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ANNUAL REPORT 2011


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ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale

Centre Nodes

MONASH NODE School of Physics, Building 19 Clayton Campus Monash University VIC 3800 T:+61 3 9902 0328 E: csaba.balazs@coepp.org.au

SYDNEY NODE School of Physics, Building A28 Camperdown Campus The University of Sydney NSW 2006 T: +61 2 9351 2539 E: kevin.varvell@coepp.org.au

Adelaide node 1st floor, Physics Building North Terrace Campus The University of Adelaide SA 5005 T: + 61 8 8313 3533 E: anthony.thomas@coepp.org.au

Melbourne node David Caro Building (Bld 192) Parkville Campus The University of Melbourne VIC 3010 T: +61 3 9035 3873 E: info@coepp.org.au

Partner institutions

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CONTENTS The year in review

Performance

Director’s report

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High energy science

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Centre launch

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Research areas

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Research highlights

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Workshops

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Personnel Our people

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Outreach activities

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Media

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Publications: Refereed journal articles Book chapters Conference proceedings Conference presentations Poster presentations Awards and scholarships

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Key performance indicators

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Committees and membership

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Financial report

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DIRECTOR’S REPORT

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY TAYLOR

Centre Director

The LHC had a very successful year of operation, generating more than twice the data and five times the integrated luminosity than was expected at the beginning of 2011. Data analyses were reported with unparalleled speed at conferences throughout the year. This culminated in December at CERN with a reporting of major results from the first pass of full 2011 data. The world’s press reported tantalising hints of new physics, and witnessed evidence that the 2011 data set—from both the ATLAS and CMS experiments—has moved us ever closer to confirming or ruling out the Standard Model Higgs boson. This bodes extremely well for CoEPP, with our experimenters playing key roles in the ATLAS analysis, and our theorists being primed with the results to challenge their models. CoEPP will host the global premier high-energy physics conference—ICHEP2012—in Melbourne, and definitive results are expected. CoEPP was officially opened in June by the Federal Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, the Honorable Kim Carr. The opening was attended by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the University of Adelaide, Professor Mike Brooks; Head of the School of Physics, Monash University, Professor Michael Morgan; CoEPP Advisory Board Chair, Professor Jeremy Mould and other distinguished academics. The Chair of CoEPP’s International Advisory Board, DirectorGeneral of CERN, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, sent a video address to the opening.

THE ATLAS DETECTOR The eight torodial magnets can be seen on the huge ATLAS detector with the calorimeter before it is moved into the middle of the detector. This calorimeter measures the energies of particles produced when protons collide in the centre of the detector.

During this time CoEPP held its first Winter Workshop, 6–10 June, commencing with a graduate level school, followed by a program of research talks, which included presentations from Partner Investigators via teleconference link, from Cambridge, Geneva, Freiburg, and Duke Universities. As a kick-off for CoEPP, the workshop was deemed a great success. In late November, the Sydney node hosted the first in-situ Executive Committee meeting. As most of the postdoctoral staff were on-board

“The 2011 data set—from both the ATLAS and CMS experiments— has moved us ever closer to confirming or ruling out the Standard Model Higgs boson.” by that time the opportunity was taken to hold a two day meeting of the postdocs from across the nodes. Each gave a presentation of their past work and what they will be working on within CoEPP, as a means of getting know to each other professionally. There were also discussion sessions and informal times, including a buffet dinner for all the staff to get to know each other. I am pleased to announce that the CoEPP Advisory Board is in place, and holds its first meeting at the CoEPP Summer Workshop, Lorne, 19–24 February, 2012. Communication between the nodes is a major focus of our operation. We have made a concerted effort to provide various means and opportunities for interaction across the nodes, an effort that will continue and expand in the future. Our Centre Manager, Dief Alexander, visited each node to establish direct relationships with node administrators and to become familiar with the different modes of operation in the different institutes. Teleconferencing has been used frequently for Executive Committee monthly meetings, weekly senior academic meetings and for the various analysis meetings of the experimentalists. Major upgrades and improvements of the teleconferencing capability are under planning. With CoEPP’s strong commitment to outreach activities, the role of the Communications and Outreach Manager, Caroline Hamilton, is key. A range of strategies and activities has been put in place. The big-ticket item is the planning for the ICHEP2012 conference in July, 2012, where a range of satellite activities involving the public are being planned. We look forward to this program with great expectation. All in all, 2011 has been a year of great achievement and consolidation: in our structure and in our research focus. I look forward with great gusto as to what 2012 will bring.

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2011 heralded a very important year for the Australian particle, or high-energy, physics community: marking both the opening of the Centre and a record year for the LHC at CERN. CoEPP’s research, computing and administrative positions were rapidly filled and precipitated a wealth of activity across the nodes.


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ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR PARTICLE PHYSICS AT THE TERASCALE Australian scholarship, global collaboration, international partnerships The ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) commenced operation in 2011 and is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council for seven years. CoEPP brings together leading researchers in particle physics from four highly-respected Australian universities to work on global endeavours in high-energy physics including the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN; advanced computing and accelerator science. For the first time in history, terascale high-energy physics across Australia is coordinated, combining resources and providing excellent research training and opportunities at both the graduate and postdoctoral level.

Physics building, University of Adelaide.

Dr Geng-Yuan Jeng and Dr Andrea Bangert.


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Terascale physics: entering the unknown Terascale physics is concerned with the generation of mass and with theories that encompass extra dimensions, supersymmetry (SUSY) and new forces. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) collides protons or ions at an energy in the ‘terascale’ domain—so coined because of the scale of energies used in particle physics—one trillion or 1012 electron volts. Terascale experiments at the LHC are where physicists enter unchartered territory.

International partners Research into the fundamental building blocks of the universe is a global, cooperative venture. The ATLAS collaboration itself has over three thousand physicists from 174 universities in 38 countries. Our international partners work closely with our chief investigators and hail from some of the world’s leading universities. Our current partners are: Professor A. G. Clark l’Université de Genève Professor K. Jakobs Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg Professor M. Kruse Duke University Professor C. Meroni INFN Sezione di Milano Professor M. A. Parker Cambridge University Professor M. Trodden The University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor Kevin Varvell.

Centre governance CoEPP is overseen and advised by a number of committees that inform the day-to-day running of the Centre, its activities, and to provide organisational leadership and scientific direction. The Executive Committee is made up of the Director, Associate Directors, Node Directors and the Centre Manager. In 2011 the Executive Committee met monthly to discuss the Centre and its operations. The Advisory Board is made up of representatives from the Centre’s collaborative institutes, independent members and has an independent chair. It meets biannually to review the Centre’s program and is chaired by Professor Jeremy Mould. Professor Mould is a professor at Swinburne University’s Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Preceding appointments include Director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO); Professor of Astronomy at the Australian National University, Director of the ANU’s Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, and Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology’s Palomar Observatory. Educated in Australia, his career to date has been in optical/infrared observatories. The International Advisory Committee (IAC) meets annually to provide an independent expert scientific perspective and is made up of highlyaccomplished individuals in high-energy physics from leading international laboratories. The IAC is chaired by the Director General of CERN, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer.

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Physics building, University of Sydney.

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ATLAS cavern open in January 2011.

High energy science The largest particle collider on Earth

Changing the way we see the world

Since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) commenced operation, high-energy physics research entered a new and exciting phase. CoEPP researchers actively engage in the ATLAS experiment which, in 2011, collected considerably more data than was expected. By the end of the year, the experiment had discovered a new particle named χb(3P) — the bound state of a bottom quark and bottom antiquark—and narrowed the most likely mass range for the Higgs boson to 115–130 GeV.

CoEPP theorists look beyond the Standard Model and work closely with the experimental researchers to inform practice. In 2011 CoEPP theorists worked on a variety of projects including supersymmetry (SUSY), Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and five-dimensional gravitational theories. CoEPP theorists’ work leads to a new and more profound understanding of how nature operates at the most fundamental level.


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Not just number crunching

Queensberry Street Data Hall 2 where the new Australian ATLAS computing nodes will be located. Image by Will Belcher.

The size of the high performance computing cluster and research data storage provided by the Research Computing team qualify CoEPP as a “Tier 2” site for ATLAS in the WLCG. This comes with availability and reliability obligations to ensure Grid production jobs and Grid user analysis jobs run effectively on our site. Smaller clusters dedicated to local CoEPP researchers are also managed by Research Computing and these are classed as local “Tier 3” sites.

Calorimeters side A inside the ATLAS cavern, January 2011.

“CoEPP researchers actively engage in the ATLAS experiment which, in 2011, collected considerably more data than was expected.”

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The sheer quantity of data collected from ATLAS has necessitated the development of new computing technologies. CoEPP’s Research Computing team is responsible for the management of computer clusters—or “tiers”— that form part of a global distributed computer network known as the Worldwide LHC Computer Grid (WLCG). The computer grid securely and reliably enables researchers to seamlessly access ATLAS experimental data. The Research Computing team at CoEPP actively tests and develops the technologies underpinning the computing grid infrastructure and represents Australia’s contribution to the WLCG.


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Centre launch The Centre was officially launched at the University of Melbourne in June 2011 by Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Opening the Centre, Senator Carr said support for the Centre helps our scientists link with the world’s best research equipment.

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“The LHC has unprecedented energy needed to probe big questions like the origins of mass, the secrets of the big bang and dark matter, and the search for new dimensions in space. Having access to this equipment is vital for the Centre’s researchers,” Senator Carr said.

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THE START OF SOMETHING BIG 1. (left to right) Prof. Ray Volkas, Senator Kim Carr, Prof. Glyn Davis, Prof Geoffrey Taylor, Prof. Anthony Thomas. 2. Centre Director Prof. Geoffrey Taylor speaks at the opening of the Centre. 3. (left to right) Honorary Fellows Girish Joshi and Bruce McKellar. 4. Centre scholars. 5. Centre scholars. 6. Prof. Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne speaks at the opening of the Centre.

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7. Assoc. Prof. Kevin Varvell, Dr. Martin White and Dr. Bruce Yabsley.


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Research areas New directions in big science: Uniting great minds from across Australia and partnering with leading international education and research organisations, CoEPP research concentrates on the fundamental questions in science: understanding the origin of mass; discovering new physical laws; producing and studying dark matter. CoEPP researchers have a long history as foundation members of the ATLAS experiment at CERN and as drivers of high-energy physics theory in Australia and globally.

Dr Paul Jackson.

Dr Kalliopi Petraki.

The origin of mass in the Standard Model

Supersymmetry (SUSY)

Fundamental matter and force particles form a “periodic table” of the building blocks of the universe. These observed patterns or symmetries have been key to the Standard Model in physics and many of its properties. However, particle masses vary over many orders of magnitude and not all the symmetries are perfect. Some particles—such as the photon— are massless, while others—such as the electron —are massive. A key goal of the LHC is to discover the origin of mass and the symmetry breaking that generates this variety of masses for the elementary particles. The simplest of these, the Higgs Mechanism, demands the existence of the now famous Higgs boson.

SUSY postulates a new symmetry of nature which has the property of cancelling the extremely large quantum corrections to the Higgs boson mass. One consequence of introducing SUSY is that the spectrum of fundamental particles is doubled.

Through involvement in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, researchers are searching for the Higgs boson and for answers to many other profound questions.

Experimentalists and theorists in the Centre focus their expertise in a search for SUSY at the LHC.

Searching for extra dimensions, and other exotic phenomena at the terascale Theorists working closely with experimentalists look at extra dimension models: measurement of spin, and how to distinguish supersymmetric particles from extra-dimensional particles. The combination of theorist and experimentalist know-how will be harnessed to develop realistic scenarios for observing these postulated phenomena.


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The origin of dark matter Over the past several decades, cosmological observations have revealed that only four per cent of the universe is composed of the “ordinary” matter described by the Standard Model; while approximately 23 per cent is made of what is termed “dark matter”. Dark matter interacts gravitationally, but its interactions with normal matter are so weak that they have as yet remained unobserved. The existence of dark matter is strong direct evidence for new fundamental particles beyond the Standard Model, and an intensive world wide effort is under way to detect dark matter in terrestrial experiments.

DARK MATTER

Recent work by CoEPP theorists has dramatically improved our ability to interpret dark matter experiments.

New forces of nature at the terascale

Fundamental symmetries

Have we discovered all the fundamental forces of nature? Massive gauge bosons at the TeV-scale would indicate new forces beyond those described by the Standard Model. Many extensions of the Standard Model suggest that grand unification of the three gauge forces occurs at extremely high energies. A discovery of new forces will impact our notions of the early Universe.

Symmetries have always been the pillars on which we have built our understanding of the physical world. Some symmetries of nature appear to be exact (e.g., Lorentz invariance, spacetime translations, CPT), some appear explicitly broken and hence only approximate (e.g., flavour symmetry, parity, CP) and others are obscured or hidden through a process called spontaneous symmetry breaking (e.g., chiral symmetry, gauge symmetry of the weak interactions).Tests of such fundamental symmetries and studies of how they are broken are the keys to new physics and a key goal of the LHC is to study these symmetries with unprecedented precision and probe for new fundamental symmetries such as SUSY.

New computing techniques for LHC/ATLAS data analysis, simulations and model predictions The ATLAS experiment produces petabytes of data each year. Data analysis from the LHC experiments drove the development of data Grid technology. The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) links over 160,000 computers all over the globe. Tens of petabytes of data are already globally accessible to this distributed data analysis system. Centre researchers and IT experts participate in the development of Grid computing storage, processing and access, and work with ATLAS collaborators and hardware vendors on new products and computer paradigms for optim ising high-energy physics analysis.

Strong interaction and non-perturbative techniques in particle physics If the Higgs boson is not a truly elementary particle but a composite object, it will require new non-perturbative mathematical tools to study various possibilities for the strongly-coupled dynamics. CoEPP theoretical researchers have pioneered developments in five-dimensional gravitational theory, which allows stronglycoupled dynamics associated with composite Higgs models to be quantitatively studied.

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A computer simulation shows dark matter is distributed in a clumpy but organised manner. In the figure, high density regions appear bright whereas dark regions are nearly, but not completely, empty. (Courtesy: IPMU, via Interactions.org)


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Research highlights Towards the Higgs boson and beyond The ATLAS research program at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) addresses fundamental questions about the structure and substance of the universe. The ATLAS experiment has been optimised to be sensitive to the Higgs boson—the “missing piece” of the Standard Model of particle physics—as well as a range of new phenomena anticipated at the LHC’s energy scale. CoEPP experimentalists are actively involved as collaborators in the ATLAS experiment. By the end of 2011, owing to the excellent performance of the LHC, ATLAS had recorded in excess of 5 inverse femtobarns (5 fb-1) of data, which far exceeded the 1 fb-1 that had been expected. These units correspond to having 3.4 x 1014 or 340 000 000 000 000 total protonproton collisions. The ATLAS detector itself has worked remarkably well, not only recording data during 94 per cent of the LHC live-time, but doing so with great precision. The latest update of the ATLAS searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson, as well as that of its sister experiment CMS, was presented at a CERN seminar on 13 December 2011. As stated in the CERN press release, the new ATLAS and CMS results are "sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the elusive Higgs. Tantalising hints have been seen by both experiments in the same mass region, but these are not yet strong enough to claim a discovery." CoEPP researchers are intimately involved in

IN SEARCH OF THE ‘higgs boson ’ LEFT: Plot showing ATLAS limits on Standard Model Higgs production in the mass range 110-150 GeV, Image © 2011 CERN RIGHT: ATLAS protonproton event containing four muons, Image © 2011 CERN

these searches for the Higgs. Chief investigator Elisabetta Barberio leads a CoEPP team which includes Sara Diglio, Takashi Kubota, Pere Rados and Wai Meng Thong searching for a Higgs decaying to a pair of W bosons. Guilherme Nunes-Hanninger, Matteo Volpi, David Jennens, Tony Shao and K.G. Tan are searching for a Higgs decaying to a pair of tau leptons. In each case these researchers work in collaboration with teams at partner institutes and in the broader ATLAS community. ATLAS collaborators are similarly searching for evidence of other exciting possible discoveries. One of these is supersymmetry, which predicts many new particles to be found at high masses, including the prime candidate for the dark matter particle. Dark matter pervades our universe, but the types of particles it is composed of has not yet been identified. CoEPP researcher Martin White searches for a supersymmetric partner to the top quark in collaboration with partner investigators at Cambridge. Paul Jackson leads supersymmetry searches with tau leptons. Aldo Saavedra, GengYuan Jeng and Nikhul Patel collaborate with ATLAS teams searching for supersymmetric particles, including neutral and charged Higgs bosons, which decay to tau leptons. Other searches are looking for evidence that quarks may not be fundamental but consist of more basic particles, or for evidence of new fundamental forces of nature such as new particles called W' and Z'. Another exciting possibility would be to find evidence for extra dimensions of space.


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Split Sparticle Spectra in Supersymmetry

The first results from the LHC in 2011 have already constrained the sfermion mass scale. This causes some tension with theoretical predictions from minimal models, precipitating media headlines boldly declaring the end of supersymmetry! However supersymmetry is far from being ruled out, with the stringent mass limits arising from the underlying assumptions in the minimal models. In recent work published in the Journal of High Energy Physics, Professor Tony Gherghetta together with Research Fellows Dr. Benedict von Harling and Dr. Nicholas Setzer proposed a new class of supersymmetric models which, unlike the minimal scenarios predicts a split mass spectrum with the third generation sfermions lighter than the first two generations. These models evade the current LHC bounds because the third generation sfermions are much harder to detect than the corresponding first two generations. In this case the intriguing conclusion is that supersymmetry, although a little harder to detect, could still eventually be discovered during the 2012 run of the LHC.

“Supersymmetry is popular for many reasons, one being that it may provide a resolution of the dark matter problem in the form of the lightest supersymmetric particle, a neutralino.”

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Dark matters One of the outstanding problems of modern physics is the nature of a mysterious quantity known as dark matter. Despite vast empirical evidence indicating that it is more abundant than the luminous stars and hot gas within galaxies (including our own Milky Way) and that it indeed comprises roughly a quarter of the energy budget of the universe itself, it remains entirely unaccounted for within the current Standard Model. Thus, probing its nature is a highly topical challenge for experimental and theoretical physicists alike, as the former endeavour to detect dark matter directly whilst the latter construct models to describe its physical properties and interactions with other forms of matter.

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One of the major experimental goals of the Large Hadron Collider is to search for supersymmetry. This is a theoretical model in which a new fundamental spacetime symmetry stabilizes the Higgs boson mass from large quantum corrections. It predicts a boson (fermion) partner of equal mass for every fermion (boson) in the Standard Model. However this symmetry cannot be exact since, for example, the selectron, the bosonic partner of the electron, would have already been detected. The superpartners cannot be arbitrarily heavy and theoretical arguments suggest that at least some fermion partners or "sfermions" should be below the terascale.

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Many of these new models involve using an extension to the Standard Model in which each Standard Model particle has a counterpart (known as a "superpartner") with a different spin - this is known as supersymmetry. Supersymmetry is popular for many reasons, one in particular being that it may provide a resolution of the dark matter problem in the form of the lightest supersymmetric particle, a neutralino. This neutralino is both stable and weakly interacting; hence, it may be a viable candidate for dark matter. Research being conducted at the Adelaide node involves calculating scattering cross-sections of neutralinos with light and heavy quarks within the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model (NMSSM).

Neutralino Simulation of the signature of a neutralino, a predicted supersymmetric particle that is one candidate for dark matter. (Image by Norman Graf, courtesy Interactions.org)


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Professor Ray Volkas.

Workshops A significant element of the Centre’s program is the annual scientific workshop. This event is where the entire Centre meets to discuss developments in research, data analysis and future trends. All members—from research students to Partner Investigators—are invited to participate.

MEETING OF THE MINDS CoEPP Winter School and Workshop, June 2011.

Dr Martin White and Dr Bruce Yabsley.

The inaugural CoEPP scientific workshop was attended by 56 people and was held in June 2011 to coincide with the Centre’s launch. An additional workshop for postdoctoral researchers was held in Sydney in November/ December 2011.


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OUR PEOPLE Chief Investigators Associate Professor Csaba Balazs

Associate Professor Elisabetta Barberio

Monash University

University of Melbourne

SUSY, unification, exotics, collider phenomenology, astro-particle physics.

Searches for the Higgs boson and physics beyond the Standard Model.

DR Nicole Bell

Professor Tony Gherghetta

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Astro-particle physics, dark matter.

Physics beyond the Standard Model, SUSY, extra dimensions, AdS/CFT, LHC phenomenology.

DR Paul Jackson

DR Antonio Limosani

University of Adelaide

University of Melbourne

Leads supersymmetry searches with tau leptons and silicon detector studies.

Global test of the Standard Model in dilepton final states.

Associate Professor Martin Sevior

Professor Geoffrey Taylor

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Computing Grid activities.

Centre Director.

Professor Anthony Thomas

Associate Professor Kevin Varvell

University of Adelaide

University of Sydney

Symmetry breaking, physics beyond the Standard Model, dark matter, EoS of dense matter, neutron stars.

Standard Model tests and beyond Standard Model searches, flavour physics (esp. semileptonic decays).

Professor Ray Volkas

Professor Anthony Williams

University of Melbourne

University of Adelaide

Extra dimensions, SUSY, astro-particle physics, collider phenomenology.

Standard Model, beyond the Standard Model, QCD, Grid and computing.

DR Bruce Yabsley

DR Ross Young

University of Sydney

University of Adelaide

Quarkonia and quarkonium-like states, flavour physics, analysis methods (esp. statistical methods).

Physics beyond the Standard Model, dark matter.


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Honorary Fellows Honorary Professorial Fellow Bruce McKellar

Honorary Principal Fellow Girish Joshi

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

CP violation, neutrino physics, dark energy.

Rare b decays, extra dimensions.

Partner Investigators Professor Allan Clark

Professor Karl Jakobs

l’Université de Genève

Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

Professor, Department of Particle Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Faculty member, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Study of hadronic collisions at the highest possible collision energies, to understand the fundamental particles and their interactions, using protonproton and proton-antiproton colliders.

Experimental particle physics, research in the ATLAS experiment at CERN with focus on the search for the Higgs boson and supersymmetric particles.

PERSONNEL

Development of silicon-based tracking detectors for particle physics applications.

Professor Mark Kruse

Professor Chiara Meroni

Duke University

INFN Sezione di Milano

Professor, Duke University, USA.

Research Director at INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Italy.

Experimental particle physics, member of the CDF and ATLAS collaborations, working on global searches for new physics, Higgs boson searches, and the development of next-generation silicon detectors.

Member of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN. Development of pixel detectors for precise vertex reconstruction both in ATLAS and in a previous LEP experiment - DELPHI. Leads a team of physicists involved in the search for a light Higgs boson.

Professor Andy Parker

Professor Mark Trodden

University of Cambridge

University of Pennsylvania

Team leader at Cambridge University, UK.

Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics and co-Director of the Center for Particle Cosmology, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Member of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN. Working on supersymmetry and extra space dimensions.

Theoretical studies of particle physics and cosmology, particularly the origins of cosmic acceleration, modified theories of gravity, dark matter and the origin of the baryon asymmetry of the universe.


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Postdoctoral researchers DR Peter Athron

DR Andrea Bangert

University of Adelaide

University of Sydney

Exceptional supersymmetry.

Global test of the Standard Model using dilepton final states.

DR James Barnard

DR Sara Diglio

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Q-balls, dark matter, SUSY.

Higgs to WW channel search.

DR Donatello Dolce

DR Robert Foot

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Foundations of quantum mechanics, extra dimensions, higgsless models.

Dark matter, mirror matter, exotics, astro-particle physics, collider phenomenology.

DR Kenji Hamano

DR Geng-Yuan Jeng

University of Melbourne

University of Sydney

ATLAS inner detector tracking studies, search for neutrino mass generation machanisms.

Trigger studies and new physics searches involving taus.

DR Doyoun Kim

DR Jong Soo Kim

Monash University

University of Adelaide

New physics search at the LHC, Identifying Top quarks, Extensions of the Standard Model.

Massive neutrinos in baryon triality models.

DR Archil Kobakhidze

DR Takashi Kubota

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Gravity, SUSY, extra dimensions, exotics.

Muon trigger studies and Higgs to WW channel search.


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Postdoctoral researchers DR Hrayr Matevosyan

Monash University

University of Adelaide

Collider phenomenology, SUSY and BSM theories, top quark physics, CP violation, particle cosmology.

Phenomenological studies of parton hadronisation in deep inelastic processes.

DR Anibal Medina

DR Guilherme Nunes Hanninger

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

SUSY, extra dimensions, exotics.

Tau-lepton tracking, Standard Model and supersymmetric serches for the Higgs boson to di-Tau decay channel.

DR KalliopI Petraki

DR Aldo Saavedra

University of Melbourne

University of Sydney

Dark matter, early universe cosmology, astro-particle physics.

Tau reconstruction; tau trigger performance for new physics searches.

DR Michael Schmidt

DR Matteo Volpi

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Dark matter, neutrino physics, exotics.

Tau-lepton reconstruction, search for Higgs to di-Tau decay channel.

DR Benedict von Harling

DR Anthony Waugh

University of Melbourne

University of Sydney

SUSY models, warped extra dimensions, dark matter.

Quarkonium reconstruction, including electron reconstruction and simulation.

DR Martin White University of Melbourne ATLAS detector studies, search for the supersymmetric top, supersymmetric phenomenology.

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DR Sudhir Kumar Gupta


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Students Katie Auchlettl

Iason Baldes

Monash University

University of Melbourne

Dark matter, cosmic rays.

Astro-particle physics, cosmology.

Curtis Black

Amelia Brennan

University of Sydney

University of Melbourne

Tau trigger development and performance, SUSY searches using tau leptons.

Dark matter, astro-particle physics.

Ben Callen

Daniel Carter

University of Melbourne

Monash University

Extra dimensions, SUSY.

SUSY phenomenology.

Peter Cox

Cameron Cuthbert

University of Melbourne

University of Sydney

Extra dimensions.

Dielectron reconstruction development and performance, new state searches.

Benjamin Farmer

Shane Farnsworth

Monash University

Monash University

SUSY phenomenology.

Non-commutative geometry.

Ahmad Galea

Nathan Hall

University of Melbourne

University of Adelaide

Dark matter, astro-particle physics.

Searches for physics beyond the Standard Model.


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Students David Jennens

Monash University

University of Melbourne

SUSY phenomenology.

Tau-lepton jet reconstruction search for Higgs boson to di-Tau decay channel.

Steven Kennedy

Stephen Lonsdale

University of Sydney

University of Melbourne

New charmonium state searches.

Extra dimensions.

Adrian Manning

Jayden Newstead

University of Sydney

Monash University

SUSY (mSUGRA) constraints using tau lepton signatures.

Dark matter.

Lucas Ong

Nikhul Patel

University of Melbourne

University of Sydney

Search for neutrino mass generation mechanisms.

Light charged Higgs to Tau-nu search.

Pere Rados

Nicholas Rodd

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Search for the Higgs boson to di-Tau decay channel.

Neutrino physics.

Tessa Satherley

Mark Scarcella University of Sydney

PERSONNEL

Elliot Hutchison

University of Melbourne Semiconductor diamond detectors.

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Students Tony Shao

Laurence Spiller

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Electron tracking studies, search for the Higgs boson and measurement of Z to di-Tau to di-lepton channel.

SUSY phenomenology.

K.G. Tan

Jayne Thompson

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Tau-lepton tracking, Higgs search to TauTau to hadron-lepton channel in Standard Model.

Extra dimensions.

Wai Meng Thong

Lewis Tunstall

University of Melbourne

University of Adelaide

ATLAS semiconductor tracker studies.

Standard Model phenomenology, effective field theory.

Sophie Underwood

Mona Alhazmi

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Supersymmetric dark matter.

Paul Angel University of Melbourne Jackson Clarke University of Melbourne

Ian Watson University of Sydney / Université de Genève ATLAS upgrade; top and ttbar analyses.

Chris Hodson University of Melbourne Nadine Pesor University of Melbourne


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Professional staff Lucien Boland

Centre Manager

Research Computing Manager

Caroline Hamilton

Sean Crosby

Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Research Computing Administrator and Developer

Sachin Wasnik

Winnie Huang

Scientific Computing Officer

Centre Administrator and Personal Assistant to the Director.

Ying Hu

DR Diana Londish

PERSONNEL

Dief Alexander

Melbourne Node Administrator

Sharon Johnson Adelaide Node Administrator

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Outreach activities

July Csaba Balazs, “Discovery prospects of supersymmetry” BCVSPIN summer school, Hue, Vietnam. Allan Clark “A Very Large Microscope to Probe Very Small Distances” and “Playing with Particles” (public talk) at 36th Professor Harry Messel International Science School, University of Sydney. Sydney. Allan Clark and members of the Sydney Node. “Meet a scientist” session at 36th Professor Harry Messel International Science School, University of Sydney. Sydney.

August Csaba Balazs, “Harry Potter and the Large Hadron Collider” school talk at Sir John Monash High School. Melbourne.

February Tony Gherghetta,”Beyond the Standard Model in a Warped Extra Dimension”, Invited talk, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA.

March

PLease NOTE Outreach activities presented here include invited seminars and colloquia at physics departments.

Aldo Saavedra, “Speed meet a geek” Ultimo Science Festival http://www.ultimosciencefestival.com/2011/ as part of National Science Week. Sydney. Martin White “Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider” public talk at the University of Tasmania. Tasmania. Martin White, “Particle physics and cosmology” series of school talks across Tasmania at Launceston College, the Friends School in Hobart and Devonport College. Tasmania.

Kevin Varvell, “CoEPP – The ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale”, University of Sydney School of Physics “Research Bite”. Sydney.

September

May

Tony Gherghetta, “Generating a Little Hierarchy with Accidental SUSY”, Invited talk, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California, USA.

Csaba Balazs, “Smashing Atoms” school talk at Sir John Monash High School. Melbourne.

Ray Volkas, Seminar at Physics Department, University of California-Irvine, USA.

Nicole Bell, “Girls in Physics Luncheon” school talk at Toorak College Mt Eliza, Melbourne.

October

Tony Gherghetta, “Generating a Little Hierarchy with Accidental SUSY”, Invited talk University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA.

Csaba Balazs, invited talks at Tsinghua University, Beijing and Peking University, Beijing.

Tony Gherghetta, “Generating a Little Hierarchy with Accidental SUSY”, Invited talk, University of California, Davis, California, USA.

Tony Gherghetta, “Generating a Little Hierarchy with Accidental SUSY”, Invited talk, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Ray Volkas, school talk at St Kevin’s College, Melbourne.

Benedict von Harling, “String Theory” public talk at Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University. Melbourne.

Aldo Saavedra, “Particle Fever! Searching for New Physics at the LHC”, talk to University of Sydney Physics Society (PHYSOC). Sydney. Aldo Saavedra, “The Physics at the LHC”, talk in the University of Sydney Talented Student Program series. Sydney.

Csaba Balazs, “The LHC” Monash Physics Colloquium, Melbourne.

Kalliopi Petraki, “Cosmology” public talk at Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University. Melbourne. Ray Volkas, Seminar at INPAC, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; andColloquium at Physics Department, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.


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Media 2010 Anthony Thomas, “Ringside seats to birth of universe” Adelaide Advertiser.

2011 Interviews

October Anthony Thomas, ABC radio. December Geoffrey Taylor “Higgs boson: Have they found it?” ABC Science, online Aldo Saavedra “Scientists close to finding God particle” Sydney Morning Herald, print and online.

May

Geoffrey Taylor “Deus ex machina: closing in on the Higgs boson – expert reactions” The Conversation, online.

Geoffrey Taylor, Ray Volkas, “Parallel Universes” Catalyst, ABC TV.

Geoffrey Taylor “CERN Scientists close in on the Higgs boson particle” ABC ‘AM’ radio.

Kevin Varvell, 6.30 with George Negus, Channel 10.

Geoffrey Taylor “Physicists in a whirl over the elusive particle” The Age, online.

JUNE

Martin White, 4BC, radio.

Bruce Yabsley, “Antimatter trapping breakthrough at CERN” ABC TV News.

Aldo Saavedra, Antonio Limosani “Physicists catch a glimpse of Higgs boson” COSMOS, online.

August

Csaba Balazs “New physics starts now” The Register, online.

Ray Volkas, Lawrence Krauss, “The Party Show” 3RRR radio. September Nicole Bell “Tests needed for faster-than-light neutrino” COSMOS, online. Geoffrey Taylor “Supersymmetry running out of places to hide” ABC News, online. Geoffrey Taylor “Physics forum should go with a bang” The Age, print and online. Geoffrey Taylor, Kevin Varvell and Ray Volkas “It’s still impossible: researchers doubt lightspeed broken” COSMOS, online.

Geoffrey Taylor “The God particle gives believers glimpse of future” Sydney Morning Herald, online. Geoffrey Taylor, ABC774, radio. Kevin Varvell “One step closer in the search for the Higgs boson” University of Sydney, Science faculty news, online.

Articles MARCH Anthony Thomas “Particle Physics’ big bang” The Australian. September Caroline Hamilton “Believing in the God particle” The Punch, online. December Caroline Hamilton “We’re THIS close to finding the elusive ‘God particle’” The Punch, online.

PERFORMANCE

Ray Volkas, Mornings with Ann Jones, ABC Radio North and West.

Kevin Varvell, The Drum, ABC TV.


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Publications Please note: publications written as part of collaborations (e.g. ATLAS, Belle) or with more than two authors list the first author only. Refereed journal articles Aad G, et al. 2011. “Limits on the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson in pp collisions at √s =7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1728.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of inclusive jet and dijet cross sections in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV centre-of-mass energy with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1512.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the W+WCross Section in √s = 7 TeV pp Collisions with ATLAS.” Physical Review Letters. 107:041802.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the differential cross-sections of inclusive, prompt and non-prompt J/Ψ production in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV.” Nuclear Physics, Section B. 850(3):387-444.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of underlying event characteristics using charged particles in pp collisions at √s = 900 GeV and 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D. 83:112001.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the W charge asymmetry in the W →µν decay mode in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 701:31-49.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of Wγ and Zγ production in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics. 9:072.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for diphoton events with large missing transverse energy with 36 pb−1 of 7 TeV proton–proton collision data with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1744.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Properties of jets measured from tracks in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energy √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D. 84:054001. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for contact interactions in dimuon events from pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D. 84:011101. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for heavy long-lived charged particles with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV.” Physics Letters B. 703:428-446. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for high mass dilepton resonances in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment.” Physics Letters B. 700:163-180. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for new phenomena with the monojet and missing transverse momentum signature using the ATLAS detector in √s = 7 TeV proton-proton collisions.” Physics Letters B. 705:294-312. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for supersymmetric particles in events with lepton pairs and large missing transverse momentum in √s =7 TeV proton–proton collisions with the ATLAS experiment.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1682.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for high-mass states with one lepton plus missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 701:50-69. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the production cross section for W-bosons in association with jets in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 698:325-345. Aad G, et al. 2011. “A search for new physics in dijet mass and angular distributions in pp collisions at √s= 7 TeV measured with the ATLAS detector.” New Journal of Physics. 13:053044. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for a Heavy Particle Decaying into an Electron and a Muon with the ATLAS Detector in √s = 7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC.” Physical Review Letters. 106:251081. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for supersymmetry in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV in final states with missing transverse momentum and b-jets.” Physics Letters B. 701:398-416. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Inclusive search for samesign dilepton signatures in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics. 10:107.


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Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the jet fragmentation function and transverse profile in proton–proton collisions at a center-ofmass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1795. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of multi-jet cross sections in proton–proton collisions at a 7 TeV center-of-mass energy.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1763. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the jet fragmentation function and transverse profile in proton–proton collisions at a center-ofmass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1795. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for a heavy neutral particle decaying into an electron and a muon using 1 fb−1 of ATLAS data.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1809. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for a Standard Model Higgs boson in the H → ZZ → l+l-νν(bar) Decay Channel with the ATLAS Detector.” Physical Review Letters. 107:221802. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum using √s = 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics. 11:099. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for the Higgs boson in the H → WW → lνjj Decay Channel in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector.” Physical Review Letters. 107:231801. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the inclusive isolated prompt photon cross-section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV using 35 pb−1 of ATLAS data.” Physics Letters B. 706:150-167. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the transverse momentum distribution of Z/γ* bosons in proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 705:415-434.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to τ+τ− pairs in proton– proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 705:174-192. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel H → Z Z(*) → 4l with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 705:435-451.

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Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the two photon decay channel with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” Physics Letters B. 705:452-470. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for quark contact interactions in dijet angular distributions in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV measured with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 694:327-345. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurements of underlyingevent properties using neutral and charged particles in pp collisions at √s= 900 GeV and √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1636. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Study of jet shapes in inclusive jet production in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D. 83:052003. Aad G, et al.2011. “Search for Diphoton Events with Large Missing Transverse Energy in 7 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions with the ATLAS Detector.” Physical Review Letters. 106:121803. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the centrality dependence of J/ψ yields and observation of Z production in lead–lead collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” Physics Letters B. 697:294-312. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Studies of the performance of the ATLAS detector using cosmic-ray muons.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1593. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for squarks and gluinos using final states with jets and missing transverse momentum with the ATLAS detector in √s =7 TeV proton-proton collisions.” Physics Letters B. 701(2):186-203. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for stable hadronising squarks and gluinos with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.” Physics Letters B. 701:1-19. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the inclusive isolated prompt photon cross section in pp collisions at √s= 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the Υ(1S) production cross-section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV in ATLAS.” Physics Letters B. 705:9-27. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the Z → ττ cross section with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D. 84:112006. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for Dilepton Resonances in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector.” Physical Review Letters. 107:272002.

PERFORMANCE

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for a heavy gauge boson decaying to a charged lepton and a neutrino in 1 fb−1 of pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters B. 705:28-46.

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Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the W → τντ cross section in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment.” Physics Letters B. 706:276-294.

Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Limits on Anomalous Trilinear Gauge Couplings in Zγ, Events from pp(bar) Collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review Letters. 107:051802.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for massive colored scalars in four-jet final states in √s = 7 TeV proton–proton collisions with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1828.

Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurement of branching ratio and B0s lifetime in the decay B0s → J/ψƒ0(980) at CDF.” Physical Review D. 84:052012.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for an excess of events with an identical flavour lepton pair and significant missing transverse momentum in √s =7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1647.

Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurement of event shapes in pp(bar) collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review D. 83:112007.

Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for pair production of first or second generation leptoquarks in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” Physical Review D. 83:112006. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Luminosity determination in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1630. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the top quark-pair production cross section with ATLAS in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1577. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of Dijet Azimuthal Decorrelations in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV.” Physical Review Letters. 106:172002. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for massive long-lived highly ionising particles with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” Physics Letters B. 698:353-370. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Search for Supersymmetry Using Final States with One Lepton, Jets, and Missing Transverse Momentum with the ATLAS Detector in √s = 7 TeV pp Collisions.” Physical Review Letters. 106:131802. Aad G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the inelastic proton-proton cross-section at √s =7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Nature Communications. 2:1472. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Evidence for tt(bar)γ production and measurement of σtt(bar)γ / σtt(bar).” Physical Review D. 84:031104. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “First Measurement of the Angular Coefficients of Drell-Yan e+e- Pairs in the Z Mass Region from pp (bar) Collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review Letters. 106:241801. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Invariant Mass Distribution of Jet Pairs Produced in Association with a W Boson in pp(bar) Collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review Letters. 106:241801.

Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the Mass Difference between t and t(bar) Quarks.” Physical Review Letters. 106:152001. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the top pair production cross section in the lepton + jets channel using a jet flavor discriminant.” Physical Review D. 84:031101. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the top-quark mass in the lepton+jets channel using a matrix element technique with the CDF II detector.” Physical Review D. 84:071105. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the tt(bar) production cross section in ppbar collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV using events with large missing transverse energy and jets.” Physical Review D. 84:032003. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurements of Direct CP Violating Asymmetries in Charmless Decays of Strange Bottom Mesons and Bottom Baryons.” Physical Review Letters. 106:181802. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Measurements of the properties of Λc (2595), Λc (2625), ∑c (2455), ∑c (2520) baryons.” Physical Review D. 84:012003. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Observation of the Ξ0b Baryon.” Physical Review Letters. 107:102001. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for a Very Light CP-Odd Higgs boson in Top Quark Decays from pp(bar) Collisions at √s = 1:96 TeV.” Physical Review Letters. 107:031801. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for B0s → μ+μand B0 → μ+μ- Decays with CDF II.” Physical Review Letters. 107:191801. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for New Dielectron Resonances and Randall-Sundrum Gravitons at the Collider Detector at Fermilab.” Physical Review Letters. 107:051801. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for new heavy particles decaying to ZZ → llll, lljj in pp(bar) collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review D. 83:112008.


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Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for New Physics in High pT Like-Sign Dilepton Events at CDF II.” Physical Review Letters. 107:181801. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for New T’ Particles in Final States with Large Jet Multiplicities and Missing Transverse Energy in pp(bar) Collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review Letters. 107:191803. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for Production of Heavy Particles Decaying to Top Quarks and Invisible Particles in pp(bar) Collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review Letters. 106:191801. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Search for resonant production of tt(bar) decaying to jets in pp(bar) collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review D. 84:072003. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Top quark mass measurement using the template method at CDF.” Physical Review D. 83:111101. Aaltonen T, et al. 2011. “Top-Quark Mass Measurement Using Events with Missing Transverse Energy and Jets at CDF.” Physical Review Letters. 107:232002. Abbiendi G, et al. 2011. “Determination of αS using OPAL hadronic event shapes at √s = 91–209 GeV and resummed NNLO calculations.” European Physical Journal C. 71:1733. Abe K, et al. 2011. “Indication of Electron Neutrino Appearance from an AcceleratorProduced Off-Axis Muon Neutrino Beam.” Physical Review Letters. 107:041801. Abe K, et al. 2011. “The T2K experiment.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 659:106-135.

Andrei V, et al. 2011. “Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” New Journal of Physics. 13:053033. Aushev T, et al. 2011. “Study of the decays B → Ds1 (2536)+ D(bar)(*).” Physical Review D. 83:051102 Bahinipati S, et al. 2011. “Measurements of timedependent CP asymmetries in B → D * +/-π+/decays using a partial reconstruction technique.” Physical Review D. 84:021101.

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Balazs C, et al. 2011. “Realistic Standard Model Fermion Mass Relations in Generalized Minimal Supergravity (GmSUGRA).” Journal of High Energy Physics 02:096 Balazs C, et al. 2011. “SU(7) Unification of SU(3)CxSU(4)WxU(1)B−L.” Journal of High Energy Physics 01:023 Baldes I, et al. 2011. “Baryon number violating scalar diquarks at the LHC.” Physical Review D. 84:115019. Barnard J. 2011. “Condensate cosmology in O’Raifeartaigh models.” Journal of High Energy Physics. 08:058. Barnard J. 2011. “Solitonic supersymmetry restoration.” Journal of High Energy Physics. 01:101. Bell N, et al. 2011. “W/Z bremsstrahlung as the dominant annihilation channel for dark matter.” Physical Review D. 83:013001. Bell N, et al. 2011. “Model for late dark matter decay.” Physical Review D. 83:063504. Bell N and Petraki K. 2011. “Enhanced neutrino signals from dark matter annihilation in the Sun via metastable mediators.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 04:003. Bell N, et al. 2011. “Dark matter annihilation signatures from electroweak bremsstrahlung.” Physical Review D. 84:103517. Bell N, et al. 2011. “W/Z bremsstrahlung as the dominant annihilation channel for dark matter, revisited.” Physics Letters B. 706:6-12. Bell N, et al. 2011. “Dark and visible matter in a baryon-symmetric universe via the Affleck-Dine mechanism.” Physical Review D. 84:123505. Bhardwaj, V, et al. 2011. “Observation of X(3872) → J / Ψ γ and Search for X(3872)→Ψ ′ γ in B Decays.” Physical Review Letters. 107:091803. Bischofberger M, et al. 2011. “Search for CP Violation in τ+/- → K0S π+/-ντ Decays at Belle.” Physical Review Letters. 107:131801. Blunden P, et al. 2011 “New Formulation of γZ Box Corrections to the Weak charge of the Proton” Physics Review Letters. 107: 081801 Boyle L, et al. Submitted 2011. “The Minimal Dimensionless Standard Model (MDSM) and its Cosmology.” arXiv:1111.0273 [hep-ph] Callen B and Volkas R. 2011. “Fermion masses and mixing in a 4+1 dimensional SU(5) domain-wall brane model.” Physical Review D. 83(5):056004.

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Abgrall N, et al. 2011. “Time projection chambers for the T2K near detectors.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 637:25-46.

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Chen P, et al. 2011. “Observation of B- → p(bar) ΛD0 at Belle.” Physical Review D. 84:071501. Choi S-K, et al. 2011. “Bounds on the width, mass difference and other properties of X(3872) →π+π- J/Ψ decays.” Physical Review D. 84:052004. Dolce D. 2011. “Compact Time and Determinism for Bosons: Foundations.” Foundations of Physics. 41:178-203. Dolce D. 2011. “de Broglie Deterministic Dice and emerging Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.” Journal of Physics - Conference Series. 306:012049. Foot R. 2011. “Do magnetic fields prevent mirror particles from entering the galactic disk?” Physics Letters B. 699:230-232. Foot R. 2011. “Mirror & hidden sector dark matter in the light of new CoGeNT data.” Physics Letters B. 703:7-13. Foot R. 2011. “Top quark forward-backward asymmetry from SU(Nc) color.” Physical Review D. 83:114013. Foot R and Kobakhidze A. 2011. “Alternative implementation of the Higgs boson.” Modern Physics Letters A. 26(7):461-467. Foot R, et al. 2011. “ATLAS and CMS hints for a mirror Higgs boson.” Physical Review D. 84:095032. Foot R, et al. 2011. “Cosmological constant in scale-invariant theories.” Physical Review D. 84:075010. George D and Volkas R. 2011. “Dynamics of the infinitely-thin kink.” Physics Letters B. 704:646-651. Gherghetta T and Peloso M. 2011. “Stability analysis of 5D gravitational solutions with N bulk scalar fields.” Physical Review D. 84:104004. Gherghetta T and Pomarol A. 2011. “A distorted MSSM Higgs sector from low-scale strong dynamics.” Journal of High Energy Physics. 12:069. Gherghetta T, et al. 2011. “A natural little hierarchy for RS from accidental SUSY.” Journal of High Energy Physics. 7:011. Graciani D, et al. 2011. “Belle-DIRAC Setup for Using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.” Journal of Grid Computing. 9:65-79.

Guler H, et al. 2011. “Study of the K+π+π- final state in B+ → J/ΨK+π+π- and B+ → Ψ’K+π+π-.” Physical Review D. 83:032005. Gupta S and Valencia G. 2011. “Tau lepton charge asymmetry and new physics at the LHC.” Physical Review D. 84: 036009 Ha H, et al. 2011. “Measurement of the decay B0 → π-l+ν and determination of |Vub|.” Physical Review D. 83:071101. Hall J, et al. 2011. “Chiral extrapolation beyond the power-counting regime.” Physics Review Letters. 84:114011 He X, et al. 2011. “Lifshitz theories with extra dimensions and 3 + 1-d Lorentz invariance.” Physical Review D. 84:125017. Horii Y, et al. 2011. “Evidence for the Suppressed Decay B - → DK-, D → K+π-.” Physical Review Letters. 106:231803. Kim J, et al. 2011. “The advanced data searching system with AMGA at the Belle II experiment.” Computer Physics Communications. 182:270-273. Ko B.R, et al. “Search for CP Violation in the Decays D0 → K0s P0.” 2011. Physical Review Letters. 106:211801. Kobakhidze A. 2011. “Domain Walls and Gauge Field Localization in Strongly-Coupled Pure Yang-Mills Theories.” International Journal of Theoretical Physics. 50:1335-1341. Kobakhidze A. 2011. “Gravity is not an entropic force.” Physical Review D. 83:021502. Kobakhidze A et al. 2011. “BPS solitons in Lifshitz field theories.” Physical Review D. 83(2): 025007. Li J, et al. 2011. “Observation of B0s → J/ψf0(980) and Evidence for B0s → J/ψf0(1370).” Physical Review Letters. 106:121802. Miyazaki Y, et al. 2011. “Search for lepton-flavorviolating τ decays into a lepton and a vector meson.” Physics Letters B. 699:251-257. Pakhlova G, et al. 2011. “Measurement of e+e- → Ds(*)+ Ds(*)- cross sections near threshold using initial-state radiation.” Physical Review D. 83:011101. Roche J, et al. 2011. “Searches for Physics Beyond the Standard Model” Journal of Physics. 299:012012 Sahoo H, et al. 2011. “First observation of radiative B0 → φK0 γ decays and measurements of their time-dependent CP violation.” Physical Review D. 84:071101.


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Seon O, et al. 2011. “Search for lepton-numberviolating B+ → D-l+ l’+ decays.” Physical Review D. 84:071106. Shanahan P, et al. 2011 “Mass of the H Dibaryon” Physics Review Letters. 107:092004 Thomas A. 2011 “Perspectives in nuclear physics” The European Physical Journal. 198 Vinokurova A et al. “Study of B±→ K±(KsKπ)° decay and determination of ηc and ηc(2S) parameters.” Physics Letters B. 706:139 Vossen A et al. “Observation of Transverse Polarization Asymmetries of Charged Pion Pairs in e+e− Annihilation near √s = 10.58 GeV.” 2011. Physical Review Letters. 107:072004. Wang X, et al. “Search for charmonium and charmoniumlike states in Y(2S) radiative decays.” Physical Review D. 84:071107.

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Dolce D. 2011. “de Broglie Deterministic Dice and emerging Relativistic Quantum Mechanics” 5th International Workshop DICE201. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 306:01204 Gherghetta T. 2011 “Electroweak symmetry breaking in a warped dimension”, AIP Conference proceedings. 12th Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Hall N, et al. 2011. “Finite volume Corrections to the Nucleon Axial Charge” AIP Conference proceedings. 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Limosani A. 2011. “Other searches for a High Mass Higgs Boson at the Tevatron” International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics. Grenoble, France.

Won E, et al. 2011. “Observation of D+ → K+η(‘) and Search for CP Violation in D+→ π+η(‘) Decays.” Physical Review Letters. 107:221801.

Matevosyan H. 2011. “Recent developments in NJL Jet Model:TMD” AIP Conference proceedings. 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia.

Book chapters

Medina A. 2011. “Warped Radion Dark Matter” SUSY 2011. Fermilab, Chicago USA.

Balazs C and D. Carter D August 2011. “Supersymmetric Dark Matter” in Advances in Modern Cosmology, Ed.: Ghribi A, InTech, ISBN 978-953-307-423-8

Conference proceedings Balazs C et al. 2011. “Proceedings to the 14th Workshop ‘What Comes Beyond the Standard Models’” Bled, Slovenia. Barnard J. 2011 “Condensates and R-balls in the SUSY breaking sector” PLANCK 2011. Lisbon, Portugal.

Casey A, et al. 2011. “Dihadron Fragmentation Functions in the NJL-jet model” AIP Conference proceedings. 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Dolce D. 2011. “On the Cyclic Nature of spacetime in Elementary Particles” The Seventh International Conference Quantum Theory and Symmetries (QTS-7) Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Medina A. 2011. “Dark Matter in Warped Universal Extra Dimensions” Phenomenology Symposium 2011. University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Schmidt M. 2011. “Radiative Neutrino Masses and Dark Matter” International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS), Cambridge, UK. Schmidt M. 2011. “AMEND - A Model Explaining Neutrino masses and Dark matter” Flavour and the Fourth Family. Durham University, UK. Thomas A. 2011 “The Determination of sin2 θW in Neutrino Scattering: no more anomaly” AIP Conference proceedings. 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Volkas RR. 2011. “Cosmology for a domain-wall brane universe.” In Kim SP(ed), International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series. 1 10-16. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Young R. 2011. “Electro-weak tests and nuclear structure” AIP Conference proceedings. 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Young R. 2011. “Nucleon structure in the search for new physics” AIP Conference proceedings. Tropical QCD 2010 Cairns Workshop.

PERFORMANCE

Bell N. 2011. “Constraining dark matter annihilation with neutrinos and gamma rays.” In Kim SP(ed), International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series. 1 245-251. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co.

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Conference presentations Athron P, et al. 2011. “Collider phenomenology of the E6SSM.”. Proceedings of the DPF-2011 Conference. USA. Balazs C. 2011. “The size of the cosmic ray anomaly.” International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS), Cambridge, UK. Balazs C. 2011. “The Dark Matter Les Houches Agreement” Invited talk at “Les Houches 2011: Physics at TeV Colliders” Ecole de Physique des Houches, Les Houches, France. Balazs C. 2011. “The cosmic ray anomaly” Invited plenary talk at the seventh international workshop on “The Dark Side of the Universe” Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Beijing, China. Casey A, et al. 2011. “Dihadron Fragmentation Functions in the NJL-jet model”. 8th Circum-PanPacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Gherghetta T. 2011. “Generating a Little Hierarchy with Accidental SUSY”, Invited talk at the “SUSY Breaking ‘11” workshop, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Gherghetta T. 2011. “Accidental SUSY in AdS/CFT”, Invited plenary talk at the 35th Johns Hopkins Workshop on “AdS/CFT and its Applications”, Budapest, Hungary. Gherghetta T. 2011. “Accidental SUSY at the LHC”, Invited talk at the PACIFIC 2011 conference, Moorea, French Polynesia. Gherghetta T. 2011. “Beyond the Standard Model in a Warped Extra Dimension”, Invited plenary talk at the Brookhaven Forum 2011, Brookhaven, USA. Gherghetta T. 2011. “Beyond the Standard Model in a Warped Extra Dimension”, Invited talk at the Nagoya University GCOE Winter Workshop 2011, Nagoya, Japan. Gherghetta T. 2011. “Accidental SUSY at the LHC”, Invited talk at the International Workshop: Extra Dimensions in the Era of the LHC, Osaka, Japan. Hall N, et al. 2011. “Finite volume Corrections to the Nucleon Axial Charge”. 8th Circum-PanPacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Limosani A. 2011. “Other searches for a High Mass Higgs Boson at the Tevatron” International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics. Grenoble, France.

Matevosyan H. 2011. “GPU Computing in Hadronic Physics”. Genova Talk, INFN. Genova, Italy. Matevosyan H. 2011. “Recent developments in NjL Jet Model:TMD”. 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Matevosyan H. 2011. “Recent developments in NjL Jet Model:TMD”. International School of Nuclear Physics: From Quarks and Gluons to Hadrons and nuclei. Erice, Italy. Petraki K. 2011 “Pangenesis in a Baryonsymmetric universe: dark and visible matter via the Affleck-Dine mechanism” PACIFIC 2011, Symposium on Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Including Fundamental Interactions, Morrea, French Polynesia. Thomas A. 2011. “Equation of state of defence matter including hyperons”. ISPUN - International Symposium on Physics of Unstable Nuclei. Hanoi. Thomas A. 2011. “Global view on strangeness in the nucleon, what have we learned”. PAVI11 From Parity Violation to Hadronic Structure and more. Rome, Italy. Thomas A. 2011. “Strange quarks and lattice QCD: Insights into hadron structure”. The Fifth Asia-Pacific Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics 2011 (APFB2011). Seoul, Korea. Thomas A. 2011. “The Determination of sin2 θW in Neutrino Scattering: no more anomaly” 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Volkas R. 2011. Invited talk at Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (CosPA2011), Beijing. Volkas R. 2011. “Cosmological Constant in Theories with Classical Scale Invariance” Shanghai Particle Physics and Cosmology Symposium (SPCS) Volkas R. 2011. “Classical scale invariance and physics beyond the Standard Model” PACIFIC 2011, Symposium on Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Including Fundamental Interactions, Morrea, French Polynesia. von Harling B. 2011. “A warped model of dark matter” PACIFIC 2011, Symposium on Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Including Fundamental Interactions, Morrea, French Polynesia. Young R. 2011. “Electro-weak tests and nuclear structure”. 8th Circum-Pan-Pacific Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics. Cairns, Australia. Young R. 2011. “Strange quarks and the detection of dark matter”. International School of Nuclear Physics: From Quarks and Gluons to Hadrons and nuclei. Erice, Italy.


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Poster presentations Auchettl K, et al. “Extracting the size of the cosmic electron-positron anomaly.” 2011. The 2011 Meeting for the High Energy Astrophysics Division, Newport Rhode Island. Dolce D. “Classical Geometry to Quantum Behavior Correspondence of AdS/CFT.” 26 November 2011, 8th Vienna Central European Seminars on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory. Vienna. Scarcella M. 2011. “Triggering on hadronic tau decays: ATLAS meets the challenge.” 22-27 August 2011. XXV International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies. Mumbai, India.

Awards and scholarships Katie Auchlettl, Perimeter Scholars International Scholarship. Dr Donatello Dolce, (IV prize of $1000) by the Foundational Questions Institute of NY (FQXi) for his essay “Clockwork Quantum Universe” (http:// fqxi.org/community/essay/winners/2011.1#dolce). Professor Tony Gherghetta 2011, Visiting Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA. Bruce McKellar. 2011. At the General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), meeting Bruce was elected as the President-Designate to become President in 2014. London, UK. Dr Takashi Kubota, Japan Association of High Energy Physicists (JAHEP) was one of the two winners of their annual award for young scientists. Dr. Kubota was awarded the prize for the quality of his PhD thesis.

Sophie Underwood, ARC LF Postgraduate Researcher Scholarship. Sophie Underwood, Norman and Patricia Polglase Supplementary Scholarship. Sophie Underwood, Prize for the best First Year Physics Poster at the Postgraduate Research Poster Celebration (University of Adelaide July 2011). Dr Martin White, Melbourne University Early Career Researcher grant.

PERFORMANCE

Lewis Tunstall, Honourable mention for the Bob Crompton Prize for best 3rd year Physics Poster (University of Adelaide July 2011).


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Key Performance Indicators KPI

TARGET

ACTUAL

Number of research outputs – Journal Publications

40

139

Number of research outputs – Referred Conference Proceedings

15

18

50% Publications in Journals with Impact Factor > 2

68%

16

27

Media releases

4

2

Articles (including television and radio)

3

26

Attended professional training courses

8

5

10

59

8 6

11 8

New postdoctoral researchers working on core Centre research

18

16

New Honours students working on core Centre research

10

5

4

3

Number Early Career Researchers (within 5 years of completing PhD)

10

19

Number students mentored

20

37

4

4

10

15

1

2

25

47

Number of government / industry and business community briefings

4

1

School visits

5

5

National Science Week event participation

2

1

Other public activities

3

3

10,000

13,843

Public talks given by Centre staff

5

9

Prizes and awards

5

10

Quality of research outputs Number of talks / papers / keynote lectures at major international meetings

Centre attendees at professional training courses New postgraduate students working on core Centre research -PhD -Masters

PhD completions

Number of mentoring programs Number international visitors Number of national / international workshops held by Centre Number of visits to overseas facilities

Number of website hits


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Committees and membership INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Executive Committee

ADVISORY BOARD

Director Professor Geoffrey Taylor Centre Manager Dief Alexander

Associate Director

Associate Director

Professor Anthony Thomas

Professor Tony Gherghetta

ADELAIDE NODE DIRECTOR

Melbourne Node Director

Monash Node Director

Sydney Node Director

Professor Anthony Thomas

Professor Ray Volkas

Associate Professor Csaba Balasz

Associate Professor Kevin Varvell

Research Computing Manager

Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Lucien Boland

Caroline Hamilton

Executive Committee

Advisory Board

International Advisory Committee

The Executive Committee meets monthly and oversees all Centre operations.

The Advisory Board is responsible for biennial review of the Centre program and its activities.

DIRECTOR

CHAIR

The International Advisory Committee (IAC) meets annually and provides independent expert scientific perspective to the Centre.

Professor Geoffrey Taylor

Professor Jeremy Mould, Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director-General, CERN, Geneva Switzerland

ORDINARY MEMBERS

Dr John Ellis, FRS, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS Professor Anthony Thomas Professor Tony Gherghetta

Professor Ray Volkas ADELAIDE NODE DIRECTOR

Professor Edwina Cornish, Monash University Professor Mike Brooks, University of Adelaide

Professor Anthony Thomas

Professor Jill Trewhella, University of Sydney

SYDNEY NODE DIRECTOR

Dr Tanya Hill, Museum Victoria

Associate Professor Kevin Varvell MONASH NODE DIRECTOR Associate Professor Csaba Balazs CENTRE MANAGER Dief Alexander

Dr Adi Paterson, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Professor Hiroaki Aihara, University of Tokyo, Assoc. Director, IPMU, Tokyo, Japan Dr Peter Jenni, until 2009 inaugural Spokesperson of ATLAS; CERN, Geneva, Switzerland Professor Cecilia Jarlskog, University of Stockholm, Sweden Professor Carlos Wagner, Enrico Fermi Institute and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago; and Head, Theory, Argonne National Laboratory, USA Professor Marcela Carena, Fermilab, USA

PERFORMANCE

MELBOURNE NODE DIRECTOR

Professor James McCluskey, University of Melbourne


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Financial report CoEPP FINANCIAL REPORT JANUARY – DECEMBER 2011 2011 REPORTING PERIOD Carry Forward Income

ARC Income ARC Indexation Node Contribution Other

Total income Expenditure

2012 REPORTING PERIOD (ESTIMATED) $0

$3,600,000 $56,701 $1,632,000 $1,055

$3,738,983 ARC Income ARC Indexation Node Contribution Other

$5,289,756 Salaries Equipment Travel, Relocation, Accommodation and Conference

IN-KIND REPORT JANUARY – DECEMBER 2011

$1,132,439 $28,365

$260,725

$3,600,000 $56,701 $752,000 $10,000 $4,408,701

Salaries

$3,502,511

Equipment

$177,500

Travel, Relocation, Accommodation and Conference

$848,499

$37,075

Services

$150,000

General

$92,169

General

$408,900

$1,550,773

Balance

$3,738,983

Total Expenditure

$696,300

University of Adelaide

$124,806

University of Sydney

$103,398

Monash University

$39,460

University of Pennsylvania

$11,227

Cambridge University

$11,227

L’Universite de Geneve

$11,227

Albert Ludwigs Universitaet Freiburg

$33,680

INFN Sezione di Milano

$22,454

Duke University

$11,227

Total

Services

Total expenditure

University of Melbourne

$5,087,410 $3,060,274

2011 Income

2012 Projected Income

Total income: $5,289,756

Total income: $4,408,701 ARC INCOME $3,600,000

OTHER $1,055

NODE CONTRIBUTION $1,632,000

ARC INDEXATION $56,701

$1,065,006

ARC INCOME $3,600,000 OTHER $10,000

NODE CONTRIBUTION $752,000

ARC INDEXATION $56,701


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2011 Expenditure

2012 Projected Expenditure

Total expenditure: $1,550,773

Total expenditure: $5,087,410 SALARIES $1,132,439

GENERAL $92,169

SALARIES $3,502,511

GENERAL $408,900

SERVICES $37,075

SERVICES $150,000

TRAVEL, RELOCATION, ACCOMMODATION AND CONFERENCE $260,725

TRAVEL, RELOCATION, ACCOMMODATION AND CONFERENCE $848,499

EQUIPMENT $28,365

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EQUIPMENT $177,500

Balance: $3,738,983

Projected Balance: $3,060,274

2011 In-Kind January - December Total: $1,065,006 L’UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE $11,227

ALBERT LUDWIGS UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG $33,680

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY $11,227 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA $11,227

INFN SEZIONE DI MILANO $22,454

MONASH UNIVERSITY $39,460

PERFORMANCE

DUKE UNIVERSITY $11,227

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE $696,300

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY $103,398

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE $124,806

The Centre commenced operation as an ARC Centre of Excellence on 28 February 2011.


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