JACKSON BURZYNSKI

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Massachusetts Amherst

 
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ABOUT ME

Particle physicist working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN and specializing in long-lived particle searches and reconstruction. 

In my spare time I like to rock climb, play Magic the Gathering, and make synthesizers go bleep-bloop.

This site is a work in progress :)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

SEARCHES FOR LONG-LIVED PARTICLES

Broadly speaking, I am interested in searching for physics beyond the Standard Model that may elude conventional searches. Specifically, my research is focused on exotic decays of the Higgs boson which give rise to unique detector signatures.


Analyses:

  • Full Run-II: Search for Higgs boson decays to long-lived scalar particles in p p collisions at √ s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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  • 2015+2016: Search for long-lived neutral particles produced in p p collisions at √ s = 13 TeV decaying into displaced hadronic jets in the ATLAS inner detector and muon spectrometer

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Publications:

VERTEX RECONSTRUCTION

As a member of the ATLAS vertexing group I help to develop algorithms for reconstructing particles which decay in the Inner Detector.

ROBOTIC QA/QC FOR ATLAS ITK BUSTAPES

With the collaboration of colleagues at UMass, Oxford, and Yale I led the commissioning of a robotic system to perform electrical measurements of the bustapes for the ITk barrel staves. The robot is currently in operation at Wright labs at Yale University.

Talks:

 

EDUCATION

September 2016 - Present

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

PhD in Physics

  • Graduate research fellowship recipient Summer 2017

September 2012 - May 2016

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

B.S. in Physics & Mathematics

  • Amos Emerson Dolbear Scholarship recipient

  • Summer Scholars Fellowship recipient

 

OUTREACH

HEP SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

As a mentor for the HEP Software Foundation (HSF) I help to organize and facilitate software training workshops for students and faculty in High Energy Physics. Link to my mentor page.

Trainings:

  • Virtual Pipelines (June 2020)

  • Virtual Docker (July 2020)

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS

 

MODULAR SYNTHESIS

I make electronic music ranging from ambient to IDM on a eurorack modular synthesizer. I am interested in generative compositions, randomness, and sound design. You can find some of my early work on Soundcloud. More coming soon!

What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.

Isaac Newton

 

©2020 by Jackson Burzynski

Cover photo: "LLP overview" by H. Russell, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0