I am an Associate Professor in the particle physics group of the Physics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder
I perform research with the CMS experiment, which is located inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. My main activity is searching for supersymmetry in all-hadronic modes. Supersymmetry (SUSY) predicts that all of the fundamental particles have supersymmetric partners (sparticles) that have heretofore been unobserved. SUSY is an attractive theory for three reasons. First, a sparticle may be the source of dark matter in the universe, explaining a long-running mystery. Second, SUSY provides a way out of the hierarchy or naturalness problem about why the Higgs mass is 125 GeV when it should naturally be at a much higher energy. Third, with the presence of SUSY, the gauge couplings are found to converge at a high energy scale, opening the possibility of a grand unified theory. So far, searches for SUSY have all come back empty but we continue the hunt!
For more professional information about me you can check out my Curriculum Vitae.
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