08 Jan 2019
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CMS – HL-LHC upgrade of the CMS hardware trigger and searches for new physics

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Co-supervisors: PPD - C. Shepherd-Themistocleous, Southampton - S. Moretti

The CMS experiment will upgrade its Level 1 trigger system for High Luminosity (HL-LHC) operation. The upgraded system will, for the first time, be able to perform sophisticated particle reconstruction in hardware using complex algorithms implemented in firmware. The student will work on this challenging trigger, developing algorithms and realizing them in hardware. The student will also perform an analysis searching for new particles predicted by beyond the standard model theories with the current data and evaluate the capabilities that the HL-LHC upgrade will enable. Machine learning techniques will be utilized throughout this work. The project combines hardware, physics analysis and theoretical aspects of particle physics.

Contact: Shepherd-Themistocleous, Claire (STFC,RAL,PPD)