My Research at BU

I do service work and physics analysis for the CMS experiment at the LHC. My interest is mainly on new phenomena searches. I obtained my Ph.D. degree working for the D0 experiment at the Tevatron.

See my publications and selected presentations.

Selected Presentations

CMS Experiment

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is a particle accelerator located underground, right at the border between Switzerland and France, and it started its operations at the end of 2009. One of the detectors in this accelerator is the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment. Very exciting new physics are expected to be discovered by this experiment, and many physicists around the world are working towards getting ready for this challenging endeavor.
During my first year of research at graduate school (FSU), I was actively involved in some tasks, like the intercalibration for the Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) in the H2 Test Beam 2006, and developing calibration techniques at high energy with real data for this subdetector.

As part of the CMS group at Boston University, I am involved in HLT studies working with the Trigger Studies Group. As far as preparation for physics, I am part of the "Exotica" physics group. I spent some time working on an analysis that searches for technicolor resonances in the WZ decay mode with three charged leptons in the final state. The analysis public note, which uses simulations, can be found here .

Currently, I am collaborating with one of the main efforts on the search for W' in the muon channel.

D0 Experiment

The D0 experiment

The Tevatron, at Fermilab, remains as one of the most powerful accelerators in the world (working at approximately 2 TeV center of mass). One of the experiments in this accelerator is the D0 (d-zero) experiment. I joined the experiment in early May 2007. I finished my Ph.D. thesis working on data gathered by this machine.
I was part of the calorimeter operations group, which looks after the performance of the D0 detector calorimeter, and performed physics analyses with the single photon plus missing energy final states.

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