Dr. Adish Vartak


Dr. Adish Vartak is a physicist working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. For nearly a decade, he has been a part of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, one of the most complex, giant machines ever built, which accelerates subatomic particles like protons through 6.5 trillion volts and smashes them head-on.


Dr. Adish Vartak did his masters in Physics from IIT Kanpur in 2008. He subsequently went on to earn his doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in 2014. He later became a Research Fellow at CERN ( 2018 - 2020) Geneva, Switzerland.At CERN, where he coordinated a group of 200 physicists that performed 'searches' for new, undiscovered physics signatures by analysing data collected with the CMS detector at CERN. He has been studying some very rare interactions of the newly discovered Higgs boson particle at the CMS experiment.
Dr. Vartak has been working as an Assistant Project Scientist since July 2020 at University of California, San Diego.Dr. Vartak is currently working in measurement of some very rare decay of the Higgs boson. He performed these measurements by analysing the data collected by CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Over the past five years, he has turned his research towards dark matter. Dr. Vartak has been working on the 'monojet' search, which is one of the most powerful ways to look for Dark matter at the LHC.

Achievements and Honors

  • CMS Achievement Award, 2017
  • Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics by American Physical Society, 2016.