LPC Distinguished Researcher


Luca Cadamuro


University of Florida, Gainesville

What I will be working on:

My data analysis activity at the LPC will focus on the study of Higgs boson pair production in the decay channel to four bottom quarks, including the vector boson fusion production mode for the first time at the LHC. By giving experimental access to the Higgs boson trilinear coupling and the interaction strength of a vector boson pair with a Higgs boson pair, the study of this process will bring deeper understanding on the nature of the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism. I will also work on developing advanced muon reconstruction algorithms in the endcap regions of the CMS detector for the upgraded Level-1 trigger. I plan to contribute to the program of hardware implementation of machine learning techniques that is being developed at the LPC, and continue the development of global reconstruction algorithms that combine the muon system with the inner tracker system information. During my time at the LPC I also plan to contribute to the algorithm implementation in the upgraded trigger hardware.

My role in CMS past and present:

I joined the CMS Collaboration in 2014 and contributed to its experimental program as a PhD student with the realisation of the Run 2 search for Higgs boson pair production in the decay channel to two b quarks and two tau leptons, and with the development, implementation and commissioning of the tau reconstruction algorithm for the L1 trigger upgrade in 2016. As a research associate at the University of Florida, I currently coordinate the CMS HH group for the preparation of Run 2 data analyses and sensitivity projections for the HL-LHC.