Kyle Cranmer has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)
For the development of sophisticated statistical tools and concepts, and their application to the successful search for the Higgs boson and measurements of its properties.
"The number of APS Fellows elected each year is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership. It is a prestigious recognition by your peers of your outstanding contributions to physics," writes Sylvester James Gates, Jr., APS President.
It was an exciting time for the group. You can read more about it from the point of view of former student Sven Kreiss on his blog: remembering his thesis, the New York Times article, and a party we held at NYU covered in the New Yorker.
Here are some references to key papers from that time:
- Asymptotic formulae for likelihood-based tests of new physics
- The RooStats Project
- HistFactory: A tool for creating statistical models for use with RooFit and RooStats
- Combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
- Combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson using up to 4.9/fb pp collision data at sqrt(s)=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
- Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC