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LPC Distinguished Researchers - 2016
... searches in events with jets and MET and events with same-sign dileptons, jets, and MET ...
... lead in the development and commissioning of boosted top-tagging algorithms, and to investigate jet substructure reconstruction techniques that will enable us to discover new physics in hadronic final states in Run 2 ...
... inclusive search for Supersymmetry and search for scalar top quark pair production in the jets and missing ET final state ...
... searches for evidence of BSM physics in the 13 TeV data, with an emphasis on analyses that involve long-lived particles requiring novel triggering/reconstruction techniques ...
... search for new phenomena in early data of Run 2 ...
... Standard Model precision physics measurements as a discovery tool and HGCAL studies in terms of high level GED-based reconstruction ...
... searching for specific scenarios of physics beyond the Standard Model such as Vector-Like quarks and heavy resonances (Z', W') ...
... lead the phase I forward pixel upgrade efforts here at FNAL, participating in both module qualification and full system testing and participate in commissioning the full system at CERN in the fall of 2016 ...
... now heavily involved with the development of a track trigger for the CMS phase 2 upgrade ...
... searching for standard model associated Higgs boson production with decays to bottom quarks, an important channel in establishing the Higgs mechanism that gives fermions mass ...
... calorimetry and electronics systems for trigger and data acquisition, searches for physics beyond the standard model, and the use of tau-leptons to probe the Higgs sector ...
... large coupling between the top quark and the Higgs boson, and the associated link to the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking and the question of naturalness as a way to probe new physics ...
... development of dedicated b tagging tools for boosted topologies and their integration with other substructure tools, such as top tagging and focus on searches for vector-like heavy quarks ...
... inclusive searches for supersymmetry, in final states of jets and MET as well as opposite-sign dileptons plus jets and MET ...
... searches for new physics using fully hadronic final states with the CMS experiment, including top quark pair resonances, vector-like quarks, and dark matter particles ...
... searches of new physics in processes that involve the production of the Higgs boson ...
... oncentrate on the searches for electroweakly produced SUSY with multilepton signatures, and ensure coverage of broad phase-space for possible new physics manifestation ...
... launch new efforts in the SM precision frontier, by measuring a forward backward asymmetry to high precision, which is present only due to virtual QCD corrections ...
... exploiting jet substructure techniques in the boosted regime of associated Higgs production to reduce these backgrounds, improve the sensitivity, and firmly establish the decay to b quarks ...
... focusing on long-lived particles that decay to jets, including a new search that looks for displaced vertices with only one outgoing jet ...
... leading an effort to qualify and calibrate the HF frontend electronics before their installation and continue to monitor and characterize the hardware in situ throughout the coming year to ensure the new electronics are outputting the highest quality data that is possible ...
... work on aspects of fast timing detectors, at the Fermilab testbeam facility, and on the R&D program and test beams for the Phase2 CMS calorimeter ...