- Darren Price <Darren.Price@cern.ch>
- CERN Meyrin
- Division EP
- CH-1211 Geneve 23
I am currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow with the
University of Manchester. Prior to this appointment I was a
postdoctoral fellow with Indiana University.
I work jointly on the DZero experiment at Fermilab, Chicago and the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, at CERN, Geneva.
At DZero I primarily work on measurements W+jet production dynamics, both in the context of a Standard Model QCD study and towards the understanding of backgrounds in the forward region for ongoing development into studies of Vector Boson Fusion processes and studies of the Higgs and exotic signatures in VBF channels at the LHC. I also work on jet identification algorithms and Alpgen systematic studies for Higgs analyses and serve on various DZero Editorial Boards for QCD/B-physics analyses. I was previously co-convener of the Monte Carlo generator algorithms group and am currently QCD group representative to the simulation group.
At the LHC my main foci include Standard Model measurements of vector boson plus jets, in particular studies of weak boson fusion production, and extensions of these studies to precision measurements of Higgs boson properties and related SUSY/exotica searches. I recently began a new research programme studying electroweak processes sensitive to a wide variety of new physics processes, including astrophysical/dark matter phenomena, neutrinoless double beta decay and Higgs triplet models. I am also deeply involved in studies of all aspects of quarkonium production at the LHC, and have served in the role of Quarkonium and B-production working group convener for many years (the 7 and 8 TeV data-taking periods), and was previously co-convener of the B-trigger algorithms working group. I recently took on the role of ATLAS-UK Standard Model working group convener. I am an active member of numerous internal Editorial Boards within ATLAS, mainly focusing on Heavy Ion physics and heavy flavour production, and am also occasionally called upon to review experimental papers for particle physics journals.
I received my PhD from Lancaster University under the supervision of Dr. Vato Kartvelishvili for work on the ATLAS experiment. Prior to this I studied for an MSc in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Söldner-Rembold, working on simulation and sensitivity studies for the SuperNEMO project, an experiment looking for evidence of a theorised process called neutrinoless double beta decay which may hold answers to the nature of neutrino mass. Before my studies at Manchester I read Mathematics at the University of Cambridge (DAMTP) at Sidney Sussex College.