Mireia Crispin Ortuzar awarded Winton prize

23 April 2014

Congratulations to Mireia Crispin Ortuzar who has been awarded the Winton Prize 2014 for the most promising D.Phil student in Physics for work in the area of Statistical Analysis of data.

During her graduate research, Mireia performed data analysis that led to the first search for supersymmetric particles using all the data from the recent run of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Her research, published in the Journal of High Energy Physics and supervised by Alan Barr, provided sensitivity to predicted gluino particles up to 1.1 TeV in mass, out-performing all previous searches.

She has also been measuring the properties of jets of hadrons at the LHC, and investigating the scientific potential of future upgrades to the machine.