Shikma Bressler, Particle Physics and its Instrumentation

Our activities involve particle physics per-se and its related instrumentation.

As members of the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, we are looking for signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. We focus on two main projects:

  1. Development and employment of novel data-driven general search techniques. e.g., [arXiv:2107.11573, arXiv:2203.07529]
  2. Searches for lepton flavor violating decays of massive resonances (e.g. Higgs and Z bosons). e.g., [arXiv:1405.4545, arXiv:1606.07730]

We are also deeply involved in the upgrade of the muon spectrometer of the ATLAS experiment.

In parallel, we are developing novel, MPGD-based, instrumentation for future high energy and astro-particle experiments.  Our current focus is on the Resistive-Plate WELL concept and its possible applications in Digital Hadronic Calorimetry [arXiv:2208.12846], Long baseline neutrino experiments [arXiv:2108.00067] as well as civil applications.