The Large Hadron Collider, located in the CERN international research centre, investigates the fundamental nature of strong interaction using protons and heavy-ions accelerated to ultrarelativistic velocities. Heavy flavor (charm and beauty) quarks are produced early in the reaction, and they survive throughout the later stages. This way they provide us with means to test Quantum-Chromodynamics models, as well as to understand the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma, a hot and dense state of matter created in heavy-ion collisions. The launch of Run-II data taking period in 2015 brought increased luminosity and an upgraded ALICE detector system. It allows for an unprecedented precision in the measurement of heavy quarks.
The primary task of the PhD candidate is to evaluate the inclusive or semi-inclusive yields of beauty quark jets in Run-II 5.02 TeV pp and/or PbPb jets, and to contribute to the running of a leading large collider experiment. The novelty of the field will require development and application of new methods, however, it will also bring attention to the results within the scientific community.
Requirements: MSc in physics or engineering physics, English language, programming skills.
Statistical knowledge, nuclear or particle physics background, linux, c++ will also be useful.