Stefano Manzoni wins the ATLAS Thesis Awards
Stefano Manzoni, a graduate of Università degli Studi-INFN (Milano) and Sorbonne Université (Paris), is one of the 6 winners of the 2019 ATLAS Thesis Awards. These awards, started in 2010, recognise young graduate students who have given outstanding contributions to the experiment during their PhD thesis. Around 250 Ph.D. theses are defended by ATLAS collaborators every year.
Stefano Manzoni has worked on his doctoral thesis entitled "Physics with photons with the ATLAS Run 2 data: calibration and identification, measurement of the Higgs boson mass and search for supersymmetry in di-photon final state" under the supervision of Leonardo Carminati from Università degli Studi di Milano-INFN and Giovanni Marchiori at Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et des Hautes Energies (LPNHE). In his work, Stefano Manzoni has analysed the 13 TeV proton-proton collisions collected by the ATLAS detector during the first two years of the second run of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He has played a leading role in the measurement of the Higgs boson mass in the diphoton final state, the search of beyond-SM physics in final states with two photons and missing transverse momentum, the optimisation of the energy calibration of electrons and photons, and the measurement of the electron-to-photon fake rate.
Since September 2018 Stefano Manzoni has a postdoctoral fellowship at the Nikhef laboratory in Amsterdam and is currently working on constraining the Higgs Boson self-coupling via the search of double Higgs Boson production in the WWbb final state and through a reinterpretation of the single-Higgs boson production kinematic distributions.
The award ceremony has taken place during the ATLAS collaboration meeting at CERN on 14.02.2019. Other winners are Nedaa Alexandra Asbah (DESY, Hamburg), Andrew Bell (University College London), Rafal Bielski (University of Manchester), Nicolas Köhler (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München), and Anne-Luise Poley (DESY, Zeuthen)
- The PhD thesis by Stefano Manzoni, "Physics with photons with the ATLAS Run 2 data: calibration and identification, measurement of the Higgs boson mass and search for supersymmetry in di-photon final state", CERN-THESIS-2017-303 (https://cds.cern.ch/record/2303078)