LPC Distinguished Researcher


Luca Cadamuro


University of Florida, Gainesville

What I will be working on:

My data analysis activity at the LPC focuses on the study of Higgs boson pair production in the decay channel to four bottom quarks, exploring both the gluon and vector boson fusion production modes. 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 am also working on the development of Level-1 trigger muon reconstruction algorithms for the endcap regions of the CMS detector for the HL-LHC upgrade. These algorithms combine advanced machine learning methods implemented in the hardware of the trigger system for standalone muon reconstruction to tracking information for a global muon reconstruction. During my time at the LPC I plan to contribute to the algorithm development, implementation and test 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 coordinated the CMS HH analysis group and I am currently a convener of the LHC Higgs Cross Section HH group. I also lead the broader context of searches for physics beyond the standard model in the Higgs sector as a convener of the CMS Higgs-Exotics physics group.