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Radja Boughezal


Dr. Radja Boughezal’s research focuses on the ultra-precise understanding of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong force, and its role in enabling the search for physics beyond the Standard Model in high-energy experiments.


Radja Boughezal is a theoretical particle physicist at the High Energy Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory, and an adjunct professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Northwestern University. She joined Argonne as a staff scientist in 2010 after working as a postdoctoral researcher in Germany and Switzerland.

Her recent work focuses on understanding high-energy interactions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and proposed future experiments to the percent level.  Such a precision understanding of LHC phenomena may reveal subtle deviations between data and the Standard Model of particle physics that suggest answers to open questions about the universe such as the nature of dark matter and the abundance of matter over anti-matter. Radja’s work bridges an analytic understanding of fundamental theory with large numerical simulations on supercomputers such as Argonne’s Mira and Theta machines.  She has served on several high-energy physics advisory boards and is currently a convener for the high-energy physics Snowmass community planning exercise.

For more details about Radja’s research and leadership roles please visit the following website: http://​www​.hep​.anl​.gov/​r​b​o​u​g​hezal

Research Interests

  • Precision QCD
  • Collider phenomenology
  • High-performance computing