Verena Martinez Outschoorn received her bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics in 2005 and her Ph.D. in physics in 2011 from Harvard University. She was a Lederman Postdoctoral Fellow at Fermi National Lab from 2011 to 2014. She was a faculty member at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2014 to 2017 and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Verena's research focuses on muon detectors and on new physics that will help elucidate the mechanisms behind the observed light Higgs boson mass and the nature of dark matter.
ATLAS’ vibrant physics programme was on full display at EPS-HEP 2021, with members presenting 26 new physics analyses among other key recent results. These were shown in 63 presentations and 45 posters over the five days.