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  • Robert Schöfbeck

    Scientist
    Email: robert.schoefbeck@oeaw.ac.at
    Location: HEPHY, 400
    Phone: +43 1 51581 - 2813

Research interests


  • Use the LHC to test theories beyond the Standard Model at the highest achievable energies
  • Top effective theory and how to constrain it with data
  • Understand the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking by identifying and characterizing potential new signals in the far tails
  • End-to-end particle physics: Simulation, data-taking and data quality monitoring, event reconstruction, data analysis and analysis interpretation

Biographical sketch


  • 2017-now Staff at HEPHY
  • 2016-2017 Scientific Associate at CERN
  • 2015-2016 Visiting Scientist at Ghent University
  • 2015-2017 Convener of the CMS JetMET group (L2)
  • 2014-2015 Subgroup convener (CMS) responsible for the reconstruction of missing energy (MET group)
  • 2012-2014 Subgroup convener (CMS) responsible for data certification and software validation for Jets and missing energy (JME DQM and Validation)
  • 2012-2013 Member of the CMS Career Committee
  • 2011-2015 Leader of the HEPHY SUSY Group working on searches for supersymmetry with the CMS experiment
  • 2011 Leader of the CMS MET scanning team
  • since 2009 Junior research position at the HEPHY
  • 2008 Participation in the installation of the CMS tracker at the CMS experiment at the LHC
  • 2008 PhD "Precise predictions for the masses of supersymmetric fermions including two-loop corrections"
  • 2005 Master thesis with A. Rebhan (VTU) and P. van Nieuwenhuizen (Stony Brook) "The quantum Bogomol'nyi bound in supersymmetrich Yang-Mills theories"
  • 2003 Data analysis on multi-neutrino final states in the NA48 experiment, CERN

Funding


FWF Standalone Projekt ( 1 Ph.D. + 1 Master Student ) P26771-N20 "Testing natural supersymmetry at the high energy proton-proton run at the LHC"

FWO/FWF bilateral project ( 2 Ph.D. ) I2479-N36 "Search for natural supersymmetry with 13 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC with the CMS detector"

Supervision


  • PhD
    • Daniel Spitzbart (2016-)
    • Wolfgang Kiesenhofer (2010-2013)
    • Ece Asilar (2014-2017)
    • Christine Rohringer (2012-2013)
  • Master
    • Gregor Kasieczka (2009-2010, ->Heidelberg (Ph.D) -> ETH (PostDoc) -> Hamburg (Junior Prof.) )
    • Marc Duenser (2010-2011-> ETH (Ph.D.)-> CERN, now Fellow)
    • Stefan Dunkler (2013)
    • Janos Kancsar (2012-2013)
    • David Handl (2015)
    • Daniel Spitzbart (2015)
  • PA/Bacc.
    • Anselm Demattio
    • Christian Adleff
    • Clemens Jochum
    • Andreas Angerer
    • Markus Wallerberger
    • David Handl
    • Markus Hickel
    • Hedda Gressl
    • Daniel Spitzbart
    • Phillip Schicho

Teaching


  • 2017 WS Physics at the LHC: Measurement of the Higgs Boson and Searches for Supersymmetry
  • 2010 WS Lecturer at the Technical University Vienna
    • “Statistical methods of data analysis”
    • “Graduates’ seminar on particles and interactions”

Selected publications


Performance of the CMS missing transverse momentum reconstruction in pp data at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV

CMS Collaboration, JINST 10 (2015) P02006

Search for supersymmetry in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV in events with a single lepton, large jet multiplicity, and multiple b jets

CMS Collaboration, Phys.Lett. B733 (2014) 328-353

Determination of Jet Energy Calibration and Transverse Momentum Resolution in CMS

CMS Collaboration, JINST 6 (2011) P11002

Missing transverse energy performance of the CMS detector

CMS Collaboration, JINST 6 (2011) P09001

Search for supersymmetry in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV in events with a single lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum

CMS Collaboration, JHEP 1108 (2011) 156

Search for supersymmetry in final states with a single lepton, $b$-quark jets, and missing transverse energy in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV

CMS Collaboration, Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 052006

Two-loop SUSY QCD corrections to the neutralino masses in the MSSM

R. Schofbeck, H. Eberl, Phys.Lett. B649 (2007) 67-72

Leading Yukawa corrections to the pole masses of SUSY fermions in the MSSM

R. Schofbeck, H. Eberl, Nucl.Phys. B798 (2008) 146-167

Two-loop SUSY QCD corrections to the chargino masses in the MSSM

R. Schofbeck, H. Eberl, Eur.Phys.J. C53 (2008) 621-626

BPS saturation of the N=4 monopole by infinite composite-operator renormalization

A. Rebhan, R. Schofbeck, P. van Nieuwenhuizen, R. Wimmer, Phys.Lett. B632 (2006) 145-150

Search for supersymmetry in events with one lepton and multiple jets exploiting the angular correlation between the lepton and the missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = $ 13 TeV

CMS collaboration, submitted to PLB