LPC Distinguished Researcher


Nicola De Filippis


Politecnico and INFN Bari, Italy

What I will be working on:

My plan for research activity at the LPC in 2018 includes a study of the impact of the Phase II CMS upgrade detector on the reconstruction of the Higgs boson in the four-lepton channel and the measurements of its properties, at the high luminosity LHC. Other relevant topic for my activity with Run 2 data include firstly the search of Dark Matter at the LHC through a mono-Higgs signature, with the Higgs boson decaying via H->ZZ->4l, and secondly the search for a heavy neutral gauge boson (namely Z') decaying in a di-muon final state, also in the context of models for contact interactions. I plan to contribute to the development and performance studies of muon reconstruction, identification and isolation, especially at very high transverse momentum. I intend also to perform the measurement of the silicon strip hit resolution with real data.

My role in CMS past and present:

I am a member of CMS since 2002 and I contributed to several areas of the activities of the collaboration. My scientific activity has been focussing mostly on studies about the Standard Model Higgs boson at the LHC by using data collected by the CMS experiment since 2011. I was H->ZZ subgroup convener for the 2008-2010 period and responsible of the H->ZZ group in the LHC Higgs Cross Section WG. I was one of the main contributors for the discovery of a Higgs particle with a mass of about 125 GeV in 2012. I was chief editor of all the H->ZZ papers for the CMS Higgs Working Group in 2011. In 2012- 2013 I was editor of the H->ZZ->2l2tau analysis. I have been also involved in Muon POG activities, as responsible on the muon object official validation and member of muon advisory group of the Muon Institution Board. I am the co-chair of the CMS School committee starting from September 2017. I am a member of the CMS Thesis Award Committee.