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Andreas Jung

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Andreas Jung
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(765) 494-5399

More information on research, open positions for PhD and undergraduate research projects, teaching and publications can be found on the group's web page:

Current Research Activities

The research focus of the group is on understanding the structure of the most fundamental building blocks of matter. The instruments required to shed more light on the origin of the structure of elementary particles and their masses are huge. Members of the group perform measurements using data collected with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN). Enormous amounts of data are needed to find out more about this most fundamental question. Among elementary particles the top quark is the most special quark with a mass close to that of a gold atom. Our current understanding is that the Higgs mechanism gives mass to the top quark. The measurements of the group are employing data enriched in top quarks (and also Higgs bosons) to study precisely the interactions between those two fundamental particles and to search for any evidence of contributions beyond the Standard Model.


We are also involved in Research and Development for novel silicon pixel detectors and low mass support structures. This research involves cutting edge materials such as carbon fiber composites, 3D printed materials, carbon foam and light-weight Aluminum alloys for example Aluminum Carbon fiber. The Composite Manufacturing & Simulation Center (CMSC) allows to design and manufacture light-weight support structures and equip them with silicon detector modules assembled at the in-house Purdue Silicon Detector Lab, or PSDL. We carry out material characterization in terms of radiation damage and thermal conductivity, perform thermal simulations and comparisons to data taken with a CO2 cooling setup, and collaborate on these topics with Cornell, Fermilab, CERN, and other institutes in the US, Europe and world-wide.

More information on the activities of my research group can be found here: Link to group web page



I am currently teaching course 564 "Introduction to Particle Physics I" in fall semesters and course 324 "Big Data Science II" in spring semesters.

Previous courses:

  • 564 "Introduction to Particle Physics I", Fall 2020 to Fall 2022.
  • 324 "Big Data Science II", Spring 2020 to Spring 2022.
  • 221 "Electricity, Magnetism, Optics and Modern Physics", Spring 2019.
  • 219 "Electricity, Magnetism, Optics and Modern Physics", Spring 2017 to Spring 2018.
  • 431 "Electricity and Magnetism II (Honors)", Fall 2015 - Fall 2019.



  • Dissertation on "Measurement of the D* Meson Cross Section and Extraction of the Charm Contribution, Fc2 (x,Q2), to the Proton Structure in Deep Inelastic ep Scattering with the H1 Detector at HERA", Jan 2009, University of Heidelberg.
  • Diploma on "Commisioning of the third level of the Fast Track Trigger for the H1 experiment", Oct 2004, University of Dortmund.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor at Purdue University involved in the CMS experiment, since Aug 2021.
  • Assistant Professor at Purdue University involved in the CMS experiment, 2015 - 2021.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at Fermilab involved in the D0 and CMS experiment, 2010 - 2015.
  • Postdoc at the U Heidelberg involved in the H1 experiment, 2009 - 2010.

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded the "Senior Distiniguished Researcher fellowship at the Fermilab LHC Physics Center", Fall 2019.
  • Full 3 year Ph.D. scholarship by the German Research Society within the "International Research & Training Group (IRTG): Development and Application of intelligent detectors", 2004-07.

Professional and Scholarly Activities

  • Convener of the CMS TOP Physics Analysis Group, since 2020.
  • Convener of the CMS Inner Tracker Mechanics group, 2017-2019.
  • Convener of the CMS Top quark properties sub-group, 2015-2017.
  • Convener of the combined D0 top - Higgs - electroweak group, 2012-2015.

Selected Publications

Most current information can be found here: Link to group web page

  1. S. Das, A. J. Wildridge, S. B. Vaidya, and A. Jung, "Track clustering with a quantum
    computer for primary vertex reconstruction at LHC experiments", submitted to NIM, 02/2021.
  2. A.M. Sirunyan et al., "Measurement of the top quark polarization and ttbar spin correlations using dilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV", [Phys. Rev. D 100, 072002 (2019), arXiv:1907.03729].

  3.  S. Das, A.J. Wildridge, A.B. Vaidya, A.W. Jung, "Track clustering with a quantum annealer for primary vertex reconstruction at hadron colliders", [to be subm. to NIM A, arXiv:1903.08879].

  4. A.M. Sirunyan et al., "Search for vector-like T and B quark pairs in final states with leptons at sqrt(s) = 13  TeV", [JHEP 1808 (2018) 177, arXiv:1805.04758].
  5. T. Aaltonen et al., "Combined Forward-Backward Asymmetry Measurements in Top-Antitop Quark Production at the Tevatron", [Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 042001 (2018), arXiv:1709.04894].

  6. V.M. Abazov et al., "Measurement of the inclusive tt production cross section in pp collisions at √(s)=1.96 TeV and determination of the top quark pole mass", [Phys. Rev. D 94, 092004 (2016), arXiv:1605.06168].

  7. S. Camarda, ..., A.W. Jung et al, "QCD analysis of W- and Z-boson production at the Tevatron", [arXiv:1503.05221].

  8. V.M. Abazov et al., "Precision measurement of the top quark mass in lepton+jets final states at D0", [Phys. Rev. D 91, 112003 (2015), arXiv:1501.07912].

  9. A.W. Jung, "Review of recent measurements in the top quark sector at the Tevatron", [Mod. Phys. Lett. A, Vol. 29, No. 18 (2014) 1430014S, arXiv:1404.1842].

  10. V.M. Abazov et al., "Measurement of the differential ttbar production cross section on ppbar collisions at √(s)=1.96 TeV with the D0 detector", [Phys. Rev. D 90, 092006 (2014), arXiv:1401.5785].

  11. A.W. Jung, M. Schulze and J. Shelton, "Kinematics of Top Quark Final States: A Snowmass White Paper", [arXiv:1309.2889].
  12. V.M. Abazov et al., "Search for Violation of Lorentz Invariance in Top Quark Pair Production and Decay", [Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 261603 (2012), arXiv:1203.6106].

  13. A.W. Jung et al., "Longterm Operational Experience with the Silicon Micro-strip Tracker at the D0 Detector", [arXiv:1202.5996v1].

A complete list of my publications is available via INSPIRE.

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021 2:45 PM

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