On February 11, ATLAS celebrated its PhD students, a key cohort of the collaboration who make unique and crucial contributions to the experiment while working on their degree. Every year, their work is acknowledged through the ATLAS Thesis Awards and this year two of the selected students are from Oxford University:
- Cecilia Tosciri (Advisor D. Bortoletto): Machine Learning Applications and Observation of Higgs Boson Decays into a Pair of Bottom Quarks with the ATLAS Detector
- Luigi Marchese (Advisor I. Shipsey): Muon Reconstruction Performance and Constraints on Off-shell Higgs Boson Production and the Higgs Boson Total Width with the ATLAS Detector and Charm Production at Low Transverse Momentum with the CDF Detector
Cecilia is now still working with ATLAS at the University of Chicago while Luigi has joined the CMS experiment with ETH, Zurich.
Congratulations to all the winners of the awards and especially to Cecilia and Luigi.