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Experimental Research

Experimental Researchers, known as experimentalists in physics and observers in astronomy, carry out and utilize measurements to quantify the properties of nature and to evaluate the viability of hypotheses about the workings of nature. For example, experimental atomic physicists have developed instrumentation and techniques to create and trap antihydrogen (a positron bound to an antiproton) to determine whether or not its energy levels are spaced identically to those of normal hydrogen, as predicted by the Standard Model. Experimental particle physicists used the Large Hadron Collider to detect the Higgs boson, the existence of which had been postulated to explain how subatomic particles have acquired mass. Observational astronomers employed telescopes to determine accurate distances to supernovae in distant galaxies, thereby revealing that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating and that the predominant constituent of the Universe is dark energy.

Picture Name Research Area Research Type
Picture of Norbert Bartel Bartel, Norbert Astronomy and Astrophysics
Planetary Physics
Computational
Experimental
Picture of Scott Beattie Beattie, Scott Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Experimental
Picture of Christopher Bergevin Bergevin, Christopher Biological Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Sampa Bhadra Bhadra, Sampa High Energy and Particle Physics Experimental
Picture of Sunil Bisnath Bisnath, Sunil Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Allan Carswell Carswell, Allan Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Planetary Physics
Experimental
Picture of Jennifer Chen Chen, Jennifer Analytical Chemistry
Biological Physics
Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Inorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Experimental
Picture of Michael Daly Daly, Michael Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Claire David David, Claire High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Michael De Robertis De Robertis, Michael Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Paul Delaney Delaney, Paul Astronomy and Astrophysics Experimental
Picture of William Frisken Frisken, William High Energy and Particle Physics Experimental
Picture of Matthew George George, Matthew Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Experimental
Picture of Mark Gordon Gordon, Mark Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Patrick Hall Hall, Patrick Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Deborah Harris Harris, Deborah High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Eric Hessels Hessels, Eric Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Richard Hornsey Hornsey, Richard Biological Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Elaina Hyde Hyde, Elaina Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Stanislaw Jerzak Jerzak, Stanislaw Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics Experimental
Picture of Sergey Krylov Krylov, Sergey Analytical Chemistry
Biological Chemistry
Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Experimental
Picture of Anantharaman Kumarakrishnan Kumarakrishnan, Anantharaman Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Experimental
Picture of Regina Lee Lee, Regina Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Siu Ning Leung Leung, Siu Ning Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Planetary Physics
Computational
Experimental
Picture of Roger Lew Lew, Roger Biological Physics Experimental
Picture of Louis Marmet Marmet, Louis Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Z. Cemile Marsan Marsan, Z. Cemile Astronomy and Astrophysics Experimental
Picture of James Martin Martin, James Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Experimental
Picture of Marshall McCall McCall, Marshall Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Charles Thomas (Tom) McElroy McElroy, Charles Thomas (Tom) Planetary Physics Experimental
Picture of Chris McLinden McLinden, Chris Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Scott Menary Menary, Scott High Energy and Particle Physics Experimental
Picture of Ozzy Mermut Mermut, Ozzy Biological Physics Experimental
Picture of John Moores Moores, John Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Sylvie Morin Morin, Sylvie Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Materials Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Experimental
Picture of Adam Muzzin Muzzin, Adam Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Simone Pisana Pisana, Simone Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics Experimental
Picture of Robert Prince Prince, Robert Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics Experimental
Picture of Brendan Quine Quine, Brendan Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Ijaz Rauf Rauf, Ijaz Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics Experimental
Picture of Jesse Rogerson Rogerson, Jesse Astronomy and Astrophysics Experimental
Picture of Jinjun Shan Shan, Jinjun Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Gordon Shepherd Shepherd, Gordon Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Cody Storry Storry, Cody Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Experimental
Picture of Wendy Taylor Taylor, Wendy High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of William van Wijngaarden van Wijngaarden, William Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Experimental
Picture of James Whiteway Whiteway, James Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Zheng Hong Zhu Zhu, Zheng Hong Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical