LPC Distinguished Researcher


Sven Dildick


Rice University

What I will be working on:

As an LPC Distinguished Researcher, I will be conducting research on long-lived particles (LLPs) with CMS. In a first project, I will analyze Run-2 collision data to search for LLPs decaying to hadronic showers in the muon detector. In a second project, I will be developing new triggers that significantly enhance the sensitivity to such LLPs in preparation for new physics searches with Run-3 data. In addition, I will be working on the Run-3 and Phase-2 upgrade of the CSC and GEM trigger system.

My role in CMS past and present:

I joined the CMS collaboration in 2012. During my PhD I searched for LLPs decaying to pairs of muons. As a postdoctoral researcher at Rice University, I continue to be active in searches for LLPs decaying to displaced muons. Since 2012, I have been involved in the development of the trigger primitives of the GEM and CSC detectors. I contributed to several Phase-2 technical design reports, including the Phase-2 L1-Trigger TDR as a member of the editorial team. Other work includes testing of GEM and CSC electronics and online software, development of a track-muon correlator in firmware, and development of the EMTF pT assignment for Run-3. Currently, I co-coordinate the GEM-CSC Trigger Task Force.