Shikma Bressler Lab

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 data analysis projects:

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

In parallel, within the DRD1 collaboration we are developing novel instrumentation based on micro-pattern gaseous detectors (MPGD) for future high energy and astro-particle experiments.  Our current focus is on the THGEM detector and its derivations, such as Resistive-Plate WELL concept and its possible applications in Digital Hadronic Calorimetry [arXiv:2208.12846], Dark matter and Neutrino experiments in cryogenic conditions [arXiv:2304.04044] as well as civil applications (see our recent review paper

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Selected Publications

The Thick Gas Electron Multiplier and its derivatives: Physics, technologies and applications

Bressler S., Moleri L., Jash A., Tesi A. & Zavazieva D. (2023) Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics. 130, 104029.

Discharge quenching mechanism and performance of RPWELL with tunable 3D printed resistive plates, charge evacuation in semiconductive glass RPWELL and discharge quenching for Cryogenic-RWELL over a wide range of resistivity

Jash A., Moleri L. & Bressler S. (2024) Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 1064, 169319.

Search for new phenomena in two-body invariant mass distributions using unsupervised machine learning for anomaly detection at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Aad G., Abbott B., Abbott D. C., Abed Abud A., Abeling K., Abhayasinghe D. K., Aizenberg I. et al. (2024) Physical Review Letters. 132, 8, 081801.
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