Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Physics

Mellon College of Science

Helmut Vogel

Professor of Physics

Nuclear & Particle Physics
High Energy Physics Experiment
Wean Hall 7420


Prof. Helmut Vogel

Education & Professional Experience

PhD: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in Physics (1979)
M.S.: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in Physics (1975)

Curriculum ViTA

Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992–
Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989-1992
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1983–89
Post-doctoral Research: Max-Planck Institute (Germany), 1980-83
Post-doctoral Research: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany), 1979-80

Research Interests

My research interests are in high-energy particle physics, especially in experiments at colliding-beam accelerators. Our Carnegie Mellon University group is part of a large international collaboration that has constructed and is operating the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is a proton-proton colliding-beam accelerator at the European center for high-energy physics, CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. It has reached center-of-mass collision energies of 13 TeV, the highest ever created in an accelerator.

Following the recent discovery of the long-sought-after Higgs boson by the CMS and ATLAS experiments, the main goals of CMS include precision measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson and searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model. Such new physics might manifest itself through supersymmetry, dark-matter candidate particles, or additional quarks and leptons beyond the known three families. This latter aspect of searches is a specific focus of mine.

Selected Publications

V. Khachatryan et al., Search for narrow resonances in dijet final states at √s = 8 TeV with the novel CMS technique of data scoutingPhys. Rev. Lett. 117, 031802 (2016)

V. Khachatryan et al., Search for supersymmetry in the multijet and missing transverse momentum final state in p-p collisions at 13 TeVPhys. Lett. B 758, 152 (2016)

V. Khachatryan et al., Search for a low-mass pseudoscalar Higgs boson produced in association with a bb̅  pair in p-p collisions at √s=8 TeVPhys. Lett. B 758, 296 (2016)

V. Khachatryan et al., Measurement of spin correlations in tt̅ production using the matrix element method in the muon+jets final state in p-p collisions at √s = 8 TeVPhys. Lett. B 758, 321 (2016)

V. Khachatryan et al., Search for vector-like T quarks decaying to top quarks and Higgs bosons in the all-hadronic channel using jet substructureJ. High Energ. Phys. 2015, 1007 (2015) 

V. Khachatryan et al., Measurement of J / ψ and ψ ( 2 S ) Prompt Double-Differential Cross Sections in p-p Collisions at √s̅ = 7 TeVPhysical Review Letters 114, 191802 (2015)

V. Khachatryan et al., Measurement of prompt J/ψ pair production in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeVJ. High Energ. Phys. 2014, 1007 (2014) 

The CMS collaboration, Evidence for the direct decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson to fermionsNature Physics 10, 557 (2014) 

CMS Collaboration, Measurement of the Υ(1S), Υ(2S), and Υ(3S) cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeVPhys. Lett. B 727, 101 (2013)

S. Chatrchyan et al., Search for pair produced fourth-generation up-type quarks in pp collisions at with a lepton in the final statePhysics Letters B 718, 307 (2012)

G. Adams et al., Observation of J/ψ→3γPhysical Review Letters 101, 101801 (2008)

R. Briere et al., New measurements of Υ(1S) decays to charmonium final statesPhysical Review D 70, 072001 (2004)

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