Particle Physics Seminar: Dr. Vincius Mikuni, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Location: 415 Nieuwland Science (View on map )

New Methodologies to Improve Precision and Accelerate Discovery in Collider Physics
Dr. Vincius Mikuni
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The past decade was marked by an exponential increase in the availability of experimental data in collider physics, leading to unprecedented precision in the description of particle interactions. However, the overwhelming indirect evidence for new physics processes such as the existence of dark matter motivates the development of new methodologies to further exploit the data to accelerate new scientific discoveries. In this talk, I will introduce different methodologies developed in the context of collider physics to improve the precision of physics measurements and extend the reach of searches for new physics processes. These include the development of fast simulation routines, high-dimensional unfolding algorithms, and model independent methods for the search of new particle interactions. I will discuss future directions for each of these areas in the context of ongoing and future upgrades of the LHC program.