During my tenure as LPC Fellow I am continuing my long-standing activity in hadronic SUSY searches as well as my contributions to Higgs analyses, with a special focus on the Higgs to gamma-gamma channel. In addition, I am planning to further extent my active involvement in the “Data Parking” task, which I have helped to initiate.
Furthermore, is my role as PI of the Imperial College part of the London Centre for Teraunives Studies (LCTS), I hope to further strengthen the links between phenomenology activities at the LPC/FNAL and the LCTS**.
**The LCTS brings together particle theorists, experimentalists, astroparticle physicists and experts on field and string theory in the framework of a new phenomenology cluster in London. The centre spreads across the three London universities: Imperial College London, University College London, and Kings College London and CERN.
I joined CMS fulltime in 2003 and was from 2004 to 2005 convener of the Tracker alignment group in CMS. From 2005 to 2007 I was one of the two co-convener of the Calibration and Alignment group in CMS, which was a joint activity of the offline and commissioning project. During 2008 and 2009 I was the co-leader of the physics group in charge of organizing all searches for supersymmetry (SUSY). In 2010 and 2011 I served as a member of the Physics Office, which was charged with organising the high-level physics activities in CMS. Today my work in CMS mainly concentrates on the activity of “Data Parking”, which represents a unique physics opportunity to write additional ~ 600 Hz of data to tape before we enter in a two-year long shout-down of the LHC.