09 Jan 2019



Improving the performance of the CMS ECAL trigger algorithms for the High Luminosity phase of the LHC


Supervisors: PPD – D. Petyt, together with Bristol


The CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) is responsible for the triggering, identification and precise reconstruction of electrons and photons at the CERN LHC, which are key to many CMS physics analyses. The goal of the project is to develop new and improved triggering algorithms that take full advantage of the upgrades to the ECAL planned for the High Luminosity phase of the LHC (2026+).

The project is especially suited to those with an interest in detector hardware and electronics, algorithm development and FPGA programming, Monte Carlo simulations and analysis. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in physics analysis using CMS data, collaborating with other members of the group.

Contact: Petyt, David (STFC,RAL,PPD)