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Ryan Reece

The University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow, July 2013 - present
Researcher with the ATLAS experiment at CERN

Research Interests

Education

Experience

Awards

Skills

ATLAS Publications

  1. "Search for supersymmetry in a final state containing two photons and missing transverse momentum in √s=13 TeV pp collisions at the LHC using the ATLAS detector", Submitted to European Physical Journal C, arxiv:1606.09150, June 29, 2016.

  2. "Search for photonic signatures of gauge-mediated supersymmetry in 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector", Phys. Rev. D 92, 072001 (2015), arxiv:1507.05493, July 20, 2015.

  3. "A search for high-mass resonances decaying to τ+τ in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector", J. High Energy Phys. 07 (2015) 157, arxiv:1502.07177, February 25, 2015 (served as editor).

  4. "Identification and energy calibration of hadronically decaying tau leptons with the ATLAS experiment in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", Eur. Phys. J. C75 (2015) 303, arxiv:1412.7086, December 22, 2014.

  5. "A search for high-mass resonances decaying to τ+τ in the ATLAS detector", Phys. Lett. B 719 (2013) 242-260, arxiv:1210.6604, October 24, 2012 (served as editor).

  6. "Measurement of the Z → ττ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector", Phys. Rev. D 84, 112006 (2011), arxiv:1108.2016, August 9, 2011.

  7. "Performance of the ATLAS detector using first collision data", J. High Energy Phys. 09 (2010) 056, arxiv:1005.5254, May 28, 2010.

  8. "The ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) proportional drift tube: design and performance", J. Instrum. 3 (2008) P02013, February 29, 2008.

  9. "The ATLAS TRT Electronics", J. Instrum. 3 (2008) P06007, June 27, 2008.

  10. "The ATLAS TRT Barrel Detector", J. Instrum. 3 (2008) P02014, February 29, 2008.

  11. "The ATLAS TRT End-cap Detectors", J. Instrum. 3 (2008) P10003, October 21, 2008.

The above is a selected list of ATLAS publications for which I made substantial contributions. I am also an author of several publications (more than 470 as of September 2015) because of my affiliation with ATLAS as a qualified author since June 1, 2008. See my INSPIRE-HEP profile for a more complete count of ATLAS publications: https://inspirehep.net/author/profile/R.Reece.1.

ATLAS Conference Notes / Proceedings / Other Public Documents

  1. "A re-interpretation of electroweak supersymmetry production ATLAS analysis results using 20.3 fb−1 pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV to explore higgs-motivated general gauge mediated models", ATLAS-CONF-2016-033, July 11, 2016.

  2. "Searches for charged Higgs bosons, supersymmetry, and exotica with tau leptons with the ATLAS and CMS detectors at the LHC", Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements) (2014) 171-175, ATL-PHYS-PROC-2012-302, December 1, 2014 (only author, proceedings for my talk at Tau 2012: the 12th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics in Nagoya, Japan).

  3. "A search for high-mass ditau resonances decaying in the fully hadronic final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector", ATLAS-CONF-2013-066, July 18, 2013.

  4. "Identification of the hadronic decays of tau leptons in 2012 data with the ATLAS detector", ATLAS-CONF-2013-064, July 18, 2013.

  5. "A search for high-mass resonances decaying to τ+τ in the ATLAS detector", ATLAS-CONF-2012-067, June 30, 2012 (served as editor).

  6. "Performance of the Reconstruction and Identification of Hadronic Tau Decays with ATLAS", ATLAS-CONF-2011-152, November 13, 2011.

  7. "Measurement of the W and Z boson production cross sections in pp collisions at 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector", ATL-PHYS-PROC-2011-240, November 10, 2011 (only author, proceedings for my talk at the 2011 International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS) in Grenoble, France).

  8. "Reconstruction, Energy Calibration, and Identification of Hadronically Decaying Tau Leptons", ATLAS-CONF-2011-077, March 24, 2011 (served as editor).

  9. "Observation of Z → ττ → ℓτh Decays with the ATLAS detector", ATLAS-CONF-2011-010, February 23, 2011.

  10. "Tau Reconstruction and Identification Performance in ATLAS", ATLAS-CONF-2010-086, October 11, 2010.

  11. "Event Display of Z → ττ → μτh in 7 TeV Collisions", ATL-COM-PHYS-2010-775, September 23, 2010 (only author).

  12. "Reconstruction of hadronic tau candidates in QCD events at ATLAS with 7 TeV proton-proton collisions", ATLAS-CONF-2010-059, July 10, 2010.

ATLAS Internal Notes

  1. "A re-interpretation of electroweak supersymmetry production ATLAS analysis results using 20.3 fb−1 pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV to explore higgs-motivated general gauge mediated models.", ATL-COM-PHYS-2015-1438 Draft: June 24, 2016 (Support note).

  2. "Search for a diphoton and ETmiss final state in √s = 13 TeV pp collisions at LHC using the ATLAS detector", ATL-COM-PHYS-2015-1136, Draft: May 17, 2016 (Support note).

  3. "Search for a diphoton and ETmiss final state in √s = 8 TeV pp collisions at LHC using the ATLAS detector", ATL-COM-PHYS-2014-442, February 23, 2015 (Support note for arxiv:1507.05493).

  4. "A search for high-mass resonances decaying to τ+τ in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector", ATL-COM-PHYS-2014-276, January 23, 2015 (served as editor, Support note for arxiv:1502.07177).

  5. "Recommendations of the physics objects and analysis harmonisation study groups 2014", ATL-COM-PHYS-2014-451, May 12, 2014.

  6. "A search for high-mass ditau resonances decaying in the fully hadronic final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector", ATL-COM-PHYS-2013-125, Feb 4, 2013 (Support note for ATLAS-CONF-2013-066).

  7. "Identification of the hadronic decays of tau leptons in 2012 data with the ATLAS detector", ATL-COM-PHYS-2013-155 Oct 11, 2013 (Support note for ATLAS-CONF-2013-064).

  8. "A search for high-mass resonances decaying to τ+τ in the ATLAS detector", ATL-COM-PHYS-2012-394, June 11, 2011 (Support note for ATLAS-CONF-2012-067, served as editor).

  9. "TRT Straw Hit Efficiency", ATL-COM-INDET-2011-088, September 23, 2011 (only author).

  10. "Measurement of Z → ττ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector - Support Note for lep-had channels", ATL-COM-PHYS-2011-416, April 21, 2011 (Support note for arxiv:1108.2016).

  11. "Measurement of Z → ττ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector - Combination of results", ATL-COM-PHYS-2011-419, April 21, 2011 (Support note for arxiv:1108.2016).

  12. "Reconstruction, Energy Calibration, and Identification of Hadronic Tau Decays for Winter 2011", ATL-PHYS-INT-2011-068, March 2, 2011 (Support note for ATLAS-CONF-2011-077, served as editor).

  13. "Observation of Z → ττ → ℓτh Decays with the ATLAS detector - Support Note", ATL-COM-PHYS-2010-1033, December 10, 2010 (Support note for ATLAS-CONF-2011-010).

  14. "Tau identification performance with the ATLAS detector", ATL-COM-PHYS-2010-599, August 2, 2010 (Support note for ATLAS-CONF-2010-086).

  15. "Commissioning of the ATLAS Tau-Lepton Reconstruction Using 7 TeV data", ATL-COM-PHYS-2010-392, June 18, 2010 (Support note for ATLAS-CONF-2010-059).

  16. "Benchmark Analysis for Z → ττ → ℓτh with the First 100 pb−1", ATL-PHYS-INT-2010-075, February 25, 2010 (served as editor).

  17. "A Selection Strategy for Z → ττ → μτh with the First 100 pb−1 from ATLAS", ATL-PHYS-INT-2009-044, May 5, 2009 (only author).

  18. "TRT Low Threshold Calibration", ATL-INDET-INT-2008-002, July 16, 2008 (only author).

  19. I have authored the following sections in the ATLAS Physics Analysis Workbook: "PyROOT", "Services", "How to Write an Athena Algorithm", "EventView", (2008-2009)
    https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/AtlasProtected/PhysicsAnalysisWorkBook.

  20. EventView Tutorial: "Writing Your Own EventView Tools" (2008)
    https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/AtlasProtected/WritingYourOwnEventViewTools.

Conference Talks

  1. "Machine learning and realism", Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG), Bremen 2017 meeting, March 16, 2017, Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

  2. "ATLAS searches for heavy Higgs bosons and supersymmetry using tau decays", on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration, Tau2016: International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Sep 23, 2016, IHEP, Beijing, China.

  3. "Searching for new physics in high-mass ditau events at ATLAS", on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration, APS Meeting: Divison of Particles and Fields (DPF) 2013, Aug 15, 2013, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

  4. "Searches for charged Higgs bosons, supersymmetry, and exotica with tau leptons with the ATLAS and CMS detectors at the LHC", on behalf of the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations, Tau2012: International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Sept 20, 2012, Nagoya, Japan.

  5. "Measurement of the W and Z boson production cross sections in pp collisions at 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector" on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration, International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS), July 22, 2011, Grenoble, France.

Seminars

  1. "ATLAS, data reduction, and epistemology", High performance computing centre in Stuttgart, Germany (HLRS), Nov 29, 2016
  2. "Searching for new physics in high-mass ditau events at ATLAS", UC Davis, Oct 15, 2013
  3. '', Yale University, Dec 13, 2012
  4. '', New York University, Dec 11, 2012
  5. '', University of Texas, Austin, Nov 26, 2012
  6. '', Brookhaven National Lab, Nov 20, 2012

Workshop Participation

  1. 4th International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Saig (Black Forest), Germany, Jul 2016 - My talk: "Fields Over Particles"
  2. ATLAS Machine Learning Workshop 2016, CERN, Mar 2016
  3. 3rd International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Saig (Black Forest), Germany, Jul 2015 - My talk: "How Models Are Tested at the LHC"
  4. Run 2 Performance Kick-Start Meeting at LBNL, Berkeley, CA, Mar 2015
  5. Connecting the Dots 2015 - workshop on pattern recognition, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, Feb 2015
  6. ATLAS xAOD Analysis Tutorial at LBNL, Berkeley, CA, Jul 2014
  7. ATLAS Tau and H → ττ Workshop, LAL-Orsay, France, Jun 2014
  8. US ATLAS Workshop on LHC Searches, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, Jan 2014
  9. US ATLAS Tracking Workshop, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, Nov 2013
  10. ATLAS Tau and H → ττ Workshop, Corfu, Greece, Apr 2013
  11. Chicago 2012 Workshop on LHC Physics, Chicago, IL, Nov 2012
  12. ATLAS Tau and H → ττ Workshop, Oxford, England, Mar 2012
  13. PhyStat2011: Statistics Workshop for LHC Physics, CERN, Jan 2011
  14. ATLAS Tau Workshop, Freiburg, Germany, Oct 2010
  15. ATLAS Tau Workshop, NBI, Copenhagen, Denmark, Apr 2009
  16. US ATLAS Analysis Jamboree, Brookhaven National Lab, Sep 2008
  17. CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School, Fermilab, Aug 2008
  18. International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP), Philadelphia, PA, Aug 2008
  19. ATLAS Tau Workshop TU, Dresden, Germany, May 2008
  20. US ATLAS Analysis Jamboree, Brookhaven National Lab, Mar 2008
  21. US ATLAS Analysis Jamboree, Brookhaven National Lab, Dec 2007
  22. PhyStat07: Statistics Workshop for LHC Physics, CERN, Jun 2007
  23. US ATLAS Analysis Jamboree, Brookhaven National Lab, May 2007

Organization

  1. Session organizer, Run 2 Performance Kick-Start Meeting at LBNL, Berkeley, CA, Mar 2015
  2. Session organizer, ATLAS Tau and H → ττ Workshop, Oxford, England, Mar 2012

Service for the ATLAS Experiment

  1. SCT DAQ on-call support (2016-present)
  2. Member of the ATLAS Physics Office, helping with publication submission and statistics (2015-present)
  3. Analysis Harmonisation Effort, Particle-ID Exotics Contact (2014)
  4. Liason for the ATLAS Exotics Working Group to the Tau Working Group (2012-2015)
  5. Design and support of 2010 cut-based tau identification (2010-2011)
  6. TRT tracking efficiency performance studies (2009-2011)
  7. TRT DAQ on-call support (2009-2012)
  8. Inner detector control room shifter (2009-2012)
  9. TRT Low-threshold calibration (2008-2010)

Science Outreach and Other Service

  1. Chosen as an Editor for Academia.edu, recommending papers in physics in their online archive since September 2015
  2. My blogs about science and philosophy of science: philosophy-in-figures.tumblr.com,
    statisticalsignificance.net
  3. Mentor for QuarkNet program at UCSC teaching high school students about physics and cosmic rays, Santa Cruz, CA, July, 2014
  4. Volunteer mentor for Balloon Fest STEM Event for Paso Robles High School and surrounding students, May 3, 2014
  5. Q&A panel after a showing of Particle Fever (a film about the discovery of the Higgs boson), The Nick theater, Santa Cruz, CA, March 14, 2014



Last updated: April 3, 2017

A pdf version of this CV is here.