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Andrew Larkoski

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Reed College
email: larkoski _AT_
office: Physics 124
phone: 503-517-4864

Curriculum Vitae


I am a theoretical particle physicist with interests in the physics of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). My research focuses on understanding and modeling jets, which are high-energy collimated streams of particles. Jets are the manifestation of the strong force, quantum chromodynamics, in the highest energy proton collisions at the LHC. Much of my work has been in the development and predictions of observables for probing the substructure of jets. These are fascinating objects and studying them teaches us an enormous amount about fundamental physics!

You can find a list of my papers here: Inspire


Fall 2016, Fall 2017: Physics 367, Computational Methods

Spring 2017: Physics 366, Elementary Particle Physics

Links to Recent Talks

LHC Theory Initiative Fellows Meeting
Digging Deeper at LHC Run II
SCET 2017
UC Santa Barbara Seminar/Fermilab LPC Topic of the Week
BOOST 2017 Theory Intro
2017 CTEQ Summer School
LHC Results Forum


Op-Ed in San Jose Mercury News, April 7, 2011
Piece on my student Kaustuv Datta's thesis, Reed Magazine, Sept. 6, 2017
Piece on CMS Open Data Analysis, MIT News, Sept. 29, 2017
Piece on Wu-Ki Tung Award, Reed Magazine, Jan. 31, 2018



LEP Measurements Database