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Academic staff (10)

Giacomo Bruno


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Experimental physicist doing research with the CMS experiment at the LHC collider of the CERN laboratory and the Virgo laser interferometric antenna for gravitational wave detection at the EGO observatory. On CMS: currently involved in searches for signals of physics beyond the Standard Model; development of calibration and reconstruction techniques; operation of the Belgian Tier2 computing centre that is part of the World LHC Computing Grid. On Virgo: currently building up a research group at UCLouvain. Activities in physics data analysis (stochastic gravitational wave background), computing (redesign of Virgo computing model).
Experimental physicist doing research with the CMS experiment at the LHC collider of the CERN laboratory and the Virgo laser interferometric antenna for gravita...

Office: E.262

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3215

Email: giacomo.bruno@uclouvain.be

Eduardo Cortina Gil


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Experimental particle physics. I'm mainly involved inNA62 experiment at CERN: detector completion and radiative kaon decays. I'm also interested in detector development for future experiments: monolithic pixel detectors and fine granularity calorimetry.
Experimental particle physics. I'm mainly involved inNA62 experiment at CERN: detector completion and radiative kaon decays. I'm also interested in detector dev...

Office: E.264

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3242

Email: eduardo.cortina@uclouvain.be

Céline Degrande


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I am working on Effective Field Theory (EFT) at colliders mainly in top and electroweak sector. Recently, I have been focusing on the interplay between PDF and EFT fits and on the computation of NLO QCD corrections for the SMEFT. I am the author of NLOCT and one of the FeynRules authors. I am also investigating how the photon polarisation in cosmic rays can be used to probe BSM physics.
I am working on Effective Field Theory (EFT) at colliders mainly in top and electroweak sector. Recently, I have been focusing on the interplay between PDF and...

Office: E.249

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3218

Email: celine.degrande@uclouvain.be

Christophe Delaere


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Experimental particle physicist working on the performances and operation of the CMS detector, as deputy run coordinator. Also involved in the measurement of the Zb(b) cross-section and kinematical properties at LHC. The goal is to measure the process with early data to pave to road to searches for new physics with similar signatures.
Experimental particle physicist working on the performances and operation of the CMS detector, as deputy run coordinator. Also involved in the measurement of th...

Office: E.266

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3207

Email: christophe.delaere@uclouvain.be

Marco Drewes


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I combine studies of the early universe with the results of laboratory experiments and astronomical observations to address fundamental questions in particle physics and cosmology.
I combine studies of the early universe with the results of laboratory experiments and astronomical observations to address fundamental questions in particle ph...

Office: E.248

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73232

Email: marco.drewes@uclouvain.be

Jean-Marc Gérard


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Phenomenological aspects of the fundamental interactions, gravity included.
Phenomenological aspects of the fundamental interactions, gravity included.

Office: E.246

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 2712

Email: jean-marc.gerard@uclouvain.be

Jan Govaerts


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The fundamental interactions, their theories and their quantum unification
The fundamental interactions, their theories and their quantum unification

Office: E.252

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3226

Email: Jan.Govaerts@uclouvain.be

Vincent Lemaitre


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Experimentalist, CMS collaboration. Search for phenomena Beyond the Standard Model. In particular, in the scalar sector related to the electroweak symmetry breaking and in final states including top quarks. Also interested in the silicon tracker developments and construction for the next generation of experiments.
Experimentalist, CMS collaboration. Search for phenomena Beyond the Standard Model. In particular, in the scalar sector related to the electroweak symmetry brea...

Office: E.265

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3241

Email: vincent.lemaitre@uclouvain.be

Fabio Maltoni


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I am interested in the phenomenology of the standard model and beyond, and particularly in collider physics.
I am interested in the phenomenology of the standard model and beyond, and particularly in collider physics.

Office: E.247

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3166

Email: fabio.maltoni@uclouvain.be

Krzysztof Piotrzkowski


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Experimentalist. Working on VIRGO - the antenna of gravitational waves (GW). Testing theories of gravity and studying sources of GW. Working on R&D for the 3rd generation GW antenna - the Einstein Telescope. Studying also high energy photon interactions at colliders as well as novel timing detectors with picosecond resolution. Outreach.
Experimentalist. Working on VIRGO - the antenna of gravitational waves (GW). Testing theories of gravity and studying sources of GW. Working on R&D for the 3rd...

Office: E.263

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3244

Email: krzysztof.piotrzkowski@uclouvain.be

Research scientists (5)

Chiara Arina


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My research activities relate to the dark matter problem within a particle physics perspective. My theoretical work focuses on dark matter model building in connection with the problem of generation of neutrino masses and/or of the visible matter. My phenomenological research focuses on various aspects of dark matter detection (direct, indirect and at collider), with a particular attention to the statistical approach.
My research activities relate to the dark matter problem within a particle physics perspective. My theoretical work focuses on dark matter model building in con...

Office: E.250

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73875

Email: chiara.arina@uclouvain.be

Jérôme de Favereau


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CP3 website developement and maintenance, issue tracking system, general support, cluster maintenance, openstack deployement, CMS detector upgrade among other things...
CP3 website developement and maintenance, issue tracking system, general support, cluster maintenance, openstack deployement, CMS detector upgrade among other things...

Office: E.356

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3113

Email: jerome.defavereau@uclouvain.be

Andrea Giammanco


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Experimental particle physicist. Interested in data analysis, simulations, phenomenology, non-HEP applications of HEP techniques (and vice versa). Active in "muography" (i.e. imaging with cosmic muons). Member of the CMS collaboration at the LHC, of the MURAVES muography experiment, and of the DELPHES project.
Experimental particle physicist. Interested in data analysis, simulations, phenomenology, non-HEP applications of HEP techniques (and vice versa). Active in "mu...

Office: E.261

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3221

Email: andrea.giammanco@cern.ch

Olivier Mattelaer


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Responsible software maintenance and development of MadGraph5_aMC@NLO (including most of the associated package and plugin)
Responsible software maintenance and development of MadGraph5_aMC@NLO (including most of the associated package and plugin)

Office: E.357

Phone: (+32 10 4) 72010 (CP3)

Email: olivier.mattelaer@uclouvain.be

Joris van Heijningen


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Experienced instrumental researcher that has worked in nuclear physics, particle physics and gravitational waves (GWs). I have worked at CERN, SLAC and the Virgo and KAGRA gravitational wave observatories. The highlight of my Ph.D. has been the development of an accelerometer with an interferometric readout which is the world’s most sensitive inertial sensor from 8-100 Hz to date. Additionally, I have taught undergraduate (particle physics) and postgraduate (GW instrumentation) courses. Finally, I have benefited from the timing of the first detection of GWs, which gave ample opportunities for outreach. In my case, that led to many public seminars and a national TV appearance in The Netherlands. I now work on cryogenic inertial sensing and vibration isolation for the E-TEST project. For Advanced Virgo and future GW detectors, I lead a mode matching and cavity control project using phase cameras and other sensing solutions.
Experienced instrumental researcher that has worked in nuclear physics, particle physics and gravitational waves (GWs). I have worked at CERN, SLAC and the Virg...

Office: E.358

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73215

Email: joris.vanheijningen@uclouvain.be

Physicists, engineers and computer scientists (2)

Pavel Demin


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I'm working for the CMS experiment. My current responsibilities: developing physics analysis software for CMS; heavy flavor jet tagging based on electron identification; enabling computing GRID at UCLouvain/CP3.
I'm working for the CMS experiment. My current responsibilities: developing physics analysis software for CMS; heavy flavor jet tagging based on electron identi...

Office: E.355

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3165

Email: pavel.demin@uclouvain.be

Andres Tanasijczuk


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Computing support, Grid computing, CMS Remote Analysis Builder software.
Computing support, Grid computing, CMS Remote Analysis Builder software.

Office: E.359

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73036

Email: andres.tanasijczuk@uclouvain.be

Postdocs (20)

Wenyuan Ai


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My research focuses on phase transitions as well as its applications in the early universe and electroweak vacuum metastability. I am also interested in nonequilibrium quantum field theory and black hole physics.
My research focuses on phase transitions as well as its applications in the early universe and electroweak vacuum metastability. I am also interested in nonequi...

Rafael Aoude



Office: E.256

Ankit Beniwal


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My research primarily focuses on the phenomenology of simple/popular dark matter models, and their phenomenological implications on direct, indirect, and collider search experiments. I’m also interested in mechanisms that generate the observed baryon asymmetry and neutrino masses. I'm a member of the GAMBIT community which is well-known for performing global statistical fits of popular beyond-the-Standard-Model theories.
My research primarily focuses on the phenomenology of simple/popular dark matter models, and their phenomenological implications on direct, indirect, and collid...

Office: E.149

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73275

Email: ankit.beniwal@uclouvain.be

Agni Bethani


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My research interests revolve around Higgs physics and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). I am an expert in searches for Higgs pair production at the LHC. I was a member of CMS during my PhD, and after 5 years in ATLAS I returned to CMS in July 2019. While in ATLAS I lead the HH->bbττ analysis. Currently, in CMS, I am working on the HH->bbWW channel. As we gather more data at the LHC and improve our analysis techniques, the sensitivity to the Higgs pair production increases. The HH decays studies can constrain several SM parameters, with the Higgs self-coupling being the most important one. Therefore I am interested in the Effective Field Theory interpretation of the HH results. In parallel, I am contributing the flavour-tagging group in CMS. I am also interested in science communication, outreach and the representation of women and minorities in science.
My research interests revolve around Higgs physics and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). I am an expert in searches for Higgs pair production...

Claudio Caputo


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I am an experimental particle physicist, member of the CMS collaboration. I am particularly interested in precision measurements of the Higgs boson and searches for new physics.
I am an experimental particle physicist, member of the CMS collaboration. I am particularly interested in precision measurements of the Higgs boson and searches...

Marina Cermeno


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My research has focused on DM phenomenology in astrophysical scenarios, more in particular about the interaction of Dark Matter inside dense objects, such as Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs, and possible measurable consequences from indirect new signals arising from them. Now, I'm also studying how circular polarisation of photons can arise from the interaction of DM with cosmic rays and how this can be used to probe BSM physics.
My research has focused on DM phenomenology in astrophysical scenarios, more in particular about the interaction of Dark Matter inside dense objects, such as Ne...

Andrew Cheek


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My research has focused predominantly on the phenomenology of particle dark matter (DM). Incorporating multiple experimental techniques and looking for novel measurements that could help differentiate between particle models. I have developed RAPIDD, a software to quickly and accurately approximates direct detection of dark matter. I am interested in combining solutions to the dark matter problem with other outstanding problems with the Standard Model.
My research has focused predominantly on the phenomenology of particle dark matter (DM). Incorporating multiple experimental techniques and looking for novel me...

Office: E.162

Phone: (+32 10 4) 79396

Email: andrew.cheek@uclouvain.be

Pieter David


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Experimental particle physicist, member of the CMS collaboration. Constraining new physics (in an EFT framework) in the production of top quarks together with bosons, and contributing to strip tracker calibration and software development.
Experimental particle physicist, member of the CMS collaboration. Constraining new physics (in an EFT framework) in the production of top quarks together with b...

Jan Hajer


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BSM Phenomenology. Higgs physics, naturalness of the SM, SUSY. Hidden particles at NA62.
BSM Phenomenology. Higgs physics, naturalness of the SM, SUSY. Hidden particles at NA62.

Office: E.353

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73344

Email: jan.hajer@uclouvain.be

Jan Heisig


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I am conducting research in the fields of theoretical particle physics and cosmology investigating beyond standard models and their phenomenology at colliders, astrophysical and cosmological observations. I am developer of the numerical tools MadDM and SModelS.
I am conducting research in the fields of theoretical particle physics and cosmology investigating beyond standard models and their phenomenology at colliders,...

Office: E.357

Phone: (+32 10 4) 72010

Email: jan.heisig@uclouvain.be

Raveendrababu Karnam


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Muon radiography: R&D of a portable muoscope, and data analysis for the MURAVES experiment.
Muon radiography: R&D of a portable muoscope, and data analysis for the MURAVES experiment.

Nicolas Lurkin


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I am responsible for the development of the analysis framework and the Run Control of the NA62 experiment. My current research project is the search for new physics in the decay of the charged kaon into a pion and a pair of positrons, and the use of machine learning techniques to be applied for the principal research goal of the NA62 experiment, the measurement of the branching ratio of the K+-> pi+nunu decay. My main areas of expertise are precision Standard Model measurements, searches for new physics in Kaon decays and development of slow control systems. I was previously involved in the NA62-RK experiment at CERN.
I am responsible for the development of the analysis framework and the Run Control of the NA62 experiment. My current research project is the search for new phy...

Office: E.163

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3218

Email: nicolas.lurkin@uclouvain.be

Kuntal Mondal


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I have done my Ph.D. in measurement of properties of Higgs boson decaying to two photons using data recorded by CMS in the year 2016. I have also worked for CMS EGamma group and CMS Tracking POG and DQM group. Apart from that I have done CMS Tracker DQM Offline Shiftleadership and central online DQM shifts.
I have done my Ph.D. in measurement of properties of Higgs boson decaying to two photons using data recorded by CMS in the year 2016. I have also worked for CMS...

Office: E.166

Phone: (+32 10 4) 0494074370

Email: kuntal.mondal@uclouvain.be

Chris Parkinson



Jessica Prisciandaro


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Experimentalist working on the CMS experiment at CERN. Current activities are a) search for long-lived Heavy Neutral Leptons, b) search for long-lived massive charged particles (HSCP), and c) silicon tracker calibration and operation
Experimentalist working on the CMS experiment at CERN. Current activities are a) search for long-lived Heavy Neutral Leptons, b) search for long-lived massive c...

Richard Ruiz


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I am a high energy physicist and collider theorist. My primary research focuses on understanding the origin of tiny, nonzero neutrino masses and tests of neutrino mass models (Seesaw models) at collider experiments, such as the Large Hadron Collider. This includes extended gauge sectors (LR-Symmetric, GUT models), scalar sectors (SU(2)L doublets and triplets), and fermionic sectors (SU(2)L singlets and triplets). I have a particular interest in collider signatures involving initial-state electroweak vector bosons (vector boson fusion/scattering) and the impact of (resummed) QCD corrections on (new physics) collider processes. This includes resummation in the context of perturbative QCD and SCET.
I am a high energy physicist and collider theorist. My primary research focuses on understanding the origin of tiny, nonzero neutrino masses and tests of neutri...

Artur Shaikhiev


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Search for rare decays/new particles. Interested in Monte Carlo simulation of physics experiments
Search for rare decays/new particles. Interested in Monte Carlo simulation of physics experiments

Pietro Vischia


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My main research interest is in statistics and machine learning; I am currently working on developing algorithms which employ resampling techniques to the problem of anomaly detection, and on the problem of expressing the expected statistical significance in an approximate way in searches for new signals. I am a member of the CMS Collaboration, where I work as a statistics advisor (CMS Statistics Committee) and to experimental measurements in top-Higgs physics (ttH observation and top-Higgs coupling constraints in an EFT framework) and in Standard Model precision measurements (WZ, also constraining the triboson coupling in an EFT framework).
My main research interest is in statistics and machine learning; I am currently working on developing algorithms which employ resampling techniques to the probl...

Office: E.146

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73205

Email: pietro.vischia@uclouvain.be

Sébastien Wertz


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Experimentalist with the CMS collaboration. Searches for non-resonant new physics in the llbb+MET topology (hh and ttbar processes). Also involved in the development of new tools easing the use of the Matrix Element Method.
Experimentalist with the CMS collaboration. Searches for non-resonant new physics in the llbb+MET topology (hh and ttbar processes). Also involved in the develo...

Office: E.259

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73347

Email: sebastien.wertz@cern.ch

PhD students (23)

Marwa Al Moussawi



Samip Basnet


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Imaging of large structures with cosmic-ray muons.
Imaging of large structures with cosmic-ray muons.

Florian Bury


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Experimental particle physicist with the CMS experiment. I am interested in machine learning with an emphasis on neural networks, the matrix element method and how to combine them in an efficient way to make it suitable for LHC analyses. I am also working on di-Higgs production in the llbb channel and involved in the tracker upgrade simulation for CMS-Phase II.
Experimental particle physicist with the CMS experiment. I am interested in machine learning with an emphasis on neural networks, the matrix element method and...

Office: E.258

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73347

Email: florian.bury@uclouvain.be

Ishan Darshana


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R&D for a portable cosmic muon detector
R&D for a portable cosmic muon detector

Office: E.147

Email: ishan.ran@uclouvain.be

Clémentine Dassy



Federico De Lillo



Antoine Depasse


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Searches for gravitational waves signal emitted by ultralight boson clouds around rotating black holes with the LIGO-Virgo laser interferometers.
Searches for gravitational waves signal emitted by ultralight boson clouds around rotating black holes with the LIGO-Virgo laser interferometers.

Office: E.255

Phone: (+32 10 4) +32479352637

Email: antoine.depasse@uclouvain.be

Suat Donertas


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Experimentalist, working on CMS Tracker Phase 2 Upgrade.
Experimentalist, working on CMS Tracker Phase 2 Upgrade.

Office: E.260

Phone: (+32 10 4) +32470263224

Email: suat.donertas@uclouvain.be

Hesham El Faham


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Phenomenology of top quark and heavy ions physics at the LHC. CMS analysis interpretation.
Phenomenology of top quark and heavy ions physics at the LHC. CMS analysis interpretation.

Khawla Jaffel


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Search for heavy resonance decaying into Z+A/H.
Search for heavy resonance decaying into Z+A/H.

Office: E.259

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73263

Email: khawla.jaffel@uclouvain.be

Alina Kleimenova


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PhD student in experimental physics. I'm working on searches for long-lived exotic particles at the NA62 experiment at CERN.
PhD student in experimental physics. I'm working on searches for long-lived exotic particles at the NA62 experiment at CERN.

Matteo Maltoni


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Working on SMEFT operators phenomenology
Working on SMEFT operators phenomenology

Luca Mantani


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I work on LHC phenomenology, in particular how to detect new interactions among SM and interpret them via the SMEFT.
I work on LHC phenomenology, in particular how to detect new interactions among SM and interpret them via the SMEFT.

Ahmet Ilker Topuz


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Simulations for muography. Co-supervision with Tartu University.
Simulations for muography. Co-supervision with Tartu University.

Julien Touchèque


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Phenomenology of weak bosons and top quark interactions with Effective Field Theory, focusing on CP violation.
Phenomenology of weak bosons and top quark interactions with Effective Field Theory, focusing on CP violation.

Tu Thong Tran


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I study Electroweak couplings of the top quark in the production of top - anti top pair in association with a vector boson (W, Z)
I study Electroweak couplings of the top quark in the production of top - anti top pair in association with a vector boson (W, Z)

Office: E.164

Email: tu.tran@uclouvain.be

Xiaoran Zhao


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Higgs phenomonology
Higgs phenomonology

Visitors (5)

Veronika Fedotova


Michele Lucente


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I work on extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics aimed at accounting for the observed neutrino masses and flavour mixing, the origin of the baryon asymmetry of the Universe and the nature of dark matter. I am currently developing a new computer tool (MadbaM) devoted to precision computations of the baryon asymmetry of the Universe in beyond the Standard Model realisations.
I work on extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics aimed at accounting for the observed neutrino masses and flavour mixing, the origin of the baryon...

Luca Pagani


Hikaru Sato


Andres Vasquez


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Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Higgs phenomenology.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Higgs phenomenology.

Master students (1)

Yannis Georis


Technical staff (4)

Antoine Deblaere


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Electronician
Electronician

Office: E.070

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73200

Email: antoine.deblaere@uclouvain.be

Michael Jonckman



Office: F.006

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3214

Email: michael.jonckman@uclouvain.be

Nicolas Szilasi



Office: E.157

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3258

Email: nicolas.szilasi@uclouvain.be

Administrative staff (3)

Stéphanie Landrain



Office: E.346

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3080

Email: stephanie.landrain@uclouvain.be

Carinne Mertens


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Providing secretarial support to CP3.
Providing secretarial support to CP3.

Office: E.366

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3273

Email: carinne.mertens@uclouvain.be

Christine Thielens


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Cellule Logistique et Comptable (CLC)
Cellule Logistique et Comptable (CLC)

Office: E.347

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3425

Email: christine.thielens@uclouvain.be

Guests (4)

Thierry Delbar


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Production and collection of Li8 and B8 nuclei to be used for the production of neutrino beams (project EuroNu)
Production and collection of Li8 and B8 nuclei to be used for the production of neutrino beams (project EuroNu)

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3202

Email: thierry.delbar@uclouvain.be

Denis Favart



Office: E.048

Email: denis.favart@uclouvain.be

Ghislain Grégoire


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Experimentalist. Detection of radiations (nearly all types ...). Design, simulation, construction, setup and operation of radiation detectors.
Experimentalist. Detection of radiations (nearly all types ...). Design, simulation, construction, setup and operation of radiation detectors.

Office: B.224

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3216

Email: ghislain.gregoire@uclouvain.be

René Prieels


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Energy issues: analysis of the energy future based mainly on the physical capabilities of all resources available.
Energy issues: analysis of the energy future based mainly on the physical capabilities of all resources available.