Experimental Particle Physicist
hrussell AT cern.ch
ATLAS Software (athena)
PhD in Physics
Thesis: Search for long-lived particles decaying in the muon spectrometer of the ATLAS detector at the LHC
(description in research section)
MSc in Theoretical Physics
Project: An exploration of the force structure and surface tension of DOPC lipid bilayers
I worked with the Nanoscale Biophysics Group at the University of Waterloo, where I developed a theoretical model for the force structure and surface tension of phospholipid molecules in cell membranes, complementing the experiments performed by the group.
Thesis: Sound source localization with microphone arrays using a linear closed-form algorithm
I developed a program that used recorded sound data from five microphones placed in a known, non-singular three-dimensional configuration and calculated the position of the sound source using time delays between the sound recorded from each of the microphones. During the course of the four-month project, I tested the ability of numerous microphone configurations to accurately locate speakers through which news radio was played.