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Search for New Phenomena Using High Energy Hadron Collisions




Research Program:

I am an experimental particle physicist whose interests lie in probing the most basic interactions in nature. There now exists a theory of the Strong and Electroweak interactions (“the Standard Model”) that has been tested to high accuracy and that explains almost all existing experimental data. The great success of this theory provides a framework for asking even more basic questions: What is the physics that generates quark and lepton masses? What determines the size of the Fermi constant? What is the mechanism responsible for the CP noninvariance observed in nature? It is such questions that my collaborators and I hope to address.

Many extensions to the Standard Model offer possible answers to these questions. In a large class of theories we expect new phenomena to appear when quarks or leptons collide at center-of-mass energies in the range of 100 GeV to 1 TeV. At the present time, hadron colliders are the only means of reaching these energies.

I am a member of the ATLAS collaboration at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). My research on ATLAS spans many topics including searches for TeV scale gravity and for Supersymmetry, searches for flavor violation in Higgs Boson decays, measurements of the production properties of the Top quark, studies of charm production in association with W-bosons and measurements of the properties of high pT jets.

Information about me:

Email: mdshapiro@lbl.gov

Phone: 510-486-4683

Office: 50B-6227 (LBL)

           445 LeConte Hall (Campus)

Here is my CV

Links to My Experiments' Web Pages:

ATLAS The ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Selected Talks:

Why Searching for New Physics at the LHC: Run 2 Status and Prospects

ATLAS Papers for which I have been a primary author:

  • Search for lepton--flavour--violating H→μτ decays of the Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector, JHEP 11( 2015) 211.

    Graduate students who have received PhDs under my supervision