Karri DiPetrillo was named a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in 2022 and is a faculty member in the University of Chicago Department of Physics.
The goal of DiPetrillo's research is to understand the fundamental particles and forces that make up the universe. Her work is centered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland, where she studies the highest energy particle collisions ever produced in a laboratory. She collaborates with thousands of physicists from across the globe on operating and upgrading the ATLAS Experiment, a massive detector designed to reconstruct the byproducts of LHC collisions. DiPetrillo uses the resulting data to characterize known particles with unprecedented precision and to search for evidence of new fundamental particles.
Prior to joining UChicago, DiPetrillo worked on the CMS experiment as a Lederman Postdoctoral Fellow at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. She was an LHC Physics Center Distinguished Researcher and received a New Initiatives in Detector R&D Award for her work on precision timing detectors.
DiPetrillo holds a PhD in physics from Harvard University, and a bachelor's degree in physics from Brown University. As a PhD Student she received Harvard's Harold T White Prize and Bok Center Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, as well as the ATLAS Thesis Award.