Kevin Finelli

Email : finelli at

Phone : 02 9351 5970

Office : 366 Building A28

Post : School of Physics
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Research Summary

I received my PhD in the summer of 2013 from Duke University and am now continuing my career in experimental particle physics as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney. My thesis is on the simultaneous measurement of top quark pair, WW diboson, and Z boson cross sections using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. My current research interests are primarily focused on the physics of the top quark, the most massive quark in the standard model. I am currently one of the conveners of the top cross-section subgroup on the ATLAS experiment, and my current research involves measuring the associated production a W or Z boson with a top quark pair.

Recommended Reading

Monte Carlo Generators

Torbjörn Sjöstrand

Hard Interactions of Quarks and Gluons

J.M. Campbell, J.W. Huston, W.J. Stirling

Hadrons in the Initial State

A. Banfi

The Anatomy of Electro-Weak Symmetry Breaking

Abdelhak Djouadi

A Supersymmetry Primer

Stephen P. Martin

Intro to Effective Field Theories

A.G. Grozin

Intro to WIMPS and cosmology

Stephen P. Martin

Electroweak Baryon Number Non-Conservation

V.A. Rubakov, M.E. Shaposhnikov

Dark Matter: A Primer

Katherine Garrett, Gintaras Duda

Asymmetric Uncertainty

G. D'Agostini