Jesse Liu

I am a Grainger Fellow at the University of Chicago. I am also a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where I am on leave until 2021–25.

My research in particle physics connects theory with experiment by devising strategies to discover new physics such as supersymmetry and dark matter. I collaborate in the ATLAS Experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

Originally from London, England, I moved to the University of Oxford where I graduated with a BA in 2014. I then spent a year at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, where I was supervised by Natalia Toro and received my MSc from the University of Waterloo.

In 2015, I returned to Oxford to complete my PhD, supervised by Alan Barr and John March-Russell. For my thesis, I was based at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland for two years.

I enjoy doing science outreach, travelling, classical music and graphic design. As an undergraduate, I was a resident student advisor for two years to US visiting students on the Williams–Exeter Programme at Oxford. I also designed publicity and played the violin for numerous university ensembles. I have grapheme–colour synaesthesia.


University of Cambridge, UK. Trinity College Junior Research Fellow (on leave). 2019 – present
University of Chicago, USA. Grainger Postdoctoral Fellow. 2019 – present

University of Oxford, UK. DPhil Particle Physics. 2015 – 2019.
CERN, Switzerland. Associate Research Student. 2016 – 2018.

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada. Perimeter Scholars International. 2014 – 2015.
University of Waterloo, Canada. MSc Physics. 2014 – 2015.

University of Oxford, UK. BA Physics. 2011 – 2014.


Grapheme-colour synaesthesiaThe picture shows roughly what colour my brain associates with each letter or number due to grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Intriguing as it is, I have yet to find any use for this neural quirk.