Terrance Figy is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics. Terrance Figy is a theoretical particle physicist. He became interested in mathematics and physics at a very young age. He attended the Summer Science Camp at the University of Wiscons-Eau Claire (UWEC), Eau Claire, WI in 1992. This experience fueled his desire to become a particle physicist. In 1996, he started an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics at UWEC and graduated in 2000. Subsequently, Terrance Figy completed a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the 2006. He has held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.


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Areas of Research Interest

My research is in theoretical particle physics. I have contributed to the development of several Monte Carlo simulation software tools.

  • T. Chen, T. M. Figy and W. T. Giele, “A Projective Phase Space Genera- tor for Hadronic Vector Boson Plus One Jet Production,” arXiv:1907.03893 [hep-ph]. Submitted to Physical Review D.
  • P. Azzi et al., “Report from Working Group 1 : Standard Model Physics at the HL-LHC and HE-LHC,” CERN Yellow Rep. Monogr. 7, 1 (2019) doi:10.23731/CYRM-2019-007.1 [arXiv:1902.04070 [hep-ph]].
  • T. M. Figy and W. T. Giele, “A Forward Branching Phase Space Generator for Hadron colliders,” JHEP 1810, 203 (2018) doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2018)203 [arXiv:1806.09678 [hep-ph]].
  • F. Campanario, T. M. Figy, S. Pltzer, M. Rauch, P. Schichtel and M. Sj- dahl, “Stress testing the vector-boson-fusion approximation in multijet final states,” Phys. Rev. D 98, no. 3, 033003 (2018) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.033003 [arXiv:1802.09955 [hep-ph]].
  • D. de Florian et al. [LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group], “Hand- book of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 4. Deciphering the Nature of the Higgs Sector,” arXiv:1610.07922 [hep-ph]. CERN Yellow Reports: Monographs Volume 2/2017 (CERN–2017–002-M).
  • J. Baglio, J. Bellm, F. Campanario, B. Feigl, J. Frank, T. Figy, M. Kerner and L. D. Ninh et al., “Release Note - VBFNLO 2.7.0,” arXiv:1404.3940 [hep-ph].
  • F. Campanario, T. M. Figy, S. Pl¨atzer and M. Sj¨odahl, “Electroweak Higgs plus Three Jet Production at NLO QCD,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 211802 (2013) [arXiv:1308.2932 [hep-ph]].
  • K. Arnold, J. Bellm, G. Bozzi, F. Campanario, C. Englert, B. Feigl, J. Frank and T. Figy et al., “Release Note – Vbfnlo-2.6.0,” arXiv:1207.4975 [hep-ph].
  • T. Figy and R. Zwicky, “The other Higgses, at resonance, in the LeeWick extension of the Standard Model,” JHEP 1110 (2011) 145 [arXiv:1108.3765 [hep-ph]].
  • K. Arnold, J. Bellm, G. Bozzi, M. Brieg, F. Campanario, C. Englert, B. Feigl, J. Frank et al., “VBFNLO: A parton  level  Monte  Carlo  for  processes with electroweak bosons – Manual for Version 2.5.0,” [arXiv:1107.4038 [hep-ph]].
  • T. Figy, S. Palmer and G. Weiglein, “Higgs Production via Weak Boson Fusion in the Standard Model and the MSSM,” JHEP 1202, 105 (2012) [arXiv:1012.4789 [hep-ph]].
  • K. Arnold, T. Figy, B. Jager and D. Zeppenfeld,  “Next-to-leading  order QCD corrections to Higgs boson production in association with a photon   via weak-boson fusion at the LHC,” JHEP 1008 (2010) 088 [arXiv:1006.4237 [hep-ph]].
  • T. Figy, K. Rolbiecki and Y. Santoso, “Tau-Sneutrino NLSP and Multilep- ton Signatures at the LHC,” Phys. Rev. D 82 (2010) 075016 [arXiv:1005.5136 [hep-ph]].
  • K. Arnold et al., “VBFNLO: A parton level Monte Carlo for processes  with electroweak bosons,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 180 (2009) 1661 [arXiv:0811.4559 [hep-ph]].
  • A. Dedes, T. Figy, S. Hoche, F. Krauss and T. E. J. Underwood, “Searching for Nambu-Goldstone Bosons at the LHC,” JHEP 11 (2008) 036 [arXiv:0807.4666 [hep-ph]].
  • T. Figy, “Next-to-leading order QCD corrections to light Higgs Pair pro- duction via vector boson fusion,” Mod. Phys. Lett. A 23 (2008) 1961 [arXiv:0806.2200 [hep-ph]].
  • T. Figy,  V. Hankele and D. Zeppenfeld,  “Dominant next-to-leading or-  der QCD corrections to Higgs plus three jet production in vector-boson fusion,” JHEP 02 (2008) 076 [arXiv:0710.5621].
  • O. Brein and T. M. Figy, “Charged Higgs-boson production in association with an electron and a neutrino at electron-positron colliders,” Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 055004 [arXiv:0710.4121 [hep-ph]].
  • V. Hankele, G. Klamke, D. Zeppenfeld and T. Figy, “Anomalous Higgs boson couplings in vector boson fusion at the CERN LHC,” Phys. Rev. D 74, 095001 (2006) [arXiv:hep-ph/0609075].
  • P. Burikham, T. Figy and T. Han, “TeV-scale string resonances at hadron colliders,” Phys. Rev. D 71, 016005 (2005) [Erratum-ibid. D 71, 019905 (2005)] [arXiv:hep-ph/0411094].
  • T. Figy and D. Zeppenfeld, “QCD corrections to jet correlations in weak boson fusion,” Phys. Lett. B 591, 297 (2004) [arXiv:hep-ph/0403297].
  • T. Figy, C. Oleari and D. Zeppenfeld, “Next-to-leading order jet distribu- tions for Higgs boson production via weak-boson fusion,” Phys. Rev. D  68, 073005 (2003) [arXiv:hep-ph/0306109].
Areas of Service


  • Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Faculty Senator
  • Director of BeoShock HPC
Additional Information

Conference Proceedings

  • Campanario,  T.  M.  Figy,  S.  Pl¨atzer  and  M.  Sj¨odahl,  “Beyond  the  t- channel Approximation: Next-to-Leading Order QCD Corrections to Electroweak Higgs Boson Plus Three Jet Production at the LHC,” arXiv:1407.5050 [hep-ph].
  • Campanario, T. M. Figy, S. Pl¨atzer and M. Sj¨odahl, “NLO QCD Cor- rections to Electroweak Higgs Boson Plus Three Jet Production at the LHC,” arXiv:1311.5455 [hep-ph].
  • K. Arnold, T. Figy, B. Jager, D. Zeppenfeld, “Higgs boson production in association with a photon via weak boson fusion,” arXiv:1110.2402 [hep- ph].
  • Dawson et al., “Higgs Working Group Summary Report,” arXiv:0803.1154 [hep-ph].
  • Figy, C. Oleari and D. Zeppenfeld,  “QCD corrections to vector boson fusion processes,” Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 135, 9(2004) [arxiv:hep- ph/0407066].
  • Azuelos et al., “Search for the standard model Higgs boson using vector boson fusion at the LHC,” Prepared for Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, France, 21 May - 1 Jun 2001