Starting June 11, Christopher Ell joins us from Yale University, where in May he will graduate Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in Physics and Classics. For two years, Christopher has been a research assistant with the Yale High-Energy Collider Group. After receiving Yale’s Richter and Tetelman Fellowships, he studied at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, where he researched methods of distinguishing electrons from pions, including the novel use of track outliers, which had previously not been studied.
Christopher’s translations of Greek and Latin have won two awards from the Yale Classics Department. Christopher was Chancellor of the Yale Political Union and Port Captain of the Yale Varsity Sailing Team. While at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, he won four gold medals at the National Latin Exam and graduated as valedictorian. Christopher still follows the rule, Non scholae sed vitae discimus.