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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

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Email: gurpreet.singh[AT]cern.ch


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Research Area
Experimental High Energy Particle Physics

Research Interests
Development of Monte Carlo (MC) event generators, generation and simulation of MC events, scientific computing, Standard Model (SM) and Beyond SM physics, data analysis and CMS detector operations

Responsibilities

  • Co-leader of CMS Monte Carlo Generators group (of 100+ physicists; Level-2 responsibility in CMS) [9/2020 – present]
  • Development, maintenance and support of Sherpa MC event generator and its use in the high energy experiments at the LHC [12/2017 – present]
  • System administrator of HEPForge at IPPP Durham [2019 – present]
  • Co-leader of CMS Physics Data and MC Validation (PdmV) group (of 150+ physicists; Level-2 responsibility in CMS) [2017 – 2018]
  • Co-leader of CMS MC and Data Production Management group (of 50+ physicists; a subgroup of PdmV group; Level-3 responsibility in CMS) [2016]

Publications
I am co-author of 909 'Journal Articles' with the CMS Collaboration and their updated list is available here. My research activities have contributed in the following articles:

  • CMS Collaboration, "Measurement of the differential Z+jets and gamma+jets cross sections, their ratio, and collinear Z boson emission in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV", http://cds.cern.ch/record/2718824, May 2020.
  • Enrico Bothmann, Gurpreet Singh Chahal, Stefan Höche, Johannes Krause, Frank Krauss, Silvan Kuttimalai, Sebastian Liebschner, Davide Napoletano, Marek Schönherr, Holger Schulz, Steffen Schumann, Frank Siegert, "Event Generation with Sherpa 2.2", DOI:10.21468/SciPostPhys.7.3.034, May 2019.
  • P. Azzi et al “Standard Model Physics at the HL-LHC and HE-LHC” arxiv.org/abs/1902.04070, 2019.
  • M. Cepeda et al “Higgs Physics at the HL-LHC and HE-LHC” arxiv.org/abs/1902.00134, 2019.
  • X. Cid Vidal et al “Beyond the Standard Model Physics at the HL-LHC & HE-LHC” arxiv.org/abs/1812.07831, 2019.
  • A. Cerri et al “Opportunities in Flavour Physics at the HL-LHC & HE-LHC” arxiv.org/abs/1812.07638, 2019.
  • CMS Collaboration,“Search for narrow resonances in dilepton mass spectra in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV and combination with 8 TeV data”, DOI:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.010, Phys. Lett. B, May 2017.
  • CMS Collaboration, “Measurement of the properties of a Higgs boson in the four-lepton final state”, Phys. Rev. D 89 (2014) 092007, 2014.
  • CMS Collaboration, “Search for a standard-model-like Higgs boson with a mass in the range 145 to 1000 GeV at the LHC”, DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2469-8, Eur. Phys. J. C 73 (2013) 2469, 2013.
  • CMS Collaboration, “Observation of a new boson with mass near 125 GeV in pp collisions at √s= 7 and 8 TeV”, JHEP 06 (2013) 081, 2013.
  • CMS Collaboration, “Measurement of W+W− and ZZ production cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV”, DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.03.027, Phys. Lett. B 721 (2013) 190, 2013.
  • CMS Collaboration, “Study of the Mass and Spin-Parity of the Higgs Boson Candidate via Its Decays to Z Boson Pairs”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 081803 (2013), 2013
  • CMS Collaboration, “Measurement of the ZZ production cross section and search for anomalous couplings in 2l2l final states in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV”, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2013)063, 2013.
  • CMS Collaboration, “Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC”, Physics Letters B 716 (2012) 30-61, 2012.
  • CMS Collaboration, “Search for the standard model Higgs boson in the decay channel H to ZZ to 4 leptons in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 111804, 2012.

Talks

  • "Event generation with SHERPA" at “HFT2019”, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2019.
  • "QCD Monte Carlo model tuning studies with CMS data at 13 TeV" at “LHCEW2019”, Durham, UK, 2019.
  • "The Monte Carlo Modelling and Tuning in CMS" at “10th MPI@LHC”, Perugia, Italy, 2018.
  • “The overview of CMS computing and Physics Performance and Dataset groups” at “CMS Data Analysis School”, DESY, Hamburg, Germany, 2018.
  • “The overview of CMS computing and Data/Monte Carlo production in CMS” at “IRN Terascale Meeting”, Durham, UK, 2018.
  • “The Data and Monte Carlo Preparation in CMS” at “CMS Induction Course”, CERN, Switzerland, 2018.
  • “CMS Physics Performance and Dataset” at “CMS Physics Object School”, Italy, 2017.
  • “Search for a Narrow Resonance Produced in 8 and 13 TeV pp Collisions Decaying to Electron Pair or Muon Pair Final States” at “STT - 2017”, Thailand, 2017.
  • “Status and Plans for Monte Carlo Production in CMS Experiment” at “CMS Week - Mumbai”, India, 2016.
  • “Monte Carlo Production Management in CMS Experiment” at “Siam Physics Congress - 2016”, Thailand, 2016.
  • “Search for a Narrow Resonance Produced in 13 TeV pp Collisions Decaying to Electron Pair or Muon Pair Final States” at “Siam Physics Congress - 2016”, Thailand, 2016.
  • K. Kovitanggoon, G. Singh, et al. “Big data management at CMS collaboration with Worldwide LHC Computing Grid” at “Workshop on e-science and High Performance Computing”, Thailand, 2015.
  • “Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson produced by vector-boson fusion and decaying to bottom quarks” at “Siam Physics Congress - 2015”, Thailand, 2015.
  • “Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson decaying to ZZ at CMS” at “Bormio Conference”, Italy, 2013.
  • “Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson decaying to ZZ to four leptons at CMS at √s = 7 and 8 TeV” at “Societ`a Italiana di Fisica - 2012”, Italy, 2012.