Meet a new Nikhef researcher: Marko Stamenkovic

26 - 09 - 2017


The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.

– Richard Feynman

My name is Marko Stamenkovic and I am 25 years old. I recently achieved my Master of Science in High Energy Physics at the EPFL within the LPHE group. During my studies, I had the opportunity to work on various particle physics projects. My Master thesis was focused on the search for new physics in rare charm decays. The dataset I analysed was collected by the LHCb experiment in 2016 at CERN. High energy physics is a field where a strong theoretical background mixes up with the statistical realization of the world. Analysis is enabled only through an extraordinary technological and computational effort. For these reasons, I decided to pursue my adventure with a PhD and I had the chance to be accepted in the ATLAS group at Nikhef, Amsterdam, Netherlands. My work will be centered around the Higgs boson and its decay into heavy flavours, especially in the charm sector (H->cc).

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Marko’s work so far…

Compressive sensing based on optical coding – Optical realization of the Radon transform

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Searching for new physics in c->u transitions

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Read an interview with Marko (French) in La Liberté

Marko’s blog (read some tutorials Marko wrote about his working environment)