Dr. Lawrence Lee, Jr.
Lawrence Lee has been a postdoctoral fellow at the LPPC since 2016 focusing primarily on searches for evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model and Supersymmetry (SUSY) with the ATLAS experiment at CERN. After earning his PhD from Yale University, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Adelaide before coming to Harvard.
Dr. Lee studies proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. He focuses primarily on the search for supersymmetry in challenging signatures such as those given by R-Parity Violating SUSY and meta-stable SUSY particles. Such signatures are difficult to observe due to the lack of kinematic handles to reduce backgrounds or due to reconstruction challenges. He has convened the ATLAS group dedicated to these searches since 2017.
In addition, Dr. Lee is involved in the Phase-I ATLAS Muon System Upgrade, the New Small Wheel. He is involved in the software simulation of the detector as well as the electronics chain responsible for delivering trigger decisions to the ATLAS trigger system.