Measuring and understanding hadronic interactions at the highest energies at ATLAS
Deadline: November 13th, 2007
The successful candidate will undertake exciting research within a strong Glasgow ATLAS group consisting of 5 academics, 3 Research Fellows, 8 RAs and 3 PhD students. The project will involve analysing data to characterise hadronic interactions at LHC energies, and participating in the operation of the experiment. They will be expected to travel for short trips to CERN, Geneva and will have the opportunity to spend extended periods at CERN.
Search for a Higgs at CDF
Supervisor: Rick St Denis
The CDF detector has accumulated a large dataset and is expecting to triple or quadruple this over the net few years. This together with improvements in the detector will lead to at least an order of magnitude better sensitivity to rare processes in an environment that complements the LHC. Most importantly, the Higgs boson, the particle responsible for the mass of all other fundamental particles, is expected to be produced at a rate that requires a sensitivity a factor of two from that currently achievable. Current trends seem to indicate that the Higgs is light making its discovery at the LHC extremely challenging and hence leaving the Tevatron in a very competitive position to discover it. The Glasgow group is leading efforts within the CDF collaboration search for the higher mass Higgs and will work towards applying the tools that have been developed to the low mass Higgs search -- or capitalize on a discovery at high Mass!
The successful candidate will undertake exciting research within the CDF group and in liason with the ATLAS group. The project will involve analysing data to search for the Higgs boson and particpating in the operation of the experiment. They will be expected to travel for short trips to Fermilab near Chicago and will have the opportunity to spend extended periods at Fermilab.
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