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.

Conference 01/15/2019

David MillerEmily SmithBen WarrenJack Huang

Workshop on LHC Run II Analysis with Machine Learning features talk by David Miller on the work that Emily Smith, Ben Warren, and Jack Huang are doing to incorporate machine learning into the hardware triggers in ATLAS!

Congratulations 10/17/2018

Emily SmithGiordon Stark

Congratulations to the entire gFEX team, including Emily Smith, Giordon Stark, for collecting the first collision data during Stable Beams!

Ph.D. 9/17/2018

Joakim Olsson

Graduate student Joakim Olsson successfully defended his thesis (Searching for supersymmetry in Fully Hadronic Final States with the ATLAS Experiment)!

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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