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Project Title: 
Interplay of Monte Carlo effects, experimental issues and PDF uncertainties (WP3)
Location of Project: 
DFTTO, Torino


I am a Spanish student originally from Bulgaria. I graduated in Physics from the University of Zaragoza in 2014. I also spent a year in Southampton as an Erasmus student and have been a CERN Summer Student.

My project in HiggsTools consists on improving the determination of parton distribution functions as a part of the NNPDF collaboration, and particularly their uncertainties, which have a great impact in the determination of properties of the Higgs boson.

For me, the chance of participating in the HiggsTools network represents an opportunity to produce important scientific contributions at an early stage, as well as developing the connections and knowledge necessary to accomplish a successful career in the future.

Scientific publications: 
1802.05236 PDF dependence on parameter fits from hadronic data Z. Kassabov ESR13 DFTTO
1802.03398 Precision determination of the strong coupling constant within a global PDF analysis R.D.Ball, S. Carrazza, L. Del Debbio, S. Forte, Z. Kassabov, J. Rojo, E. Slade, M. Ubiali ESR13 DFTTO
1711.09875 The HiggsTools Handbook: Concepts and observables for deciphering the Nature of the Higgs Sector M. Boggia, J. M. Cruz-Martinez, H. Frellesvig, N. Glover, R. Gomez-Ambrosio, G. Gonella, Y. Haddad, A. Ilnicka, S. Jones, Z. Kassabov, F. Krauss, T. Megy, D. Melini, D. Napoletano, G. Passarino, S. Patel, M. Rodriguez-Vazquez, T. Wolf ESR1, ESR3, ESR4, ESR5, ESR6, ESR7, ESR8, ESR9, ESR11, ESR12, ESR13, ESR14, ESR16, ESR20, ESR21 ALU-FR, CNRS, DESY, DFTTO, ETH, FOM, NCSR-D, UDUR, UGR
1706.00428 Parton distributions from high-precision collider data R.D. Ball, V. Bertone, S. Carrazza, L. Del Debbio, S. Forte, P. Groth-Merrild, A. Guffanti, N.P. Hartland, Z. Kassabov, J. I. Latorre, E.R. Nocera, J. Rojo, L. Rottoli, E. Slade, M. Ubiali ESR13 DFTTO
1610.07922 Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 4. Deciphering the Nature of the Higgs Sector The LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group ESR1, ESR13, ESR14, ESR8 ALU-FR, CNRS, DESY, DFTTO, ETH, UDUR, UGR
1602.00005 Specialized minimal PDFs for optimized LHC calculations S. Carrazza, S. Forte, Z. Kassabov and J. Rojo ESR13 DFTTO
1510.03865 PDF4LHC recommendations for LHC Run II J. Butterworth, S. Carrazza, A. Cooper-Sarkar, A. De Roeck, J. Feltesse, S, Forte, J. Gao, S. Glazov, J. Huston, Z. Kassabov, R. McNulty, A. Morsch, P. Nadolsky, V. Radescu, J. Rojo, R. Thorne ESR13 DFTTO, UDUR
1505.06736 An Unbiased Hessian Representation for Monte Carlo PDFs S. Carrazza, S. Forte, Z. Kassabov, J. I. Latorre, J. Rojo ESR13 DFTTO

Higgstools Events: 
Location Date
HiggsTools Final Network Meeting IPPP Monday, September 11, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017
Third Annual Meeting and Young Editors School 2017 Torino, Italy Monday, May 15, 2017 to Saturday, May 20, 2017
HiggsTools Second Annual Meeting Granada, Spain Tuesday, April 12, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016
HiggsTools Mid Term Review Helmholtz Association, Brussels Tuesday, October 20, 2015
HiggsTools Second Young Researchers Meeting Universite Libre de Bruxelles Wednesday, October 21, 2015 to Friday, October 23, 2015
HiggsTools Annual School 2016 Zuoz, Switzerland Sunday, August 14, 2016 to Saturday, August 20, 2016
HiggsTools First Annual Meeting Freiburg, Germany Wednesday, April 15, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015
HiggsTools Annual Summer School 2015 Pré Saint-Didier, Italy Sunday, June 28, 2015 to Saturday, July 04, 2015
HiggsTools First Young Researchers Meeting Lumley Castle, United Kingdom Monday, February 16, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015

Host Institution Start End
Private Wolfram Research Thursday, September 01, 2016 Monday, October 31, 2016

Other Events: 
Location Date
Higgs Couplings 2016 SLAC Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 18:30 to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 18:00
NNPDF Collaboration Meeting Oxford Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 09:15 to 18:00
The 10th Workshop of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group CERN Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, July 17, 2015 - 18:00
PDF4LHC meeting CERN Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:00 to 18:00
GGI lectures on the theory of fundamental interactions Firenze, Italy Monday, January 12, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 18:00
Higgs Coupling 2014 Torino, Italy Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, October 3, 2014 - 17:00