Here is a list of the documents to which I have made contributions. For ATLAS notes, the bullets indicate the following:

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ATLAS Publications

Measurement of the Z → ττ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Z → ττ cross section
TRT straw hit efficiency
TRT straw hit efficiency

ATLAS Public Documents / Conference Notes

First ATLAS limit on Z' → ττ
First ATLAS limit on Z' → ττ
Z → ττ observation
Z → ττ observation
Z → ττ event display
First ATLAS Z → ττ event display

ATLAS Internal Notes

Winter 2011 tau energy sytematics
Winter 2011 tau sytematics
TRT low threshold calibration
TRT low threshold calibration

Selected Talks

  • 2012-12-13
    A seminar I gave at Yale University summarizing my efforts in tau lepton physics at ATLAS, including the first ATLAS cut-based tau identification, the Z to tau tau cross section, and the first search for Z' to tau tau at ATLAS.
  • 2012-12-11
    A seminar I gave at New York University summarizing my efforts in tau lepton physics at ATLAS, including the first ATLAS cut-based tau identification, the Z to tau tau cross section, and the first search for Z' to tau tau at ATLAS.
  • 2012-11-26
    A seminar I gave at the University of Texas in Austin summarizing my efforts in tau lepton physics at ATLAS, including the first ATLAS cut-based tau identification, the Z to tau tau cross section, and the first search for Z' to tau tau at ATLAS.
  • 2012-11-20
    A seminar I gave remotely to Brookhaven National Lab summarizing my efforts in tau lepton physics at ATLAS, including the first ATLAS cut-based tau identification, the Z to tau tau cross section, and the first search for Z' to tau tau at ATLAS.
  • 2012-11-13
    A review of the tau object reconstructed and supported by ATLAS and its current status. Given at the Chicago 2012 Workshop on LHC Physics, The University of Chicago.
  • 2012-09-20
    A conference talk a gave reviewing the latest status of the ATLAS and CMS searches for charged Higgs bosons, supersymmetry, and exotica with tau leptons in the final state at Tau 2012: the 12th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics Nagoya, Japan, 17-21 September, 2012.
  • ATLAS tau identification
    2012-03-21
    A short history of tauRec and introduction to the identification and fake-rate sessions of the 2012 ATLAS Tau Workshop in Oxford.
  • ATLAS tau identification
    2012-03-21
    A short history of tauRec and introduction to the identification and fake-rate sessions of the 2012 ATLAS Tau Workshop in Oxford.
  • Data-driven background estimates for the Z'ττh search
    2012-03-20
    A presentation of the data-driven fake factor methods we developed for the Z'ττ search at the 2012 ATLAS HSG4 (Hττ) Workshop in Oxford.
  • Pile-up effects on tau reconstruction
    2011-10-12
    An ATLAS Week talk, I gave on efforts in the tau performance group to solve the problems caused by the increasing pile-up activity in ATLAS.
  • 2011-07-22
    A talk I gave at the 2011 International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS) in Grenoble, France.
  • Introducing Tau++: A more natural pile-up-proof tau
    2011-05-17
    A talk I gave to the ATLAS Tau Working Group, proposing strategies for corrections and re-design of some of our tau identification variables to make them more robust against pile-up collisions.
  • Zττ observation status
    2010-11-12
    A talk I gave at ATLAS Standard Model plenary meeting, discussing the status of the first observation of Zττ in ATLAS.
  • pT-parametrized cut-based tau ID
    2010-10-12
    A talk I gave at the 2010 ATLAS tau workshop in Freiburg, Germany, documenting the improved pT-parametrized cut-based tau ID I designed, which was used for the first ATLAS Zττ cross section measurement.
  • Minimal cut-based tau ID
    2010-08-04
    A talk I gave to the ATLAS Tau Working Group, documenting the minimal cut-based tau identification I designed, which was used for the first ATLAS Zττ observation.
  • TRT hit efficiency in 2009 collisions
    2010-03-01
    A talk I gave at Inner Detector Week at CERN presenting my tool for measuring TRT straw hit efficiency.
  • TRT long term detector monitoring
    2009-10-26
    A talk I gave at Inner Detector Week at CERN.
  • 2009-09-29
    Discussion of a paper by the same name that I lead for the Penn HEP Journal Club. Most of the talk is a primer on the method of maximum likelihood and how one uses it to calculate confidence contours.
  • The ZToTwoTaus benchmark package
    2009-09-28
    Presentation of the Athena benchmark package for Z → ττ analysis given in a Tau Working Group meeting at CERN.
  • Z → ττ → τhμ
    2009-04-16
    Report of my Z → ττ → τhμ Monte Carlo analysis given at the ATLAS Tau Workshop in Copenhagen.
  • TRT low threshold optimization
    2008-04-21
    A talk I gave at the TRT Calibration Workshop, describing the software I wrote to optimize the TRT threshold settings.

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