Web Page of Pierre Savard
Associate Professor and TRIUMF
Experimental Particle Physics
Office: MP- 803
tel: (416) 978-0764
fax: (416) 978-8221
email: savard at physics.utoronto.ca
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, TRIUMF Scientist
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, TRIUMF Scientist (2002-2007)
Research Associate, University of Toronto (2000-2002)
FCAR Fellow, University of Toronto (1998-2000)
Ph.D., Université de Montréal (1998)
M.Sc., Université de Montréal (1993)
B.Sc., Université de Sherbrooke (1991)
I was involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson where I contributed to the WW analysis and was an editor of the ATLAS discovery paper. I'm currently convener of the Higgs subgroup responsible for Higgs decays to pairs of W bosons with Biagio Di Micco. I'm also involved in the search for Dark Matter with the ATLAS experiment in the monojet final state, which is performed within the Exotics group of the ATLAS collaboration. I was convener of the Exotics physics group between 2008 and 2010, when the LHC produced its first collision. The Exotics group is focused on looking for new physics (e.g. new particles, new forces, new dimensions) beyond the Standard Model, our current theoretical framework. Before that, I spent 10 years on the CDF experiment where I published papers on exotic physics (W' search, leptoquark and SUSY searches, Large Extra Dimensions), Top Quark Physics (top mass, top production cross section, single top production), Electroweak Physics (WW production). On CDF, I was convener of the top and electroweak physics group at the beginning of Run II with Willis Sakumoto, I was Offline Analysis Coordinator with Avi Yagil, and in charge of calorimetry reconstruction and simulation. Before CDF, I worked on the design and testing of the hadronic endcap calorimeter of ATLAS. One of the main design considerations was the search for Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion channel. I've also worked on the SDC experiment (M. Sc.) and the OPAL experiment as an undergraduate student.
Joe Taenzer (Ph.D. on Associated Higgs production)
Steven Schramm (Search for Dark Matter in monojet final states)
Previous Students and Research Associates:
Pierre-Hughes Beauchemin (Research Associate, now professor at Tufts )
Teresa Spreitzer (Ph.D. Top Quark Production Cross Section, now postdoc at UofT)
Kostas Kordas (Research Associate, now professor in Greece)
Tafirout (Research Associate, now Staff Scientist at TRIUMF)
Simon Sabik (Ph.D. Top Quark Mass, professor at Marianopolis College)
Sing Leung Cheung (Ph.D. Dijet resonance search)
Pier-Olivier Deviveiros (Ph.D. Dijet Angular Distributions, now postdoc at NIKHEF)
Cristen Adams (M.Sc. Large Extra Dimensions, now PHD student in atmospheric physics)
Bernd Stelzer (Ph.D. Single Top Production, now professor at Simon Fraser University)
Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the H→ WW(*) →ℓνℓν decay mode with 4.7 /fb of ATLAS data at s√=7TeV. Phys.Lett. B716 (2012) 62-81
Measurement of the top quark mass using template methods on dilepton events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV.
Published in Phys.Rev.D73:112006,2006 e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0602008
Top quark mass measurement from dilepton events at CDF II.
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett.96:152002,2006. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0512070
Top quark mass measurement using the template method in the lepton + jets channel at CDF II.
Published in Phys.Rev.D73:032003,2006. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0510048
Determination of the jet energy scale at the Collider Detector at Fermilab. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0510047
Measurement of the W+ W- production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) =1.96-TeV using dilepton events.
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett.94:211801,2005. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0501050
Search for electroweak single top quark production in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV.
Published in Phys.Rev.D71:012005,2005. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0410058
Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using dilepton events.
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett.93:142001,2004. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0404036
Search for a W-prime boson decaying to a top and bottom quark pair in 1.8-TeV p anti-p collisions.
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett.90:081802,2003. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0209030
Search for single top quark production in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.8-TeV.
Published in Phys.Rev.D65:091102,2002. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0110067