Dr. Xu earned his B.S. and PhD degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2010 and 2015, respectively.  He has been a member of the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) since 2011. Before joining the School of Physical Sciences at USTC as a faculty member in 2021, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Brookhaven National Lab in the US.

1) Collider physics at the ATLAS experiment, including exploring the nature of the Higgs boson, searching for new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics (such as dark matter, new gauge bosons).
2) R&D of novel semiconductor detectors.

In this project, you are expected to learn the basics of experimental particle physics, including the basic knowledge on the building block of matter in our universe, the principle technology of how physicists experiment with elementary particles, and how to unveil interesting physics results from the big data generated by collider experiments.

Students with strong motivation and interest in experimental particle physics.