Ryszard Stroynowski obtained his Ph.D. in 1973 at the University of Geneva while working as a research scientist at CERN – the European Center for Nuclear Research. He spent six years as a staff scientist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and 11 years as a senior research associate and lecturer at Caltech. In 1991, he became a professor of Physics at SMU. Stroynowski’s research interests include experimental high-energy particle physics and the structure of matter. In his early work he studied the partonic structure of the proton that provided experimental basis for the QCD – the theory of strong interactions.
Since 1996, he has worked on the ATLAS project at Large Hadron Collider at CERN, searching for new physics phenomena at highest energies accessible at accelerators. In 2012, he participated in a discovery of the Higgs boson theory developed by Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, who received a Nobel Prize in 2013 for their work. The ATLAS experiment was noted in the award. His recent research focus is on the study of Higgs boson properties with the ATLAS experiment at Large Hadron Collider and the development of ultra-fast optoelectronics for large data transfer needed in future, upgraded versions of the experiment.