The Miller Lab at The University of Chicago


The Miller Lab explores the properties of fundamental particles at the highest energy proton-proton collisions ever produced in a lab at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland using the novel instrumentation of the ATLAS Experiment, dedicated high-speed electronics and real-time data processing, and cutting-edge data analysis algorithms.


 

Triggering on Lorentz-boosted objects

Complex objects often slip past our data filtering systems (triggers). By constructing extremely fast, sophisticated electronics systems that specifically search for these complex structures in real-time, we can recover these otherwise lost objects. This is the gFEX boosted object trigger for Run 3 of the LHC.

Exploring the Standard Model in extreme conditions

The Standard Model offers detailed predictions of the interactions of quarks and gluons with massive gauge bosons. Tests of these predictions at the most extreme energies accessible in the lab shed more light on our current understanding of the theoretical tools and the theory itself, as well as aiding in the search for new physics.

 

Searching for milli-charged particles

Though over a quarter of the mass-energy of the universe is widely thought to be some kind of non-luminous dark matter (DM), all experiments to date have failed to directly detect it, much less measure its properties. The milliQan experiment offers a new approach to detecting new fractionally-charged matter that could constitute a component of the dark matter.

NDSEG Fellowship 4/1/2019

Emily Smith

Congratulations to Emily Smith who has been offered the NDSEG Fellowship, to start in Fall 2019! Congratulations, Emily!

Welcome 3/26/2019

Shalma Wegsman GueronEmily Smith

Welcome to undergraduate student Shalma WegsmanGueron who will be working with Emily Smith on studying searching for new physics using boosted objects!

New Collaboration 3/22/2019

David MillerMarwah Roussi

Enormous thanks to the Center for Data and Applied Computing (CDAC) for their generous funding through the Winter 2019 Data Science Discovery Grants for collaboration between Risi Kondor in the CS department and David Miller and Marwah Roussi to study jet physics with new neural network architectures!

New Support 3/5/2019

David MillerReina Camacho

Huge thanks to the Chicago France Center for their generous funding for measurements of jet substructure using machine learning at the LHC for David Miller and former postdoc Reina Camacho! Looking forward to building up this effort over the next two years!

Calorimetry

Calorimetry

High-Speed Electronics

High-Speed Electronics

Jet Substructure & Boosted Objects

Jet Substructure & Boosted Objects

Standard Model Measurements

Standard Model Measurements

Searches for New Physics

Searches for New Physics

MilliQan Experiment

MilliQan Experiment

Giordon Stark, Max Swiatlowski, David Miller (+ ATLAS collaborators), " Search for gluino-mediated stop and sbottom pair production in events with b-jets and large missing transverse momentum" ATLAS-CONF-2018-041

Giordon Stark, Max Swiatlowski, David Miller, Patrick Bryant, John Alison, Mel Shochet (+ ATLAS collaborators), "Search for pair production of higgsinos in final states with at least three b-tagged jets in sqrt(s)=13 TeV pp collisions using the ATLAS detector" Phys. Rev. D 98, 092002 (2018)

Max Swiatlowski (+ ATLAS collaborators), "A measurement of the soft-drop jet mass in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector" Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 092001 (2018)

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