Associate Professor

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research

Address:    Department of Physics
Pune, Maharashra 411008
Office: Main Building A-343
(+91) 20 2590 8228
CERN: bat. 40/4-B28
E-mail: seema[at]iiserpune[dot]ac[dot]in
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About Me

I am an experimental particle physicist and joined the physics faculty at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune in April 2014. Just before joining the IISER, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Fermi Nationation Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) working on CMS experiment at CERN, Geneva. I did my PhD from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. My undergraduate studies were completed in University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. I grew up in a small town in Rajasthan, called Kankroli (Rajsamand) where I also completed my school education.


For students:

2022: I will be taking PhD and iPhD students admitting in Aug 2022 batch.
Please contact me over mail to get pointers on our recent research activities or meet me in person. This page hasn't been updated for some time.

I am not taking any semester project students for next semester.

My research interests revolve around understanding the identity and nature of fundamental constituents of the universe. I study proton proton collisions at high energies (13 TeV at present) delivered by Large Hadron Collider (LHC), outcome of which are recorded by the CMS detector. Presently my research interests are focussed on searching for new particles and their interactions predicted by a theory of elementary particles, called Supersymmetry (SUSY). The SUSY has been theoretically the most appealing extension of the standard model of particles. This has been suggested over five decades, to address several theoretical lacunae of the SM as well as cosmic observational puzzles such as the dark matter.

The complex nature of the high energy physics experiments requires a lot of research to get ready the giant detectors (which for example have a few million electronic channels) for their use to measure properties of hundreds of particles produced every few nanoseconds, in the collisions at the LHC. The information is then used to decode the secrets of laws of nature. The responsibilities of performing these crucial tasks are assigned to smaller subgroups. At present, my group is responsible for providing calibration of particle flow hadrons, and involved in software release validation of hadron calorimeter, and improving fast parametrization of hadronic showers in calorimeters.

Recent projects in CMS

More details about my ongoing and past projects, and those with graduate and undergraduate students at IISER-Pune will be made available soon.

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Undergraduate courses at IISER
Year Spring semester Fall semester
2018 PHY320 - Physics Laboratory V PHY410 - Physics Laboratory VI
2017 PHY222 - Physics Laboratory III ---
2016 PHY320 - Physics Laboratory V PHY201 - Electricity & Magnetism
2015 PHY320 - Physics Laboratory V PHY201 - Electricity & Magnetism
2014 --- PHY201 - Electricity & Magnetism

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Professional Service

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Conference and Invited Talks

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A complete list of my publications is available in INSPIRE. The CMS journal publications and detector performance summaries where I made direct personal contributions are summarized in the following.

Recent publications Detector Perfomance Reports Others

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Fellowships, Awards and research grants

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