Imperial College London

Professor Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee FRS

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Physics



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506Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Spokesperson (Project Leader (2007-2009)Deputy Spokesperson (1993-2006), Compact Muon Solenoid Collaboration, Particle Physics, 1991

Guest Lectures

Exploring Nature Moments after the Big Bang, H.C. Hans Memorial Lecture, Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, 2018

Exploring Nature Moments after the Big Bang, Taiwan Physical Society, Taipei, 2018

The LHC Project: Interwoven Complexity of a Scientific Project for Fundamental Discoveries, Complex Systems, Royal Society Meeting, Chicheley Hall, Milton Keynes, 2017

The Long Journey to the Higgs boson and Beyond, Salam Memorial Meeting, Singapore, 2016

Particle Physics since 1945 and the Emergence of the Standard Model,, St. Cross College, Oxford, 2016

Highlights and Prospects in Hadron Collider Physics, Opening talk at LHCP conference, New York USA, 2014

Construction of Large-scale Projects, Technical Capabilities and Infrastructure, Europena Strategy for Particle Physics, Krakow Poland, 2012

The Experimental Summary, “Hadron Collider Physics” Symposium, Paris, France, 2011

Invited Talk on the LHC Project, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Geneva, Switzerland, 2011

Plenary Talk, The Large Hadron Collider Project and Superconductivity2011, Superconductivity Centennial Conference, SCC2011, Den Haag, Netherlands, 2011

16th Kaczmarczik Lecture: Exploring Nature Moments after the Big Bang: The LHC Accelerator and the CMS Experiment., Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, 2011

Physics requirements for the Design of the ATLAS and CMS Experiments, Royal Society, Royal Society, UK, 2011

The Experimental Summary., “Physics at LHC” international conference, Perugia, Italy., 2011

Public Lecture, The LHC Project, The Journey to Discover the Secrets of Nature, Moments after the Big Bang,., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U. S. A., 2010

The Opening Talk: The LHC Project: Accelerator and Experiments, 1st Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, Tsukuba, Japan, 2009

Keynote Speech: Discovering the Quantum Universe, The LHC Project at CERN., Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Reno, USA, 2009

Discovering the Quantum Universe, The Large Hadron Collider Project at CERN, Invited Public Lecture with Prof. E. WittenInternational Conference on High Energy Physics, Philadelphia, USA, 2008

Discovering the Quantum Universe, The Large Hadron Collider Project at CERN., Invited Talk at Euroscience Open Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 2008

20th Schrodinger Lecture: The Large Hadron Collider Project at CERN, Centennial of Imperial College, Imperial College, London, 2007

Opening Talk: The Large Hadron Collider Project., IEEE-Nuclear Science Symposium, Hawaii, USA, 2007

The Opening Talk at Conference on Computing in High Energy Physics: LHC Machine and Experiments,, Victoria, Canada, Victoria, Canada, 2007

Lectures on General Purpose Detectors at LHC., Scottish Universities Summer School for Physics, St. Andrews, Scotland, 2003

Plenary Talk: Developments in Particle Detection., Intl. Europhys. Conf. on HEP, Budapest, Hungary, 2001

Universal Laws, The Big Bang and Particle Physics., Conference of European Council of International Schools, The Hague, Netherlands., 2000

Lectures on Experimental Techniques., European School on High Energy Physics, St Andrews, Scotland, 1998