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Richard K. Keeler
B.Sc. (McGill), M.Sc., Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Professor of Physics

Contact Information

Office: Dept.of Physics and Astronomy, Elliott Building 218
Tel: (250) 721-7746 | Email:
  Fax: (250) 721-7715


As a researcher and an instructor, my goal has been to demonstrate the excitement and beauty of physics to undergraduate and graduate students through my research. My research interests are focussed on using the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC Collider in Geneva Switzerland to explore physics at the energy frontier. I have specialized in weak interactions in high energy physics and the associated instrumentation and analysis tools. Visit the research section of this website for further information.Recent undergraduate courses I am teaching are first year calculus based physics and third year electrodynamics. Graduate courses I have taught centre around analysis and experimental techniques in particle physics. The course on data analysis techniques emphasizes hands on exploration of the subject using the ROOT program developed at CERN.

I have held a number of administrative positions. I was seconded to the position of Associate Vice-President Research (2004-2009) and before that I was Director of the Institute of Particle Physics for Canada (IPP). For more information on my present and past administrative activities visit the administration link to learn more about the Office of Research Services at the University of Victoria, TRIUMF and the Institute of Particle Physics.