LPC Distinguished Researcher


Andreas Jung


Purdue University

What I will be working on:

My research activities at the LPC are focused on the top quark precision frontier and in particular on multi-dimensional measurements of angular correlations involving matrix unfolding. Precision results in the top quark sector will be used to challenge the SM at unprecedented levels, which may reveal non-SM contributions. Furthermore, I plan to be involved in the CMS upgrade projects related to the silicon pixel detector, i.e. test beams and sensor R&D as well as related to carbon fiber manufacturing and R&D efforts in the composite area.

My role in CMS past and present:

I joined CMS in 2013 as a postdoc and at first was fully focused in the thermal design aspects of the Outer Tracker upgrade for the high-luminosity phase of the LHC. By now my Detector R&D focus shifted towards the Forward Pixel Detector upgrade for the HL-LHC and in particular on the carbon-fiber based support structures which scale in size from a few centimeters to the large superstructures with length scales of about 5 m. My group has been involved in the early searches for vector-like Top quark partners employing the 2015 and 2016 data set. The current research focus is now on highly precise measurements in the top quark sector in order to pinpoint any non-SM contributions. I have been the co-convener of the top quark property group from 2015-17 and I am currently co-convening the Inner Tracker Mechanics group since 2017. I am a member of the LPC event committee and of the CMS conference committee.