Professor Maxwell Chertok is spending the spring as a Bristol Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, UK.

mchertok.jpegProfessor Maxwell Chertok is spending the spring as a Bristol Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, UK.  Performing ground-breaking research in particle physics at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, both the Bristol and UC Davis groups had a hand in the monumental Higgs boson discovery back in 2012.   

Since the Higgs discovery, physicists at the LHC have been delving into ever-larger data sets to study the properties of this fascinating new particle with increasing precision.  Machine learning powered deep neural networks and boosted decision trees are now ubiquitous in these analyses, maximizing their sensitivity to unexpected phenomena that could signal the discovery of exotic new fundamental particles. This spring at Bristol, Prof. Chertok will join forces with Prof. Joel Goldstein’s team to collaborate on advanced analysis topics for CMS, as well as on tracking detector development for future experiments.

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