Professor Amidei conducts research in particle physics at the ATLAS experiment at the CERN, observing the results of proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV, the highest controlled interaction energy ever achieved. The recently observed Higgs boson closes out the dramatis personae of the Standard Model, but leaves many open questions and no clear indication where to look for answers. Our recourse is to develop techniques that allow us to look as broadly as possible across this data for evidence of new phenomena that can challenge the Standard Model of particle physics.
Professor Amidei has previously worked on, and remains interested in, the physics of the top quark, silicon detectors and precision tracking, techniques for b-quark tagging, and electronics for high energy physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Search for Low Mass Dijet Resonances Using Trigger-Level Jets with the ATLAS Detector in LHC Proton-Proton Collisions with sqrt(s) = 13 TeV, The ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 081801 (2018).
Search for Resonances in the Mass Distributions of Jet Pairs with One or Two Jets Identified as B-Jets in Proton-Proton p Collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector, The ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D 98, 032016 (2018).
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, The ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Lett. B 775 105 (2017).
Search for New Phenomena in Dijet Events Using 37 fb-1 of Proton-Proton Collisions Collected at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector, The ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D 96, 052004 (2017).
Radiation-Hard Power Electronics for the ATLAS New Small Wheel, (J. Ameel, R. Edgar, D. Amidei, et al.), Proceedings for the Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics, Journal of Instrumentation 10 C01009 (2014).
Evidence for a Mass Dependent Forward-Backward Asymmetry in Top Quark Pair Production, (T. Aaltonen et al.), The CDF Collaboration Phys. Rev. D 83:112003 (2011).