Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics
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 CMS (2015-2016).
In 2011 I started studying the top quark, becoming the single top subgroup convener (2013-2014) 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 from the Swedish Research Council (VR 2017-05092). While in CMS, I worked extensively in detector operation, in the DT Muon chambers, and the Silicon Strip Tracker.
From 2021 until 2023 I was the Outreach & Education coordinator in ATLAS. Before that I was involved in the Hardware Track Trigger (HTT) project for the Phase-II Upgrade.
Searching for a dark sector in final states with multiple top quarks in ATLAS (conference note public: ATLAS-CONF-2023-021), developing machine learning techniques for high energy physics, and exploring opportunities for new physics searches at future colliders are my top priorities. Concerning the later I convene both the “Direct discovery potential” working group (WG1-SRCH) of the ECFA Higgs Factory Study and the BSM Physics Performance group for the Future Circular Collider (FCC).
You can find a comprehensive list of my publications in INSPIRE
My ongoing lines of research are:
- New Physics searches at the LHC, HL-LHC, and Future e+e- colliders, in particular FCC
- Unconventional experimental signatures from hidden sectors connected to main physics questions (e.g. dark matter, neutrino masses): long-lived particles, dark showers
- Data Science methods for new physics searches, related to the previous points
- ATLAS service work in: Luminosity, Outreach, Software & Computing
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