Boping Chen awarded the 2021 U.S. ATLAS Outstanding Graduate Student award


Boping Chen (’20 physics and astronomy, Ph.D.) has been honored with the 2021 U.S. ATLAS Outstanding Graduate Student award. Chen was a member of the Chunhui Research Group during his time at Iowa State.

U.S. ATLAS is a coalition of 45 U.S. institutions working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), near Geneva, Switzerland.

The U.S. ATLAS Outstanding Graduate Student award is an annual award which recognizes outstanding graduate students from a U.S. ATLAS institution who have made exceptional contributions to the ATLAS experiment.

Chen was selected as this year’s winner in honor of his essential work and leadership on boosted boson from high-mass resonance decays and lepton-flavor violation, in addition to neutral network development for the pixel detector clustering algorithm and quality control for the ITk strip detector stave cores.

Boping is currently continuing his research at the ATLAS experiment as a postdoctoral research at Tel Aviv University, Isreal.