Precision is (also) discovery!
I am a theoretical physicist working on high-energy precision phenomenology, currently employed as a research associate at William & Mary in Virginia.
My research aims at gaining novel insight into the fundamental laws of nature through perturbative precision calculations across the scope of particle collider programs.
My research is at the interface of the technical theory community and the experimental analyses, and extends from higher-order multi-loop calculations to Monte-Carlo event generators relevant to experimental analyses, to lattice-matching calculations for crucial input parameters like PDFs and the strong coupling. The use of large scale numerical and computer algebra methods is part of my daily work.
It has become clear to me that the way we learn about nature is not only through the finding of new particles or interactions, but at the very least equally through the precise test of established theories. Finding no deviations from those theories at higher energies and smaller scales is a discovery in itself. This is what I coin “Precision is discovery” and have been promoting to funding agencies, for example in P5 meetings in the US, and through my contributions to the Snowmass 2022 process.