Toyoko Orimoto, an assistant professor of physics, focuses her research on experimental particle physics.

She recently gave a TEDx talk titled, “The Art of the Higgs Boson.”

Prof. Orimoto aims to answer fundamental questions about the nature of our universe such as: Is it possible that there are extra-dimensions of space-time? What new particles or symmetries exist beyond the standard model of particle physics? What is the origin of mass for elementary particles?

Prof. Orimoto endeavors to answer such questions as a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prior to coming to Northeastern, Prof. Orimoto was a fellow at CERN (2009-2012) and the Robert A. Millikan fellow at the California Institute of Technology (2006-2009). She received her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.