Andre Frankenthal

PhD Candidate in Physics

Cornell University

About me

I’m a PhD Candidate in experimental high-energy Physics at Cornell University. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I hold a B.A. from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, and a M.S. from Cornell. I work in two different experiments searching for dark matter using complementary strategies: with the larger CMS Collaboration smashing protons together at the LHC, and with a smaller team at Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy, looking for dark photons (PADME Collaboration). My work revolves around data analysis, detector data reconstruction, and upgrade studies for the next generation of high-energy physics detectors, in particular the CMS pixel detector.


  • Dark Matter
  • Computational Physics
  • High-Energy Physics
  • Hardware and Software Development


  • Ph.D. in Physics, 2020 (expected)

    Cornell University

  • M.S. in Physics, 2017

    Cornell University

  • B.A. in Physics, 2013

    Reed College


Lazy photons at the LHC

Title: “Search for long-lived particles using delayed photons in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV” Author: CMS …

When light and light collide

Title: “Evidence for light-by-light scattering in heavy-ion collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC” Author: ATLAS Collaboration …

Pyxrootd bindings on macOS

The homebrew version of xrootd doesn’t come with python bindings for some reason. The python bindings are needed for reading remote …

Tmux on lxplus - second part

(this is a sequel to “Tmux on lxplus - first part”, please check it out first!) Lxplus comes with native tmux installed. …

Tmux on lxplus - first part

(This is actually a prequel to “Tmux on lxplus”, despite being uploaded after it) The tmux version on CERN’s lxplus …



Arduino Series

Introductory Arduino mini-workshops for students of all backgrounds


The high-energy physics reader’s digest


Information aggregrator for the different high-energy physics experiments around the world

CMS Experiment

Search for dark natter with CMS, a general-purpose detector at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

PADME Experiment

Search for dark photons at Italy’s Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati

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