Note: Click on names for a description of research projects
- Christian Preuss (ongoing). Christian came to Monash
with an MSc in physics from Göttingen University, Germany. His
PhD project focuses on parton showers and the modeling of
higher-order perturbative QCD corrections in Monte Carlo event generators.
- Cody Duncan (ongoing). Cody came to Monash with an Hons
degree in physics from Oxford University, UK, and an MSc in physics
from Edinburgh University, UK. His PhD project focuses on
hadronisation and models of interacting QCD strings in Monte
Carlo event generators.
- Dr Nadine Fischer (completed 2017); employed at ARM (Lund,
Sweden). Nadine came to Monash with an MSc in physics from Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology (KIT), Germany. The title of her PhD thesis was "Improved QCD
Calculations and Phenomenological Studies at the Large Hadron
Collider". Here is a list of the papers she published during her
- Nicholas Hunt-Smith (2019): "Reformulating tension in the
Lund String Fragmentation Model"
- Ivan Begic (2019): "A Coherent Treatment of QCD Radiation
from Supersymmetric Quarks in the Antenna Shower Formalism".
- 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". Continued
with MSc studies at ETH Zurich / Paris, then PhD Studies at Lund University, Sweden.
PHS3350 Research Projects
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 Research Projects (eg MCnet Studentships)
Cristella (PhD-level 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-level MCnet studentship at CERN; 2014): "Developing a set
of jet substructure observables to probe beyond-LL aspects of
- Jesper Christiansen
(PhD-level MCnet studentship at CERN; 2014): "String
Formation Beyond Leading Colour".
Hartgring (PhD-level studentship at CERN;
2012): "Antenna Showers with One-Loop Matrix Elements".
- Nishita Desai
(PhD-level MCnet studentship at CERN; 2010):
"Supersymmetry and Generic BSM Models in PYTHIA 8".
Schulz (PhD-level MCnet studentship at CERN; 2010):
"Energy Scaling of Minimum-Bias Tunes".
Wraight (PhD-level MCnet studentship at CERN; 2010):
"Forward-Backward Correlations and Event Shapes as probes of
Minimum-Bias Event Properties".