CMS Women Scientists
Alice Bean Distinguished Professor at University of Kansas, USA.
I enjoy looking for things that haven't been seen before and creating wonderful technology with students.
Aysel Kayis Topaksu, Professor at Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
Working in CMS with people from all around the world is fantastic. I think particle physics is the coolest branch of physics!
Barbara Clerbaux, Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), In Brussels.
Physicist is just the coolest job!
Begoña de la Cruz Martinez, senior researcher at CIEMAT Madrid, Spain.
I like learning about the most fundamental characteristics of our world, at the edge of knowledge. And doing it in the technology frontier and in such an international environment. Participating to experiments at CERN was my top dream in my students days at university.
Caroline Collard, CNRS Researcher at Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC), Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, France.
My work at CMS allows me to feed my curiosity, to satisfy my thirst of understanding of what the data tell us. It provides me an environment which lets room to creativity, with fruitful interactions with other people.
Cecilia E. Gerber, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA).
Between building detectors and looking for new physics with top quarks, there is never a dull moment!
Chiara Mariotti, Physicist at INFN Torino, Italy.
What fascinated me most, was the fact that the scientists had to face continuous challenges because they had to invent solutions, machines, apparatus etc.. they had to have original ideas and as well the creativity to find different solutions!
Prof. Claire Shepherd-Themistocleous, Head of CMS group and Division Head at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Claudia-Elisabeth Wulz, Group leader and Adjunct Professor of Physics, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Vienna University of Technology.
Physics is always good for surprises, and working with physicists is fun!
Cristina Biino, Senior Physicist at INFN Torino.
When I was a child the beauty of mathematics was making me happy. Then I discovered physics. Physics is so exciting , and I am doing things I love with people that are much more than collaborators, they are friends.
Cristina F. Bedoya, Researcher at CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciónes Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) Madrid, Spain.
Discovering new physics is great but in reality, I enjoy a lot even the daily details because I am working in an environment in which I always learn new interesting tinny things.
Dr Jo Cole Senior Lecturer at Brunel University London (United Kingdom).
Being a member of the CMS experiment is amazing. I love the fact that although we are from all over the world, we are working together to achieve a common goal: Expanding our knowledge of what the Universe is made of.
Dr. Freya Blekman Associate Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
My research in CMS is motivated by the continued possibility of discovery. Socially, I also love the international collaboration, it is a joy to work with 3000 scientists from genuinely all corners of the globe.
Eija Tuominen, chief engineer at Detector Laboratory, Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Member of CMS since 2000.
I became physicist because I have always found physics challenging, organized and beautiful. As physicist, I enjoy working with wonderful people with diverse backgrounds.Especially, I want to encourage young ladies to this great profession.
Erika Garutti, Professor at University of Hamburg, Germany.
Working at the technology frontier to answer the biggest questions in our universe... sounds like a cool job doesn't it!
Florencia Canelli, Professor of Physics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Francesca Romana Cavallo, Researcher at INFN Bologna, Italy.
It may be tough some times to deal with work and family day by day, but this job is so rewarding and exciting!!
Gabriella Pásztor, Senior Research Scientist and CMS Group Leader at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
Understanding how the Universe works, facing challenges and learning something new ever day, collaborating with scientists from all over the world, working with brilliant students... Our work is most exciting and satisfying!
Gail Hanson, U.S. BS, PhD from MIT. Distinguished Professor, APS Panofsky Prize Winner, Guggenheim Fellow, tracking detector expert, Physics Coordinator in OPAL Experiment; chapter in Out of the Shadows, Contributions of Twentieth Century Women to Physics, Cambridge University Press, 200, APS Fellow, AAAS Fellow.
Jyothsna Rani Komaragiri Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Kerstin Borras, Joint Professor at DESY and RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Head of the CMS Engagement Office, former Deputy Spokesperson.
Our physics is exciting. It is fun to work with so many colleagues and cultures in our large Collaboration.
Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Fermilab, USA, Offline Software and Computing co-coordinator
What I like most about this job is the opportunity to solve and constant stream of interesting problems.
Lucia Silvestris, senior researcher at INFN-Bari CMS Run Coordinator deputy.
M. Isabel Josa Mutuberría, Senior researcher at CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) Madrid, Spain.
Working in a large collaboration in High Energy Physics like CMS is a unique experience. We are many people, from all parts in the world, sometimes without knowing physically each other, collaborating in a common effort, progressing little by little in the understanding of our world.
Marina Passaseo, Physicist in Padova at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy.
Staff I like to understand how things work, and what can be better than working to understand nature? It's a big effort but done in good company, CERN is not only about physics, is about putting people from different nations to work for everybody's knowledge, and I'm very proud to be part of it.
Marta Felcini, Senior Physicist, University College Dublin.
A great scientific endeavour like CMS could not exist without thousands of people investing their ‘blood, sweat and tears’ into the work. Although we work as a large organization, we feel a big sense of ownership, personal accomplishment and pride. Big discoveries come from smaller, everyday discoveries, that each one has contributed, and that is an incomparable thrill.
Mary-Cruz Fouz Iglesias, Senior Researcher at CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain.
CMS Muon System Deputy. Head of CALICE group, CIEMAT
Intrigued about so many things about how the universe and the life could have been created I was also wondering how the hell the physicist could imagine all those theories and imagime those incredible experiments I decided to study Physics. My dream was to become a researcher and continue learning every day.
Nancy Marinelli, Associate Research Professor University of Notre Dame, USA.
Panja Luukka, Research Coordinator at Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland.
CMS is an exciting environment, where you can learn new things every day. It is simply great to work with scientists from all around the world to better understand what our universe is made of.
Paola Tropea, Mechanical Engineer at CERN.
Solving problems, dreaming forward, imagining new, this is my happiness working at CMS!
Patricia McBride, Distinguished Scientist, Fermilab.
Patrizia Azzi, Chercheuse INFN avec la Section de Padue, Italy
Staff Researcher INFN, Padova, Italy
I am passionate about studying the infinitely small, and understanding the laws of the Universe. Being a researcher keeps alive the curious child inside, it gives a fresh and fun approach to balancing all the other aspects of a rich life with many interests, while pushing human knowledge a little forward every day.
Petra Merkel, Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, (USA).
I am driven by designing and building the detectors that enable our research. The favorite aspect of my work is that I get to follow my curiosity every day, and that I get to solve problems in a team of brilliant people from all over the world.
Petra Van Mulders, Postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium).
I find it at the same time fascinating and challenging to connect the signals from the detector readout channels in the CMS detector with the physics of the most fundamental building blocks in the Universe. I am inspired by the potential of our experiments to unravel the mysteries in particle physics.
Prof. Meenakshi Narain, Professor at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
Currently coordinating the Physics and Performance studies for CMS at HL-LHC.
I love working on CMS and LHC, as it is one of the greatest endeavors which brings together a diverse community to collaborate in pursuit of scientific knowledge. Together we are emboldened to rise above all political and cultural barriers to go where no one has gone before.
Regina Demina, Professor of physics at the University of Rochester (USA).
When i was 15 i read an article in Scientific American about how complex vacuum actually is. This question still keeps me going.
Robin D. Erbacher, Professor, Univ. of California, Davis (USA).
I love that I get to work with so many fantastically talented physicists from all over the world, in a common effort to try to understand the particles and forces that make up our universe.
Sandra Malvezzi, Senior Researcher at Milano Bicocca INFN (Italy).
The beauty of physics and the excitement in learning each day something new are the main motivation for my work. The contagious passion and curiosity for understanding, shared with colleagues, expecially young, provides energy for my research at CERN.
Sarah Eno, Professor, University of Maryland, USA.
I love physics because I love the challenge of trying to do difficult things. A physicist will never be bored.
Shin-Shan Eiko Yu, Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan.
I am interested in using boosted objects to look for new physics, such as dark matter, extra dimension, etc. My motto is: Keep thinking and wondering, in the end you may give up. Keep doing, in the end you will succeed.
Stéphanie Beauceron, CNRS Researcher at institut de physique nucléaire de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
When I was 16 year old, I was fascinating to understand that a little particle called electron was moving in a cable giving us electricity, later on the fascination turn out when I understood that all the world as we know it so far is based on ~20 particles and that's it! So few particle, so large diversity at the end!
Sylvie Braibant, Associated Professor at the University of Bologna.
State-of-the-art research in international collaboration, intellectual freedom, innovation, scientific outreach and teaching, motivations breaking down political, social and cultural barriers. What else?
Tulika Bose, Associate Professor, Boston University (USA). CMS Physics Co-coordinator.