Project description

The project will focus on analysis of the high energy proton-proton collisions collected with the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. It is part of a larger network funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation that has financed the project Solving the Higgs Fine-Tuning Problem with Top Partners, with participation from Stockholm University, Chalmers University (Gothenburg) and Uppsala University. It is a novel collaboration between ATLAS experimentalists and particle physics theorists, aiming at producing new models of physics beyond the Standard Model as well as new search strategies for such models. There is also a larger international community of collaborators in Europe and elsewhere that will take part in these activities. Participating senior scientists include the experimentalists S. Strandberg (P.I. of the project), J. Sjölin and D. Milstead at Stockholm University and Elin Bergeås Kuutmann at Uppsala University, as well as the theorists R. Enberg at Uppsala University and G. Ferretti at Chalmers. Funds are allocated for traveling to conferences and collaboration meetings.

The group within the Department of Physics, Stockholm University has been active in the construction, commissioning and calibration of several ATLAS detector components: the Tile Calorimeter and the First Level Trigger system and continues to carry responsibilities in these areas. The group is also involved in several combined performance groups, e.g. the flavour tagging and Jet/Etmiss groups, as well as in the data preparation area where we play a leading role in the luminosity determination using Inner Detector tracks. The group currently consists of seven faculty members, one postdoctoral fellow and six PhD students. The main research topics are in the field of supersymmetry and dark matter, top quark physics and searches for heavy meta-stable particles.

Main responsibilities

The successful applicant to this position is expected to:

  • participate in the KAW project analysis effort of ATLAS data in the area of supersymmetry and other BSM-searches related to the third-generation particles
  • collaborate with scientists from the partner universities
  • assist when necessary in the supervision of master students and PhD students
  • contribute to the activities in the flavour tagging, Jet/Etmiss or luminosity group
  • primarily be based at the Department of Physics in Stockholm, but substantial presence at CERN can be discussed.

Ref. No. SU FV-3329-18

Closing date: 31 October 2018

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