SLAC experts

Caterina Vernieri

Assistant Professor of particle physics and astrophysics

Caterina Vernieri headshot (Jim Gensheimer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Areas of research: Physics of the universe; particle physics; LHC physics with the ATLAS Experiment; Higgs boson; advanced accelerator R&D; future electron-positron collider R&D; tracker detectors

At particle colliders we study fundamental particles and forces, which helps us better understand why the universe is the way it is. For those experiments, we develop cutting-edge technology that often finds other uses that benefit society, ranging from the World Wide Web to medical imaging devices.