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Faculty Profiles

Baarmand, Marc

Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Personal Overview

PEOFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

NSF Principal Investigator for the HPC Cluster with GPU accelerators at Florida Tech, 2020.

CMS Top-quark Analysis Review Committee member and Language Editor, 2011-present.

Authorship Committee for CMS journal publications, 2011-present.

Chair of Faculty Excellence Awards Committee, Florida Tech Faculty Senate, 2014-2019.

Florida Tech Faculty Senate President Elect, 2016; President 2017.

Florida Tech Faculty Senate President Elect, 2011; President 2012.

Florida Tech Graduate Council voting member, 2011-2013.

Florida Tech Committee on Faculty Promotion, 2011-2013.

Chair of PSS Graduate Research and Academic Steering Panel, 2010-2013.

DOE Principal Investigator for the CMS projects at Florida Tech, 2003-2013.

Florida Tech Project Director for the CMS Experiment at CERN, 2001-2015.

Florida Tech Representative to the CMS Collaboration Board, 2001-2015.

Election Committee for the US CMS Collaboration, 2005-2008.

Representative of the non-member-state countries to the CMS Management Board, 2003-2006.

Member of Editorial Board for journal publications of CMS, 2002-2006.

Florida Tech Advisory Board, Center for Distance Learning, 2003-2005.

Florida Tech Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Dept. of Physics, 2002-2005.

DOE Co-Principal Investigator for DØ and CMS at SUNY-Stony Brook, 1992-1998.

Editorial Board chairperson,bb physics, DØ Experiment at Fermilab, 1995-1999.

Editorial Board, dijet angular distribution results, DØ Experiment at Fermilab, 1996-1998.

Project Director/Team leader, SUNY-Stony Brook, CMS Experiment at CERN, 1994-1998.

Team leader, US Team, RD5 Experiment at CERN, 1992-1994.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2013.

European Physical Society High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics, awarded to the CMS collaboration, “for the discovery of a Higgs boson, as predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism”, 2013.

Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2012.

Florida Tech Faculty Excellence Award in Research, 2009.

Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2009.

 

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Physics -- University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987.

B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics -- University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Professional Experience

Vice President for Academic Administration, Florida Tech (May - August 2020)

Associate Provost, Florida Tech (Feburary - May 2020)

Professor, Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Tech (2005–present)

Associate professor, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Tech (2000–2004)

Assistant and visiting professor, Department of Physics, SUNY–Stony Brook (1991–1999)

Research scientist, Department of Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif. (1987–1990)

Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987)

 

Current Research

Precision measurement of the top-quark mass in proton-proton collisions at LHC using data collected by the CMS experiment.

Development of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning techniques for particle physics and high-performance computing for HEP.

Study of top quark spin by analyzing spin correlations in top quark pair production at LHC.

Study of hadroproduction of bottom quark pairs at LHC: Test of perturbative QCD.

Search for a low mass charged Higgs boson in top quark decays at LHC.

 

Selected Publications

Over 600 articles in refereed journals (Phy. Rev. Lett., Phy. Lett., J. High Energy Phys., Phys. Rev. and other journals with the UA1, DØ, L3 and CMS Collaborations) and over 50 invited talks in major international conferences. Please see http://inspirehep.net for a complete list.

Major particle physics discovery publications:

  1. Discovery of Higgs boson: "Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC", Chatrchyan et al., Phys. Lett. B 716, 30-61 (2012). *
  2. Discovery of top quark: "Observation of the Top Quark", S. Abachi et al., Rev. Lett. 74, 2632 (1995).
  3. Discovery of Z0boson: "Experimental Observation of Lepton Pairs of Invariant Mass Around 95 GeV/c2 at the CERN SPS Collider", G. Arnison et al., Lett. B 126, 398 (1983).  **

* 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the theoretical discovery of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

** 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Carlo Rubbia and Simon van der Meer for the discovery of the field particles W and Z, communicators of weak interaction.

Recent top-quark physics publications:

  1. "Measurements of tt¯H production and the CP structure of the Yukawa interaction between the Higgs boson and top quark in the diphoton decay channel", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 125 (2020) 061801.
  2. "Measurement of the cross section for tt¯ production with additional jets and b jets in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 2007 (2020) 125.
  3. "Measurement of the top quark forward-backward production asymmetry and the anomalous chromoelectric and chromomagnetic moments in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 2006 (2020) 146.
  4. "Search for direct top squark pair production in events with one lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum at √s = 13 TeV with the CMS experiment", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 2005 (2020) 032.
  5. "Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in dilepton final states containing one τ lepton in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 2002 (2020) 191.
  6. "Measurement of the top quark polarization and tt¯ spin correlations using dilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 100, 072002 (2019).
  7. "Measurement of the top quark Yukawa coupling from tt¯ kinematic distributions in the lepton+jets final state in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 100, 072007 (2019).
  8. "Search for new physics in top quark production in dilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 79, 886 (2019).
  9. "Measurement of the tt¯ production cross section, the top quark mass, and the strong coupling constant using dilepton events in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 79, 368 (2019).
  10. "Measurement of the top quark mass in the all-jets final state at √s = 13 TeV and combination with the lepton+jets channel", A. M. Sirunyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Eur.Phys.J. C 79, 313 (2019).