Graduate Student

Office: 335 Physics Building
Email: bjregnery(at), brendan.regnery(at)

Personal Website

2016, B.S., Physics and Mathematics, University of Florida

Career History
2013-17: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Florida, Advisor: Darin Acosta
2017-18: Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, University of California, Davis
2017-present: Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, Advisor: Robin Erbacher

Research Interests
I am a graduate student working on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). I study the substructure of collimated hadronic showers (jets) in order to reconstruct signatures of new physics beyond the Standard Model. These signatures may be the result of extra dimensions, Higgs compositeness, or Supersymmetry. In 2019, the LHC will turn off for two years. During this time I will be participating in upgrades of the CMS endcap muon spectrometer. As an undergraduate at the University of Florida, I also worked on the CMS experiment. During this time, I contributed to the search for the Higgs boson decaying to two muons and participated in upgrades to the Endcap Muon Trackfinder. For my undergraduate thesis, I conducted a preliminary search for anomalous production of highly boosted Z bosons in a dimuon final state.

2014-2015 University Scholar, University of Florida
2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Thesis Award, Department of Physics, University of Florida
2018 John Jungerman Graduate Fellowship