Salary grant to support 50% research time in ATLAS

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2009
End date: 31/12/2011
Funding: 1530000 SEK


This application is for salary-support at the 50% level to enable me to participate in the exploitiation of the ATLAS experiment at CERNs new accelerator LHC which will commence operation in 2008 and record collisions at an unprecedented energy. In addition to coordination of the Stockholm University ATLAS group I will focus my personal contributions to the experiment in two fields. I have participated in the design and construction of the First level calorimeter trigger, and recently worked with developing tools to monitor its performance on-line. The trigger is now being commissioned in situ. As data appears there will be an intense period where we will work both to veryify that the trigger performs its functions as intended and also measure the efficiencies and rejections using recorded data. I am also preparing to participate in the analysis of physics data as they become available. I have concentrated on developing the analysis aiming at the discovery of stable massive particles. The observation of such particles would be an unambigouous sign of new physical phenomena beyond the established Standard Model. Early work aimed at establishing procedures to discover such particles but I have also developed methods to determine the mass of such particles. A natural continuation now is to investigate means to determine the properties of such particles with a special view to identify the underlying theoretical framework that describes these phenomena.

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