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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

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

Can New Physics Hide inside the Proton?
S Carrazza, C Degrande, S Iranipour, J Rojo, M Ubiali
– Physical Review Letters
(2019)
123,
132001
Z boson production in bottom-quark fusion: a study of b-mass effects beyond leading order.
S Forte, D Napoletano, M Ubiali
– European Physical Journal C
(2018)
78,
932
Precision determination of the strong coupling constant within a global PDF analysis
RD Ball, S Carrazza, LD Debbio, S Forte, Z Kassabov, J Rojo, E Slade, M Ubiali
– The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields
(2018)
78,
408
Precision determination of the strong coupling constant within a global PDF analysis: NNPDF Collaboration
RD Ball, S Carrazza, LD Debbio, S Forte, Z Kassabov, J Rojo, E Slade, M Ubiali
– European Physical Journal C
(2018)
78,
408
Pushing the precision frontier at the LHC with V+jets
U Blumenschein, S Breeze, C Debenedetti, E Eren, S Gargiulo, N Glover, JM Lindert, D Maitre, SA Malik, B Penning, SK Pflitsch, D Price, S Richter, M Schonherr, P Schichter, P Torrielli, M Ubiali, N Wardle, AG Zecchinelli
– Proceedings for the workshop on 'Illuminating standard candles a the LHC: V+jets' held at Imperial College London on April 25th-26th
(2018)
1
Heavy-flavor parton distributions without heavy-flavor matching prescriptions
V Bertone, A Glazov, A Mitov, A Papanastasiou, M Ubiali
– JHEP 1804 (2018) 046
(2018)
2018,
46
Parton distributions from high-precision collider data
TNNPDF Collaboration, RD Ball, V Bertone, S Carrazza, LD Debbio, S Forte, P Groth-Merrild, A Guffanti, NP Hartland, Z Kassabov, JI Latorre, ER Nocera, J Rojo, L Rottoli, E Slade, M Ubiali
– The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields
(2017)
77,
663
Parton distributions from high-precision collider data: NNPDF Collaboration
RD Ball, V Bertone, S Carrazza, LD Debbio, S Forte, P Groth-Merrild, A Guffanti, NP Hartland, Z Kassabov, JI Latorre, ER Nocera, J Rojo, L Rottoli, E Slade, M Ubiali
– European Physical Journal C
(2017)
77,
663
Accurate predictions for charged Higgs production: Closing the m$_{H}$$\pm$ $\sim$ m$_{t}$ window
C Degrande, R Frederix, V Hirschi, M Ubiali, M Wiesemann, M Zaro
– Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
(2017)
772,
87
Accurate predictions for charged Higgs production: closing the $m_{H^{\pm}}\sim m_t$ window
C Degrande, R Frederix, V Hirschi, M Ubiali, M Wiesemann, M Zaro
– Phys.Lett. B
(2017)
772,
87
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B1.16

Telephone

01223 766870