Aurelio Juste

Institut de Física d'Altes Energies

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Born in 1970 in Terrassa (Barcelona). Graduated in physics in 1993 at the Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Obtained PhD in experimental particle physics in 1998 at the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) at the UAB, studying electron-positron collisions in the ALEPH experiment at the LEP Collider at CERN. Moved to Chicago (USA) in 1998, to study proton-antiproton collisions at the energy frontier in the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider, first as a Research Associate (1998-2002), then as a Wilson Fellow (tenure-track position, 2002-2006) and eventually as staff scientist (2006-2009). At D0 held a number of leadership positions in physics (convener of Top and Higgs groups), algorithms (convener of Jet Energy Scale and Jet Energy Resolution groups) and upper management (physics coordinator). Since November 2009, ICREA Research Professor at IFAE, studying proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Research interests

My research is focused on accelerator-based experimental particle physics, aiming at achieving an understanding on how Nature operates at the most fundamental level. In particular, unraveling the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking and mass generation, as well as searching for new physics phenomena, are the main goals of my research. At the LHC I am carrying out studies on the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark, as well as on the recently-discovered Higgs boson, seeking connections in the dynamics that govern both particles. I am also searching for beyond the Standard Model (SM) physics, such as supersymmetric partners of SM particles, exotic heavy quarks appearing in composite Higgs models or models with extra spatial dimensions, and additional Higgs bosons revealing an extended Higgs sector. Since 2016, I lead a team of over 20 scientists from IFAE-Barcelona that analyzes the data from the ATLAS experiment.

Selected research activities

* Principal investigator of the ATLAS group at IFAE (22 members).
* Two PhD theses completed in 2017. Other two PhD theses and two Master theses underway.
* Member of the ATLAS Speakers Committee.
* Member of the Scientific Committee of the OCEVU LabEx, France.
* Referee for the Spanish ANEP, the RGC-Hong Kong and the ERC Executive Agency.
* Editor of Advances in High Energy Physics and Journal of Particle Physics.
* Chair of the TAE 2017 School, Benasque.
* Lectures on “Higgs physics” at the HASCO 2017 School, Göttingen.
* Master lectures on “Phenomenology of the Standard Model” at UAB.

Plenary addresses at:

* ATLAS Exotics and SUSY Joint Workshop, Bucharest, May 8-12, 2017.
* Flavour Physics at the LHC Run II, Benasque, May 21-27, 2017.
* Higgs Days at Santander, IFCA, Santander, Sep 18-22, 2017.
* Argentine PH Institute, ICAS, Buenos Aires, Oct 23-27, 2017.
* XXIII Christmas Workshop, IFT, Madrid, Dec 13-15. 2017.