Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Particle Physics Phenomenlogy
My research focuses on physics beyond the Standard Model, with an emphasis on the experimental predictions of new theoretical models. I am broadly interested in the phenomenology of new physics at the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). I have worked on improved search strategies for new, heavy colored particles, as well as for a Higgs boson that decays to a light pseudoscalar. These search strategies expand the sensitivity of the LHC to a wider variety of models of electroweak symmetry breaking, as well as a wider set of supersymmetric scenarios. Most recently, my research has focused on the nature of dark matter. I have studied composite dark matter and have considered the interesting experimental signals that arise when there are several states in the dark matter sector.
- Parity Violation in Composite Inelastic Dark Matter Models
M. Lisanti and J. Wacker, [arXiv:0911:4483 [hep-ph]](2006).
- Disentangling Dark Matter Dynamics with Directional Detection
M. Lisanti and J. Wacker, [arXiv:0911:1997 [hep-ph]] (2009)
- Discovering the Higgs with Low Mass Muon Pairs
M. Lisanti and J. Wacker, Phys. Rev. D79, 115006 [arXiv: 0903.1377 [hep-ph]] (2009).
- Searching for Directly Decaying Gluinos at the Tevatron
J. Alwall, M-P. Le, M. Lisanti, and J. Wacker, Phys. Lett. B666, 34 [arXiv: 0803.0019 [hep-ph]] (2008).