Giordon Stark

UCSC SCIPP, Natural Sciences 2, Room #337 · 1156 High Street · Santa Cruz, CA 95064 ·

I am a Deaf, post-doctoral, experimental particle physicist involved with the ATLAS collaboration looking for signs of new physics Beyond the Standard Model. I care about boosted object reconstruction, hadronic final states, jet substructure, pile-up mitigation techniques, the intersection of particle physics & machine learning, and more!

I got my doctorate from the University of Chicago. See my curriculum vitae for more information.


University of Chicago

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Advisor: David W. Miller

September 2012 - June 2018

California Institute of Technology

Bachelors of Science in Physics
Senior Thesis: Optical Coating Brownian Thermal Noise in Gravitational Wave Detectors

Advisors: Kenneth Libbrecht and Harvey Newman

September 2008 - June 2012

Honours & Awards

Nathan Sugarman Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Resarch

May 2017

US ATLAS Outstanding Graduate Student Award

June 2016

Young Researchers' Symposium Award for Best Poster Presentation

November 2015

Department of Energy, Office of Science Graduate Student Research

Oct. 2015 - Jan. 2016

UChicago Excellence in Graduate Teaching nominee

April 2015

US LHC Users Association Lightning Round Winner

November 2014

UChicago Excellence in Graduate Teaching nominee

April 2014

UChicago Excellence in Graduate Teaching nominee

April 2013

Caltech Excellent TA Award


Edward C. and Alice Stone Fellow

June 2010

Online Posts

Particle physics laboratory uses GitLab to connect researchers from across the globe

CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Using highly sophisticated instruments, the organization’s physicists and engineers study the fundamental particles that are the building blocks of the universe. How does CERN solve the challenge of finding a tool that can handle thousands of projects and contributors as well as a revolving door of contributors from across the world?

October 18th, 2018

TV: Not Quite Dead, But Time to Pull the Plug?


TV sets are going out of fashion. Actually, not quite. But that's what it seems like. You could feign a comparison between Online Shopping and Brick & Mortar stores.

November 25th, 2014

The Pros and Cons of Inbox by Gmail


It's reminiscent of a Facebook-style newsfeed that changes the way that I look at email.

November 24th, 2014

My Inner Voice as a Deaf Person

Thought Catalog

If a person is born deaf, which language do they think in?

September 17th, 2014