Julia L. Gonski
I am a high energy collider experimentalist, searching for new fundamental physics using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. I started in LHC research as an undergraduate at Rutgers University and won the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship for my graduate studies. I went on to get my Ph.D. in 2019 from Harvard University on the ATLAS Experiment, where my thesis work contributed to one of the first collider limits on direct electroweak production of supersymmetry.
As a postdoc in the Columbia ATLAS group, my research centers on the search for new fundamental physics. I focus on applying novel machine learning methods and anomaly detection to challenging but well-motivated signal models, such as long-lived particles and highly boosted jets. I hold several leadership positions in ATLAS, namely coordinator of three analysis teams and subconvener of the R-parity violating/long-lived particle (RPVLL) supersymmetry working group. I have a strong interest in future experiments and detector technologies and am developing custom front-end readout electronics for the upgrade of the liquid argon calorimeter readout for the High Luminosity LHC. Outside of physics I am involved in early career advocacy and leadership and am an elected representative of the APS Division of Particles & Fields Executive Committee that coordinates the Snowmass community planning process for US high energy research.
In my free time I enjoy mixed martial arts, skiing, and struggling to learn French.