The Standard Model of Particle Physics is our best description of the Universe at the microscopic scale. It includes three of the four fundamental forces in nature; Electromagnetism, the Weak force, and the Strong force, it also describes all known matter in terms of a few fundamental quantum fields of two types: Quarks, and Leptons. Its predictions have been tested by numerous experiments up to distances as small as 10-19m.
However, most of our universe cannot be explained by the Standard Model. For instance, it is not able to describe Dark Matter, neutrino masses, and the matter anti-matter asymmetry amongst others. One of the central efforts in particle physics today is to discover what lies beyond the Standard Model.
My group specializes on experimental probes that can shed light on how the Standard Model should be extended. We are members of two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider – ATLAS, and FASER. Our activities in these experiments include – data analysis, operations, and instrumentation for the experiments.
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