Silvan Kuttimalai

Computational Physicist

Silvan is a computational physicist with a background in elementary particle physics and a keen interest in hard optimization problems. He obtained his PhD from Durham University in the United Kingdom and then went to Stanford University, where he joined the theory group at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as a postdoc. Throughout this time, Silvan developed computational tools for the simulation of high-energy particle collisions as they are studied at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, for example. Much of Silvan’s free time is spent riding mountain bikes, but he also enjoys snowboarding, the great outdoors, and good food.