Home Page for John Parsons


I am a Professor of Physics at Columbia University. Some of my work involves teaching in the Physics Department. My research is conducted from Nevis Laboratories.

Current and recent teaching activities

During the Spring 2018 semester, I am teaching both Physics 3003 (Mechanics) and Physics W3083 (Electronics Laboratory). Detailed information about the courses can be obtained on CourseWorks.

Research activities

My primary research interests lie in experimental high energy physics. My current efforts is on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Until recently, I also worked on the DZero experiment at the Tevatron proton-proton collider at Fermilab near Chicago.

Information about ATLAS for the general public can be found on the ATLAS public pages. More information about our group's efforts on ATLAS can be found on our ATLAS group homepage. You can also find information about the Front End Board we developed for the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter. (You can learn a bit more about my research activities from my homepage on the physics department server.)

Undergraduate research opportunities

I am the Principal Investigator of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program that we operate at Nevis Labs. If you are an undergraduate interested in applying to participate, check out the information on our REU WWW page.

I am also a member of the faculty committee of Columbia University's Rabi Scholars program which provides scholarships for undergraduates to do research while at Columbia.

How to reach me?


  • Campus: (212)-854-8127 (or 4-8127 from Columbia ROLM system)
  • Nevis : (914)-591-2820 (or 72-2820 from Columbia ROLM system)

  • Nevis Laboratories, P.O. Box 137, Irvington, NY 10533

  • Campus: 720 Pupin
  • Nevis: 103 (main building)