[image: me] Swagato Banerjee
Associate Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Louisville
Address: 210 Natural Science Building,
Louisville, KY 40292 USA.
Telephone: +1-(502)-852-0915.
Email: swagato DOT banerjee AT louisville DOT edu


Education: Experience: Courses taught at University of Louisville:
      • Fundamentals of Physics I (Physics 221): Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
      • Introductory Mechanics, Heat & Sound (Physics 298): Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
      • Classical Mechanics I (Physics 460): Spring 2017
      • Computational Physics (Physics 565): Fall 2018
      • Elementary Particle Physics (Physics 585): Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2020
      • Research Methods in Physics & Astronomy (Physics 650): Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018
Research Interests in Elementary Particle Physics:
      • Search for new physics at the Belle II experiment at SuperKEKB, K-long and Muon detector.
      • Discovery of the Higgs Boson at the ATLAS experiment at LHC, Higgs decaying into pair of tau-leptons, search for lepton flavor violating decays of the Higgs Boson, Missing Transverse Energy trigger, Inner Tracker Simulation & Upgrade Tracking.
      • τ Branching Fractions, Vus, Lepton Universality, Search for Lepton Flavor Violation, Simulation Development at the BaBar experiment at SLAC.
      • QCD Event Shape Variables, Running of αs, Color Coherence, Color Reconnection Effects at L3 experiment at CERN.
Scientific responsibilities held:
      • Online software coordinator of K-long and Muon detector at Belle II experiment (2020).
      • Release coordinator for ATLAS Phase II upgrade related software (2017-2019)
      • ATLAS representative for tautau channel in LHC-wide multi-channel combination of Higgs searches (2011, 2015).
      • Statistical coordinator & co-editor for Higgs -> tautau decays at ATLAS experiment (2013-2015).
      • Contact person for search for high mass Higgs -> WW -> lnujj decays at ATLAS experiment (2012).
      • Deputy convener for Missing Transverse Energy Trigger signature at ATLAS experiment (2011-2012).
      • Software validation contact for Missing Transverse Energy Trigger signature at ATLAS (2009-2012).
      • First convener of Tau subgroup of the Heavy Flavor averaging group (HFLAV) (2008-2010).
      • Co-convener of Tau & QED physics analysis program at the BaBar experiment (2006-2009).
      • Coordinator of Simulation Development group at the BaBar experiment (2006-2008).
      • Coordinator for several Monte Carlo event generator programs at the BaBar experiment (2004-2010).
      • Operations expert of Drift Chamber Gas system at the BaBar experiment (2002).
      • Responsible for tuning parameters of several QCD Monte Carlo event generators for the L3 experiment (1996-2001).
Awards:
      • Faculty Favourite Recognition Award for Celebration of Teaching and Learning, University of Louisville (2020).
      • Victor A. Olorunsola Research Award for Young Scholars, University of Louisville (2019).
      • U.S. ATLAS distinguished researcher award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2018-2019).
      • U.S. ATLAS scholar at Analysis Support Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015-2016).
      • Champagne Challenge Prize for first publication with full dataset at the BaBar Experiment (2009).
      • Champagne Challenge Prize for the lowest error on PiZero efficiency at the BaBar Experiment (2004).
      • Life Membership of The Indian Science Congress Association (2002).
      • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Caltech (1991).
      • Don Sheppard Scholarship Award, Caltech (1991).
      • Best Project in Jagadish Bose National Talent Science Fair Contest (1989).
      • National Merit Scholarship for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (1986, 1988).
Ten Selected Publications : (Complete author profile at InspireHEP.net)

      1. "Searches for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs boson in center-of-mass of 13 TeV in pp collisions with the ATLAS detector",
        by ATLAS collaboration (G.Aad, et. al.), Phys. Lett. B 800 (2020) 135069.

      2. "Review of Particle Physics",
        by Particle Data Group Collaboration (M. Tanabashi, et al.). Phys. Rev. D 98, no. 3, 030001 (2018).
      3. "Averages of b-hadron, c-hadron, and tau-lepton properties as of summer 2016",
        by Heavy Flavour Averaging Group (Y. Amhis, et al.). Eur. Phys. J. C 77, no. 12, 895 (2017) and online updates.
      4. "Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHC pp collision data at 7 and 8 TeV", by ATLAS and CMS Collaborations (G. Aad, et al.). Journal of High Energy Physics 08 (2016) 045.
      5. "Evidence for the Higgs-boson Yukawa coupling to tau leptons with the ATLAS detector",
        by ATLAS Collaboration (G. Aad, et al.). Journal of High Energy Physics 04 (2015) 117.
      6. "Observation of a New Particle in the Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC",
        by ATLAS Collaboration (G. Aad, et al.). Physics Letters B716 (2012) 1-29
      7. "Measurements of Charged Current Lepton Universality and |Vus| using Tau Lepton Decays to e nu unbar, mu nu nubar, pi nu and K nu",
        by BaBar Collaboration (B. Aubert, et al.). Physical Review Letters 105 (2010) 051602.
      8. "Searches for the lepton flavor violation in the decays tau -> e gamma, tau-> mu gamma",
        by BaBar Collaboration (B. Aubert, et. al.). Physical Review Letters 104 (2010) 021802.
      9. "Tau and muon pair production cross-sections in e-e+ annihilations at center of mass energy of 10.58 GeV",
        by Swagato Banerjee, Bolek Pietrzyk, J.Michael Roney and Zbigniew Was. Physical Review D77 (2008) 054012.
      10. "Studies of Hadronic Event Structure in e+e- annihilations from 30 GeV to 209 GeV with the L3 Detector",
        by L3 Collaboration (P. Achard, et al.). Physics Reports 399 (2004) 71.
Outreach: Conferences / Workshops / Symposia / Invited Seminars:

      • American Physical Society April Meeting, Denver, Colorado (Apr 2019)
        Presentation: Lepton Number Violation and Flavor Violation at colliders.

      • Southeastern Section of American Physical Society, Knoxville (Nov 2018)
        Presentation: The ATLAS experiment: status, results & prospects.

      • Interplay between particle and astroparticle physics, Cincinati, Ohio (Oct 2018)
        Presentation: Charged Lepton Flavor Violation.

      • American Physical Society April Meeting, Columbus, Ohio (Apr 2018)
        Presentation: Higgs Physics at LHC.

      • Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields, Fermilab (Aug 2017)
        Presentation: Design layout and performance of Inner Tracker for ATLAS Phase II upgrade.

      • Mini-workshop on Tau Physics , Mexico City (May 2017)
        Presentation: Opening Talk on Overview of Tau Physics.

      • Mini-workshop on Tau Physics , Mexico City (May 2017)
        Presentation: Status of searches of lepton flavor violation at the Large Hadron Collider.

      • International Workshop on CKM Unitarity Triangle , TIFR (Dec 2016)
        Presentation: Measurements of |Vus| from τ decays.

      • New technology for discovery, Instrumentation Frontier CPAD Meeting, Caltech (Oct 2016)
        Presentation: Pixel layouts for ATLAS Phase II upgrade.

      • 14th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Beijing, China (Sep 2016)
        Presentation: Measurements of top quark branching fractions at ATLAS.

      • The LHC Awakens: A New Energy Frontier, Aspen Center of Physics, Colorado (Sep 2016)
        Presentation: Status of Higgs coupling measurements at ATLAS.

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Velencia, Spain (Jul 2014)
        Presentation: New physics constraints using Higgs coupling measurements at ATLAS

      • 12th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Nagoya, Japan (Sep 2012)
        Presentation: Opening Talk on Overview of Tau Physics

      • 12th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Nagoya, Japan (Sep 2012)
        Presentation: Search for Light and Dark Higgs at BaBar

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Melbourne, Australia (Jul 2012)
        Presentation: Search for Higgs to tautau decays at ATLAS

      • 11th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Manchester, UK (Sep 2010)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Status of HFAG-Tau activities

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Paris, France (Jul 2010)
        Presentation: Search for new physics at B-Factories

      • Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society, Detroit, U.S.A. (Jul 2009)
        Presentation: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in Upsilon & tau decays.

      • International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions, Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A. (June 2009)
        Presentation: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in decays of the narrow Upsilon resonances.

      • Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste, La Thuile, Italy (March 2009)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Search for Light Higgs in Upsilon decays.

      • Invited talk at Particle Physics Seminar, Caltech, Harvard, MIT and Tufts Universities, USA (Oct-Nov 2008)
        Presentation: The Mystery of |Vus| in tau decays.

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Philadelphia, USA (Jul 2008)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Lepton Universality, |Vus| and search for second class current in tau decays.

      • Invited talk at Particle Physics Seminar, BNL, USA (Mar 2008)
        Presentation: Searches for New Physics at BaBar.

      • International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP07), Victoria, Canada (Sep 2007)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Experience with validating GEANT4 v7 and v8 against v6 in BaBar.

      • First ATLAS Physics Workshop of the Americas, SLAC, USA (Aug 2007)
        Poster: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in tau decays and production.

      • Kaon International Conference, Frascati, Italy (May 2007)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Measurement of |Vus| using hadronic tau decays from BaBar and Belle.

      • Invited talk at particle physics seminar, DESY, Germany (Jan 2007)
        Presentation: Tau Physics at BaBar.

      • Workshop on BaBar Physics Reach with 1 ab-1 data, SLAC, USA (Dec 2006)
        Presentation: New Physics with Lepton Flavor Violation in tau decays.

      • Joint Meeting Of Pacific Region Particle Physics Communities (DPF+JPS), Hawaii, USA (Oct 2006)
        Presentation: Hadronic Tau Decays at BaBar.

      • Invited talk at HEP Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (Oct 2006)
        Presentation: Tau Physics at BaBar.

      • 9th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Pisa, Italy (Sep 2006)
        Presentation & Proceeding: LFV in tau -> gamma/eta/pi0 and combination of BaBar and Belle LFV results.

      • Canadian Association of Physicists Annual Congress, St. Catharines, Canada (Jun 2006)
        Presentation: Recent results from BaBar on beauty, charm and tau physics.

      • Flavor Workshop in the Era of LHC, Joint WG1+WG2+WG3 session, CERN, Geneva Switzerland (Nov 2005)
        Presentation: Lepton Flavor Violating tau Decays: Status and Perspectives.

      • 12th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics, Moscow, Russia (Aug 2005)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Lepton Flavor Violating tau Decays.

      • Invited talk at SLAC Experimental Seminar, SLAC, USA (Jul 2005)
        Presentation: Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in tau decays.

      • Lake Louise Winter Institute on Fundamental Interactions, Alberta, Canada (Feb 2004)
        Presentation & Proceeding: Lepton Flavor Violating tau Decays.

      • International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics, Datong, China (Sep 2001)
        Presentation & Proceeding (pdf): Study of Rapidity Gap Events in Hadronic Z decays.

      • International Conference on High Energy Physics, Osaka, Japan (Jul 2000)
        Presentation & Proceeding (pdf): Event Shapes and other QCD Studies at LEP.

      • International Conference in Quantum Chromodynamics, Montpellier, France (Jul 1999)
        Presentation & Proceeding (pdf): Study of the structure of hadronic events at LEP.


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