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Bjoern Penning
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penning@brandeis.edu

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High-Energy Physics

Bjoern Penning

Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of Freiburg

Bjoern PenningI am interested in a wide range of dark matter (DM) searches. I perform direct DM searches at the LUX-Zeplin (LZ) experiment as well as collider DM searches with CMS and ATLAS in the past. Using phenomenological research I study how to improve the understanding of the nature of dark matter and combine the various strengths of the various DM search approaches.

I also performed precision measurements in electroweak physics, was primary author of the first experimental Higgs boson exclusion at a hadron collider, as well as the first evidence of the decay of the Higgs boson to b-quarks. I worked as well on the D0, ATLAS, and CMS detectors, in the areas of calorimetry, tracking and trigger and currently work on the upgrade of the CMS detector.

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Sample of Recent Publications

Albert, A, Bauer, M, Brooke, J, Buchmueller, O, Cerdeno, DG, Citron, M, Davies, G, Cosa, Ad, De Roeck, A, De Simone, A, Du Pree, T, Ellis, J, Flaecher, H, Fairbairn, M, Ellis, J, Grohsjean, A, Hahn, K, Haisch, U, Harris, PC, Khoze, VV, Landsberg, G, McCabe, C, Penning, B, Sanz, V, Schwanenberger, C, Scott, P & Wardle, N, 2017, ‘Towards the next generation of simplified Dark Matter models’ Physics of the Dark Universe, vol 16., pp. 49-70

Heath, GP, Flaecher, H, Cussans, D, Clement, E, Heath, H, Kreczko, L, Beck, L, El Nasr, SS, Brooke, J, Smith, V, Newbold, D, Goldstein, J, Aggleton, R, Paramesvaran, S, Ball, F, Sakuma, T, Penning, B, Burns, D, Grimes, M, Jacob, JA, Lucas, C, Meng, Z, Poll, T, Senkin, S, Smith, DLD, Khachatryan, V & , 2016, ‘Measurement of the integrated and differential tt¯ production cross sections for high-pTtop quarks in pp collisions at s = 8  TeV. Physical Review D, vol 94

Collaboration, C, Flaecher, H, Cussans, D, Clement, E, Heath, H, Kreczko, L, Beck, L, El Nasr, SS, Brooke, J, Smith, V, Newbold, D, Goldstein, J, Aggleton, R, Paramesvaran, S, Ball, F, Sakuma, T, Penning, B, Burns, D, Jacob, J, Lucas, C, Meng, Z, Poll, A, Senkin, S & Smith, D, 2016, ‘Search for heavy resonances decaying to two Higgs bosons in final states containing four b quarks’ European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, vol 76

Brooke, J, Buckley, M, Tamanas, J, Dunne, P, Miha, Z & Penning, B, 2016, ‘Vector boson fusion searches for dark matter at the LHC’ Physical Review D, vol 93

Buchmueller, O, Malik, SA, McCabe, C & Penning, B, 2015, ‘Constraining Dark Matter Interactions with Pseudoscalar and Scalar Mediators Using Collider Searches for Multi-jets plus Missing Transverse Energy’ Phys. Rev. Lett.

Abdallah, J, Araujo, H, Arbey, A, Ashkenazi, A, Belyaev, A, Berger, J, Boehm, C, Boveia, A, Brennan, A, Brooke, J, Buchmueller, O, Buckley, M, Busoni, G, Calibbi, L, Chauhan, S, Daci, N, Davies, G, De Bruyn, I, De Jong, P, De Roeck, A, Vries, Kd, Re, DD, De Simone, A, Di Simone, A, Doglioni, C, Dolan, M, Dreiner, HK, Ellis, J, Eno, S, Etzion, E, Fairbairn, M, Feldstein, B, Flaecher, H, Feng, E, Fox, P, Genest, M-H, Gouskos, L, Gramling, J, Haisch, U, Harnik, R & others 2015, ‘Simplified Models for Dark Matter Searches at the LHC’ Phys. Dark Univ., vol 9-10

Collaboration, A & Penning, B, 2014, ‘Search for dark matter in events with heavy quarks and missing transverse momentum in $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector’ Eur. Phys. J. C.

Heath, GP, Cussans, D, Flaecher, H, Clement, E, Heath, H, Kreczko, L, Beck, L, El Nasr, SS, Brooke, J, Smith, V, Newbold, D, Goldstein, J, Aggleton, R, Paramesvaran, S, Ball, F, Sakuma, T, Penning, B, Jacob, J, Grimes, M & , 2014, ‘Search for standard model production of four top quarks in the lepton + jets channel in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV’ Journal of High Energy Physics, vol 2014