Area(s) of Expertise
- Experimental Elementary Particle Physics
Professor Barberis’s research in experimental high energy physics is focused on the study of matter at the smallest distance scale. She is currently working on the DØ and CMS experiments.
On the CMS experiment at the LHC collider at CERN, Prof. Barberis is studying collisions of protons at the world’s highest center of mass energy (currently 13 TeV). Prof. Barberis is working on searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model (leptoquarks searches, dark matter searches, and searches for non-Standard Model production of two Higgs bosons) and on the precision measurement of the production of W bosons in association with jets. She co-led the Exotica physics analysis group that studied Leptons+jets signatures (production of leptoquarks and similar signatures) and the Vector bosons+jets physics analysis group. On the CMS experiment, Prof. Barberis works on the operation and upgrade of End-Cap Muon chambers and on several aspects of the muon reconstruction software.
Before joining the CMS Experiment, Prof. Barberis worked on the DØ experiment, at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider, where she led the effort to design and implement the software system which reconstructed events recorded by the Silicon Microstrip tracker, and co-led the Top quark physics analysis group.