Dr Tracey Berry

Personal profile

I am searching for evidence of new physics in data observed using the ATLAS detector. This detector is positioned at one of the four proton-proton collision points of the the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. I am particularly interested in searching in the high mass dielectron (ee), dimuon (μμ) and diphoton (γγ) events. Many beyond the Standard Model theories predict new high mass particles, such as Z' bosons (→ee, μμ) or Gravitons (→ee, μμ, γγ) which could decay into these channels.

Graduated in physics from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford in 1999 (MPhys). D. Phil in Particle Physics from Oxford, St. Edmund Hall 2002. PPARC Post doctoral research Fellow in Particle Physics, from 2002 till 2005 searching for evidence of new physics on the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) at University of Liverpool. Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London, Particle Physics ATLAS Group.

As well as physics, I'm interested in sports, gardening and general fun outdoors pursuits!

Teaching

I (am)....

  • Course leader for a first year Fields and Waves module. One of 6 lecture courses which the first year undergraduates at RHUL complete.
  • Demonstrate for first year laboratories.
  • Supervise third and fourth year project students, who are interested in searching for evidence of new physics using the ATLAS detector.
  • Supervise PhD students.
  • Supervise summer students, who are interested in searching for evidence of new physics using the ATLAS detector.

I am deputy admission tutor for RHUL physics department.

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