Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez
researcher at Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics
Researcher, Associate Professor (Docent) since 2020, at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics division, funded by an individual Starting Grant from the Swedish Research Council. I am a member of the ATLAS Collaboration, the largest experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. From 2006 until 2018, I was a member of the CMS Collaboration.
I am a physicist on the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC and previously worked on the CMS collaboration, with more than a decade of public-engagement experience. I have been involved in Higgs boson physics since the start of my PhD, covering the search for the Higgs boson in WW decays; all the way until the observation of ttH in 2018, being the Higgs to WW subgroup convener.
In 2011 I started studying the top quark, becoming the single top subgroup convener after achieving the first observation of single top tW. I coordinated the whole Top Quark Physics Analysis Group in CMS from 2016 until 2018, when I left CMS to join the Uppsala ATLAS group after obtaining an individual starting grant (VR 2017-05092). While in CMS, I worked extensively in detector operation, in the DT Muon chambers, and the Silicon Strip Tracker.
Currently I am the ATLAS Outreach and Education coordinator. I do this in parallel to searching for a new Dark Sector in final states including top quarks and contributing to the Hardware Track Trigger (HTT) project for the Phase-II Upgrade.
My ongoing lines of research are:
- New Physics searches at the LHC, HL-LHC, and FCC-ee
- Long-lived particles, in connection with Dark Matter searches and searches for Heavy Neutral Leptons
- Tracking and track trigger for future detectors, in connection with long-lived signatures decaying within the tracker volume
- Data Science methods for new physics searches, in connection with all previous points
I'm available for projects.
You can find a comprehensive list of my publications in INSPIRE
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