Springer Theses

The Road to Discovery

Detector Alignment, Electron Identification, Particle Misidentification, WW Physics, and the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Authors: Alison, John

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the ATLAS Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Documents the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC
  • In depth description of modeling of mis-identified leptons
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The research presented here includes important contributions on the commissioning of the ATLAS experiment and the discovery of the Higgs boson. The thesis describes essential work on the alignment of the inner tracker during the commissioning of the experiment and development of the electron identification algorithm. The subsequent analysis focuses on the search for the Higgs boson in the WW channel, including the development of a method to model the critical W+jet background. In addition, the thesis provides excellent introductions, suitable for non-specialists, to Higgs physics, to the LHC, and to the ATLAS experiment.

About the authors

John Alison received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
As a graduate student his primary focus was searching for and studying the Higgs Boson in the WW-channel.
He is now a Fermi/McCormick fellow at the University of Chicago.
He is currently working on an upgrade to the ATLAS trigger system, (FastTracKer), which is an electronics system that rapidly finds and reconstructs charged particles in the inner tracker.
John's research interests include developing tools and algorithms used in the trigger and using the Higgs to probe for new physics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Road to Discovery
Book Subtitle
Detector Alignment, Electron Identification, Particle Misidentification, WW Physics, and the Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10344-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10344-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10343-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36438-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
124 b/w illustrations, 99 illustrations in colour
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