School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Eram Rizvi

Eram

Deputy Dean for Research (PGR) | Reader in Particle Physics

Email: e.rizvi@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 6548
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 409

Teaching

Teaching

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

Research Interests:

Research

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.

Publications

2017

Measurement of the Drell-Yan triple-differential cross section in pp collisions at s√=8s=8 TeV

JHEP 1712 (2017) 059
(2017-12-12)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2017)059
CERN-EP-2017-152
e-Print: arXiv:1710.05167
5 Citation

Search for the dimuon decay of the Higgs boson in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Phys.Rev.Lett. 119 (2017) no.5, 051802
(2017-08-04)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.051802
CERN-EP-2017-078
e-Print: arXiv:1705.04582
5 Citation

Precision measurement and interpretation of inclusive W+W+ , WW and Z/γZ/γ production cross sections with the ATLAS detector
Eur.Phys.J. C77 (2017) no.6, 367
(2017-06-02)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4911-9
CERN-EP-2016-272
e-Print: arXiv:1612.03016
58 Citation

2016

Measurement of total and differential W+WW+W production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at s=s= 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector and limits on anomalous triple-gauge-boson couplings

JHEP 1609 (2016) 029
(2016-09-06)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2016)029
CERN-PH-EP-2015-323
e-Print: arXiv:1603.01702
61 Citation

Measurement of the double-differential high-mass Drell-Yan cross section in pp collisions at s=8s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
JHEP 1608 (2016) 009
(2016-08-01)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2016)009
CERN-EP-2016-079
e-Print: arXiv:1606.01736
36 Citation

Measurement of W± and ZZ-boson production cross sections in pppp collisions at s=13s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Phys.Lett. B759 (2016) 601-621
(2016-08-10)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.06.023
CERN-EP-2016-069
e-Print: arXiv:1603.09222
82 Citation

2015

Combination of measurements of inclusive deep inelastic e±pe±p scattering cross sections and QCD analysis of HERA data
Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) no.12, 580
(2015-12-08)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3710-4
DESY-15-039
e-Print: arXiv:1506.06042
292 Citation

Search for contact interactions and large extra dimensions in the dilepton channel using proton-proton collisions at ss = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Eur.Phys.J. C74 (2014) no.12, 3134
(2014-12-11)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3134-6
CERN-PH-EP-2014-135
e-Print: arXiv:1407.2410
57 Citation

2014

Search for high-mass dilepton resonances in pp collisions at s=8s=8  TeV with the ATLAS detector
Phys.Rev. D90 (2014) no.5, 052005
(2014-09-19)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.052005
CERN-PH-EP-2014-053
e-Print: arXiv:1405.4123
373 Citation

Measurement of the low-mass Drell-Yan differential cross section at ss = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector
JHEP 1406 (2014) 112
(2014)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2014)112
CERN-PH-EP-2014-020
e-Print: arXiv:1404.1212 
68 Citation

Measurement of the Z/γZ/γ boson transverse momentum distribution in pppp collisions at ss = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
JHEP 1409 (2014) 145
(2014-09-24)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2014)145
CERN-PH-EP-2014-075
e-Print: arXiv:1406.3660
239 Citation

2013

Measurement of W+WW+W production in pp collisions at s√s=7  TeV with the ATLAS detector and limits on anomalous WWZ and WWγ couplings
Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) no.11, 112001
Erratum: Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) no.7, 079906
(2013-06-03)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.07990610.1103/PhysRevD.87.112001
CERN-PH-EP-2012-242
e-Print: arXiv:1210.2979 
188 Citation

Measurement of angular correlations in Drell-Yan lepton pairs to probe Z/gamma* boson transverse momentum at sqrt(s)=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Phys.Lett. B720 (2013) 32-51
(2013-03-13)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.01.054
CERN-PH-EP-2012-325
e-Print: arXiv:1211.6899 
80 citation

The Quark and Gluon Structure of the Proton
Rept.Prog.Phys. 76 (2013) 046201
DOI: 10.1088/0034-4885/76/4/046201
e-Print: arXiv:1208.11
45 Citation

2012

Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering at High Q2Q2 with Longitudinally Polarised Lepton Beams at HERA
JHEP 1209 (2012) 061
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2012)061
DESY-12-107
e-Print: arXiv:1206.7007 
97 Citation

2010

Combined Measurement and QCD Analysis of the Inclusive e+- p Scattering Cross Sections at HERA
JHEP 1001 (2010) 109
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2010)109
DESY-09-158
e-Print: arXiv:0911.0884
925 Citation

Jet Production in ep Collisions at High Q**2 and Determination of alpha(s)
Eur.Phys.J. C65 (2010) 363-383
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1208-7
DESY-09-032, DESY09-032
e-Print: arXiv:0904.3870
88 Citation

2009

Measurement of the Inclusive ep Scattering Cross Section at Low Q^2 and x at HERA
Eur.Phys.J. C63 (2009) 625-678
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1128-6
DESY-08-171, DESY08-171
e-Print: arXiv:0904.0929 
158 Citation

2008

BlackMax: A black-hole event generator with rotation, recoil, split branes, and brane tension
Phys.Rev. D77 (2008) 076007
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.77.076007
e-Print: arXiv:0711.3012 
165 Citation

2006

First measurement of charged current cross sections at HERA with longitudinally polarised positrons

  1. Lett. B634 (2006) 173-179
  2. Lett. B632 (2006) 35-42

DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2006.01.054
DESY-05-249
e-Print: hep-ex/0512060
41 Citation

2003

A Determination of electroweak parameters at HERA
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2005.10.035
DESY-05-093
e-Print: hep-ex/0507080
51 Citation

Search for new physics in e±qe±q contact interactions at HERA
Phys.Lett. B568 (2003) 35-47
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2003.06.034
DESY-03-052
e-Print: hep-ex/0305015
53 Citation

Measurement and QCD analysis of neutral and charged current cross-sections at HERA

  1. Phys.J. C30 (2003) 1-32
  2. Lett. B479 (2000) 358-370

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2003-01257-6
DESY-03-038
e-Print: hep-ex/030400

359 Citation

2000

Search for compositeness, leptoquarks and large extra dimensions in eqeq contact interactions at HERA

DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00332-4 DESY-00-027
e-Print: hep-ex/0003002
81 Citation

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Performance

Talks and Seminars

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