Physics Student Conducts Research at CERN with ThinkSwiss Scholarship

Aukerman in front of a bright red door

Andrew Aukerman spent the summer researching at the world’s largest particle physics lab with the ThinkSwiss Scholarship.

He conducted research with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. His project focused on particles called Higgsinos, the theorized super-partners to the Higgs boson. He also conducted archival research at the CERN library to investigate the impact that CERN has had on regional and global politics.

 Auckerman is a senior double majoring in physics and history and philosophy of science.