## Andrew Larkoski |

Assistant Project Scientist

UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department

email: larkoski _AT_ ucla.edu

Research

I am a theoretical particle physicist with interests in the physics of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). My research focuses on understanding and modeling jets, which are high-energy collimated streams of particles. Jets are the manifestation of the strong force, quantum chromodynamics, in the highest energy proton collisions at the LHC. Much of my work has been in the development and predictions of observables for probing the substructure of jets. These are fascinating objects and studying them teaches us an enormous amount about fundamental physics!

You can find a list of my papers here: Inspire

Teaching

From 2016 through 2021, I taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Below you will find my lecture notes and course materials for the classes I taught.

**Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021: Physics 366, Elementary Particle Physics**

**Spring 2020: Physics 342, Quantum Mechanics I**

**Fall 2019, Fall 2020: Physics 101, General Physics I**

**Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2019: Physics 367, Computational Methods**

**Fall 2018: Physics 411, General Relativity**

Particle Physics Textbook

I wrote a textbook on particle physics appropriate for late undergraduate/early
graduate students, published by Cambridge University Press. The book attempts to be a modern, intuitive approach
to particle physics, focusing on symmetries and their consequences for the fundamental
forces most relevant for particle physics, the strong and weak forces. Exercises and examples utilize results from
the LHC, LEP, IceCube, Daya Bay, and other contemporary particle physics experiments.

You can order the book directly from Cambridge and on Amazon.

Review at CERN Courier

Errata

Quantum Mechanics Textbook

I wrote a textbook on quantum mechancis appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, published by Cambridge University Press. The book attempts to present this ancient topic in a novel, modern way,
motivating quantum mechanics through the assumption that the universe is linear in a complex-valued vector space. Many advanced topics are covered, like the path integral and density matrix, and well-worn topics are
presented from a new perspective, like solving the hydrogen atom with the Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector.

You can order the book directly from Cambridge and on Amazon.

Errata

Links to Recent Talks

EIC Consortium Meeting

BOOST 2022 Retrospective

SLAC Friday Seminar

LBNL Nuclear Group

Berkeley/SLAC ATLAS Group

ILC Working Group 3 Meeting

ISMD 2021

Nikhef Seminar

CERN Jets Workshop

2021 Parton Showers and Resummation Workshop

Press

Courses We'd Love to Take, Physics 366, Reed Magazine, Sept. 13, 2018

Piece on Wu-Ki Tung Award, Reed Magazine, Jan. 31, 2018

Piece on CMS Open Data Analysis, MIT News, Sept. 29, 2017

Piece on my student Kaustuv Datta's thesis, Reed Magazine, Sept. 6, 2017

Op-Ed in San Jose Mercury News, April 7, 2011

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