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heyburnatcoloradodotedu





about

I'm a graduate student at the University of Colorado in the High Energy Physics group and my advisor is Uriel Nauenberg. As part of the CMS experiment, I study supersymmetry, and, in particular, I work on analyses involving the search for General Gauge Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking with photons. I also work on commissioning the Forward Pixel Detector, part of the Tracker.

I'm originally from Littleton, Colorado but did my undergrad at Caltech in Pasadena, California before coming back to CO. During my graduate career, I got to spend 2.5 years at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, getting my hands on the actual experiment and collaborating with colleagues.

Talks
SUSY10 on Searches for SUSY in Diphoton Events (Bonn, Germany)
2009 EPS on Commissioning the CMS Pixel Detector with Cosmic Rays (Krakow, Poland)
2009 April APS Meeting on Electroweak Backgrounds in Diphoton Searches (Denver, CO)
"Discovering Physics at the LHC", Outreach, for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, at CERN, October 23, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (email me for large file)

Publications
Performance of Methods for Data-Driven Background Estimation in SUSY Searches
Data-Driven Background Estimates for SUSY Di-Photon Searches
Commissioning and performance of the CMS pixel tracker with cosmic ray muons, 2010 JINST 5 T03007
Commissioning the CMS pixel detector with Cosmic Rays