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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme


  Alberto Plebani


  Physics, St Edmund's College

  PhD thesis: TBC



Research interests:

  1. Particle Physics
  2. Accelerators
  3. Machine learning algorithms
  4. Detectors

I will be doing data analysis for the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN). My research will focus on measuring Diboson and Triboson (ZZ,WW and ZWW) processes, focusing both on never-before observed processes and on Standard Model observed processes for which additional properties can be measured, such as parity or charge conjugation violation. The outcome of my thesis will improve the knowledge of the Standard Model of particle physics and will help on excluding potential Beyond Standard Model physics. Moreover, I will work in the JetEtMiss group for the ATLAS qualification task.

Who or what inspired you to pursue your research interests?

I was inspired to pursue my research by the Higgs Boson discovery in 2012. The idea that at CERN it was possible to recreate the conditions occurring immediately after the Big Bang has always been fascinating to me, and since the discovery my goal has been to study physics in order to be able to understand the properties of the so-called “God particle” and its connection with the mass. Moreover, the two theses in which I have performed data analysis with the ATLAS experiment studying the top quark has convinced me that this was the right path for me.