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Marcel Demarteau

Senior Advisor

Marcel leads research into the fundamental structure and evolution of the universe.


Marcel Demarteau is the Director of the High Energy Physics (HEP) Division at Argonne National Laboratory, where he leads the research into the fundamental structure and evolution of the universe that leverages science expertise across multiple programs at the laboratory. His research area is the physics with particle colliders and the development of advanced instrumentation.

He directs the work of the HEP Division that has a broad science program ranging from studies at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, to studies of the afterglow of the Big Bang with the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica. This research is aimed at developing a full understanding of the nature of energy and matter in the universe, leveraging science expertise across multiple programs at the laboratory.

Dr. Demarteau joined Argonne in late 2010 after more than 20 years with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), where he was involved in the study of electroweak physics at the proton-antiproton collider program. He led the Silicon Detector Center, and initiated an advanced detector research and development program at Fermilab. He has been actively engaged in the Linear Collider, a future project for particle physics complementing the Large Hadron Collider Program. One of his current focus areas is to advance all sciences by capitalizing on the multidisciplinary nature of Argonne.

Dr. Demarteau served on the 2013 Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) that developed a strategic plan for particle physics in the United States for the next ten years with a twenty year vision. He is currently a member of the physics advisory board for the Belle-II experiment at the KEK High-Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Japan, the advisory board of the Electron-Ion Collider Detector at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Oxford University Particle Physics Advisory Board.

He received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.