Jesse Diaz Thaler

jthaler@mit.edu

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Jesse Thaler
MIT Center for Theoretical Physics
77 Massachusetts Ave, 6-318
Cambridge, MA 02139

Research in Theoretical Particle Physics

  • Collider physics and quantum chromodynamics (especially jets and jet substructure)
  • Theoretical frameworks beyond the standard model (especially dark matter and supersymmetry)

Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • January 2010 - Present
  • MIT Center for Theoretical Physics
  • Associate Professor of Physics (July 2015 - Present)
  • Class of 1943 Career Development Professor (July 2012 - July 2015)
  • Assistant Professor of Physics (January 2010 - July 2015)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • July 2009 - December 2009
  • Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Physics Group

University of California, Berkeley

  • July 2006 - June 2009
  • Miller Research Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science

Education

Harvard University

  • Fall 2002 - Spring 2006
  • Ph.D. Physics (“Symmetry Breaking at the Energy Frontier”, June 2006)
  • A.M. Physics (June 2004)
  • Advisor: Nima Arkani-Hamed

Brown University

  • Fall 1998 - Spring 2002
  • Sc.B. Math/Physics (May 2002)
  • Advisor: Antal Jevicki

Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Fall 1994 - Spring 1998

Awards & Fellowships

  • Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award, MIT, 2016
  • Buechner Faculty Teaching Award, MIT Physics Department, 2014
  • Buechner Faculty Undergraduate Advising Award, MIT Physics Department, 2013
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2013
  • Kavli Frontiers Fellow, Kavli Foundation, 2012
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, White House, 2012
  • Class of 1943 Career Development Professorship, MIT, 2012-2015
  • Early Career Research Award, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 2011-2016
  • Miller Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2006-2009
  • Giorgio Gamberini Dissertation Prize, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 2007
  • Merit Fellowship, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2006
  • Goldhaber Prize, Harvard Physics Department, 2005
  • Certificate of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2005
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2002-2005
  • Apker Award Finalist, American Physical Society, 2002
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brown University, 2002
  • Sigma Xi, Brown University, 2002
  • Lindsey Prize in Physics, Brown University, 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 2001
  • Undergraduate Teaching and Research Fellowship, Brown University, Summer 2001
  • Cox Medal, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1998
  • Cum Laude Society, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1997

Mentoring

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Frederic Dreyer, Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellow, Fall 2017-Fall 2018
    • Before MIT: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (PhD)
  • Yotam Soreq, Rothschild Fellow, Fall 2015-Spring 2018
    • Before MIT: Weizmann Institute of Science (PhD)
  • Benjamin Safdi, Pappalardo Fellow, Fall 2014-Spring 2017
    • Before MIT: Princeton (PhD)
    • After MIT: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, starting Fall 2017
  • Wei Xue, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2014-Spring 2017
    • Before MIT: McGill (PhD), INFN/SISSA (Postdoc)
  • Simone Marzani, LHC Theory Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow (with Iain Stewart), Fall 2014-Spring 2015
    • Before MIT: Edinburgh (PhD), Manchester (Postdoc), Durham (Postdoc)
    • Currently: Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo
  • Gilly Elor, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2013-Spring 2016
    • Before MIT: U.C. Berkeley (PhD)
    • Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oregon
  • Duff Neill, Pappalardo Fellow, Fall 2012-Spring 2015; CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Spring 2015-Spring 2016
    • Before MIT: Carnegie Mellon (PhD)
    • After MIT: Director's Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Currently: Feynman Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Andrew Larkoski, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2012-Spring 2015
    • Before MIT: Stanford (PhD)
    • After MIT: LHC Theoretical Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
    • Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor, Reed College
  • Matthew McCullough, Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2011-Spring 2014
    • Before MIT: Oxford (PhD)
    • After MIT: COFUND Fellowship, CERN, Fall 2014-Spring 2015
    • Currently: Staff Scientist, CERN
  • Keith Rehermann, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
    • Before MIT: Johns Hopkins (PhD)
    • Currently: Consultant, Ab Initio Software Corporation

Ph.D. Students

  • Benjamin Elder, anticipated Ph.D. 2018
  • Lina Necib, anticipated Ph.D. 2017
    • Tentative Thesis Title: “Boosting Indirect Detection of Dark Matter”
    • Vazquez Award for Outstanding Research, MIT Physics Department, 2016
  • Yonatan Kahn, Ph.D. 2015
    • Thesis: “Forces and Gauge Groups Beyond the Standard Model”
    • Andrew M. Lockett III Memorial Fund Award, MIT Physics Department, 2014
    • J.J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award, American Physical Society, 2016
    • After MIT: Postdoc, Princeton, Fall 2015-Spring 2018
  • Daniele Bertolini, Ph.D. 2014
    • Thesis: “Electroweak Symmetry Breaking in the Era of the Higgs Boson Discovery”
    • LHC-TI Graduate Fellowship, LHC Theory Initiative, 2013
    • After MIT: Postdoc, U.C. Berkeley, Fall 2014-Spring 2017
  • Zachary Thomas, Ph.D. 2014
    • Thesis: “Supersymmetry at the Dawn of the LHC Era”
    • After MIT: Postdoc, U. Minnesota, Fall 2014-Spring 2017
  • Francesco D'Eramo, Ph.D. 2012
    • Thesis: “Hot and Dark Matter” (jointly advised with K. Rajagopal and H. Liu)
    • Vazquez Award for Outstanding Research, MIT Physics Department, 2011
    • Currently: Postdoc, U.C. Santa Cruz, Fall 2015-Spring 2018
    • After MIT: Miller Research Fellow, U.C. Berkeley, Fall 2012-Spring 2015

B.S. Students

  • Matthew Burns, anticipated B.S. 2018
    • UROP Research: Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Kevin Zhou, anticipated B.S. 2017
    • UROP Research: IAP 2016, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016
  • Aashish Tripathee, anticipated B.S. 2017
    • Independent Research: IAP 2015
    • UROP Research: Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, IAP 2016, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016
  • Trung Phan, B.S. 2015
    • Senior Thesis, Fall 2014-Spring 2015: “Relativistic Quantum Fields in Theoretical Physics”
    • UROP Research: Spring 2014, Summer 2014
    • Currently: Physics Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton
  • T.J. Wilkason, B.S. 2015
    • Senior Thesis, Fall 2014-Spring 2015: “Exclusive Cone Jet Algorithms for High Energy Particle Colliders”
    • Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Outstanding Service to Physics, MIT Physics Department, 2015
    • Independent Research: IAP 2015
    • UROP Research: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014
    • Currently: Physics Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford
  • Mobolaji Williams, B.S. 2013
    • Senior Thesis, Fall 2012-Spring 2013: “Multiple Supersymmetry Breaking and Dark Matter”
    • Independent Research: Spring 2012
    • UROP Research: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2012
    • Currently: Physics Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard
  • Dustin Katzin, B.S. 2012
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2012: “The DarkLight Experiment: Searching for the Dark Photon”
    • UROP Research: Fall 2011, IAP 2012
    • After MIT: Part III at University of Cambridge
    • Currently: Analyst, American International Group
  • Tucker Chan, B.S. 2012 (deceased)
    • UROP Research: Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
    • After MIT: Physics Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford
  • Lin Fei, B.S. 2011
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2011: “Dark Matter Dynamics in the Early Universe”
    • Currently: Physics Ph.D. Program, Princeton
  • Ken Van Tilburg, B.S. 2011
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2011: “Identifying Boosted Objects with N-subjettiness and Linear k-means Clustering”
    • Apker Award Finalist, American Physical Society, 2011
    • Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Outstanding Research in Physics, MIT Physics Department, 2011
    • UROP Research: Summer 2010, Fall 2010
    • After MIT: Physics Ph.D. Program, Stanford
    • Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Advanced Study and New York University

Visiting Students/Postdocs

  • Markus Schulze
    • Visiting Postdoc, Fall 2015
    • Home Institution: CERN
  • Alexis Romero
    • MIT Summer Research Program, Summer 2015
    • Project: “Jet Physics Measurements on CMS Open Data”
    • Home Institution: San Diego State University
  • Nayara Fonseca
    • FAPESP Fellowship, Spring 2014-Fall 2014
    • Ph.D. Advisor: Gustavo Burdman, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Teaching

MIT

  • 8.02 — Physics II, Electricity & Magnetism
    • TEAL: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
  • 8.033 — Relativity
    • Recitation: Fall 2016
  • 8.012 — Physics I, Classical Mechanics
    • Recitation: Fall 2014
  • 8.06 — Quantum Mechanics III
    • Lecture: Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
    • Recitation: Spring 2010
  • 8.05 — Quantum Mechanics II
    • Recitation: Fall 2010, Fall 2012

Before MIT

  • Teaching Fellow, Widely Applied Physics (Nima Arkani-Hamed), Harvard University, Fall 2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Linear Algebra (Thomas Banchoff), Brown University, Spring 2001
  • Math/Physics Tutor, Brown University, 1999 - 2000
  • Classroom Assistant, Algebra I and II, Textron/Chamber of Commerce Charter High School, Providence, RI, Fall 1999

Publications & Preprints

2017

  • Disentangling Heavy Flavor at Colliders.
    Philip Ilten, Nicholas L. Rodd, Jesse Thaler, and Mike Williams.
    arXiv:1702.02947.

2016

2015

  • XCone: N-jettiness as an Exclusive Cone Jet Algorithm.
    Iain W. Stewart, Frank J. Tackmann, Jesse Thaler, Christopher K. Vermilion, and Thomas F. Wilkason.
    JHEP 1511:072 (2015), arXiv:1508.01516.

2014

2013

  • TASI 2012: Super-Tricks for Superspace.
    Daniele Bertolini, Jesse Thaler, and Zachary Thomas.
    arXiv:1302.6229.

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

  • MARMOSET: The Path from LHC Data to the New Standard Model via On-Shell Effective Theories.
    Nima Arkani-Hamed, Bruce Knuteson, Stephen Mrenna, Philip Schuster, Jesse Thaler, Natalia Toro, and Lian-Tao Wang.
    hep-ph/0703088.

2006

2005

2004

  • Universal Dynamics of Spontaneous Lorentz Violation and a New Spin-Dependent Inverse-Square Law Force.
    Nima Arkani-Hamed, Hsin-Chia Cheng, Markus A. Luty, and Jesse Thaler.
    JHEP 0507:029 (2005), hep-ph/0407034.

2002

Conference Proceedings (All Years)

  • Les Houches 2015: Physics at TeV Colliders Standard Model Working Group Report.
    Simon Badger, Joshua Bendavid, Vitaliano Ciulli, Ansgar Denner, Rikkert Frederix, Massimiliano Grazzini, Joey Huston, Marek Schoenherr, Kerstin Tackmann, Jesse Thaler, Ciaran Williams, et al.
    arXiv:1605.04692.
  • Towards an Understanding of the Correlations in Jet Substructure.
    Ben Cooper, Stephen D. Ellis, Marat Freytsis, Andrew Hornig, Andrew Larkoski, David Lopez Mateos, Brian Shuve, and Nhan V. Tran, et al.
    Eur.Phys.J. C75:409 (2015), arXiv:1504.00679.

Presentations

Colloquia

  • “New Physics Gets a Boost: Jet Substructure at the Large Hadron Collider”, Physics Colloquium, MIT, October 2016
  • “New Physics Gets a Boost: Jet Substructure at the Large Hadron Collider”, Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, University of California, Riverside, October 2016
  • “New Physics Gets a Boost: Jet Substructure at the Large Hadron Collider”, Physics Colloquium, University at Buffalo, September 2016
  • “Jet Substructure: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, University of Chicago, May 2016
  • “Jet Substructure: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, Michigan State University, January 2016
  • “The Rise of Jet Substructure: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, U.C. Santa Cruz, November 2015
  • “The Rise of Jet Substructure: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, Brandeis, September 2015
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, Physics Colloquium, Caltech, November 2014
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, Colloquium, MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, April 2014
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium, Duke University, March 2014
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, Theory Colloquium, University of Maryland, October 2013
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, University of Oregon, May 2013
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, Cornell University, February 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Triumph of the Standard Model”, MIT Lecture Series Committee, October 2012
  • “Anticipating New Data from the Energy Frontier”, Physics Colloquium, Brown University, February 2011
  • “The Large Hadron Collider”, Physics Colloquium, Wellesley College, October 2010
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come”, Colloquium, MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, February 2010

Lecture Series & Schools

  • “Introduction to Jet Substructure at the LHC”, “A New Angle on Jet Substructure”, “Introduction to Jet Physics from QCD”, “Jets at the Frontier of Perturbative QCD”, Theoretical and Experimental Issues on Jet Structure at Hadron Colliders, Kavli IMPU and KEK, January 2017
  • “Jet Physics”, MITP Summer School, Mainz, July 2016
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, Theorist of the Month, DESY, June 2014
  • “Jet Substructure”, PiTP Summer School, Princeton, July 2013
  • “Super-tricks for Superspace”, TASI Summer School, C.U. Boulder, June 2012
  • “Little Lessons for a Little Higgs”, ICTP Winter School, Trieste, January 2012
  • “Goldstini”, “The Shape of Jets to Come”, “Event Topologies for Early LHC”, Topic of the Week Lecture Series, Fermilab, November 2010
  • “Entering the LHC Era”, MIT-CTP Felix Villars Theoretical Physics Retreat, January 2010

Invited Talks

  • "New Frontiers in Dark Matter Detection", APS April Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2017
  • "Prospects for Cosmic Axion Detection with ABRACADABRA", GPMFC Workshop on Ultralight Dark Matter, Washington, DC, January 2017
  • “Using Jets and QCD to Boost the Search for New Physics”, Physics in LHC and Early Universe, U. Tokyo, January 2017
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come” (Refocus Talk), Boost 2016, Zurich, July 2016
  • “Probing the Core of QCD with Jet Substructure”, Stress-testing the Standard Model at the LHC, KITP, Santa Barbara, May 2016
  • “Jet Substructure: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, APS April Meeting, Salt Lake City, April 2016
  • “Theoretical Advances in Jet Substructure”, Rencontres de Moriond QCD, La Thuile, March 2016
  • “Theoretical Advances in Jet Substructure”, Particle Physics on the Verge of Another Discovery, Aspen Center for Physics, January 2016
  • “Probing the Core of QCD”, Boost 2015, Chicago, August 2015 (Advisory Committee)
  • “Unsafe but Calculable: Jets at the Frontier of Perturbative QCD”, PASCOS 2015, ICTP, Trieste, July 2015
  • “Pushing the Frontiers of Perturbative QCD”, Pheno 2015, Pittsburg, May 2015
  • “Hidden Sectors and Dark Forces”, BLV 2015, UMass Amherst, April 2015
  • “Physics Opportunities for Future Circular Colliders”, FCC Week, Washington, DC, March 2015
  • “Jets in QCD: The Case for Jet Substructure”, Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum XI, St. Petersburg, September 2014
  • “New Observables for Jet Substructure”, 43rd International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD13), Chicago, September 2013
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, SEARCH 2013, Stonybrook, August 2013
  • “Theoretical Progress in Dissecting Jets”, Boost 2013, Flagstaff, August 2013
  • “Supersymmetry at the Frontiers” (Rapporteur Talk), Snowmass on the Pacific, KITP, Santa Barbara, May 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Triumph of the Standard Model”, 24th Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science, National Academy of Sciences, U.C. Irvine, November 2012
  • “Jet Substructure and N-subjettiness”, Monte Carlo for Beyond the Standard Model 2012, Cornell, March 2012
  • “Big Questions in Particle Physics” (Pedagogical Lecture), PANIC11, MIT, July 2011
  • “Two Views of the Universe” (Closing Talk), Hadron Collider Physics Symposium, Toronto, August 2010
  • “Supersymmetry Breaks (Again)”, in honor of Gerry Guralnik's 2010 Sakurai Prize, Brown University, May 2010
  • “Goldstini”, Emerging Problems in Particle Phenomenology, ITS/CUNY, April 2010
  • “The Window to the Terascale” (Opening Talk), Physics in the LHC Era, Aspen Center for Physics, February 2009

Local Presentations

  • ”(B)SM Physics”, Physics Graduate Student Lunch, November 2016
  • “Jet Substructure”, Tenure-Track Faculty Lunch, November 2015
  • “Implications of the Higgs Boson”, MIT PhysPOP Orientation Lecture, August 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Keystone of the Standard Model”, MIT MISTI Presentation, April 2013
  • “Dark Matter Beyond the Standard Model”, MIT Astronomical Event, October 2012
  • “Hints of New Physics at the Energy Frontier”, MIT Physics Alumni Breakfast, May 2012
  • “Beyond the Standard Model at the Frontiers”, MIT PhysPOP Orientation Lecture, August 2011
  • “Goldstini at the LHC”, MIT Physics Visiting Committee Presentation, October 2010
  • “Supersymmetry Breaks (Again)”, MIT Physics Faculty Lunch, April 2010
  • “The LHC Won’t Destroy the Planet (But Will Spark a Revolution)”, MIT Physics IAP Lecture 2010

Invited Seminars

  • “A New Angle on Jet Substructure”, SUNY Stony Brook, October 2016
  • “A New Angle on Jet Substructure”, Rutgers, October 2016
  • “A New Angle on Jet Substructure”, Boston U., September 2016
  • “Probing the Core of QCD with Jet Substructure”, Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar, Fermilab, May 2016
  • “Probing the Core of QCD with Jet Substructure”, Princeton, May 2016
  • “Probing the Core of QCD with Jet Substructure”, CERN, March 2016
  • “Hidden Sectors and Dark Forces”, Ohio State University, January 2016
  • “Unsafe but Calculable”, University of Toronto, December 2015
  • “Lessons from DarkLight for Invisible Dark Photon Searches”, NEXT Collaboration, December 2015 (remote talk)
  • “Minimal Supersymmetric Slow-roll Inflation”, Stanford, November 2015
  • “Jet Substructure at a Future Hadron Collider”, Fermilab VHEPP Forum, October 2015 (remote talk)
  • “What is Sudakov Safety?”, U. Michigan, February 2015
  • “What is Sudakov Safety?”, U. Minnesota, February 2015
  • “Jet Substructure and the Frontiers of QCD”, Université Catholique de Louvain, January 2015
  • ”(In)direct Detection of Boosted Dark Matter”, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, January 2015
  • “Sudakov Safety”, Caltech, November 2014
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, UMass Amherst, October 2014
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, Perimeter Institute, October 2014
  • “Anomaly Mediation from Unbroken Supergravity”, U. Chicago, April 2014
  • “Anomaly Mediation from Unbroken Supergravity”, U.C. Irvine, January 2014
  • “Jets Without Jets”, Caltech, January 2014
  • “Jets Without Jets”, U.C. Berkeley, December 2013
  • “Jets Without Jets”, Boston U, December 2013
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, U. Oregon, May 2013
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come”, U. Delaware, April 2013
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, Boston U., September 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, SLAC, April 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, Princeton, March 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, Rutgers, March 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, New York U., January 2012
  • “Goldstini at the LHC”, Columbia U., January 2012
  • “Goldstini at the LHC”, U. New Hampshire, November 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U. Maryland, October 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U. Michigan, October 2011
  • “The Spectrum of Goldstini”, U. Minnesota, June 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U.C. Davis, March 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U.C. Berkeley, March 2011
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, Cornell, October 2010
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, Boston U., October 2010
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, Harvard, September 2010
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, SLAC, June 2010
  • “Goldstini”, Yale University Particle Theory Seminar, April 2010
  • “Goldstini”, SUNY Stony Brook/Brookhaven National Laboratory Joint Theory Seminar, March 2010
  • “Cosmic Signal from the Hidden Sector”, U.C. Santa Cruz, November 2009
  • “Dark Force Detection in Low Energy e-p Collisions”, U.C. Davis, October 2009
  • “Cosmic Signals from the Hidden Sector”, Fermilab, October 2009
  • “Cosmic Signals from the Hidden Sector”, Argonne N.L., October 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, Johns Hopkins, May 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, U. Maryland, May 2009
  • “Collective Quartics and Dangerous Singlets in Little Higgs”, SLAC, April 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, Rutgers, March 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, MIT, February 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, Cornell, November 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, U.C. Davis, June 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Ohio State, May 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, MIT, April 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, U. Arizona, March 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, U. Texas, March 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, SLAC, February 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Princeton, November 2007
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Rutgers, November 2007
  • “Particle Theory and Monte Carlo”, Stanford, November 2007
  • “Natural/Unnatural”, U.C. San Diego, April 2007
  • “Natural/Unnatural”, U. Michigan, February 2007
  • “Natural/Unnatural”, Princeton, February 2007
  • “Di-Higgs at Dimension Six”, Weizmann I., January 2007
  • “MARMOSET: Signal-Based Monte Carlo for the LHC”, Neve Shalom, January 2007
  • “Di-Higgs at Dimension Six”, Technion, January 2007
  • “Unified Frameworks for the LHC”, U. Washington, December 2006
  • “Di-Higgs at Dimension Six”, SLAC, October 2006
  • “Unified Frameworks for the LHC”, U.C. Davis, October 2006
  • “Unified Frameworks for the LHC”, U.C. Irvine, October 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U. Chicago (CDF), March 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U. Minnesota, March 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Perimeter I., March 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Rutgers, December 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U. Pennsylvannia, December 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Princeton, November 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U.C. Berkeley, November 2005
  • “Confronting a Degenerate MSSM at the LHC”, Stanford, October 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Johns Hopkins, October 2005
  • “The Degenerate MSSM”, U. Texas, October 2005
  • “Little Technicolor”, Boston U., April 2005
  • “Little Technicolor”, New York U., March 2005

Complete Conferences/Workshops

  • "New Frontiers in Dark Matter Detection", APS April Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2017
  • "Prospects for Cosmic Axion Detection with ABRACADABRA", GPMFC Workshop on Ultralight Dark Matter, Washington, DC, January 2017
  • “Aspects of Jets from First Principles”, Jets @ LHC Discussion Meeting, ICTS, Bengaluru, January 2017 (Remote Talk)
  • “Using Jets and QCD to Boost the Search for New Physics”, Physics in LHC and Early Universe, U. Tokyo, January 2017
  • Aspen Center for Physics Workshop: “The LHC Awakens: A New Energy Frontier”, August 2016 (Organizer)
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come” (Refocus Talk), Boost 2016, Zurich, July 2016
  • “Probing the Core of QCD with Jet Substructure”, Stress-testing the Standard Model at the LHC, KITP, Santa Barbara, May 2016
  • “Jet Substructure: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, APS April Meeting, Salt Lake City, April 2016
  • “Theoretical Advances in Jet Substructure”, Rencontres de Moriond QCD, La Thuile, March 2016
  • “Theoretical Advances in Jet Substructure”, Particle Physics on the Verge of Another Discovery, Aspen Center for Physics, January 2016
  • “Discussion of the ATLAS Diboson Excess”, Gearing up for LHC13, GGI, Florence, Fall 2015 (Organizer)
  • “Probing the Core of QCD”, Boost 2015, Chicago, August 2015 (Advisory Committee)
  • “Unsafe but Calculable: Jets at the Frontier of Perturbative QCD”, PASCOS 2015, ICTP, Trieste, July 2015
  • “Jet Studies for Les Houches”, Physics at TeV Colliders Workshop, Les Houches, June 2015 (Jet Convener)
  • “Lessons from Jet Substructure for Heavy Ions”, ALICE Jet Workshop, Yale, May 2015 (Remote Talk)
  • “Pushing the Frontiers of Perturbative QCD”, Pheno 2015, Pittsburg, May 2015
  • “Hidden Sectors and Dark Forces”, BLV 2015, UMass Amherst, April 2015
  • “Physics Opportunities for Future Circular Colliders”, FCC Week, Washington, DC, March 2015
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders (LCWS14), Belgrade, October 2014 (Remote Talk)
  • “Jets in QCD: The Case for Jet Substructure”, Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum XI, St. Petersburg, September 2014
  • “Mutual Information and Quark/Gluon Discrimination”, Boost 2014, London, August 2014 (Advisory Committee)
  • Debates on the Nature of Dark Matter, Harvard, May 2014
  • Boston Jet Physics Workshop, MIT, January 2014 (Organizer)
  • “New Observables for Jet Substructure”, 43rd International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD13), Chicago, September 2013
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, SEARCH 2013, Stonybrook, August 2013
  • “Theoretical Progress in Dissecting Jets”, “Unsafe but Calculable”, Boost 2013, Flagstaff, August 2013 (Advisory Committee)
  • “Supersymmetry at the Frontiers” (Rapporteur Talk), Snowmass on the Pacific, KITP, Santa Barbara, May 2013
  • “N-jettiness as a Jet Algorithm”, Snowmass@Brookhaven, Brookhaven, April 2013 (Remote Talk)
  • “The Higgs Boson: Triumph of the Standard Model”, 24th Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science, National Academy of Sciences, U.C. Irvine, November 2012
  • “Progress in Jet Substructure”, The LHC Shows the Way, Aspen Center for Physics, August 2012
  • “Progress in N-subjettiness”, Boost 2012, Valencia, July 2012 (Advisory Committee)
  • “Jet Substructure and N-subjettiness”, Monte Carlo for Beyond the Standard Model 2012, Cornell, March 2012
  • SEARCH 2012, U. Maryland, March 2012
  • “Goldstini”, SUSY 2011, Fermilab, August 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, TH-LPCC Summer Institute on LHC Physics, CERN, August 2011
  • Year One of the LHC, Aspen Center for Physics, July 2011 (Organizer)
  • “Big Questions in Particle Physics” (Pedagogical Lecture), “N-subjettiness”, PANIC11, MIT, July 2011 (Program Committee)
  • “N-subjettiness”, Boost 2011, PCTP, Princeton, May 2011
  • New Data from the Energy Frontier, Aspen Center for Physics, February 2011 (Organizer)
  • Boston Jet Physics Workshop, Harvard, January 2011 (Organizer)
  • “Introducing the DarkLight Experiment”, Searching for a New Gauge Boson at JLab, Jefferson Lab, September 2010
  • “Two Views of the Universe” (Closing Talk), Hadron Collider Physics Symposium, Toronto, August 2010
  • Implications of First LHC Data, MIT, August 2010 (Organizer)
  • From Colliders to the Dark Sector, Aspen Center for Physics, June 2010
  • “Supersymmetry Breaks (Again)”, in honor of Gerry Guralnik's 2010 Sakurai Prize, Brown University, May 2010
  • “Goldstini”, Emerging Problems in Particle Phenomenology, ITS/CUNY, April 2010
  • “Search for New Light Bosons in Electron-Proton Collisions Using the JLab FEL”, Dark Forces Workshop, SLAC, September 2009
  • “Cosmic Signals from the Hidden Sector”, BSM Institute, Physics at the LHC, CERN, August 2009
  • Beyond the Standard Model Physics at the Threshold, Aspen Center for Physics, July 2009
  • “Variable Jet Sizes and Anti-kT”, US ATLAS Hadronic Final State Forum, SLAC, April 2009
  • “The NLO Cascade”, SCET 2009, MIT, March 2009
  • “The Window to the Terascale” (Opening Talk), Physics in the LHC Era, Aspen Center for Physics, February 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, LHC and Dark Matter Workshop, MCTP, Michigan, January 2009
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, New Physics Beyond the Standard Model, KITPC, Beijing, October 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Beyond the Standard Model Signals in a QCD Environment, Aspen Center for Physics, August 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, LHC from Data to Discovery, LANL, Santa Fe, July 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Vector Boson Plus Jets Production, LBL, Berkeley, March 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Physics of the Large Hadron Collider, KITP, Santa Barbara, February 2008
  • West Coast LHC Theory Network, SLAC, January 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, LHC New Physics Signatures Workshop, MCTP, Michigan, January 2008
  • BSM Institute, New Physics and the LHC, CERN, August 2007
  • “Good Things Come to Those Who Weight”, Eötvös-Cornell BTSM Workshop, Eötvös University, Budapest, June 2007
  • “MARMOSET”, West Coast LHC Theory Network, U.C. Irvine, May 2007
  • “MARMOSET”, Physics at LHC from Experiment to Theory, PCTP, Princeton, March 2007
  • “MARMOSET”, West Coast LHC Theory Network, U.C. Davis, December 2006
  • “Little M-theory”, Joint Meeting of APS-DPF and JPS 2006, Waikiki, Hawaii, October 2006
  • “Little M-theory”, LHC Olympics III, KITP, Santa Barbara, August 2006
  • “The Harvard Black Box”, LHC Olympics II, CERN, February 2006
  • “The Degenerate MSSM”, LHC Olympics, CERN, July 2005
  • “Little Technicolor”, “The Degenerate MSSM”, SUSY 2005, IPPP, Durham, July 2005
  • “Universal Dynamics of Spontaneous Lorentz-Violation”, Fundamental Symmetries and Fundamental Constants, ICTP, Trieste, September 2004

Research Grants

  • Comparative Review Funding Award, “Boosting the Search for New Physics at the Frontiers”, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, 2016-2017 ($120k)
  • The Charles E. Reed Faculty Initiatives Fund, “Boosting Jet Physics with Archival Collider Data”, MIT Research Support Committee, 2015-2017 ($75k)
  • MIT-Belgium Seed Fund Award (with Fabio Maltoni), “Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC”, MIT International Science and Technology Initiative, 2013-2014 ($23.1k)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2013-2016 ($50k)
  • Global Seed Fund Award (with Iain Stewart, Andre Hoang, and Gavin Salam), “Probing a New Energy Frontier with Jets at the Large Hadron Collider”, MIT International Science and Technology Initiative, 2012-2013 ($15k)
  • Early Career Research Award, “Interpreting New Data from the Energy Frontier”, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 2011-2016 ($750k)
  • Affiliated postdocs and students supported by cooperative research agreement: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, “Laboratory for Nuclear Science, High Energy Physics Program: Task C, Center for Theoretical Physics”

Service

Internal Service

Ph.D. Thesis Committees

  • J. Owen Andrews, “High Resolution Imaging at Genomic DNA in Living Cells” (Ibrahim Cisse), in progress
  • Nicholas Rodd, (Tracy Slatyer), in progress
  • Aram Apyan, “Search for Heavy Charged Higgs Bosons in Proton-Proton Collisions with the CMS Detector” (Markus Klute), November 2016
  • Daniel Roberts, “CHAOS, Holography, And Other Science” (Allan Adams), April 2016
  • Ian Moult, “Effective Field Theories for the LHC” (Iain Stewart), April 2016
  • Daniel Kolodrubetz, “Accuracy and Precision in Collider Event Shapes” (Iain Stewart), April 2016
  • David Hernandez, “Statistical Description of Dark Matter Halo Phase Space” (Edmund Bertschinger), in progress
  • Mingming Yang, “Observation and Property Measurement of a New Boson Decaying Into Two Photons Using the CMS Detector” (Christoph Paus), January 2015
  • Shawn Henderson, “An Assessment of the Sensitivity of a Low Pressure Time Projection Chamber to the Direction of WIMP-Induced Nuclear Recoils” (Peter Fisher), July 2013
  • Teng Ma, “Detailed Characterization of Jets in Heavy Ion Collisions Using Jet Fragmentation Functions” (Boleslaw Wyslouch), May 2013
  • Kevin Sung, “Measurement of Z boson production at the LHC” (Steven Nahn), March 2013
  • Christopher Jones, “Prediction of the Reactor Antineutrino Flux for the Double Chooz Experiment” (Janet Conrad), June 2012
  • Riccardo Abbate, “Precision Determination of the Strong Coupling Constant using SCET” (Iain Stewart), May 2012
  • Abolhassan Vaezi, “Slave Particle Study of the Strongly Correlated Hubbard Model” (Xiao-Gang Wen), January 2011
  • Georgia Karagiorgi, “Searches for New Physics at MiniBooNE” (Janet Conrad), July 2010

MIT Physics

  • MIT Physics Pappalardo Fellowships Executive Committee (Fall 2016-present)
  • MIT Physics Colloquium Committee (Spring 2010-Spring 2014, Chair Fall 2012-Spring 2014)
  • MIT Physics Academic Advisor (Fall 2011-present)
    • Class of 2014/2015: Allison Christian, Jay Lawhorn, Joseph Perricone, Jeffrey Prouty, Melih Ucer, Pranjal Vachaspati, Prashanth Venkataram (& Grace Krusell, David Luciano, Netia McCray, Maxwell Plaut)
    • Class of 2018/2019: Robert Arnott, Zachary Bogorad, Hannah Field, Rodmy Paredes Alfaro, Saranesh Prembabu, Joshua Rhodes, Kevin Tang, Michael Winer
  • MIT Physics Qualifying Exam, Part III Committee (Spring 2015-present)
  • MIT Physics Qualifying Exam, Part II Committee (Spring 2012-Fall 2014, Chair Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
  • MIT Physics Qualifying Exam, Part II Grading Committee (September 2010)

MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science

  • MIT LNS Colloquium Committee (Fall 2015-present)

MIT Center for Theoretical Physics

  • MIT CTP Visitor Coordinator (Fall 2016-present)
  • MIT CTP Nuclear/Particle Seminar Committee (Fall 2010-Fall 2016)
  • MIT CTP Postdoc Selection Committee (Fall 2009-present)

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives

  • MISTI Global Seed Funds Evaluation Committee (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014)

Before MIT

  • Berkeley CTP Particle Seminar Organizer (2007-2009)
  • Miller Symposium Committee (2008-2009)

External Service

External Ph.D. Examiner

  • Ignacio Garcia Garcia, University of Valencia, “Future Linear Colliders: Detector R&D, Jet Reconstruction, and Top Physics Potential” (Eduardo Ros and Marcel Vos), December 2016
  • Brian Walsh, Yale University, “Search for direct top squark pair production in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions using 4.7 fb-1 of ATLAS data” (Tobias Golling), February 2013
  • Travis Martin, Carleton University, “Examining Extra Neutral Gauge Bosons in Non-Universal Models and Exploring the Phenomenology of the Bestest Little Higgs Model and the LHC” (Thomas Gregoire and Stephen Godfrey), August 2012

Workshop/Conference Organization

  • Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Workshop: “The LHC Awakens: A New Energy Frontier” (August 2016)
  • Advisory Committee, Zurich Workshop: “Boost 2016” (July 2016)
  • Organizer, Galileo Galilei Institute Workshop: “Gearing up for LHC13” (Fall 2015)
  • Advisory Committee, Chicago Workshop: “Boost 2015” (August 2015)
  • Jet Convener, Les Houches Workshop: “Physics at TeV Colliders” (June 2015)
  • Advisory Committee, London Workshop: “Boost 2014” (August 2014)
  • Organizer, Harvard/MIT Workshop: “Boston Jet Physics” (January 2014)
  • Advisory Committee, Flagstaff Workshop: “Boost 2013” (August 2013)
  • Advisory Committee, Valencia Workshop: “Boost 2012” (July 2012)
  • Program Committee, PANIC 2011: “Particle and Nuclei International Conference” (July 2011)
  • Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Workshop: “Year One of the LHC” (July 2011)
  • Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Conference: “New Data from the Energy Frontier” (February 2011)
  • Organizer, Harvard/MIT Workshop: “Boston Jet Physics” (January 2011)
  • Organizer, MIT/Berkeley Workshop: “Implications of First LHC Data” (August 2010)
  • Advisory Committee, Oxford University Workshop: “Boost 2010” (June 2010)

Scientific Advising

  • Sakurai Dissertation Award Selection Committee, American Physical Society (Fall 2016)
  • LHC Theory Initiative, Fellowship Selection Committee (Fall 2013-Fall 2014, Chair: Fall 2014)
  • Science Advisory Board, USQCD Collaboration (Spring 2013-present)

Peer Review

  • Physical Review Letters
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Physics of the Dark Universe
  • Nuclear Physics B
  • Physics Letters B
  • European Physical Journal C
  • Journal of Physics G
  • Annals of Physics
  • Particle Data Group

Funding Agency Review

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • National Science Foundation
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Heising-Simons Foundation

Outreach

  • Appearance in Documentary Film, “Particle Fever”, 2013
    • After film Q&A, BOOST 2015 Workshop Public Event, August 2015
    • After film Q&A, MIT Lecture Series Committee, September 2014
    • After film Q&A, Portsmouth Music Hall, May 2014
  • TheoryNet High School Physics Outreach
    • Elaine Picard, Concord-Carlisle High School (Fall 2015-Present)
    • Michael Wadness, Medford High School (Fall 2012-Spring 2015)
    • Michael Hirsh, Needham High School (Spring 2010-Spring 2012)
  • High School Job Shadowing
    • Joshua Reynolds (York High School, April 2016)
    • Edward Bengtson (York High School, April 2014)

Memberships

  • American Physical Society
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