School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Seth Zenz


Lecturer in Particle Physics

Telephone: 0207 882 6557
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 403
Office Hours: Wednesdays 13:00-14:00, Fridays 10:00-11:00 (or make an appointment by email)


Seth Zenz is an expert on the Higgs boson who became a Lecturer in the QMUL Particle Physics Research Centre in 2018.  He completed his PhD in 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley on the ATLAS experiment, studying the properties of jets in early LHC data.  Over the course of two postdocs at Princeton University and Imperial College London, he made a range of measurements within the Higgs program at the Compact Muon Solenoid collaboration and led its Higgs to di-photon analysis group for 2016-18.

Motivated by the central role of charged particle tracking in all Higgs boson measurements, he has made contributions to the construction and operation of the silicon pixel detectors for both ATLAS and CMS. He now works on the ITk Upgrade for the ATLAS detector in preparation for the High Luminosity LHC; see PPRC Research Facilities for more details.



Full publications

  • Over 750 publications with the ATLAS and CMS experimental collaborations. See full list at INSPIRE

Selected publications


Below is a list of potential projects for PhD students. Other possibilities can also be discussed.