John Huth

John Huth

Donner Professor of Science
John Huth

Professor Huth works mainly in the field of experimental particle physics.   His main interest is in electroweak symmetry breaking and is a member of the ATLAS Collaboration at the European Center for Nuclear Physics (CERN).

The ATLAS Experiment, along with its sister experiment, CMS, recently discovered the Higgs Boson in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).   Professor Huth is working on the decay of the Higgs into pairs of bottom quarks, and also on upgrades to the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer.  

He has recently completed a book, The Lost Art of Finding Our Way, which describes techniques and cultures of navigation predating the invention of the nautical chronometer.   This book is an outgrowth of his course, Primitive Navigation (SPU 26).

Professor Huth is a member of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Venture Faculty Program.    The goal of the Program is to foster multidisciplinary studies that cut across the boundaries of traditional academic fields.

Faculty Assistant: Seth Lewis

Contact Information

Lyman 235
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8144