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Dr Eram Rizvi


Reader in Particle Physics

Telephone: 020 7882 6548
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 409



My teaching covers a variety of courses and topics which I have given since 2004 including:

Analysis Methods in High Energy Physics

This course aims to provide general background to experimental techniques often used in particle physics analyses. Detailed statistical techniques are not covered since there are many lectures covering these topics. Instead the lectures introduce the student to Monte Carlo simulations, what they are and their limitations. Event signatures are discussed as well as reweighting techniques and an introduction to acceptance corrections and bin purity. These lectures form part of the University of London Intercollegiate Lectures in Elementary Particle Physics. The lecture notes for this course are available here.

Graduate Lectures in Parton Density Functions

This was an invited lecture at a graduate school on the partond density functions of the proton as part of the Helmholtz Alliance graduate lecture series in Berlin 2008. The lecture notes for this lecture are available here.

Rutherford Summer School in High Energy Physics

The Rutherford Summer School on Experimental High Energy Physics runs in September each year for all 1st year graduate students and is a 2 week intensive residential school. I have participated in the school as a tutor in 2005-7.

Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

The main part of my undergraduate teaching is a module on nuclear physics and astrophysics. This is a core 2nd year module and covers basic nuclear structure, decays, fusion, fisson, nucleosynthesis and cosmology. The module details are given here where a full set of lecture notes, and additional material is available. I have produced a series of podcasts and video for revision which is available for viewing and download.

Undergraduate Tutorials in Synoptic Physics

I have taken on tutorials for this compulsory final year module aimed at giving students an overview of the complete physics syllabus and how to apply physics principles in general situations. The module details are available online.

Undergraduate Lectures in Experimental Technique

I run the 1st year undergraduate lab course - Scientific Measurement. The module consists of 8-10 lectures on experimental technique followed by 2 lab sessions per week. The emphasis of the module was to foster good lab practice and the estimation of experimental uncertainties, statistical and systemtatic. The lecture notes are available here:


Research Interests:


A complete CV is available here, and a current list of publications can be found here.

Research Interests:

Eram Rizvi is a member of the ATLAS Collaboration at the LHC, and is studying the process of quark & anti-quark annihilation and the subsequent decay to muon and anti-muon. This process is sensitive to the distribution of quarks and gluons inside the proton, and therefore tells us about the dynamics of QCD - one of the four fundamental forces of nature. At high energies, this process is one of the main decay mechanisms for some new particles like a heavy Z' boson, or so-called Kaluza-Klein excitations of particles moving in hidden extra-dimensions.

Eram is also studying QCD in the Deep Inelastic Scattering of high energy electrons off the quark constituents of the proton at the H1 experiment in Hamburg, Germany. Precision measurements of the inclusive neutral and charged current cross sections provide complementary information about the quark and gluon content of the proton and his measurements allow stringent constraints to be placed on calculated processes at the LHC. These measurements are also sensitive to the Electroweak parts of the Standard Model and can be used to place limits on the quark radius.

He is also part of a small collaboration of theoreticians and experimentalists interested in the area of quantum gravity which has yet to be experimentally observed. It is hoped that at the very highest energy LHC collisions quantum gravity effects may become visible and lead to the production of micro black holes and the discovery of hidden extra-dimensions. Together with collaborators Eram has produced a state-of-the-art calculation and simulation of these processes, published as the computer program BlackMax which will help LHC physicists search for these new phenomena.



Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHC pp collision data at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV
Aad, Georges et al.
JHEP, Volume 1608, page 045. Publication year: 2016

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2016)045



Combined Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass in $pp$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS Experiments
Aad, Georges et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett., Volume 114, page 191803. Publication year: 2015

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.191803


Jet energy measurement and its systematic uncertainty in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C75, page 17. Publication year: 2015

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3190-y



Measurement of the Higgs boson mass from the $H\rightarrow \gamma\gamma$ and $H \rightarrow ZZ^{*} \rightarrow 4\ell$ channels with the ATLAS detector using 25 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data
Aad, Georges et al.
Phys.Rev., Volume D90, page 052004. Publication year: 2014

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.052004


Measurement of the muon reconstruction performance of the ATLAS detector using 2011 and 2012 LHC proton–proton collision data
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C74, page 3130. Publication year: 2014

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3130-x



Jet energy measurement with the ATLAS detector in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C73, page 2304. Publication year: 2013

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2304-2


Improved luminosity determination in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C73, page 2518. Publication year: 2013

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2518-3


Evidence for the spin-0 nature of the Higgs boson using ATLAS data
Aad, Georges et al.
Phys.Lett., Volume B726, page 120-144. Publication year: 2013

DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.08.026


Observation of Associated Near-Side and Away-Side Long-Range Correlations in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$=5.02  TeV Proton-Lead Collisions with the ATLAS Detector
Aad, Georges et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett., Volume 110, page 182302. Publication year: 2013

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.182302



Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
Aad, Georges et al.
Phys.Lett., Volume B716, page 1-29. Publication year: 2012

DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.08.020


Electron performance measurements with the ATLAS detector using the 2010 LHC proton-proton collision data
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C72, page 1909. Publication year: 2012

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-012-1909-1


Combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson using up to 4.9 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
Aad, Georges et al.
Phys.Lett., Volume B710, page 49-66. Publication year: 2012

DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.02.044


Performance of Missing Transverse Momentum Reconstruction in Proton-Proton Collisions at 7 TeV with ATLAS
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C72, page 1844. Publication year: 2012

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1844-6


Performance of the ATLAS Trigger System in 2010
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C72, page 1849. Publication year: 2012

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1849-1



Luminosity Determination in $pp$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV Using the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C71, page 1630. Publication year: 2011

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1630-5


Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
Aad, G. et al.
New J.Phys., Volume 13, page 053033. Publication year: 2011

DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/13/5/053033


Measurement of the top quark-pair production cross section with ATLAS in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV
Aad, Georges et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C71, page 1577. Publication year: 2011

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1577-6



The ATLAS Simulation Infrastructure
Aad, G. et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C70, page 823-874. Publication year: 2010

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1429-9


Combined Measurement and QCD Analysis of the Inclusive e+- p Scattering Cross Sections at HERA
Aaron, F.D. et al.
JHEP, Volume 1001, page 109. Publication year: 2010

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2010)109


Observation of a Centrality-Dependent Dijet Asymmetry in Lead-Lead Collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.77$ TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
Aad, Georges et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett., Volume 105, page 252303. Publication year: 2010

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.252303



Deep inelastic inclusive e p scattering at low x and a determination of alpha(s)
Adloff, C. et al.
Eur.Phys.J., Volume C21, page 33-61. Publication year: 2001

DOI: 10.1007/s100520100720



Observation of events at very high $Q^{2}$ in $e p$ collisions at HERA
Adloff, C. et al.
Z.Phys., Volume C74, page 191-206. Publication year: 1997

DOI: 10.1007/s002880050383



A Measurement and QCD analysis of the proton structure function f2 (x, q**2) at HERA
Aid, S. et al.
Nucl.Phys., Volume B470, page 3-40. Publication year: 1996

DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00211-8



Talks and Seminars

This is a selected list of talks, lectures and presentations I have given with slides available in PDF format.

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