Meenakshi Narain Graduate Scholar at the LPC


Beren Ozek


University of Illinois, Chicago

What I will be working on:

  1. I plan to expand my ongoing work on Tracker Forward Pixel (TFPX) sensor modules testing for the HL-LHC. My role involves the development of test systems and calibrating modules for the Fermilab test beam effort.
  2. As a member of the Fermilab SPROCKET project, an effort to develop a multi-sensor readout for future colliders, I will contribute to the testing and future implementation of a new readout scheme for the ASIC, aiming to reach a point where it can process data from two million pixels simultaneously.
  3. My novel physics analysis research uses boosted top quark events to precisely measure the properties of the top quark Run 2 UL CMS data. My plan for this year is to measure the fully unfolded top quark charge asymmetry as a function of boost and place limits on Wilson Coefficients for Effective Field Theory (EFT) interpretation, aiming to significantly enhance the depth of my thesis.

My role in CMS past and present:

I joined CMS in 2020 and started working on the HL-LHC upgrade of the Inner Tracker CMS detector. I have been performing tests on the prototypes of the dual and quad-sensor modules to calibrate each pixel’s response to internal charge injection. I also participated in a search for boosted tt resonances in the semileptonic final state by using Run 2 data. I am currently working on using the boosted ttbar events to measure the top quark charge asymmetry and extending the previous result by including low pT isolated leptons and more mass bins.