Prof. Victoria Martin

Position:
Personal Chair of Collider Physics
Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Group:
Particle Physics Experiment
Institution:
Edinburgh
Email address:
victoria.martin@ed.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/~vjm/Home
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 651 7042
Address:
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

My research involves studying the properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson.  Many outstanding questions about the Higgs boson remain, in particular about its couplings to the Standard Model fermions: the quarks and the leptons.

At the ATLAS experiment at the LHC I am searching for evidence that the Higgs boson decays into bottom quarks.  An observation of the Higgs boson decaying into bottom quarks would provide strong evidence that the Higgs boson is well described in the Standard Model.

Precision measurements of the Higgs boson couplings to the top, bottom and charm quarks will require new electron-positron colliders.  I am working with the ILC and CLIC collaborations in order to understand the potential of these proposed colliders to measure the properties of the Higgs boson.

Teaching

2015/16 - On sabbatical at CERN

In previous years, my main teaching activities were:

• Course organiser and lecturer on the Particle Physics course for 4th and 5th year students
• Organiser of the MPhys Project and MPhys Project Presentation courses for 5th year students
• Personal Tutor
• MPhys & MSc project supervisor: Higgs physics at CLIC

Research outputs

1. Femtoscopy with identified charged pions in proton-lead collisions at √sNN=5.02 TeV with ATLAS DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Physical Review C, 96, 6 (2017)
2. Search for squarks and gluinos in events with an isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS detector DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 96, 11 (2017)
3. Search for direct top squark pair production in final states with two leptons in $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, C77, 12 , p. 898 (2017)
4. Determination of the strong coupling constant $\alpha _\mathrm {s}$ from transverse energy–energy correlations in multijet events at $\sqrt{s} = 8~\hbox {TeV}$ using the ATLAS detector DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, C77, 12 , p. 872 (2017)
5. Search for a scalar partner of the top quark in the jets plus missing transverse momentum final state at s√=13s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1712 (2017)
6. Measurement of the Drell-Yan triple-differential cross section in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1712, p. 059 (2017)
7. Measurement of the cross-section for electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in pp collisions at $\sqrt {s}$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Physics Letters B, B775, p. 206-228 (2017)
8. Search for new phenomena in high-mass diphoton final states using 37 fb$^{-1}$ of proton--proton collisions collected at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV with the ATLAS detector DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Physics Letters B, B775, p. 105-125 (2017)
9. Search for dark matter in association with a Higgs boson decaying to two photons at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Physical Review, D96, 11 , p. 112004 (2017)
10. Study of the material of the ATLAS inner detector for Run 2 of the LHC DOI
Philip James Clark, Christos Leonidopoulos, Victoria Jane Martin, Corrinne Mills and Atlas Collaboration, Journal of Instrumentation, 12, 12 (2017)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11