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Frank J. Petriello

Joint Appointment [C]

Petriello pursues a research program in precision QCD in order to improve the Standard Model predictions for important hadron collider observables and their backgrounds.


In the course of pursuing these goals he has developed novel theoretical and numerical techniques with broad applicability across numerous subfields of physics. A second goal of his work is the development of new strategies to search for and study new physics at the Large Hadron Collider and in other experiments. His work is supported by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

Positions Held:
  • 2015 - present, Professor, Northwestern University
  • 2010 - present, Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2010 - 2014, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
  • 2009 - 2010, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • 2005 - 2009, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • 2003 - 2005, Postdoctoral Researcher, The Johns Hopkins University
Selected Awards and Honors

For pioneering new methods in the application of perturbative quantum chromodynamics to high-energy processes, and for computing high precision, fully exclusive production cross sections for electroweak vector bosons and Higgs bosons at hadron colliders.”

  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2013)
  • Physics Letters B Most Valued Referee (2011)
  • DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award (2007)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2006)