Neeti Parashar, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics; Director, Center for High Energy Physics

Neeti Parashar, Ph.D.


Neeti Parashar founded and is leading the Center for High Energy Physics program at PNW. She is also the principal investigator on National Science Foundation funding and the faculty mentor for the PNW QuarkNet Center on education and outreach.


Research Overview

My research activities are performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, (Fermilab), located in Illinois, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. At Fermilab, I collaborate on the DZERO (“Dee-Zero”) experiment, while at CERN I work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. This research is federally funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Select Publications


1) Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHC pp collision data at √s = 7 and 8 TeV ATLAS and CMS Collaborations (Georges Aad (Marseille, CPPM) et al.) JHEP 1608 (2016) 045

2) Combined Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass in 𝑝𝑝 √s = 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS Experiments ATLAS and CMS Collaborations (Georges Aad (Marseille, CPPM) et al.) Phys.Rev.Lett. 114 (2015) 191803

3) Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC CMS Collaboration (Serguei Chatrchyan et al.). Phys.Lett. B716 (2012) 30-61.

Teaching Focus

I love to teach. Students are my first priority. I believe that learning is a two-way process. While the students are learning, so am I. My philosophy is to set the right wavelength for the course content and emphasize basic concepts that students can retain.

Neeti Parashar, Ph.D.


(219) 989-2722

Office Location:

Hammond Campus, GYTE 255


  • Ph.D. – High Energy Physics, University of Delhi, India

Areas of Expertise

  • High Energy Physics
  • Experimental Particle Physics
  • Collider Physics at CERN and Fermilab Data Analysis

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • EPS Prize in HEP, DZERO Collaboration @Fermilab, 2019
  • PUC Outstanding Faculty Scholar, 2008, 2013
  • PUC Outstanding Faculty Teacher, 2013
  • Co-author on the “DISCOVERY OF THE HIGGS BOSON”, CMS Collaboration @CERN, 2013, 2014
  • Influential Woman of Northwest Indiana, 2014

Curriculum Vitae