Sarah Demers (Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has opened up a new energy frontier for the field of Particle Physics. I am a member of ATLAS, one of the large, multi-national LHC Collaborations. My research focuses on finding new physics to fill in the gaps of our current understanding of elementary particles and the forces between them with a particular focus on tau leptons as probes. In particular, my group is studying the newly discovered Higgs Boson and working on techniques to learn more about this particle using taus.

I have two kids, Jonah and Alina, and we enjoy hiking in the woods near our house with my husband, Steve.  I am also involved in outreach activities that promote science to students and non-scientists.

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