My research is primarily focused on direct searches for new physics
with the Belle II experiment, including dark photons and axion-like
particles. I also work on calorimeter calibration and
reconstruction. Belle II will provide excellent opportunities for
students to work on the construction, commission, and initial
physics analysis of a cutting edge particle physics detector.
Here are the students I have worked with
recently. I am looking for a new graduate student, and
occasionally supervise undergraduate theses; a few possible projects
are listed below. Please contact
me for additional information.
Search for axion-like particles
Search for Z' coupling to muon or tau
Search for dark photon
Development of triggers for low-multiplicity physics
Single crystal calibration of a CsI(Tl) calorimeter
using e+e- --> gamma gamma
Kinematic fitting of radiative muon pairs
Calorimeter calibration using pi0 decays
Pi0 particle reconstruction efficiency and systematic errors
Baryon number violation in tau decay
M. J. Dolan, T. Ferber, C. Hearty, F. Kahlhoefer, K.
Schmidt-Hoberg, Revised constraints and Belle II sensitivity for
visible and invisible axion-like particles. J.
High Energy Phys. (2017) 2017: 94.