Ryan Carroll
Assistant Professor, Physics

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Education and Background
Hi I’m Ryan Carroll, originally hailing from the medium-sized town of Bend, Oregon. Since then I completed my BS in Physics in 2005 from UC Santa Barbara and my MS in Physics in 2007 from Carnegie Mellon University. That fall I moved to Geneva Switzerland to work on the CMS experiment of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. My focus while there was on hardware integration for the CSC subdetector of CMS, commissioning and operation of the CMS detector, and research into the gamma particle most notably their decay modes. What I really learned was that I disliked research but loved to teach. 
In the fall of 2013 I began teaching at Central Oregon Community College in my hometown of Bend, Oregon. I’m really excited to be able to move back down to California and teach here at LBCC.

Interests
My hobbies are road and mountain biking, XC and downhill skiing, trivia, and card games. I’m in need of some uniquely SoCal hobbies so give me the elevator pitch on your favorite one if you see me.