Research within the ATLAS experiment

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2010
End date: 31/12/2012
Funding: 1575000 SEK


This is an application for support of salary at a level of 50% in order to enable me to take part in the ATLAS experiment. The Large Hadron Collider will start running this year. The ATLAS experiment is ready to take data. This was shown when the LHC successfully circulated beam in September last year. I have worked on one of the components of ATLAS, the First Level Calorimeter trigger and will continue to do so during the time for this application. The L1Calo is now fully installed and commissioned. Many different subjects will be studied based on data coming from ATLAS. I will concentrate on searches for supersymmetric particles with signatures containing leptons in the final state. As a preparation for real data I have taken part in a study of how to extract the number of fake isolated muons from real data which is a very difficult background to estimate. The method was demonstrated with a supersymmetry analysis of a di-muon sample. I will continue this work also including electrons in the final state. Searches for supersymmetric particles is very exciting since it is also a search for the dark matter that we know exists in the Universe. The lightest supersymmetric particle could be stable and produced when matter was created after Big Bang. The study of dark matter candidates is an ongoing work within the framework of the Linne funded Oskar Klein Center.

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