LPC Distinguished Researcher


Souvik Das

What I will be working on:

In 2015, I will be working on leading searches for Higgs boson pair production in 13 TeV data. As the most powerful channel for such searches is where both Higgs bosons decay into bottom quarks, I will also be involved in the search for Higgs bosons decaying into bottom quarks. Whether we discover new physics or not, this expedition for Higgs pair production needs to be kept alive through the High Luminosity LHC data-taking conditions of the future as we push to higher energies and intensities. This will require radically different triggering capabilities, including the capacity to identify individual tracks from charged particles at the hardware step of the trigger for collecting an event of data. I will be contributing to the R&D efforts at Fermilab towards such "track triggering" where Associative-Memory chips for rapid pattern recognition within the tracker are being researched.

My role in CMS past and present:

My association with the CMS experiment began in March 2006 with developing the online data acquisition, calibration software and hardware commissioning for the pixel detector as a graduate student at Cornell. I am currently based at the LPC and am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the University of Florida on Higgs searches where the Higgs boson decays into two bottom quarks. I have lead a team of collaborators since 2012 in the search for di-Higgs production at the LHC. <>