Ia Iashvili

Professor in the Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Dr. Ia Iashvili is a High Energy Physicist who is a Professor in the Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her research area focuses on the search for new fundamental particles and precision measurements for the known subatomic particles at CERN’s (European Laboratory for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland) Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Born in the former Soviet Union Republic of Georgia, Dr. Iashvili graduated from the Tbilisi State University with a degree in Physics. Following graduation, she joined Tbilisi Andronikashvili Institute of Physics as a research scientist. As a member of

High Energy Physics group there, she started collaboration with international team of the CMS experiment at LHC. During the 1990’s, Dr. Iashvili lived and worked in Germany, France and Switzerland. She obtained her PhD degree from Humboldt University, Berlin in 2000. The same year, Dr. Iashvili relocated to the United States to pursue research in the D0 collaboration at the Tevatron (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois), the world’s most powerful accelerator until commissioning of the LHC in the late 2000’s.

Dr. Iashvili joined the Department of Physics at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York in 2005. As a faculty member and Professor of Physics, she teaches physics for undergraduate and graduate students, mentors doctoral students, and continues her research within the CMS international collaboration. Her research field, High Energy Physics, is a fundamental branch of physics, which aims to uncover laws of nature at microscopic level. Over the years, she has held a number of leadership positions within D0 and CMS collaborations. Popularization of physics and outreach to the general public, both in the United States and in her native Republic of Georgia, is an integral part of Dr. Iashvili’s work.