My research in physics has been focused almost solely in experimental high-energy physics. I am also interested in physics education, physics outreach, and theoretical high-energy physics.
I studied physics at the University of Pennsylvania from 2011-2014, and graduated with a B.A. in Physics in December 2014. During this time, I was a member of the Penn Experimental High Energy Physics group, the Penn High Energy Physics Instrumentation group, and the ATLAS Collaboration. In the process of obtaining a B.A., I completed not only the undergraduate coursework required for the degree, but also ten graduate courses in physics (the courses required for a graduate degree).
Selected Research at Penn
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- Design and test of a fast amplifier to be used in the CMS detector at the LHC with Mitch Newcomer (Penn) and Sebastian White (CERN).
- Search for a diphoton and MET final state in 8 TeV pp collisions at the LHC using the ATLAS detector with B. Auerbach (LAPP), O. Jinnouchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology), B. Schumm (UCSC), and H. Williams (Penn). I worked on generating the Monte Carlo used in the analysis.
- More work on the LAR upgrade.
- Wgamma and Wgammagamma photon fake-rate studies using the Higgs to diphoton data.
- Design and test of analog electronics (LTDB and LSB) for the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter (LAR) upgrade.
- Electronics upgrade for the Roberts Proton Therapy Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
- CMOS Radiation Damage Study.