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, and am responsible for developing trigger
algorithms. Belle II will provide excellent opportunities for
students to work on the development, 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.
Dark baryons in B decay
Search for axion-like particles
Search for dark photon
Development of triggers for low-multiplicity physics
Systematic uncertainties on single crystal calibration of a
Calorimeter calibration using pi0 decays
Pi0 particle reconstruction efficiency and systematic errors
Baryon number violation in tau decay
M. Duerr, T. Ferber, C. Garcia-Cely, C. Hearty, and K.
Schmidt-Hoberg, Long-lived Dark Higgs and Inelastic Dark Matter
at Belle II, arXiv:2012.08595