Dr Stephen Hillier MA, PhD

Dr Stephen Hillier

School of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Steve Hillier has worked in Particle Physics research for over 20 years, mostly based on experiments at CERN, and specialising in the development of triggering systems.  

Steve initially worked on OPAL at LEP, particularly on the Muon Endcap detector, Silicon Tungsten and Central Trigger systems.  Since 1995, he has been a member of the Level-1 Calorimeter Trigger group of the ATLAS detector at LHC, taking a leading role in developing software for the trigger system.  In more recent years, he has also taken on several managerial roles, including being the coordinator of the international calorimeter trigger collaboration for four years.


  • Phd in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Birmingham, 1992
  • MA (Hons) in Physics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, 1988


Teaching Programmes

  • Year 3 Introduction to C++