Alexander Lincoln Read

Professor - High Energy Physics
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Phone +47 22855062
Mobile phone +4797544475
Room FØ381
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 24 Fysikkbygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic Interests

My current research activities include: precision measurements of the Higgs boson with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN); exploring the possible link between Dark Matter and the Higgs boson; the statistical treatment of search results (e.g. the CLs prescription); and application of methods of signal processing and data analysis (e.g. Compressed sensing, Gaussian Processes, and Machine learning) to challenges in experimental particle physics. 


Higher education and employment history

  • 1977-1981 BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 1981-1986 PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 1986-1989 NAVF, Scientific Assistant, University of Oslo
  • 1989-1991 Scientific Associate, CERN
  • 1991-1992 NAVF Researcher, University of Oslo
  • 1993-         Professor, University of Oslo


  • Chairperson, Norwegian CERN Projects Committee
  • Norwegian representative in Restricted ECFA


Tags: Particle physics, LHC, CERN, ATLAS, Higgs boson, Search statistics, Dark Matter, SDI
Published Nov. 4, 2010 12:32 PM - Last modified Mar. 10, 2020 4:23 PM