Dr. Manuella Vincter

Professor, Experimental Physics
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About Dr. Manuella Vincter

Member of the ATLAS experiment since 1998 and currently the Deputy Spokesperson of the ATLAS Collaboration. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

Experimental Particle Physics

The ATLAS experiment based at the CERN Laboratory in Switzerland is one of the key experiments of its generation, that elucidated the origin of the fundamental concept of mass. ATLAS may even solve the mystery for the unaccounted-for matter in the universe, the so-called dark matter, which corresponds to approximately 25% of the total energy budget of the universe. ATLAS is one of the largest collaborative efforts ever attempted in the physical sciences, consisting of more than 5000 physicists, students, and technical staff from more than 180 universities and laboratories. My primary research focus on the ATLAS experiment is on the identification and reconstruction of electrons, particularly in the decays of the carriers of the fundamental weak force, the W and Z bosons. W and Z bosons appear in final states of many physics signatures, either as a significant background which must be well measured and subtracted or as genuine final states of very exciting physics processes. 

For more information about ATLAS, see

Some recent publications are:

•    S. Camarda et al. DYTurbo: Fast predictions for Drell-Yan processes, Eur. Phys. J. C80 (2020) 251
•    ATLAS Collaboration, M. Aaboud et al. Measurements of top-quark pair to Z-boson cross-section ratios at root s = 13, 8, 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector, J. High Energy Phys. 02 (2017) 117
•    ATLAS Collaboration, M. Aaboud et al. Measurements of the production cross section of a Z boson in association with jets in pp collisions at root s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Eur. Phys. J. C77 (2017) 361
•    ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad et al. Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, J. High Energy Phys. 08 (2016) 159
•    ATLAS Collaboration, M. Aaboud et al. Measurement of W± and Z-boson production cross section in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Phys. Lett. B 759 (2016) 601


I have taught more than 2000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including:
•    PHYS 1007: Elementary University Physics I 
•    PHYS 2604: Modern Physics I 
•    PHYS 4807/5002: Computational Physics 

I was Associate Chair of the Department of Physics [Graduate Affairs] (’17-’19) and Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics (’17-’19).


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