Note: Click on names for a description of research
projects / list of papers
- Christian Preuss (completed 2021 → post doc at ETH, Zurich). Christian came to Monash
with an MSc in physics from Göttingen University. His
PhD project focuses on parton showers and the modeling of
higher-order perturbative QCD corrections in Monte Carlo event generators.
- Dr Cody
Duncan (completed 2020 → post doc at KIT,
Germany). Cody came to Monash with an Hons
degree in physics from Oxford University, and an MSc in physics
from Edinburgh University. His PhD projects focused on models of
non-perturbative physics in the Herwig and Pythia event
(completed 2017 → employed at Arm). Nadine came to Monash with an MSc in physics from Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology (KIT). The title of her PhD thesis was "Improved QCD
Calculations and Phenomenological Studies at the Large Hadron
- Javira Altmann (2021): "Strangeness Enhancement from Close Packing of Strings".
- Shay Payne (2020): "A Comparative Study of Coherence
Effects in Weak Boson Fusion processes". Honours work subsequently incorporated into a publication in SciPost.
- Samuele Ferrucci (2020): "Thermal Quark-Antiquark Pair Production".
Hunt-Smith (2019): "String Fragmentation with a
Time-Dependent Tension". Honours work subsequently incorporated into a publication in EPJC. Continued with PhD studies at University of Adelaide.
- Ivan Begic (2019): "A Coherent Treatment of QCD Radiation
from Supersymmetric Quarks in the Antenna Shower Formalism". Accepted for MSc studies at University of Bern, Switzerland.
- Shi Qiu (2016; jointly supervised with Prof
C. Balazs): "Uncertainties of the photon flux from dark matter annihilation". Continued with MSc studies at Lund
- Andrew Lifson (2015):
"Maximally Helicity Violating amplitudes".
Honours work subsequently incorporated into
a publication in EPJC. Continued
with MSc studies at ETH Zurich / Paris, then PhD Studies at Lund University, Sweden.
PHS3350 Research Projects
- Benjamin Sagar (2021): "Run-time studies of the hadronisation of b quarks".
- Megha Sharma (2020): "Exploring the Propagator Structure of Parton Showers".
- Sean Solari (2020): "Crossing Relations for Double-Gluon Emission Antenna Functions".
Osborn (2019): "Fourier Analysis of Radiation
from Short-Lived Heavy Particles" - investigations of the
relation between the exponential decay of short-lived particles
(resonances), their Breit-Wigner distribution in momentum space,
and the effects of finite lifetimes on soft (long-wavelength)
radiation, focusing on the top quark. Co-supervised by
Dr. H. Brooks.
Li (2018): "Reparametrisation of the Lund
symmetric fragmentation function" - a set of highly correlated
parameters used in conventional string-based models of
hadronisation are transformed to a set of less correlated ones,
using numerical methods.
Gebert (2016): "Something Strange? A glance
into Parton Fragmentation" - a review of the Lund String Model
of hadronisation and the Schwinger Model in QCD in light of
recent ALICE measurements of strange particle enhancements in
high-multiplicity pp collisions at the LHC.
Crawshaw (2016): "Detector resolution effects in
jet fragmentation studies" - estimating the influence of (improved) detector
resolutions on measurements of QCD jet rates at two proposed future ee colliders.
- Eike Germann (2016): "Possible uncertainty ranges for
the underlying event in particle collisions at 100 TeV"
Other Student Research Projects (eg MCnet Studentships)
- Rob Verheyen
(PhD student based at Nijmegen, Netherlands; collaborative project
two secondments to Monash): "QED and Electroweak Showers
in the Vincia Antenna Formalism".
- Adil Jueid
(PhD student based at Tanger, Morocco; collaborative
project 2016-2018): "Estimating QCD uncertainties in Monte Carlo
event generators for gamma-ray dark matter searches".
Cristella (PhD student based at Bari, Italy; MCnet
studentship at CERN; 2016; jointly supervised by
P. Richardson and L. Field): "Volunteer Computing with
LHC@home" - including Test4Theory jobs in HTCondor and running
intensive workloads with CMS@home.
(PhD student based at KTH Stockholm, Sweden; MCnet studentship at CERN; 2014): "Developing a set
of jet substructure observables to probe beyond-LL aspects of
- Jesper Christiansen
(PhD student based at Lund, Sweden; MCnet studentship at CERN; 2014): "String
Formation Beyond Leading Colour".
Hartgring (PhD student based at Amsterdam, Netherlands; collaborative
project 2012 including secondment to CERN): "Antenna Showers with One-Loop Matrix Elements".
- Nishita Desai
(PhD student based at HRI Allahabad, India; MCnet studentship at CERN; 2010):
"Supersymmetry and Generic BSM Models in PYTHIA 8".
Schulz (PhD student based at Berlin, Germany; MCnet studentship at CERN; 2010):
"Energy Scaling of Minimum-Bias Tunes".
Wraight (PhD student based at Glasgow, UK; MCnet studentship at CERN; 2010):
"Forward-Backward Correlations and Event Shapes as probes of
Minimum-Bias Event Properties".