Maximilian Swiatlowski

Maximilian Swiatlowski

Associate Research Scientist


About Me

I am a scientist at TRIUMF, Canada’s Particle Accelerator Centre. I work on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, where my work focuses on the triggering and reconstruction of hadronic final states produced by collisions of protons at the Large Hadron Collider. My work enables us to simplify and understand the hundreds of particles produced in these collisions, which we can the use to better understand the Standard Model and physics beyond. I’m particularly interested in using special kinds of particle showers called “b-jets” to understand the nature of the vacuum energy potential which creates the Higgs Boson, and to search for new particles that can solve some of the Standard Model’s flaws. I’m also investigating novel and wide-ranging applications of deep learning, from triggering and reconstruction to new analysis techniques.

I’m currently the convener of the Jet/ETMiss group in ATLAS, and I coordinate searches for pairs of Higgs particles decaying to many b-jets. In the past, I’ve also worked on searches for milli-charged particles at the LHC, and measurements of QCD using novel jet substructure techniques.

I’m always looking for new undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and collaborations, so please drop me a line if you’d like to work together! Open positions will depend on funding and current project needs.


  • Measuring the universe’s vacuum energy potential
  • Searching for new physics at particle colliders
  • Reconstruction of hadronic final states at high-energy colliders
  • Deep learning methods to improve measurements and triggering at particle detectors

Brief CV

  • Associate Research Scientist (BAE), 2019-

    Physical Sciences Division, TRIUMF

  • McCormick Fellow, 2015-2019

    Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago

  • PhD in Physics, 2010-2015

    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University

  • AB in Physics, 2006-2010

    Harvard University