curiosity for understanding, shared with colleagues, expecially young, provides energy for my research at CERN.
Sarah Eno, Professor, University of Maryland, USA.
I love physics because I love the challenge of trying to do difficult things. A physicist will never be bored.
Shin-Shan Eiko Yu, Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan.
I am interested in using boosted objects to look for new physics, such as dark matter, extra dimension, etc. My motto is: Keep thinking and wondering, in the end you may give up. Keep doing, in the end you will succeed.
Stéphanie Beauceron, CNRS Researcher at institut de physique nucléaire de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
When I was 16 year old, I was fascinating to understand that a little particle called electron was moving in a cable giving us electricity, later on the fascination turn out when I understood that all the world as we know it so far is based on ~20 particles and that's it! So few particle, so large diversity at the end!
Sylvie Braibant, Associated Professor at the University of Bologna.
State-of-the-art research in international collaboration, intellectual freedom, innovation, scientific outreach and teaching, motivations breaking down political, social and cultural barriers. What else?
Tulika Bose, Associate Professor, Boston University (USA). CMS Physics Co-coordinator.
Dawn Hudson, CERN Technical Coordination Administration Assistant.
I get to work with amazing people from around the world and I hope help in their pursuit of scientific knowledge.
Tania Pardo, CERN, CMS Secretariat Head.
Multitasking and job sharing practicing are some of the strengths I bring to the CMS secretariat, while having a significant number of requests as well as respecting deadlines and setting priorities.
Yasemin Uzunefe Yazgan, Fermilab Administrative assistant.
Evangelia Dimovasil & Joanna Malformata Wanczyk
Jennifer Adelman-McCarthy, Computing Professional @Fermilab/USCMS.
Pushing the boundaries of science.
Maria Acosta Flechas, Scientific Computing Engineer in the US CMS Collaboration @ Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
CMS is the most beautiful scientific collaboration I've had the chance to work on. I enjoy each and every single day looking after all of our supercomputing sites.
Natalia Ratnikova, Data Management Developer, Fermilab.
CMS is a fantastic opportunity to work with extraordinary people on extraordinary tasks.
Yuyi Guo, Computer professional @Fermilab, CMS.