Cecilia Gerber works as a Professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ill, USA. Her research is centered on the experimental study of hadron collisions at the highest energies available. Her work involves the development of semiconductor detectors that precisely track the passage of charged particles and the elucidation of the characteristics of the production processes of top quarks and searches for new physics that decay preferentially to top quarks. Prof. Gerber has published more than 300 papers in leading scientific journals and has advised a total of 14 graduate students and 4 postdoctoral fellows. She is an elected Member of the American Physical Society, University of Illinois Scholar, Fellow of the UIC Honors College, and UIC 2011 Researcher of the Year. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 1995, and served as a Research Associate at Fermilab prior to joining the faculty at UIC in 2000.
Biography Updated on 4 December 2012