Christos Leonidopoulos is a Chancellor's Fellow and a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.
He received his PhD from Princeton University in 2000, working on Bd
mixing and CPT violation searches with the Belle experiment at KEK, Japan. In his thesis he carried out the first experimental test of CPT symmetry in the Bd
system and produced the most precise mixing measurement in the world at the time [Int. J. Mod. Phys. A16S1A, 401-403 (2001) and Phys.Rev.Lett. 86 (2001) 3228
, a paper with 135 citations].
He moved to Edinburgh in 2012 with a Chancellor's Fellowship and joined the ATLAS experiment.
His general research interests lie in the Electroweak Symmetry-Breaking mechanism, in Exotica physics searches (such as W') at the LHC, and in hadron-collider triggers. In the next years, together with his research team, he will be focusing on the measurement of the properties of the newly discovered Higgs boson. In parallel, he will continue working on searches for new exotic particles, on upgrading the High-Level Trigger and on R&D for the so-called Level-1 Track Trigger for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.
More details about his academic work can be found on his personal webpage