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

Chris Delitzsch, Reina Camacho, David Miller (+ ATLAS collaborators), "Measurement of the jet mass in high transverse momentum Z(-> bb)+photon production at sqrt(s)= 13 TeV using the ATLAS detector" submitted to Phys. Lett. B (2019) [arXiv:1907.07093]

Chris Delitzsch, Reina Camacho, David Miller (+ ATLAS collaborators), "Identification of boosted Higgs bosons decaying into b-quark pairs with the ATLAS detector at 13 TeV" submitted to Eur. Phys. J. C (2019) [arXiv:1906.11005]

Peter Berta, Lucia Masetti, David W. Miller, Martin Spousta, "Pileup and Underlying Event Mitigation with Iterative Constituent Subtraction" submitted to JHEP (2019) [arXiv:1905.03470]

Joakim Olsson, Reina Camacho, David Miller (+ ATLAS collaborators), "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" accepted by Phys. Rev. D. (2019) [arXiv:1812.09432]

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 (2018)

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