Ketino Kaadze

Keti KaadzeAssociate Professor
43B Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-1608

Ph.D. Kansas State University, 2010
M.S. Tbilisi State University, Georgia, 2005
B.S. Tbilisi State University, Georgia, 2003

Research Area

Experimental High Energy Particle Physics

It is a very exciting time to work in High Energy Physics. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has performed remarkably well. Besides delivering many important measurements of the standard model (SM) physics and a wide spectrum of searches for new phenomena beyond the SM, a new boson, so-called Higgs boson, with the mass of about 125 GeV was discovered. Even if the new particle is confirmed to be the SM Higgs boson, new physics is still required to answer many fundamental questions such as: what is a solution to the hierarchy problem; what mechanism stabilizes the mass of the Higgs boson with respect to quantum corrections; what is an origin of dark matter, and many others.

I am working on the CMS experiment at the LHC. My research targets understanding properties of the Higgs boson using its decays to a pair of tau leptons and searching for new phenomena beyond the SM using the proton-proton collisions at the highest to date center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV.

Research Support

  • Department of Energy

Graduate Advisees

  • Braden Allmond, PhD
  • James Natoli, PhD

Recent Selected Publications

CMS Collaboration, "Search for chargino-neutralino production in events with Higgs and W bosons using 137 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV," JHEP 10 (2021) 045. [link]

CMS Collaboration, "Measurements of the Electroweak Diboson Production Cross Sections in Proton-Proton Collisions at s=5.02  TeV Using Leptonic Decays," Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 191801 (2021). [link]

CMS Collaboration, "Measurement of the electroweak production of Zγ and two jets in proton-proton collisions at √s=13  TeV and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings," Phys. Rev. D 104, 072001 (2021). [link]

CMS Collaboration, "Study of Z boson plus jets events using variables sensitive to double-parton scattering in pp collisions at 13 TeV," JHEP 10 (2021) 176. [link]

CMS Collaboration, "Measurements of the pp → W±γγ and pp → Zγγ cross sections at √s = 13 TeV and limits on anomalous quartic gauge couplings," JHEP 10 (2021) 174. [link]

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