Professor Chris Hill appointed Deputy Physics Coordinator of the CMS physics program

October 27, 2011

Professor Chris Hill appointed Deputy Physics Coordinator of the CMS physics program

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Congratulations to Associate Professor Christopher Hill  who was recently appointed Deputy Physics Coordinator of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) physics program along with Luca Malgeri from CERN for 2012-2014.  Their responsibilities will include:

  • Producing physics papers (searches/discovery of Higgs, SUSY, Exotica; top physics, bottom physics, QCD, electroweak measurements, diffractive and other forward physics, heavy ion collisions).
  • Ensuring that the data taken is well understood and the CMS physics detector is used to the best of its ability to analyze the data.
  • Ensuring these papers are produced promptly and of high scientific quality
  • Interacting with other aspects of the experiment (Operations, Computing, Offline, Trigger) to make sure these projects are carried out to meet the goals of the physics program.
  • Assigning priorities relative to the resources of the experiment (e.g. trigger bandwidth) to maximize most important aspects of the physics program (e.g. Higgs search)
  • Advising spokesperson on decisions related to physics analysis of CMS data  
  • Interacting with theoretical physics community and media to assist in correctly understanding CMS results