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Dr. Cecilia E. Gerber, Ph. D.
Distinguished Professor of Physics
University of Illinois - Chicago
845 W Taylor St. # 2270
M/C 273
Chicago, IL, 60607-7059
Phone: (312) 996-2239
Fax: (312) 996-9016
FNAL Phone: (630) 840-8295
e-mail gerber[AT]uic.edu


  • Ph.D. (Physics), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995.
  • Licenciada (Physics), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1990.


  • Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (2021)
  • CMS LPC Distinguished Researcher (2015)
  • LAS Deans Outstanding Faculty Award (2012)
  • UIC Researcher of the Year (2011)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2010)
  • University of Illinois Scholar (2010)
  • Fermilab Visiting Scholar (2009)
  • UIC Teaching Recognition award (2009)
  • NSF CAREER award (2003)
    I am a physicist working at the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. My research is centered in the experimental study of hadron collisions at the highest energies available. My work involves the development of semiconductor detectors that precisely track the passage of charged particles and the elucidation of the characteristics of the production processes of top quarks and searches for new physics that decay preferentially to top quarks. Lately, I am focusing on top quark pairs that are produced with large Lorentz Boost (boosted tops), using them both as probes for new physics, but also focusing on precisely understanding their properties.

    UIC High Energy Physics web page

    CMS Publications from LHC

    Top Quark related Publications from D0 Run 2

    QCDWZ related Publications from D0 Run 1

    Silicon Tracker related Publications

    A list of my publications can be found using inSPIRE

    Recent Talks and Contributing Papers