Research within the ATLAS and D0 experiments


Project leader


Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)


Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2007
End date: 31/12/2009
Funding: 1602000 SEK


Description

D0 is one of the two experiments at the Tevatron at Fermilab. It is currently the highest energy accelerator in the world. The Swedish Consortium for participation in D0 has been members of the D0 collaboration since 2000, and have been very successful and made a large impact in the collaboration. The Consortium applies for fundings necessary to let the remaining Swedish students in D0 finalize their work. D0 has been a very important learning ground for our future work in the ATLAS experiment at the new LHC accelerator of CERN, which will become my major research activity in the coming years. The Physics potential of the LHC experiments is very high; experiments will be performed in an energy regime where the Standard Model of elementary particle physics gives mathematically inconsistent results. It is therefore close to certain that discoveries of new phenomena will be made at the LHC. The research group of Stockholm University is preparing for this phase by theoretical studies and simulation work. We are in particular focussing on Supersymmetry and precision studies on production properties of top quarks and vector bosons. We estimate that the possibility to make discoveries that will throw light on how the Standard Model needs to be extended is high in these two areas. In the near future I will concentrate on doing simulations of the first level forward jet trigger, as well as continuing the top quark studies in ATLAS. For this I apply for 50% of my salary.

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