LPC Physics Forum

  • What is it? Physics Forum (PF), started back in 2006, has been providing a unique basis for engaging "on-the-floor" discussions amongst many LPC members. It provides possibilities for energetic cross-fertilization of ideas between analyzers as well as gives exposure to our young colleagues. The forum is a kind of interactive seminar, i.e. in these types of seminars questions from the audience are highly encouraged. We usually ask the speaker to prepare the seminar in such a way that it allows for this type of discussions. We also encourage the use of the "smart board" - which is a kind of electronic white board that also allows to load slides, i.e. the speaker can switch between prepared plots/figures/slides and else write on the board.
  • When? PF typically occurs twice a month on Thursdays and can be CMS-restricted or open (anyone can join the audience). Nominal time slot is 1pm Thursdays with a duration about an hour, but can accommodate a different time slot to the speaker's availability.
  • Where? The physical conference room for PF is Sunrise Room at WH11NE Fermilab.
  • NOTE if the topic says "CMS only" it means PF talk is restricted to CMS collaborators only. If it says "Open" it is open to all interested in the topic.


  • Date Topic(s) Speaker(s) Agenda (CMS internal)
    June 26, 2018 Unfolding (CMS only) Susan Dittmer (UIC), Ajeeta Khatiwada (Purdue), Daniel Marley (Texas A&M) Agenda
    June 7, 2018 Skipper CCDs: projects (including SENSEI), and plans for the future (Open) Juan Estrada (Fermilab) Agenda
    May 24, 2018 Latest differential tt cross section measurements from CMS Experiment (CMS only) Aran Garcia-Bellido (Rochester) Agenda
    Apr 5, 2018 Selected topic in Higgs physics at Run 2:The evidence for ttH production in ATLAS (Open) Marumi Kado(IN2P3, Saclay) Agenda
    Mar 22, 2018 CMS results on Exotic Higgs (CMS only) Abdollah Mohammadi (KSU) Agenda
    Dec 1, 2017 Using Big Data tools to search for ISR+Stau (Open) Andrew Melo (Vanderbilt) Agenda
    Nov 16, 2017 Long Lived Particles at the LHC Albert De Roeck (CERN) Agenda
    Oct 12, 2017 Recent Developments in SRF Technology S. Posen/M. Martinello (FNAL) Agenda
    Oct 6, 2017 Summary of the LPC Dark Matter @ LHC Workshop Bo Jayatilaka (FNAL) Canceled
    Sep 14, 2017 Searching for Dark Matter with LZ Hugh Lippincott (FNAL) Agenda
    Aug 31, 2017 Analysis Techniques in Long-Baseline Accelerator-Based Neutrino Experiments Tom Junk (FNAL) Agenda
    Aug 17, 2017 Towards decoding of the nature of Dark Matter at the LHC Sasha Belyaev (Southampton) Agenda
    Aug 3, 2017 Quarkonia in Jets at LHCb Phil Ilten (MIT) Agenda
    June 1, 2017 A Higgs Portal to Vectorlike Fermions by Enrico Lunghi Dr. Enrico Lunghi (Fermilab) Agenda
    May 25, 2017 New physics search with boosted Higgs bosons Devdatta Majumder (Univ. Kansas) Agenda
    Observation of the SM Higgs boson to a pair of taus with 2016 Data Abdollah Mohammadi (Kansas State)
    May 4, 2017 HEP.TrkX Project: deep learning for CMS tracking Dustin Anderson (CalTech) Agenda
    Apr 20, 2017 HEPCloud Burt Holzman (FNAL) Agenda
    Mar 23, 2017 LHC signals for Singlet Neutrinos from a Natural Warped Seesaw Kaustubh Agashe (Maryland) Agenda
    Mar 9, 2017 New results from AMS Dan Hooper (FNAL) Agenda
    Jan 19, 2017 Tau Leptons at CMS Isobel Ojalvo (Princeton) Agenda
    b Jets at CMS Caterina Vernieri
    Nov 30, 2016 Jet parton showering modeling and substructure Stefan Prestel (FNAL) Agenda
    Nov 3, 2016 Dimuon 29 GeV analysis Nate Odell (Northwestern) Agenda
    Oct 20, 2016 Light dark matter and LDMX Philip Schuster (SLAC) Agenda
    Oct 6, 2016 B physics in CMS, 4-lepton low mass results Kai Yi (Univ. of Iowa) Agenda
    B hadron lifetime measurement Jhovanny Mejia (CINVESTAV)
    Aug 18, 2016 VLQs: Past, Present, Future Sadia Khalil (Kansas) Agenda
    Computing for Data Analysis Jim Pivarski (Princeton)
    Aug 4, 2016 Why it should really be called 'The Compact Photon Solenoid' Andrew Askew (FSU) Agenda
    July 7, 2016 Introduction to Mu2e Andrei Gaponenko (Fermilab) Agenda
    The Mu2e tracker Marjorie Corcoran (Rice University)
    May 6, 2016 Jet Substructure Jesse Thaler (MIT) Agenda
    April 21, 2016 3rd Generation SUSY Miaoyuan Liu (Duke) Agenda
    Peisi Huang (Wisconsin)
    April 7, 2016 Common theory issues in B2G analyses Bogdan Dobrescu (Fermilab), Fabrizio Margaroli (INFN) Agenda
    March 17, 2016 X → Z(jj) gamma Lovedeep Saini (Kansas State) Agenda
    WW resonance search at low mass Jordan Damgov (Texas Tech)
    March 3, 2016 Big data tools in HEP (DIANA) Jim Pivarski (Princeton) Agenda
    Uses of fast timing in high pileup Lindsey Gray (Fermilab)
    February 4, 2016 Exp/Th Discussion on Jamboree Results Kiel Howe (FNAL), Gordan Krnjaic (FNAL), Marc Weinberg (FSU) Agenda
    January 21, 2016 Searching for SUSY in jets+MET final state Bibhuprasad Mahakud (Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research) Agenda
    13 TeV Diphoton Results Marc Weinberg (FSU)
    December 3, 2015 Probing for New Physics: First Field Measurements from Muon g-2 Brendan Kiburg (Fermilab) Agenda
    Sterile Neutrinos and FNAL's Short-Baseline Neutrino Program Joe Zennamo (Univ. of Chicago)
    November 19, 2015 Guide to the CMS Cold Box Jim Strait (Fermilab) Agenda
    November 5, 2015 Opportunities for future collider studies at the LPC Ashutosh Kotwal (Duke) Agenda
    October 1, 2015 The Fast TracKer at ATLAS Jamie Saxon (UChicago) Agenda
    CMS AM-based L1 track triger for Phase-2 Sergo Jindariani (Fermilab)
    September 17, 2015 First SUSY (RA2b) results from 13 TeV Sam Bein (FSU) Agenda
    Recent HE test beam results Joe Pastika (Baylor)
    September 3, 2015 Same-sign dilepton excesses and light top squarks Ian Low (Northwestern) Agenda
    Higgs boson production through gluon fusion at N^3LO Elisabetta Furlan (Fermilab)
    Aug 13, 2015 HWW at CMS Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez (Nebraska) Agenda
    Htt at ATLAS Elias Coniavitis (Freiburg)
    July 16, 2015 A W' interpretation of CMS and ATLAS excesses at 2 TeV Bogdan Dobrescu (FNAL) Agenda
    A complete model of a 2 TeV W' Zhen Liu (Pittsburgh/FNAL)
    July 2, 2015 Exotic Higgs Decays Jesse Shelton (UIUC) Agenda
    Flavor conscious paired dijets Fady Bishara (Cincinnati/FNAL)
    June 18, 2015 Double Upsilon cross-section measurement Maksat Haytmuradov (UIowa) Agenda
    4 muon excess peak at 18 GeV Suleyman Durgut (UIowa)
    Measurement of Z-gamma-gamm Sachiko Toda (KSU)
    June 4, 2015 Singlet-like Higgs searches at CMS Petra Merkel (FNAL) Agenda
    Singlet-like Higgs at present and future Colliders Andrea Tesi (UC)
    The Twin Higgs Mechanism and Composite Higgs Matthew Low (UC)
    May 14, 2015 Double Higgs Production Ahmed Ismail (Argonne/UIC) Agenda
    Improving the prediction of non-prompt lepton backgrounds Giuseppe Cerati (UCSD)
    April 16, 2015 Overview of DES program Marcelle Soares Santos (FNAL) Agenda
    Virtual Tour of DECam Brian Nord (FNAL)
    First results from DES Alex Drlica-Wagner (FNAL)
    April 2, 2015 All-hadronic SUSY at CMS Hannsjorg Weber (FNAL) Agenda
    bb asymmetry at D0 Julie Hogan (Brown)
    Mar. 19, 2015 Status of the HCAL Phase 1 Upgrade Daryl Hare (FNAL) Agenda
    Jet energy corrections Alexx Perloff (TAMU)
    Feb. 26, 2015 Searches for Long-lived particles at CMS Jamie Antonelli (OSU) Agenda
    Status of FPIX for Phase 1 John Stupak (Purdue Calumet)
    Jet performance for Phase 2 (Shaslik) Arka Santra (FSU)
    Feb. 12, 2015 Overview of dark matter searches Dan Hooper (FNAL) Agenda
    Axion searches (ADMX) Aaron Chou (FNAL)
    Dec. 4, 2014 An Explanation of the WW excess at the LHC by Jet-veto Resummation Takemichi Okui (Florida State University) Agenda
    WW at CMS Rafael Lopes de Sa (Fermilab)
    Nov. 6, 2014 Mono-Higgs searches for Dark Matter at the LHC Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University) Agenda
    Triggers for Exotic Higgs Maria Cepeda Hermida (U. of Wisconsin)
    Oct. 2, 2014 Light Z-primes Ran Lu (University of Wisconsin) Agenda
    Sept. 18, 2014 2015 Calorimeter Trigger Overview and Firmware Ben Kreis (Fermilab) Agenda
    2015 Calorimeter Trigger Emulation and Results Inga Bucinskaite (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    Sept. 4, 2014 Lepton Flavor Violating Higgs Decays Roni Harnik (Fermilab) Agenda
    Search for LFV Higgs Decay Maria Cepeda Hermida (University of Wisconsin)
    Aug. 21, 2014 Searching for SUSY with leptons and low missing transverse energy Benjamin Taylor Carlson (Carnegie-Mellon University) Agenda
    Search for Excited Leptons Lovedeep Kaur Saini (Kansas State University)
    Aug. 7, 2014 Collider signatures and Astrophysics constraints of Goldstone bosons Wai-Yee Keung Agenda
    Search for di-Higgs resonances decaying to 4 bottom quarks at CMS Souvik Das (University of Florida)
    July 3, 2014 Search for VLQ B' with charge 1/3 in semileptonic channel at CMS Sadia Khalil (Kansas State University) Agenda
    Search for new physics with tops at ATLAS Kevin Black (Boston University)
    June 19, 2014 Jet substructure algorithms James William Dolen (State University of New York) Agenda
    Searches with boosted jets Justin Pilot (University of Californa-Davis)
    CSA14 Preparation John Stupak (Purdue University-Calumet)
    June 5, 2014 Timing and Forward Jet Confirmation Yuri Gershtein (Rutgers University) Agenda
    PUPPI Pileup Mitigation Nhan Viet Tran (FNAL)
    May 15, 2014 A->Zh->lltautau Stephane B. Cooperstein (University of Wisconsin) Agenda
    H->hh->tautaubb Pingchuan Zhao (University of Wisconsin)
    Search for H->WW->lnuJ at high mass in exclusive jet bins Bibhuti Parida (Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research)
    May 17, 2014 On estimating fake leptons David Curtin (YITP Stony Brook) Agenda
    April 17, 2014 SUSY with leptons: experience gained with 8 TeV and outlook for 2015 Lesya Shchutska (Florida) Agenda
    Tracking for Run 2 (TBC) Kevin Burkett (FNAL)
    April 3, 2014 Searches for Top partners Aram Avetisyan (Boston) Agenda
    March 20, 2014 Pileup Algorithms in the L1 trigger for 2015 Laura Dodd (Wisconsin) Agenda
    Missing Transverse Energy Trigger Studies for Run 2 Jia fu Low (Florida)
    March 6, 2014 Probing the pMSSM Samuel Louis Bein (FSU) Agenda
    Shedding Light on Unexplored Regions Andrew Askew (FSU)
    February 6, 2014 Where new physics may lie hidden: an experimentalist's perspective John Paul Chou (Rutgers) Agenda
    W' decays into odd Higgs bosons Bogdan Dobrescu (Fermilab)
    January 23, 2014 Two Higgs Doublet Model studies at the LHC and beyond John Stupak (Purdue University Calumet) Agenda
    November 21, 2013 Closing the wedge in MA-tanBeta Plane Ian Lewis (Brookhaven) Agenda
    Z(ll) + MET Search in CMS Darien Wood (Northeastern)
    October 31, 2013 Simplified Dark Matter Models: 2 leptons + MET final state Yang Bai (Fermilab) Agenda
    Stop searches in single lepton+MET final state Verena Ingrid Martinez Outschoorn (Fermi National Accelerator Lab.
    October 4, 2013 Least Supersymmetric Standard Model Antonio Delgado Peris (Centro de Investigaciones Energ. Medioambientales y Tecn. Agenda
    Searches for Natural SUSY at CMS Rick Cavanaugh (University of Illinois at Chicago
    September 26, 2013 Top/Higgs Tagging at LHC Dinko Ferencek (Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jersey Agenda
    Phenomenology of VLQs Adam Martin (Fermilab)
    July 18, 2013 Recent work on light stop searches Chiu-Tien Yu (UW-Madison) Agenda
    Track Triggers at Level 1 Dr. Ronald Lipton (Fermi National Accelerator Lab.