A Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN funded by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission



ESR at CERN in the AMVA4NewPhysics network and PhD student at UBC, working on Higgs boson production in association with top quarks using the ATLAS detector at the LHC

Grandma’s Higgs bosons

by Alexander Held

Last month, I had the pleasure to attend the 2017 edition of the European School of High-Energy Physics in Évora, Portugal. We were about 100 students, including my fellow ESR Pablo. The two week program included lectures on many high-energy physics-related topics, such as the Standard Model, cosmology, statistics, Higgs physics, and phenomena beyond the Standard Model. Continue reading “Grandma’s Higgs bosons”

Tagging and probing

by Alexander Held

The winter conferences are approaching, where both ATLAS and CMS are aiming to show their latest scientific results with the data gathered in the last year. 2016 saw a huge increase in the size of this dataset, which results in a drastic increase in sensitivity to some of the phenomena we are searching for. A large amount of work goes into understanding this data and ensuring that the models we are Continue reading “Tagging and probing”

Back in Europe

by Alexander Held

Hello there! My name is Alexander Held, and I recently joined the AMVA4NewPhysics network as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR), who will be based mostly at CERN in Geneva. Before we get to any details regarding my work here in the following two years, I am going to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. Continue reading “Back in Europe”

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