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Dr Tina Potter

Dr Tina Potter

University Lecturer, Department of Physics

Fellow and Lecturer at Newnham College

Room 961 Rutherford Building
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337475

Biography:

  • 2018 - present: University Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2015 - 2018: Early Careers Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2009 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sussex
  • 2005 - 2009: PhD student, Royal Holloway University of London
  • 2001 - 2005: MSci student, Royal Holloway University of London

Research Interests

My personal research interests lie in the discovery of new physics Beyond the Standard Model. In particular, I want to know what makes up 85% of the matter in our universe -- the as-yet unexplained Dark Matter.

I am searching for signs of new particles that may briefly form in the high energy proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. The lack of a discovery to date tells us that any new physics may not be easy to find; whether Dark Matter itself, or other new particles which decay to Dark Matter, the possible signatures of new particle production can be complex and difficult to pick out of the abundant Standard Model processes. My research focuses on the design of novel and sensitive searches for new physics, such as Supersymmetry, using the ATLAS detector. Supersymmetry offers a potential solution by introducing many new particles, the lightest of which is an excellent dark matter candidate. I push the sensitivity of our searches for Supersymmetry and new physics in general, with the ultimate goal of a discovery of a new particle that will help us understand the composition of our universe.

My research also involves understanding the potential for the discovery or characterisation of new physics scenarios at future colliders.

Keywords

  • High Energy Physics

Key Publications

Journal Publications

  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Search for supersymmetry in events with four or more leptons in √s = 13 TeV pp collisions with ATLAS", Phys. Rev. D. 98, (2018) 032009, arXiv:1804.03602.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Dark matter interpretations of ATLAS searches for the electroweak production of supersymmetric particles in √s = 8 TeV proton-proton collisions", JHEP 09, (2016) 175, arXiv:1608.00872.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Search for the electroweak production of supersymmetric particles in √s = 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector", Phys. Rev. D. 93, (2016) 052002, arXiv:1509.07152.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Search for supersymmetry in events with four or more leptons in √s = 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector", Phys. Rev. D. 90, (2014) 052001, arXiv:1405.5086.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Search for direct production of charginos and neutralinos in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in √s = 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector", JHEP 04, (2014) 169, arXiv:1402.7029.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Search for R-parity-violating supersymmetry in events with four or more leptons in √s = 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector", JHEP 12, (2012) 124, arXiv:1210.4457.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Search for direct production of charginos and neutralinos in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in √s = 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector", Phys. Lett. B 718, (2013) 841-859, arXiv:1208.3144.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Search for supersymmetry in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in √s = 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, (2012) 261804, arXiv:1204.5638.

ATLAS Publications / Conference Notes

  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Prospects for searches for staus, charginos and neutralinos at the high luminosity LHC with the ATLAS Detector", ATL-PHYS-PUB-2018-048, 16 Dec 2018.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Prospects for for benchmark Supersymmetry searches at the high luminosity LHC with the ATLAS Detector", ATL-PHYS-PUB-2014-010, 3 July 2014.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Prospects for for benchmark Supersymmetry searches at the high luminosity LHC with the ATLAS Detector", ATL-PHYS-PUB-2013-011, 30 Sep 2013.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Constraining R-parity violating Minimal Supergravity with stau LSP in a four lepton final state with missing transverse momentum", ATLAS-CONF-2012-035, 15 Mar 2012.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Searching for new physics in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum at ATLAS", in CERN-OPEN-2008-020, ATL-PHYS-PUB-2009-068, arXiv:hep-ph/0901.0512, Geneva, Dec 2008.
  • ATLAS Collaboration, "Prospects for SUSY discovery based on inclusive searches with the ATLAS detector at the LHC", in CERN-OPEN-2008-020, ATL-PHYS-PUB-2009-068, arXiv:hep-ph/0901.0512, Geneva, Dec 2008.