The Imperial College group was a founding member of CMS; the group has provided overall leadership (T. Virdee), and played prominent roles in detector activities including the Tracker (G. Hall), L1 Trigger and ECAL as well as physics analyses.
The group is currently ~50 people, including faculty, research staff and PhD students. Their on-going operational commitments focus on the L1 Trigger, Tracker and Computing. The group has an established tradition of technical innovation in detector design within CMS, from the original design concepts to the upgrades. Their upgrade activities are focused on the Tracker, HGCAL and L1 Trigger – with a common element being the development of powerful digital read-out electronics. They have a long history of physics analyses, with particular focus on searches for Supersymmetry and dark matter, and the Higgs sector. Looking ahead they will continue to search for new particles, including long-lived topologies, continue to elucidate the nature of the Higgs boson through the di-photon, di-tau and invisible states, as well as deepening our understanding of the SM backgrounds.
From: United Kingdom
CMS member since: 1992