Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content
ATLAS Experiment
CERNStudents.jpg
UW ATLAS Group 2016 (not a complete list):
First row (in front left to right): Heather, Emma, Cristiano
Second row: Sam, Rachel
Last row: Gordon, Henry, Nikola, Nicos, Pedro, Nick

Research   
  • UW group plays the leading role in the search of Hidden Valley,  BSM Higgs, and the  Electroweak physics. Seattle group also contributes significantly to the search of the Standard Model Higgs.​
  • Henry Lubatti and Colin Daly (Mechanics Engineer Emertius Professor) designed and developed the manufacture specification of drift tubes for Forward Muon Chamber. 1/3 of the tubes were produced locally in Seattle, mounted to the muon chambers and shipped to CERN. 
  • Insertable B-Layer (IBL) Phase 0 Upgrade: UW group is responsible for the design and construction of the IBL Support Tube and IBL Precision Tube. UW group is also working on the development of the IBLROD firmware, IBL DAQ software, the commissioning, and operation of the IBL.
Faculties:
  • Anna Goussiou - SM and MSSM Higgs with taus 
  • Shih-Chieh Hsu - SM EWK subgroup convener (2011-2012), Tracking CP convener (2015-), BSM search in hadronic boson and Higgs final state
  • Henry Lubatti - Group leader, Exotic long-lived particle, muon chamber, IBL Support Tube
  • Joseph Rothberg - Emeritus professor and deputy group leader, muon chamber alignment
  • Gordon Watts - Exotic long-lived particle subgroup convener(2012-2014), b-tagging convener (2008-2010)

Engineers/Technicians:
  • Colin Daly - UW Mechanical Engineering Emeritus Perfossor , muon chamber, IBL Support Tube
  • Scott Hauck​ - UW Electrical Engineering Professor, IBL ROD firmware development
  • William Kuykendal - UW Mechanical Engineering staff, muon chamber, IBL Support Tube 
  • Todd Olsen - Computing specialist
Research Associates:
  • Emma Torro Pastor - Long-lived particle search
  • Cristiano Alpigiani - Long-lived particle search
  • Samuel Meehan​ - BSM serch with boosted W/Z/H 
  • Jana Schaarschmidt - BSM Higgs search

Graduates:
  • Michelle Brochmann - W-mass measurement in D0
  • Rachel Rosten - Long lived-particle search
  • Audrey Kvam - Long lived-particle search
  • Mason Proffitt - BSM Higgs search
  • Logan Adams - EE Master, Pixel Layer1/Layer2 ROD upgrade  
  • Nikola Whallon - Double b-hadron tagging, mono-Higgs search in bb~ channel
  • Alexandru Hostiuc - Hadronic Boson tagging with jet substructure, hadronic mono-Boson search

Undergraduates:
  • Open positions
Selected Publications:
  • ATLAS Collaboration, Search for pair-produced long-lived neutral particles decaying in the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV, arXiv:1501.04020, Physics Letters B 743 (2015) 15-34
  • ATLAS Collaboration, Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying to Zh in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, arXiv:1502.04478​, Physics Letters B 744 (2015) 163-183
  • ATLAS Collaboration, Search for long-lived, weakly interacting particles that decay to displaced hadronic jets in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, arXiv:1504.03634, Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) 1, 012010
  • ATLAS Collaboration, Search for dark matter produced in association with a Higgs boson decaying to two bottom quarks in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, arXiv:1510.06218, submitted to PRD
  • ATLAS Collaboration, Identification of boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons and comparisons with ATLAS data taken at √s=8 TeV, arXiv:1510.05821​, submitted to EPJC
  • ATLAS Collaboration, Performance of b-Jet Identification in the ATLAS Experiment​, arXiv:1512.01094, submitted to JINST
Thesis:

  • Rachel Rosten
  • CERN-THESIS-2016-208 - Search for long-lived particles decaying in the muon spectrometer of the ATLAS detector at the LHC by Heather Russell, supervised by Henry Lubatti
  • Pedro H. S. de Bruin
  • CERN-THESIS-2015-306 - Search for Weakly-interacting, Long-lived particles that Decay to Displaced Hadronic Jets in Proton-Proton Collisions at s√ = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector by Daniel Blackburn, supervised by Henry Lubatti
  • Thesis 2013​ - A Search for the Neutral Higgs Bosons of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider by John Keller, supervised by Anna Goussiou
  • CERN-THESIS-2013-129​ - Search for Weakly-interacting Long-lived Particles in Proton-Proton Collisions at Sqrt(s) = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector by Orin Harris, supervised by Gordon Watts
  • CERN-THESIS-2012-032​ - Search for Weakly-interacting Long-lived Particles in Proton-Proton Collisions at  sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector by Daniel Ventura, supervised by Henry Lubatti
  • Thesis 2012 - Measurement of the Z-> τ τ production cross-section in proton-proton collisions at \sqrt{s} = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector by Justin Griffith, supervised by Anna Goussiou
Other Links
​​