Web Page of Pierre Savard
Professor and TRIUMF Scientist
Experimental Particle Physics
Office: MP- 803
tel: (416) 978-0764
email: savard at physics.utoronto.ca
Higgs boson physics: I've been involved (on and off) in Higgs boson physics since my PhD. I was convener of the Higgs physics group of the ATLAS experiment with Marumi Kado and then Bruno Mansoulie. I was also in charge of the subgroup responsible for Higgs decays to pairs of W bosons with Biagio Di Micco in 2012 and 2013. Our group in Toronto is currently involved in a number of analyses involving the decay of the Higgs boson to pairs of W bosons, Z bosons, muons, and to exotic particles. We are also involved in analyses that feature the ttH production channel.
Martina Ojeda (Ph.D. on Associated Higgs production with top quarks)
Lukas Adamek (Ph.D. on Higgs decay to two muons)
Yifei Han (Ph.D. on search for dark photons and Z bosons)
Previous Students and Research Associates:
Joe Taenzer (Ph.D. on Associated Higgs production, now research associate in Tel Aviv)
Richard Polifka (Research Associate, now CERN Fellow)
Steven Schramm (Ph.D. Search for Dark Matter in monojet final states, now research associate at University of Geneva)
Pierre-Hughes Beauchemin (Research Associate, now professor at Tufts )
Teresa Spreitzer (Ph.D. Top Quark Production Cross Section)
Kostas Kordas (Research Associate, now professor in Greece)
Reda 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 CERN scientist)
Cristen Adams (M.Sc. Large Extra Dimensions)
Bernd Stelzer (Ph.D. Single Top Production, now professor at Simon Fraser University)
Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Phys.Lett. B726 (2013) 88-119.
Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WW* with the ATLAS detector. Phys. Rev. D 92, 012006 (2015).
Search for Large Extra Dimensions in the Production of Jets and Missing Transverse Energy in ppbar Collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:171802 (2006).
Search for New Particles in Two-Jet Final States in 7 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC. PRL 105, 161801 (2010).
Measurement of the top quark mass using template methods on dilepton events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV.
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
Published in Phys.Rev.D73:112006,2006 e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0602008