Michael Trott

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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I was raised in Ontario and earned my B.Sc. (Joint Honours Physics/Math) at the University of Waterloo. I then earned a Ph.D at Toronto and did a post doctoral/surfing stint at University of California San Diego before joining PI as a postdoc.

UCSD (2006-2008), UofT (2000-2005) 

I am interested in effective field theory approaches to outstanding problems in particle physics, with an eye on testable applications for LHC. For this reason, I have constructed effective field theories of the Higgs sector to investigate the effects of new physics beyond the standard model on the properties of the Higgs. Recently I have been using the approximate global symmetry of minimal flavour violation as a model building tool to explore possible field content that could be discovered at LHC consistent with known flavour constraints on the TeV scale. My interests also extend to model building in the Higgs sector and possible explanations of the origins of matter (e.g. EW Baryogenesis, Leptogenesis) in particle physics. I also use effective field theories of QCD (HQET,SCET) to investigate aspects of B physics, Jets and Higgs phenomenology.
  • Electroweak Baryogenesis in Two Higgs Doublet Models and B meson anomalies J. M. Cline, K. Kainulainen, Michael Trott arXiv: 1107.3559
  • Benjamin Grinstein, Alexander L. Kagan, Michael Trott, Jure Zupan, Forward-backward asymmetry in t anti-t production from flavour symmetries., arXiv: 1102.3374
  • On theories of enhanced CP violation in B_s,d meson mixing. Michael Trott, Mark B. Wise, arXiv: 1009.2813 [hep-ph]
  • Jonathan M. Arnold, Bartosz Fornal, Michael Trott, Prospects and Constraints for Vector-Like MFV matter at LHC, JHEP 1008:059,2010 arXiv: 1005.2185
  • C.P. Burgess, Hyun Min Lee and Michael Trott, Comment on Higgs Inflation and Naturalness JHEP 1007:007,2010 arXiv: 1002.2730.
  • High pT Production of b\bar{b} at LHC and New SU(3) Bosons. Bartosz Fornal, Michael Trott, JHEP 1006:110,2010 arXiv: 1001.4287.
  • Jonathan M. Arnold, Maxim Pospelov, Michael Trott, Mark B. Wise, Scalar Representations and Minimal Flavor Violation, JHEP 1009:073,2010, arXiv: 0911.2225
  • C.P. Burgess, Michael Trott and Saba Zuberi, Light Octet Scalars, a Heavy Higgs and Minimal Flavour Violation, JHEP 0909:082,2009, arXiv: 0907.2696
  • C.P. Burgess, Hyun Min Lee and Michael Trott, Power counting and the Validity of the Classical Approximation During Inflation, JHEP 0909:103,2009. , arXiv: 0902.4465
  • Maxim Pospelov and Michael Trott, R-parity preserving super-WIMP decays. JHEP 0904:044,2009. arXiv: 0812.0432
  • Benjamin Grinstein, Michael Trott, Top quark induced vacuum misalignment in little higgs models. JHEP 0811:064,2008 arXiv: 0808.2814
  • Benjamin Grinstein, Michael Trott, Electroweak Baryogenesis with a Pseudo-Goldstone Higgs. Phys.Rev.D78:075022,2008 arXiv: 0806.1971
  • Sonny Mantry, Michael Trott, Mark B. Wise The Higgs decay width in multi-scalar doublet models. Phys.Rev.D77:013006,2008 arXiv: 0709.1505
  • Sonny Mantry, Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf, Michael Trott, New Physics Effects in Higgs Decay to Tau Leptons. Phys.Lett.B660:54-61,2008 arXiv: 0707.3152
  • Benjamin Grinstein, Michael Trott, A Higgs-Higgs bound state due to new physics at a TeV. Phys.Rev.D76:073002,2007. arXiv: 0704.1505 [hep-ph]
  • Michael Trott, Jets in Effective Theory: Summing Phase Space Logs. Phys.Rev.D75:054011,2007 hep-ph/0608300
  • Michael Trott, Alexander R. Williamson Towards the anomalous dimension to O(Lambda(QCD)/M(b)) for phase space restricted anti-B ---> X(u) l anti-nu and anti-B ---> X(s) gamma. Phys.Rev.D74:034011,2006. hep-ph/0510203
  • Christian W. Bauer, Zoltan Ligeti, Michael Luke, Aneesh V. Manohar, Michael Trott, Global analysis of inclusive B decays. Phys.Rev.D70:094017,2004 hep-ph/0408002
  • Michael Trott, Improving extractions of |V(cb)| and m(b) from the hadronic invariant mass moments of semileptonic inclusive B decay. Phys.Rev.D70:073003,2004 hep-ph/0402120
  • Christian W. Bauer , Michael Trott, Reducing theoretical uncertainties in m(b) and lambda(1). Phys.Rev.D67:014021,2003 hep-ph/0205039
  • LHC in the Age of Anomalies, Triumf Lab Colloquium
  • MFV and LHC, at Physics at the Dawn of the LHC Era Conf, Vancouver, Triumf
  • Why LHC, PI Outreach
  • Physics Opportunities in the Early LHC era, Colloquium, York University
  • Some early LHC physics opportunities consistent with Flavour constraints, ATLAS Canada Meeting, UToronto
  • Light Coloured Scalars, A Heavy Higgs and Minimal Flavour Violation, TRIUMF
  • Light Octet Scalars, A Heavy Higgs and Minimal Flavour Violation, Carnegie Mellon U
  • Power Counting vs Higgs Inflation, UCSD
  • Light Octet Scalars, A Heavy Higgs and Minimal Flavour Violation, Berkeley
  • Power Counting vs Higgs Inflation, Caltech
  • Power Counting vs Higgs Inflation, PHENO09 U Wisconsin Madison
  • Pseudo-Goldstone Baryogenesis?, U Wisconsin Madison
  • Some Higgs Effective Field Theories for LHC, University of California, Berkeley,
  • Higgs Effective Field Theories for LHC , University of Toronto,
  • Sudakov Resummation and the SW Jet Definition in SCET , University of California, Berkeley,
  • Higgs Effective Field Theory ,California Institute of Technology, March 2007.
  • Establishing a Jet Definition in SCET , University of Toronto
  • Global Analysis of Inclusive B decays: 1S scheme CKM 2006, 4th International Workshop on the CKM Unitarity Triangle, Nagoya University, Japan.