Paolo Rumerio

Paolo  Rumerio

Associate Professor

Office Hours

By appointment


PhD, Northwestern University, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Rumerio’s research focuses on experimental searches for new physics phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, located in Switzerland. He collaborates on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, which is used to study the highest-energy proton-proton collisions ever generated in a laboratory. These collisions may reveal the existence of the Higgs boson or more exotic Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) particles.

Dr. Rumerio has participated in the commissioning and operations of both the electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeters, which are two key components of the CMS detector. He is currently coordinating the activities of the CMS Exotica Leptons+Jets analysis group, where a dozen searches for BSM physics phenomena are performed by several U.S., European and other institutions. Before joining CMS at CERN, he collaborated on the experiment E835 at Fermilab National Laboratory, which studied the spectroscopy of charmonium (the bound state between a charm quark and its anti-quark), and the KOPIO experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which proposed to study rare symmetry violating processes in the kaon sector.

Dr. Rumerio received his PhD from Northwestern University in 2003. He was a post-doctoral researcher with Northwestern (2003/04), State University of New York at Stony Brook (2004/05), a CERN Fellow (2005-2008) and a research associate with the University of Maryland (2008-2011). He joined the faculty of the University of Alabama in 2011.