Assistant professor in particle physics at KTH
Jonas Strandberg is an assistant professor in particle physics at KTH. He defended his Ph. D. thesis in 2006 at Stockholm University and spent the following four years as a postdoc at the University of Michigan. He has spent the majority of 11 years being resident at the two largest particle physics laboratories in the world: at Fermilab, outside Chicago, and at CERN outside Geneva. He is one of the members of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN. For the last six years, Jonas has played a key role in the search for the Higgs boson in ATLAS. The search concluded in the discovery of the Higgs boson, announced on July 4 last year (2012), which has been widely heralded as one of the most important discoveries of all time. The Higgs boson is responsible for giving mass to all the elementary particles in the universe, and plays a key role in the unification of two of the four fundamental forces in nature into a single force. Following the Higgs boson discovery, the focus of his research has shifted to measuring the properties of the Higgs boson and comparing them to the very precise theoretical predictions that exist for the properties of the Higgs boson.