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Department of Physics

Ketino Kaadze

Ketino KaadzeAssistant Professor
43B Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-1608
keti@phys.ksu.edu

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
  • Kansas State University

Recent Selected Publications 

CMS Collaboration, "Observation of the Higgs boson decay to a pair of tau leptons," Accepted for publication by PLB, arXiv:1708.00373.
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CMS Collaboration, "Search for the third-generation scalar leptoquarks and heavy right-handed neutrinos in final states with two tau leptons and two jets in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV," JHEP 07 (2017) 121, arXiv:1703.03995. [link]

CMS Collaboration, "Search for low-mass pseudoscalar Higgs boson produced in association with a bbbar pair in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=8 TeV," Phys. Lett. B 758 (2016) 296, arXiv:1511.03610.  [link]

CMS Collaboration, "Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of tau leptons in pp collisions," J. High Energy Phys. 10 (2014) 160, CERN-PH-EP-2014-192, arXiv:1408.3316. [link]