Dr. Jennifer Smillie

Royal Society University Research Fellow
Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Group:
Particle Physics Theory
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0) 131 650 5221
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

My research is centred on improving the accuracy of theoretical predictions for LHC collisions.  A recent major project has been the construction and continued development of the High Energy Jets framework, HEJ.  This is a new approach to perturbative QCD corrections specifically designed for the high energy environment of the Large Hadron Collider, and is publicly available to the community as a Monte Carlo event generator.

Other recent research projects include developing a deeper understanding of infrared singularities in gauge amplitudes and calculating the most accurate predictions to date of the transverse energy distribution in boson production.


  • Methods of Mathematical Physics (Level 10): lecturer/course organiser
  • Problem Solving in Theoretical Physcsi (MSc): one of the workshop organisers
  • Mathematics Skills (Level 10): one of the exam setters

Research outputs

  1. Higgs Boson Plus Dijets DOI
    Jeppe R. Andersen, Tuomas Hapola, Andreas Maier and Jennifer M. Smillie, Journal of High Energy Physics, p. 65-110 (2017)
  2. Z/gamma* plus Multiple Hard Jets in High Energy Collisions DOI
    Jeppe R. Andersen, Jack J. Medley and Jennifer M. Smillie, Journal of High Energy Physics (2016)
  3. Uncertainties in pp → h + 2 jets production through gluon fusion
    Jeppe R. Andersen, F. U. Bernlochner, D. Gillberg, K Hamilton, Tuomas Hapola, J. Huston, A. Kruse, Leif Lonnblad, P. Nason, S. Prestel et al., p. 105-116 (2015)
  4. Resummation of the transverse-energy distribution in Higgs boson production at the Large Hadron Collider DOI
    Massimiliano Grazzini, Andreas Papaefstathiou, Jennifer M. Smillie and Bryan R. Webber, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014, 09 (2014)
  5. MultiJet Predictions for Higgs Studies
    Jeppe R. Andersen and Jennifer Smillie, DIS2013, p. 289-294 (2013)
  6. Higher-Order Corrections
    Jennifer Smillie, Jeppe R. Andersen and John Campbell, p. 19-22 (2013)
  7. Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections DOI
    The LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group, S. Heinemeyer, C. Mariotti, G. Passarino, R. Tanaka, J. R. Andersen, P. Artoisenet, E. A. Bagnaschi, A. Banfi, T. Becher et al., CERN Reports (2013)
  8. The Non-Abelian Exponentiation theorem for multiple Wilson lines DOI
    Einan Gardi, Jennifer M. Smillie and Chris D. White, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013, 6 (2013)
  9. W Plus Multiple Jets at the LHC with High Energy Jets DOI
    Jeppe R. Andersen, Tuomas Hapola and Jennifer M. Smillie, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012, 09 (2012)
  10. Probing higher-order corrections in dijet production at the LHC DOI
    Simone Alioli, Jeppe R. Andersen, Carlo Oleari, Emanuele Re and Jennifer M. Smillie, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 85 (2012)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11