Graduate student David Sperka wins LHC award

April 17, 2012

Boston University graduate student David Sperka won one of the ten graduate student awards recently announced by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This is a rare achievement for a third year graduate student in a 4000 member collaboration with over a thousand students.  David was nominated for his “outstanding High Level Trigger work  on CPU performance, muon triggers and on-call support”. David is currently based at the LHC@CERN, serves as a 24/7 on-call expert for the CMS Trigger, and is working on searches for new heavy gauge bosons at the LHC. David works with Assistant Prof. Tulika Bose.

David Sperka