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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Career

  • 2022-date: Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics and Phenomenology, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2020-date: PI of ERC Starting Grant "Physics Beyond the Standard Proton"
  • 2017-date: Sheila Edmonds Lecturer in Mathematics, Newnham College, Cambridge
  • 2017-2022: University Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2016-2023: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow
  • 2014-2017: Senior Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge
  • 2014-2016: Postdoc, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-2014: Postdoc, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • 2010-2013: Postdoc, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Research 

Maria Ubiali is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics High Energy Physics research group and The Cambridge SUSY Working Group based at the Cavendish Laboratory.

Maria is a particle phenomenologist. Her main research interests include Quantum Chromo Dynamics and Beyond Standard Model phenomenology, the precise determination of the structure of the proton using machine learning techniques and processes involving heavy particles.

Selected Publications

  • “Hide and seek: how PDFs can conceal New Physics”
     E. Hammou, Z. Kassabov, M. Madigan, L. Mantani, M. Mangano, J. Moore, M. Morales Alvarado, M.Ubiali
    JHEP 11 (2023) 090 arXiv
  • “On the coupling of axion-like particles to the top quark”
    F. Esser, M.Madigan, V. Sanz, M. Ubiali
    JHEP 09 (2023) 063 arXiv
  • “The top quark legacy of the LHC Run II for PDF and SMEFT analyses”
    (Z. Kassabov, M. Madigan, L. Mantani, J. Moore, Manuel Morales Alvarado, Juan Rojo, M.Ubiali
    JHEP 05 (2023) 205 arXiv
  • “Resummation effects in the bottom-quark fragmentation function”
    F. Maltoni, G. Ridolfi, M. Ubiali, M. Zaro
    JHEP 10 (2022) 027 arXiv
  • "Parton distributions with scale uncertainties: a MonteCarlo sampling approach"
    (Z. Kassabov, M.Ubiali, C. Voisey
    JHEP03(2023)148 arXiv
  • “The dark side of the proton”
    M. McCullogh, J. Moore, M. Ubiali
    JHEP 08 (2022) 019 arXiv
  • “A new generation of simultaneous fits to LHC data using deep learning”
    S. Iranipour, M. Ubiali
    JHEP 05 (2022) 032 arXiv
  • ”The Path to Proton Structure at One-Percent Accuracy”
    R. D. Ball, S. Carrazza, J. Cruz-Martinez, L. Del Debbio, S. Forte, T. Giani, S. Iranipour, Z. Kassabov, J. I. Latorre, E. R. Nocera, R. L. Pearson, J. Rojo, C. Schwan, R. Stegeman, M. Ubiali, C. Voisey,  M. Wilson
    Eur.Phys.J.C 82 (2022) 5, 428  arXiv
  • “An open-source machine learning framework for global analyses of parton distributions”
    R. D. Ball, S. Carrazza, J. Cruz-Martinez, L. Del Debbio, S. Forte, T. Giani, S. Iranipour, Z. Kassabov, J. I. Latorre, E. R. Nocera, R. L. Pearson, J. Rojo, C. Schwan, R. Stegeman, M. Ubiali, C. Voisey,  M. Wilson
    The European Physical Journal C 81, Article number: 958 (2021) arXiv
  • “Parton distributions in the SMEFT from high energy Drell-Yan tails”
     A. Greljo, S. Iranipour, Z. Kassabov, M. Madigan, J. Moore, J. Rojo, M. Ubiali, C. Voisey
    JHEP 07 (2021) 122 arXiv
  • “The strangest proton?”
    F. Faura, S. Iranipour, E. Nocera, J. Rojo, M. Ubiali
    Eur.Phys.J.C 80 (2020) 12  arXiv
  • “Single top in PDF fits”
    E. Nocera, M. Ubiali, C. Voisey
    JHEP 05 (2020) 067 arXiv
  • “A fragmentation-based study of heavy quark production”
    G. Ridolfi, M. Ubiali, M. Zaro
    arXiv: 1911.09075 - JHEP 01 (2020) 196 arXiv
  • “Parton Distributions with Theory Uncertainties: General Formalism and First Phenomenological Studies”
    R. Abdul Khalek, R. D. Ball, S. Carrazza, S. Forte, T. Giani, Z. Kassabov, E. R. Nocera, R. L. Pearson, J. Rojo, L. Rottoli, M. Ubiali, C. Voisey,  M. Wilson
    Eur. Phys. J. C79 (2019) no.11, 931 arXiv
  • “Can New Physics hide inside the proton?”
    S. Carrazza, C. Degrande, S. Iranipour, J. Rojo, M. Ubiali
    Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 123, No. 13 Pg. 2001 arXiv

Publications

Hide and seek: how PDFs can conceal new physics
E Hammou, Z Kassabov, M Madigan, ML Mangano, L Mantani, J Moore, MM Alvarado, M Ubiali
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2023)
2023,
90
On the coupling of axion-like particles to the top quark
F Esser, M Madigan, V Sanz, M Ubiali
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2023)
2023,
63
The top quark legacy of the LHC Run II for PDF and SMEFT analyses
Z Kassabov, M Madigan, L Mantani, J Moore, MM Alvarado, J Rojo, M Ubiali
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2023)
2023,
205
Parton distributions with scale uncertainties: a Monte Carlo sampling approach
Z Kassabov, M Ubiali, C Voisey
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2023)
2023,
148
Response to "Parton distributions need representative sampling"
TNNPDF Collaboration, RD Ball, J Cruz-Martinez, LD Debbio, S Forte, Z Kassabov, ER Nocera, J Rojo, R Stegeman, M Ubiali
(2022)
Resummation effects in the bottom-quark fragmentation function
F Maltoni, G Ridolfi, M Ubiali, M Zaro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2022)
2022,
27
Precision QCD, Hadronic Structure & Forward QCD, Heavy Ions: Report of Energy Frontier Topical Groups 5, 6, 7 submitted to Snowmass 2021
M Begel, S Hoeche, M Schmitt, H-W Lin, PM Nadolsky, C Royon, Y-J Lee, S Mukherjee, C Baldenegro, J Campbell, G Chachamis, FG Celiberto, AM Cooper-Sarkar, D d'Enterria, M Diefenthaler, M Fucilla, MV Garzelli, M Guzzi, M Hentschinski, TJ Hobbs, J Huston, J Isaacson, SR Klein, F Kling, P Kotko et al.
(2022)
The dark side of the proton
M McCullough, J Moore, M Ubiali
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2022)
2022,
19
The dark side of the proton
M McCullough, J Moore, M Ubiali
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2022)
2022,
19
Parton distributions with scale uncertainties: a MonteCarlo sampling approach
Z Kassabov, M Ubiali, C Voisey
(2022)
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B1.16

Telephone

01223 766870