General Lab Information

# Marc-André Pleier

#### Brookhaven National Laboratory

Physics Department
Bldg. 510A, Room 1-3
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4249
mpleier@bnl.gov

Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGPs): He, Him, His

Marc-André Pleier is a tenured staff physicist with more than 20 years of experience in particle physics research in four international collaborations, studying particle collisions at ever increasing energies. His research currently focuses on the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, to perform tests of the Standard Model of particle physics by using LHC data to measure electroweak processes, particularly multi-boson production and vector boson scattering. He is co-founder of the "Multi-Boson Interactions Workshop" series and serves on its international advisory board. Pleier has held various ATLAS leadership roles to support the experiment's electroweak physics program and is actively involved in the upgrades of the experiment to enable future studies at higher precision. Pleier held various roles including Deputy Project Manager in the US-ATLAS Phase-I Upgrade Project, which received the 2019 U.S. DOE Project Management Achievement Award. He is currently serving as a member in the ATLAS Project Management Office to monitor and track projects within the ATLAS High Luminosity-LHC Upgrade.

Pleier serves as a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council for the NPP Directorate and Committee Chair for the Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Prize and Executive Board member for Brookhaven Women in Science.

Pleier began his career as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany, conducting research at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY). Subsequently, he worked on the Fermilab D0 experiment, first as a Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Rochester and later as a research associate with teaching responsibilities at the University of Bonn Physics Institute, where he also joined the ATLAS experiment. He came to Brookhaven in 2009 as an assistant physicist, was promoted to physicist in 2013 and was awarded tenure in 2015.

### Education

Pleier earned a physics diploma degree from Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany, in 1998 and received his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany, in 2002. In 2009 he was awarded the title “Privatdozent” at the University of Bonn, Germany, following his habilitation.

### Selected Publications

• Aad G, Akimov AV, Al Khoury K, et al (2022) The Phase-I trigger readout electronics upgrade of the ATLAS Liquid Argon calorimeters. Journal of Instrumentation 17:P05024. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/17/05/P05024
• Roloff J, Cavaliere V, Pleier M-A, Xu L (2021) Sensitivity to longitudinal vector boson scattering in semileptonic final states at the HL-LHC. Physical Review D 104:093002. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.104.093002
• Aaboud M, Aad G, Abbott B, et al (2019) Observation of Electroweak Production of a Same-Sign $$W$$ Boson Pair in Association with Two Jets in $$pp$$ Collisions at $$\sqrt{s}=13$$ TeV with the ATLAS Detector. Physical Review Letters 123:161801. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.123.161801
• Besin D, Chen H, Chen K, et al (2019) Design and Evaluation of the LAr Trigger Digitizer Board in the ATLAS Phase-I Upgrade. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 66:2011–2016. https://doi.org/10.1109/tns.2019.2924795
• Aaboud M, Aad G, et al (2017) Search for triboson $$W^{\pm }W^{\pm }W^{\mp }$$ production in $$pp$$ collisions at $$\sqrt{s}=8$$ TeV with the ATLAS detector. The European Physical Journal C 77:141. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4692-1
• Green DR, Meade P, Pleier M-A (2017) Multiboson interactions at the LHC. Reviews of Modern Physics 89:035008. https://doi.org/10.1103/revmodphys.89.035008
• Searcy J, Huang L, Pleier M-A, Zhu J (2016) Determination of the $$WW$$ polarization fractions in $$pp \to W^\pm W^\pm jj$$ using a deep machine learning technique. Physical Review D 93:094033. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.93.094033
• Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J, et al (2014) Evidence for Electroweak Production of $$W^{\pm}W^{\pm}jj$$ in $$pp$$ Collisions at $$\sqrt{s}=8$$ TeV with the ATLAS Detector. Physical Review Letters 113:141803. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.113.141803
• Aad G, Abajyan T, Abbott B, et al (2013) Measurement of $$W^+W^-$$ production in $$pp$$ collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector and limits on anomalous $$WWZ$$ and $$WW\gamma$$ couplings. Physical Review D 87:112001. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.87.112001
• Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J, et al (2011) Measurement of the $$W^+ W^-$$ cross section in $$\sqrt{s}=7$$ TeV $$pp$$ collisions with ATLAS. Physical Review Letters 107:041802. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.107.041802
• Pleier M-A (2009) Review of Properties of the Top Quark from Measurements at the Tevatron. International Journal of Modern Physics A 24:2899–3037. https://doi.org/10.1142/s0217751x09044541

• ### ATLAS/BNL Physicist Marc-Andre Pleier Explains the Higgs Mechanism

October 7, 2013

ATLAS/BNL Physicist Marc-Andre Pleier explains his role in analyzing data from the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson

#### Brookhaven National Laboratory

Physics Department
Bldg. 510A, Room 1-3
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4249
mpleier@bnl.gov