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Brando Bellazzini

I am a postdoc in the Theoretical Physics Group at the University of Padova. I work on BSM physics with emphasis on the EWSB mechanism, the Higgs boson, and the EFTs useful to describe new physics scenarios (supersymmetric or not) which may be relevant for the LHC. I have recently worked on composite Higgs models, strongly coupled models of EWSB, and on effective theories of DM self-interactions. Here is a list of my papers

Joachim Brod

I am a postdoc in the Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati. I have worked mainly of flavor physics (K and D decays). My current projects include a model with new strong interactions at the electroweak scale ("hypercolor"), which is designed to explain the top-quark forward-backward asymmetry measured at Tevatron, and an analysis of dark matter direct detection experiments in an effective field theory framework.

Steve Giddings


I am a faculty member in the UCSB Physics Department, and in addition to the phenomenology of the electroweak scale, am interested in various aspects of quantum gravity, particularly black holes and inflationary cosmology. Much of my recent work has been on the question of the unitarization of high-energy gravitational scattering (the black hole information problem), but I am actively interested in aspects of Higgs physics and the question of naturalness, and have recently worked on probing possible extra electroweak states that might couple to the Higgs.

Florian Goertz

I am a postdoc in the Particle Physics Theory Group at ETH Zürich. I work mainly on Higgs physics and flavor physics, with a focus on extensions of the Standard Model like composite Higgs models or warped extra dimensions. Recently, I studied the prospects to measure the trilinear Higgs coupling at the LHC and analyzed Higgs production and decay in the presence of a warped extra dimension. Moreover, I examined the impact of modified fermion sectors, that emerge e.g. as the low energy tails of composite models, on Higgs physics at the LHC, see my papers.

Raoul Malm

I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Mainz in the Theoretical High Energy Physics group (THEP). My work focuses on Higgs and flavor physics in the context of warped extra dimensional models, where the Higgs is localized near the boundary, see my papers. Currently, I'm working on aspects of the holographic interpretation concerning fermions in Randall-Sundrum Models.

Joel Walker

I am an Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. I regularly collaborate with Dimitri Nanopoulos, Tianjun Li, and James Maxin at Texas A&M. We have been studying an extension of the flipped SU(5) GUT with extra TeV-Scale vector-like multiplets that flatten the RGE running of the strong coupling and extend secondary unification of SU(5)XU(1) to near the Planck scale, facilitating application of No-Scale Supergravity boundary conditions. I am the author of CutLHCO, a consumer-level tool for replicating LHC event selection cuts, especially those focused on SUSY discovery. (Website) (Papers)

Felix Yu

I am a research associate at Fermilab in the particle theory group. I work on beyond the Standard Model collider phenomenology, dark matter model building, and flavor physics. My current research encompasses exotic Higgs decay channels, BSM dijet resonances, CP violation in Higgs physics, non-standard WIMP phenomenology, and extended Higgs sector phenomenology. I have also worked on SUSY breaking models, neutrino model building, and lepton flavor violation phenomenology.

José Zurita

I am a research associate at University of Mainz in the Theoretical High Energy Physics group (THEP). I work mainly on Higgs physics, both in the SM and beyond.
In more detail, I have studied the LHC phenomenology of several Higgs scenarios: BMSSM, Lee-Wick, and Higgs portal.
My latest articles were focused on Higgs pair production at the 14 TeV LHC, analyzing the prospects of measuring the trilinear Higgs self coupling.