Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Andrew Larkoski is a theoretical particle physicist whose research focuses on the physics of the Large Hadron Collider experiment, located in Geneva, Switzerland. He is most interested in jets: collimated streams of particles that are the manifestation of the strong nuclear force, quantum chromodynamics, at exceptionally high energies. Two recent papers published by Andrew developed methods that are now widely used in analyzing the data from the Large Hadron Collider. Andrew double majored in physics and mathematics at the University of Washington before attending Stanford University for graduate school. He earned his Ph.D. in physics in 2012 and went on to postdoctoral positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Andrew joined the physics faculty at Reed as a visiting assistant professor in 2016.