Conor Henderson

Adjunct Professor


  • PhD, MIT, 2005


Dr. Henderson is a former full UA faculty member now at the University of Cincinnati.  He maintains adjunct faculty status for the purpose of ongoing collaborations with other UA faculty.

Dr. Henderson’s research focuses on the experimental search for signs of new physics beyond the Standard Model of elementary particle physics. He collaborates on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN, the European particle physics laboratory in Switzerland. The LHC is colliding protons at the highest energies ever achieved in the laboratory. These high-energy collisions have already uncovered the long-elusive Higgs boson, and it is hoped that they may perhaps reveal even more exotic new physics, such as supersymmetry or extra dimensions of space.

Dr. Henderson previously collaborated on the CDF experiment at the Tevatron collider in Fermilab, and on the PHOBOS experiment at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider in Brookhaven National Lab.

Dr. Henderson received his PhD from MIT in 2005. He was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT from 2005 to 2008, and a CERN Fellow from 2008 to 2010. He joined the faculty of The University of Alabama in 2011 and departed in 2021.