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Kyle Cranmer


Kyle Cranmer is a physicist and a professor at New York University at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics and Affiliated Faculty member at NYU’s Center for Data Science. He is an experimental particle physicist working, primarily, on the Large Hadron Collider, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Cranmer popularized a collaborative statistical modeling approach and developed statistical methodology, which was used extensively for the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC in July, 2012. Cranmer is active in the discussions of data preservation, open access, reproducibility, and e-science in the context of particle physics. Cranmer performed a search for exotic Higgs decays ten years after the experiment finalized. He serves on the advisory board for INSPIRE, the literature database for high energy physics, and is a member of the Data Preservation in High Energy Physics study group as well as Data and Software Preservation for Open Science. Cranmer obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Rice University. He was a Goldhaber Fellow at Brookhaven National Lab from 2005-2007. His awards include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the National Science Foundation’s Career Award. Cranmer is also a graduate of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts.

Past Programs Featuring Kyle Cranmer

Friday, May 30, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm