Professor Mallik and her group were involved in the research and development of the Linear Collider, an international high priority construction project in Particle Physics. It will be central in understanding the Higgs mechanism (by which fundamental particles acquire masses), as a complimentary study of that at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Her group established a Particle Flow Algorithm (PFA) for the ILC detectors successfully. For an introduction to particle physics click here.
Zeus is one of the two experiments at HERA, the only high energy electron/proton collider operating in DESY, located in Hamburg, Germany. The project started in 1992 using Deep Inelastic scattering to probe the inner quark structure of the proton. Professor Mallik and her group worked on the U-Sc calorimeter online software and readout-electronics calibration. The group studied the rise of the gluon momentum density at low-x from the rise of elastic and inelastic charmonium production, calculated with perturbative QCD.