Nhan Tran

Nhan Tran

Wilson Fellow

Telephone: (630) 840-2575  E-mail: ntran@fnal.gov  Office Location: WH11W

Areas of Focus: Trigger, Software & Computing, Higgs physics, BSM



Nhan Tran is currently a Wilson Fellow at Fermilab. He completed his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University in 2005 and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2011, working on the compact muon solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). He continued his work on the CMS experiment as a postdoctoral researcher at Fermilab. Tran’s research focus is on using accelerator-based experiments to search for new phenomena. He made significant contributions to the discovery and characterization of the Higgs boson at the LHC. He has worked on techniques and tools at the LHC to broadly enhance the physics capability: advancing the deployment of jet substructure tools, developing novel pileup mitigation techniques, and establishing tools to employ and accelerate machine learning in trigger electronics and computing. He has been involved in original analyses at the LHC to search for light dijet resonances and explore Higgs couplings at high momentum. Tran is a recipient of the URA Tollestrup Award, the APS Henry Primakoff Award, and the DOE Early Career Award.