News was released of the quench of an LHC inner triplet magnet at 1.00 a.m. + 17 seconds on Monday, 17 July 2023. Current estimates are that proton-proton collisions are now in jeaopardy for the rest of 2023.
A huge welcome to new undergraduate researchers in the Miller Lab group Daniel Golonka, Derrick Rodriguez, and Thiago Vieira, who are planning to work on several projects including the triggers for the ATLAS experiment, the GigaBREAD experiment, and novel ideas for machine learning in high-energy physics!
Collaborator Stefan Knirck presents the first results from the BREAD experiment at the 16th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs, and WISPs!
Welcome to Mira Littmann, undergraduate at UChicago, who is joining the group to work on research related to the BREAD experiment!
Congratulations to Alexander Bogatskiy, Timothy Hoffman, David Miller, and Jan Offermann for the new paper on measuring the properties of boosted top quarks using "PELICAN: Permutation Equivariant and Lorentz Invariant or Covariant Aggregator Network for Particle Physics" is now accepted for publication as part of the NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences and posted on the arXiv!
Cecilia Tosciri presents a talk on "The global feature extractor: A new component of the Level-1 Calorimeter trigger Phase-I upgrade for the ATLAS experiment" at ICHEP 2022 - the International Conference on High Energy Physics, in Bologna, Italy
Kristin Dona presents a poster on "Testing quantum photosensors for the BREAD experiment" at ICHEP 2022 - the International Conference on High Energy Physics, in Bologna, Italy
Ben Rosser presents a talk on "Searches for dark matter with the ATLAS detector" at the Phenomenology 2022 Symposium: From Virtual to Real conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Snowmass White Paper on "Symmetry Group Equivariant Architectures for Physics" [arXiv:2203.06153] -- with contributions from Miller Group members and close collaborators Alexander Bogatskiy, Risi Kondor, David W. Miller, Jan Offermann, and Mariel Pettee, -- submitted to the Snowmass process and posted on the arXiv!
gFEX successfully included into a run with other ATLAS subdetectors (during milestone run M12)!
Congratulations to Cecilia Tosciri for being appointed to be the Trigger Menu Contact person for the ATLAS Level-1 Hardware Calorimeter Trigger (L1Calo) system! This role is crucial in that she will establish a connection between the teams building and commissioning the new Phase I hardware trigger system and the teams that design the physics selection criteria for the entire experiment. Congrats, Cecilia, on this recognition of your work!
Welcome to new group member and McCormick Fellow Ben Rosser! Ben will primarily work with Mel Shochet and Young-Kee Kim on Tracking for the Event Filter trigger system, but will also liaise with our group on topics related to the Global Event Processor (GEP) trigger system for the HL-LHC.
Emily Smith integrates the gFEX Detector Control System (DCS) Project into the overall ATLAS control system!
First Beam Splash events with gFEX! This is a major milestone in commissioning the system.
Jan Offermann served as one of the co-conveners for the Jet Inputs session of the 2021 ATLAS Hadronic Calibration Workshop!
Welcome to new group member and first year PhD student Gabe Hoshino! Gabe will work on the MilliQan project for his first year experimental project as part of PHYS 335.
gFEX board installed in ATLAS underground in the counting room (USA15)! Huge congratulations to Emily Smith, Cecilia Tosciri, Kristin Dona, as well as Raam Desani and Fukun Tang, who all work on this project, along with our many collaborators in the US and International ATLAS!
Emily Smith presents a poser on the "The phase-1 upgrade of the ATLAS level-1 calorimeter trigger" at the < href="https://indico.desy.de/event/28202/contributions/106067/">2021 European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics
Ben Rosser presents a talk on "The HCCStar ASIC for the ATLAS ITk silicon strip detector: design and verification" at the 2021 Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society (DPF21)
Kristin Dona presents a talk on "THz Photon Source Testing for the BREAD Experiment" at the 2021 Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society (DPF21)
PhD student Kristin Dona successfully proceed to candidacy opon completion of her second year! Congratulations, Kristin!
Masters Degree student Omar Beesley successfully defend his masters thesis and will continue his PhD studies at the University of Washington in the fall! Congrats, Omar!
Congratulations to former postdoctoral scholar, now faculty at LPNHE in Paris, Reina Camacho, who has just been appointed as Convener of the Jets and Missing Energy Combined Performance Group in ATLAS, along with the current convener, Max Swiatlowski, another former postdoc and faculty at TRIUMF in Canada!
Welcome to Sadie Seddon-Stettler who has just joined the Miller Lab to work on building new components for the upgraded milliQan experiment for Run 3 of the LHC!
Kristin Dona presents her work at the 2021 APS April Meeting Conference on building the FTS for the proposed BREAD experiment (in collaboration with Jesse Liu and other members of the BREAD collaboration)
THz Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) preprint paper (arXiv:2104.07157) posted on arXiv and will soon be submitted to the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves! Congratulations to Kristin Dona, Jesse Liu, and Noah Kurinsky who led this effort, along with collaborators Pete Barry, Clarence Chang, and Andrew Sonnenschein
MilliQan future sensitivity projections preprint paper (arXiv:2104.07151) posted on arXiv and submitted to PRD! Congratulations to Matthew Citron who led this effort for the milliQan collaboration!
Self-driving trigger paper (arXiv:2104.06622, published via the NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on ML in the Physical Sciences) with Kristin Dona and collaborators Yuxin Chen and Chinmaya Mahesh posted on arXiv!
MIT LNS Colloquium by David Miller highlights applications of Machine Learning (ML) in the Miller Lab! Talk features work by Alex Bogatskiy and Jan Offermann on the Lorentz Group Network (LGN), past group members Max Swiatlowski and Joakim Olsson on pion identification and calibration (now also including Jan Offermann), as well as the self-driving trigger effort with Kristin Dona and Cecilia Tosciri and collaborators Yuxin Chen and Chinmaya Mahesh.
UChicago EFI Colloquium by David Miller highlights applications of Machine Learning (ML) in the Miller Lab! Talk features work by Alex Bogatskiy and Jan Offermann on the Lorentz Group Network (LGN), past group members Max Swiatlowski and Joakim Olsson on pion identification and calibration (now also including Jan Offermann), as well as the self-driving trigger effort with Kristin Dona and Cecilia Tosciri and collaborators Yuxin Chen and Chinmaya Mahesh.
Congratulations to postdoc Cecilia Tosciri who was awarded the Springer Thesis Award! Her thesis will be published soon!
David Miller gave two talks at the 2021 CPAD Workshop (Coordinating Panel for Advanced Detectors) on the self-driving trigger concept paper. The first talk described the concept and the result whereas the second talk focused on "What would it take to build a self-driving trigger and DAQ system?".
On Mar 5, 2021, the ATLAS Level 1 Calorimeter Trigger upgrade project for Run 3 of the LHC conducted the first fully combined readout slice, including gFEX! This is a huge milestone, and congratulations is due to Emily Smith, Cecilia Tosciri, Fukun Tang, Raam Desani who play major roles in making this success a reality!
Congratulations to the prospective students who were admitted our PhD program in the Physics Department at the University of Chicago! We had the opportunity to welcome and talk to many of these students who were interested in working in the Miller Lab at today's Physics Open House.
Cecilia Tosciri appointed as sub-convener for the group dedicated to assessing the JetEtMiss Performance at the High-Luminosity LHC
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Cecilia Tosciri who was just awarded the 2020 ATLAS Thesis Award for her thesis entitled "Machine Learning Applications and Observation of Higgs Boson Decays into a Pair of Bottom Quarks with the ATLAS Detector"
Welcome to Raam Desani as the newest firmware and electronics engineer to joint the Electronics Development Group in the Enrico Fermi Institute! Raam will be joining the gFEX effort with the Miller Lab!
Congratulations to Kristin Dona, Chinmaya Mahesh, and Yuxin Chen, with whom our paper on "Towards an Interpretable Data-driven Trigger System for High-throughput Physics Facilities" was accepted to the Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences workshop at NeurIPS 2020.
A very warm welcome to Cecilia Tosciri, a new postdoc with the Chicago ATLAS Group while will be working with us on both hardware and physics analysis!
Congratulations to Jesse Liu, Emily Smith, Jan Offermann, Kristin Dona, Fukun Tang, and all of our collaborators (including Max Swiatlowski) on submitting 7 (!) Letters of Interest to the Snowmass 2021 process! These ranged from new ideas for axion detector technology, to self-driving trigger systems, to new approaches and impetus for jet substructure measurements and searches!
New preprint on the Run 2 jet energy scale and resolution from ATLAS is out! David Miller worked together with a small team, led by collaborators Kate Pachal (Duke) and Jona Bossio (McGill), to put together this comprehensive summary of the JES/JER!
Our paper on building a novel "Lorentz Group Equivariant Neural Network for Particle Physics" with Alex Bogatskiy, Jan Offerman, Marwah Roussi, Risi Kondor, and Brandon Anderson was accepted by ICML 2020!
NSF awards the UChicago ATLAS Group with a new 3-year, multi-million dollar grant for research activities, with David Miller as the PI, and Young-Kee Kim, Mark Oreglia, and Mel Shochet as Co-PIs!
Congratulations to Jan Offermann who was awarded a 1 year DOE SCGSR fellowship to conduct research with Taylor Childers at Argonne National Lab!
NSF Award notice for the first installment of the MREFC funding for HL-LHC was issued!
Upgrades for the High Luminosity LHC are in the spotlight after NSF approves funding for the MREFC award. Several group members of the group work on projects related to these upgrades, including Kristin Dona, Ryan Simeon and Emily Smith!
David Miller was awarded Tenure in the University of Chicago Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute!
David Miller and collaborator Yuxin Chen of Computer Science were awarded a funding grant from CDAC for their proposal
Congratulations to former graduate student Giordon Stark for being awarded the 2019 Springer Thesis Award!
David Miller and UChicago Particle Physics colleagues and faculty Mark Oreglia and Mel Shochet participate in a BNL Director's Funding Review at Columbia University in preparation for the NSF Final Design Review for the MREFC funding of USATLAS Upgrades for the High Luminosity LHC
David Miller presents work from the group at both the SUSY 2019 (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) and LHCP 2019 (Puebla, Mexico) conferences!
Iterative Constituent Subtraction paper published on arXiv (arXiv:1905.03470)
2nd Annual Neubauer Lecture given by David Miller: 'Smashing Protons: Using the Biggest Machines Ever Built to Study the Fundamental Fabric of the Universe'
Congratulations to Shalma WegsmanGueron who was awarded the Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant to conduct research with the group over the summer!
Congratulations to Emily Smith who has been offered the NDSEG Fellowship, to start in Fall 2019! Congratulations, Emily!
Enormous thanks to the Center for Data and 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!
Welcome to undergraduate student Marwah Roussi who has officially joined the group!
Congratulations to postdoc alumna Reina Camacho on her appointment to the ATLAS Early Career Science Board!
Congratulations to Joakim Olsson and Reina Camacho for publishing their paper "Search for chargino and neutralino production in final states with a Higgs boson and missing transverse momentum at sqrt(s)=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector (arXiv:1812.09432)", submitted to PRD
Graduate student Joakim Olsson successfully defended his thesis (Searching for supersymmetry in Fully Hadronic Final States with the ATLAS Experiment)!
Welcome to graduate student Emily Smith who has officially joined the group!
Chicago effort on designing trigger systems using new multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) technology presented by David Miller at the Sixth Common ATLAS CMS Electronics Workshop for LHC Upgrades
gFEX passes a major milestone with a successful Production Readiness Review (PRR) and has been given the green light to begin production!
Congratulations to graduate student Giordon Stark who was awarded the 2017 Nathan Sugarman Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research!
Congratulations to postdoc Max Swiatlowski who was appointed as sub-convener of the subgroup on SUSY searches in squark and gluino final states and signatures in ATLAS!
Congratulations to postdoc Reina Camacho who was appointed as sub-convener of the subgroup on Exotics searches using diboson signatures in ATLAS!
Congratulations to Max Swiatlowski on winning the 2015 US LHC Users Association Lightning Round competition!
Welcome to Reina Camacho, new postdoc in the group! She's also the new lead on the boosted Higgs tagging effort in ATLAS!