scientist working on
physics of elementary particles, which explores physical objects at
tiniest distances accessible to modern science.
We study the most basic forces existing in nature and microscopic
events that drive the evolution of the Universe since its very beginning.
My recent efforts focus on predicting quantum interactions at the newly built Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC's main objective is to identify the way by which elementary particles acquire their mass that stabilizes the microscopic matter and enables our world's existence. The research at the LHC resulted in a recent discovery of the Higgs boson, a novel particle that carries the force responsible for the particle mass generation. I develop theoretical models predicting how particles are produced through strong and electroweak interactions. Without such models, observations of new effects at the LHC will be difficult if ever possible. My work involves calculations in quantum field theory, computer simulations, as well as multi-variate statistical analysis of diverse experimental data. I participate in the development of widely used parametrizations of parton distribution functions as a member of CTEQ collaboration.
My research interests include elementary particle phenomenology in the Standard Model and beyond; perturbative computations and factorization methods in quantum chromodynamics; statistical applications for high-energy physics.