Nishita Desai (निशिता देसाई)

Ramanujan Fellow
Department of Theoretical Physics
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba
Mumbai 400005, India.
Publications: inSPIRE, Google, arXiv
Codes: Pythia 8, CheckMATE


I am a particle physicist interested in studying physics Beyond the Standard Model (BSM). My expertise lies in performing detailed simulations of collision events to determine predictions of new theories for experiments like ATLAS and CMS at the LHC, and conversely, in using observed data from these experiments to restrict new theories.


Upcoming Reinterpretation Forum Workshop (12 - 15 Dec 2022) on Indico

Upcoming LLP workshop (31 Oct - 4 Nov 2022) on Indico

[Sep 2022] New paper 2209.03932


Some directions of research that I currently follow are:

  1. Search for exotic long lived particles produced at the LHC and dedicated searches.
  2. Searches for dark matter at colliders; complementarity of dark matter searches at colliders with those from direct and indirect searches
  3. Recasting of experimental results for testing new physics theories (see CheckMATE)
  4. Simulation of production of new particles in colliders (see Pythia 8)


Elementary Particle Physics (Autumn 2019)

Collider Physics and Monte Carlo Simulation (Spring 2021, Spring 2022)

Community appointments

Theory Convenor of the LHC Long Lived Particles working Group (2020-23) [LPCC] [ TWiki]

Member of the steering committee for the Reinterpretation Forum