My research focus is in the field of Elementary Particle Physics (EPP). People in this field are interested in exploring the structure of space and time and the basic constituents of matter with the goal of understanding the laws that govern our physical universe. As an experimentalist in the field I work on very large scale experiments that require active participation by teams of scientists, engineers and technicians that number in thousands. These teams are international in scope and based at laboratories all over the world. These days I work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, a general-purpose particle detector collecting data at the Large Hadron Collider. This laboratory CERN is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Specifically, my research interest lie in the search for supersymmetric particles that decay hadronically, This basically means that I search for a completely new never before seen but highly anticipated form of matter that complements the ordinary matter we see around us. SUSY particle could be the long-sought elements of dark matter. In the search I and colleagues are conducting a possible signature of a SUSY particle is its decay into a series of quasi-stable particles composed of quarks and missing energy. This is the meaning of “decay hadronically” part of the sentence above.
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