Career

  • 2014-date: PhD, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-2014: MSci Experimental and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2010-2013: BA Natural Sciences (Physics), University of Cambridge

Research

Thomas is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) in the High Energy Physics Research Group. He is also a member of the Cambridge Supersymmetry Working Group which operates across DAMTP and the Cavendish Laboratory (Physics Department). His current research interests are in Collider Phenomenology, both Beyond Standard Model searches and Standard Model precision physics. He has been involved in the development of theoretical tools for calculations, including  developing the supersymmetric and higgs partile decay calculator for SoftSusy-4.0. He is currently working on a program to calculate the transverse momentum spectrum for diphoton production at the LHC. In January 2016 he was awarded the Smith-Knight Rayleigh-Knight prize for his research essay on the development of SoftSusy-4.0. In September 2017 he was awarded a six month visiting graduate research fellowship to visit the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara, University of California.

Selected Publications

  • B.C. Allanach and T. Cridge "The Calculation of Sparticle and Higgs Decays in the Minimal and Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Models: SOFTSUSY 4.0", arXiv:1703.09717 (preprint) and published in Computer Physics Communications (COMPHY6281, CPC 220C (2017) pp. 417-502). - Production of a Decay Calculator for the SoftSusy program including MSSM tree-level 2 body decays, phenomenologically most relevant gaugino 3 body decays at tree-level, Higgs decays including 1-loop to 2 photons, 2 gluons, Z boson and photon with QCD corrections where necessary, NMSSM tree-level 2 body decays, NLSP decays to gravitinos and many others.
  • F. Coradeschi and T. Cridge "reSolve: A Transverse Momentum Resummation Tool", uploaded onto arXiv at arXiv:1711.02083. - A generic tool written to add transverse momentum resummation to a general process, this is crucial for the low qT parts of the differential cross-section transverse momentum spectrum. This first version focuses on the resummed part of the diphoton + jet transverse momentum spectrum at NNLO+NNLL resummation.