Proton structure in the era of high precision measurement

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

I am working on improving parton distribution functions (PDFs), which describe the structure of protons, in the era of high precision experimental measurement at the Large Hadron Collider. I am predominantly working on doing this in two ways: firstly, by developing a framework for the systematic inclusion of theoretical uncertainties in PDFs; and secondly, by including new experimental data in PDF fits. Regarding the former, my work is focused on the inclusion of missing higher order uncertainties, and regarding the latter, my work is focused on the inclusion of single top production data. I will also work on PDF-related Standard Model and/or Beyond the Standard Model phenomenology.

Publications

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Abdul Khalek R (2019) A first determination of parton distributions with theoretical uncertainties in The European Physical Journal C

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Accomando E (2020) Production of Z'-boson resonances with large width at the LHC in Physics Letters B

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Pearson R (2018) Towards parton distribution functions with theoretical uncertainties in Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/R504671/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1948592 Studentship ST/R504671/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2021 Cameron Voisey
 
Description NNPDF collaboration 
Organisation Free University of Amsterdam
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of Cambridge computer resources.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of computer resources at the respective institutions of the collaboration members.
Impact 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.12.006 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7364-5 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7401-4
 
Description NNPDF collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Milano
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of Cambridge computer resources.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of computer resources at the respective institutions of the collaboration members.
Impact 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.12.006 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7364-5 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7401-4
 
Description NNPDF collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of Cambridge computer resources.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of computer resources at the respective institutions of the collaboration members.
Impact 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.12.006 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7364-5 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7401-4
 
Description NNPDF collaboration 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of Cambridge computer resources.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of computer resources at the respective institutions of the collaboration members.
Impact 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.12.006 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7364-5 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7401-4
 
Description NNPDF collaboration 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of Cambridge computer resources.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of computer resources at the respective institutions of the collaboration members.
Impact 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.12.006 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7364-5 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7401-4
 
Description NNPDF collaboration 
Organisation University of Milan
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of Cambridge computer resources.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of computer resources at the respective institutions of the collaboration members.
Impact 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.12.006 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7364-5 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7401-4
 
Description NNPDF collaboration 
Organisation University of Milano-Bicocca
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of Cambridge computer resources.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input towards the goal of including missing-higher-order uncertainties in fits of parton distribution functions; use of computer resources at the respective institutions of the collaboration members.
Impact 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.12.006 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7364-5 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7401-4
 
Description School visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Several groups of school children from various regional schools attend the Cavendish Laboratory each year for a high energy physics outreach event. They attend lectures given by faculty members and workshops that are run by faculty members and PhD students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Talk for The Cambridge Prep Experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A talk was given at The Cambridge Prep Experience, which was a summer school that took place in Peterhouse, Cambridge for a group of international school children. The talk was given as a part of their physics course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018