Research Areas

Research in the Miller Lab focuses primarily on studying fundamental particles and their interactions -- for example, the quarks and gluons that comprise everyday protons and neutrons. Most notably, we make use of the highest energy proton-proton collisions ever made in a laboratory at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

We build novel instrumentation, high-speed electronics, real-time algorithms for data processing, and cutting-edge analysis techniques for studying these interactions. Data collected using the ATLAS detector allow us to perform some of the most sensitive measurements of the Standard Model of Particle Physics to date, as well as to search for new phenomena produced in the collisions at the LHC.

One of the group's specialties is studying the properties of the experimental signatures of quarks and gluon -- or ``jets.''

We also pursue novel new experiments, such as the MilliQan experiment searching for electrically charged particles that might be produced at the LHC, but missed due to their extremely small fractional charges (a.k.a. milli-charged).

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)

University of Chicago
Physical Sciences Division
Physics Department
Enrico Fermi Institute
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NSF
DOE
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