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Troels C. Petersen
Associate Professor

The Niels Bohr Institute, Experimental Particle Physics
Building: M og Q, 13-Mc-5
Blegdamsvej 17
2100 København Ø

E-mail: petersen @
Phone: +45 3532 5355
Mobile: +45 2628 3739

Troels C. Petersen, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Particle Physics at University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on exploring the fundamental laws of nature and constituents of matter, and their influence on the Universe. His education and early research career has taken him from Copenhagen to Berkeley, Paris, Stanford, Sydney and Geneva. Troels Petersen is working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, and has been a member of the ATLAS collaboration since 2004.

In 2007 he was awarded a CERN fellowship, and was part of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) startup and first data taking. In 2010 Troels Petersen received 10 million DKK from the Lundbeck Foundation to pursue research and searches for new particles at LHC. Part of the research led to a contribution to the 2012 discovery of the long sought Higgs particle, which prompted the Noble prize for Higgs and Englert the following year.

Troels Petersen has been teaching on statistics and data analysis since 2001, and runs the highly acclaimed course "Applied Statistics" at the Niels Bohr Institute. In addition to using statistics in particle physics, he has also applied it to a range of other fields of research as well as business cases. Troels Petersen is the author or co-author of more than 650 published papers and has supervised many master students, four PhD students and three PostDocs.

In 2015 Troels Petersen won the dissimination prize of KU's Faculty of Science, and is known to be an enthusiastic speaker at venues such as TEDxCopenhagen and Vidensfestival.

See Troels' full CV (pdf)