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Atomfizikai Tanszék

Gabriella Pásztor


senior research associate


PhD (ELTE, 1999)


Atomfizikai Tanszék

 

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Website: http://gpasztor.web.cern.ch/gpasztor/


Biography:
Experimental particle physicist.
Interest: Investigating new physics phenomena at the LHC.
Leader of MTA-ELTE Lendület CMS Particle and Nuclear Physics Group.

EDUCATION

MSc (diploma) in Physics (grade: excellent), Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1995
PhD in Physics (cum laude), Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1999

EMPLOYMENT

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 2015-
ELTE TTK, Institute of Physics, Budapest, 2015-
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2014-2015
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 2008–2013
University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA, 2002–2007
CERN, Experimental Physics Division, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000–2002
KFKI RMKI, Nuclear Physics Department, Budapest, Hungary, 1995–1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ATLAS Experiment, CERN LHC, 2008-2015
* Higgs boson search and property measurements
* Inclusive electron and heavy flavour production cross-section measurement
* High-mass Drell-Yan lepton-pair production cross-section measurement and search for high-mass dilepton resonances
* Study of ttgamma, Wgamma, Zgamma production
* Electron / photon reconstruction
* Coordinator of electron / photon trigger activities, 2013-2015

International Linear Collider (ILC) Study, 2001-2008
* Electroweak Gauge Theories and Alternative Theories Working Group of the ECFA Study of Physics and Detectors for a Linear Collider, 2003-2008
* Sensitivity study for models with extra dimensions and lepton compositeness

CMS Experiment, CERN LHC, 2000-2008
* Design verification of the Silicon Strip Tracker electronics
* Managing Front-End hybrid – pitch adapter assembly for the Silicon Strip Tracker
* Student supervision on top quark pair production and Higgs physics studies

OPAL Experiment, CERN LEP, since 1994
* Physics Coordinator, 2004-2008
* Search for Higgs bosons, supersymmetric particles, extra dimension
* Manager of the OPAL data access and processing services

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 has crowned decades of research to complete the Standard Model and to explain how the mass of elementary particles is generated. This discovery sets the stage for LHC Run 2 that just started physics data taking in June 2015. The increased energy (~13 TeV p-p collisions) and the expected data statistics (~10 times that of Run1) opens new territories: heavier particles, rarer processes become accissible. Leading the new MTA-ELTE Lendület CMS Particle and Nuclear Physics Group, I will contribute to the test of the Standard Model via electroweak precision measurements and to the direct search for new physics suggested by theoretical arguments and observational hints, such as the lack of a consistent theory of quantum gravity, the naturalness problem and the existence of dark matter and dark energy. The coming years hold the promise of furthering our knowledge of the secrets of elementary particles and could bring new discoveries!

 


Publications at MTMT


Publications in INSPIRE (profile)

Publications in INSPIRE (publications)

Selected publications of the last five years:

[1] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Observation of top quark production in association with a photon and measurement of the ttgamma production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector, arXiv:1502.00586 [hep-ex], submitted to Phys. Rev. D.

[2] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in the four-lepton channel in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, arXiv:1408.5191 [hep-ex], Phys. Rev. D91 (2015) 012006.

[3] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Fiducial and differential cross sections of Higgs boson production measured in the four-lepton decay channel in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, arXiv:1408.3226 [hep-ex], Phys. Lett. B738 (2014) 234-253.

[4] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Measurement of the Higgs boson mass from the H to gamma gamma and H to ZZ* to 4l channels with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, arXiv:1406.3827v1 [hep-ex], Phys. Rev. D90 (2014) 052004.

[5] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Electron reconstruction and identification efficiency measurements with the ATLAS detector using the 2011 LHC proton - proton collision data, arXiv:1404.2240 [hep-ex], Eur. Phys. J. C74 (2014) 2941.

[6] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Measurement of the high-mass Drell - Yan cross-section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector, arXiv:1305.4192 [hep-ex], Phys. Lett. B725 (2013) 223-242.

[7] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Measurements of Wgamma and Zgamma production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, arXiv:1302.1283 [hep-ex], Phys. Rev. D87 (2013) 112003.

[8] The ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL Collaborations, The LEP Working Group for Higgs Boson Searches, G. Abbiendi et al., Search for Charged Higgs bosons: Combined Results Using LEP Data, arXiv:1301.6065 [hep-ex], Eur. Phys. J. C73 (2013) 2463.

[9] The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al., Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, arXiv:1207.7214 [hep-ex], Phys. Lett. B716 (2012) 1-29.

[10] The OPAL Collaboration, G. Abbiendi et al., Search for charged Higgs bosons in e+e- collisions at sqrt(s) = 183 - 209 GeV, arXiv: 0812.0267 [hep-ex], Eur. Phys. J. C72 (2012) 2076.

 

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