Christopher Hearty, Professor/IPP Principal Research Scientist


B.Sc. Simon Fraser University (82)
Ph.D. University of Washington (87)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (87-94)
Hennings 268
604 822 9163

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Experimental Particle Physics Research

My research is primarily focused on direct searches for new physics with the Belle II experiment, including dark photons and axion-like particles. I also work on calorimeter calibration and reconstruction, and am responsible for developing trigger algorithms. Belle II provides excellent opportunities for students to gain experience on a cutting edge particle physics detector in the analysis of large data sets, including machine learning techniques; development of reconstruction and calibration algorithms; associated coding skills; and the soft skills that come from working in a large international collaboration.


Here are the students I have worked with recently.   I am looking for a new graduate student, and occasionally supervise undergraduate theses; a few possible projects are listed below. Please contact me for additional information. 

Thesis Topics

Selected Publications