Members

Louvain-La-Neuve

Staff

Chiara Arina

it

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.

Giacomo Bruno

it

Experimental particle physicist doing research with the CMS experiment at the LHC collider of the CERN laboratory. 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; and upgrade of the CMS silicon tracker detector.

Office: E.262

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3215

Email: giacomo.bruno@uclouvain.be

Eduardo Cortina Gil

es

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.

Office: E.264

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3242

Email: eduardo.cortina@uclouvain.be

Céline Degrande

be

alternative scenarios of the electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB), top phenomenology using an effective approach and FeynRules development.

Office: E.249

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3218

Email: celine.degrande@uclouvain.be

Christophe Delaere

be

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.

Office: E.266

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3207

Email: christophe.delaere@uclouvain.be

Thierry Delbar

be

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

Marco Drewes

de

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.

Office: E.248

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73232

Email: marco.drewes@uclouvain.be

Claude Duhr

lu

I am interested in higher-order computations in the Standard Model and in N=4 Supersymmetric theories.

Office: E.253

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 8185

Email: claude.duhr@uclouvain.be

Jean-Marc Gérard

be

Phenomenological aspects of the fundamental interactions, gravity included.

Office: E.246

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 2712

Email: jean-marc.gerard@uclouvain.be

Andrea Giammanco

it

Experimental particle physicist. Interested in data analysis, simulations, phenomenology, non-HEP applications of HEP techniques (and vice versa). Member of the CMS collaboration and of the DELPHES project.

Office: E.261

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3221

Email: andrea.giammanco@uclouvain.be

Jan Govaerts

be

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

be

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.

Office: E.265

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3241

Email: vincent.lemaitre@uclouvain.be

Fabio Maltoni

it

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

pl

Experimentalist. Studying high energy photon interactions at hadron colliders, specifically the photon quartic couplings to weak bosons. Originator of the HPS project, which has eventually become part of the Proton Precision Spectrometer (PPS) proposed by CMS and Totem. Working on the PPS detector developments as novel timing detectors with picosecond resolution.

Office: E.263

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3244

Email: krzysztof.piotrzkowski@uclouvain.be

Research scientists

Jérôme de Favereau

be

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

Pavel Demin

ru

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.

Office: E.355

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3165

Email: pavel.demin@uclouvain.be

Olivier Mattelaer

be

Responsible software maintenance and development of MadGraph 5, AMC@NLO (including MadSpin and ALOHA). Study of new experimental approaches using the matrix element re-weighting.

Andres Tanasijczuk

de

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

Office: E.356

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73036

Email: andres.tanasijczuk@uclouvain.be

Postdocs

Samuel Abreu

be


Office: E.164

Ankit Beniwal

au

My research focuses on the phenomenology of simple dark matter models and their implications on direct, indirect and collider search experiments. I’m also interesting in studying mechanisms that generate the observed baryon asymmetry in our Universe.

Claudio Caputo

it

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.

Pieter David

be

Experimental particle physicist, member of the CMS collaboration. Currently working on measurements of processes involving top quarks in order to constrain higher-order EFT operators.

Jan Hajer

de

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

de


Office: E.149

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73275

Email: jan.heisig@uclouvain.be

Michele Lucente

it

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.

Office: E.353

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73344

Email: michele.lucente@uclouvain.be

Manoj Kumar Mandal

in


Ken Mimasu

fr

Collider phenomenology beyond the Standard Model, particularly on extended scalar sectors (two-Higgs doublet models, axion-like particles). Probing the Electroweak phase transition at the LHC. Confronting Baryogenesis via a strong electroweak phase transition with collider signatures at the LHC and beyond. Precision Higgs measurements and global fits in the framework of effective field theory.

Liam Moore

be

I work on Top Quark Phenomenology in the Standard Model Effective Field Theory, and the development of the FeynRules package

Office: E.166

Email: l.moore@cern.ch

Plamen Petrov

bg

Experimental particle physicist studying rare kaon decays at the NA62 experiment. At present my work is focused on firmware development for the NA62 trigger and data-acquisition system and the preparation for the measurement of lepton-flavour violating kaon decays.

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3218

Email: plamen.petrov@uclouvain.be

Jessica Prisciandaro

it

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

Richard Ruiz

us

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.

Artur Shaikhiev

ru


Office: E.255

Ambresh Shivaji

in

I work in the area of collider physics. My current research interests include phenomenology of loop-induced processes in the SM and beyond, higher order quantum corrections and model independent approach to the study of new physics effects (mainly in the Higgs sector) at colliders.

Office: E.149

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73275

Maksym Teklishyn

ua


Office: E.258

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73347

Email: maksym.teklishyn@uclouvain.be

Pietro Vischia

be


Office: E.146

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73205

Roberta Volpe

it


Office: E.255

Email: roberta.volpe@cern.ch

Visitors

Federico Ambrogi

be


Daddy Balondo Iyela

cd

Integrable quantum dynamics, Klauder-Daubechies deformations and noncommutative geometric structures

Office: E.253

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 8185

Jack Bennett

be


Sébastien Clesse

be

I'm interested by Cosmic Inflation, Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter, Modified Gravity, cosmological constraints with future experiments (Euclid, SKA, CORE,...).

Office: E.354

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3155

Email: sebastien.clesse@uclouvain.be

Roberto Franceschini

it

Probing fundamental interactions ...

André Füzfa

be

Professor at FUNDP, working in theoretical cosmology: interpretations of dark energy, observational constraints from structure formation, Hubble diagram, CMB, ... and on complex systems in general relativity: dynamical systems, multi-physics N-body simulations, numerical relativity.

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3217

Prasanna Kumar Dhani

be


Marco Musich

it

Experimental particle physicist working with the CMS experiment at the LHC collider of the CERN laboratory. Currently involved in searches for signals of physics beyond the Standard Model and development of detector alignment and calibration techniques.

Mathieu Perrin-Terrin

fr


Christophe Ringeval

fr

Early universe cosmology, CMB, inflationary cosmology, topological defects, string cosmology, data analysis.

Office: E.352

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 2075

Email: christophe.ringeval@uclouvain.be

Antonio Santos

br

BSM physics and dark matter.

PhD students

Gilles Buldgen

be


Florian Bury

be

Exploration of the use of deep neural networks for data analysis in CMS.

Martin Delcourt

gb

Development of a new tracker for the CMS upgrade phase 2 and study of the feasibility of measurements at the HL-LHC.

Office: E.259

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3263

Email: martin.delcourt@uclouvain.be

Hesham El Faham

gb

Probing the top quark-Higgs boson interaction with the CMS detector.

Khawla Jaffel

tn

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

Office: E.259

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73263

Alina Kleimenova

ru

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

Philipp Klose

de

PhD Student with Marco Drewes and Chiara Arina.

Georgios Konstantinos Krintiras

gr

Experimentalist in the realm of the CMS experiment at LHC, Geneva. I am studying processes involving single top quarks which provide direct probes of electroweak interactions. The second (2015-2018) operational period of LHC, with an expected luminosity of at least four times greater than its first round, will boost the sensitivity of the associated production of single top quarks with Higgs bosons. Such a process offers a stringent test for the SM predictions and serves as an excellent opportunity for identifying departures from this standard picture. Also, I am performing studies within fast detector simulations, i.e. in the context of CMS FastSim.

Office: E.358

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3217

Email: gkrintir@cern.ch

Zhengwen Liu

cn

I am interested in analytic computations in quantum field theories, with current focus on modern techniques of calculating scattering amplitudes.

Luca Mantani

it

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

Robin Marzucca

de

PhD student in theoretical particle physics, working on the mathematical structures of scattering amplitudes. Special interest in elliptic polylogarithms.

Office: E.162

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73237

Email: robin.marzucca@uclouvain.be

Martin Michel

be

Computation of quark mass effects in Higgs gluon fusion

Elisa Minucci

it

Experimentalist, working on the study of rare and forbidden decays, in particular on Lepton Number and Flavor violating K+ decays at the NA62 experiment at CERN

Office: E.257

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3218

Alessia Saggio

it

Experimentalist, involved in the development of new tools for multi-variate analysis and member of the CMS collaboration

Angela Taliercio

it


Julien Touchèque

be

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

Office: E.165

Tu Thong Tran

vn

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

Andres Vasquez

co

Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Higgs phenomenology.

Bram Verbeek

be

PhD student in theoretical physics, interested in the mathematical structure of scattering amplitudes.

Office: E.162

Phone: (+32 10 4) 79396

Email: bram.verbeek@uclouvain.be

Sophie Wuyckens

be

Development of a compact and portable gaseous detector for "muography", i.e. imaging with cosmic rays. Data analysis in the CMS experiment.

Xiaoran Zhao

cn

Higgs phenomonology

Jože Zobec

si

I am working on the long-lived exotic particles with the CMS group. My other more technical interest, unrelated to my work is high-performance computing. Appart from that I really do enjoy cooking, singing and playing board games.

Office: E.166

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73271

Students

Domitien Bertrand

be


Office: e.259

Antonio Del donno

be


Baptiste Lemaire

be


Gaël Van Dieren

be

Exploring the Cartan formulation of de Sitter geometry: from topological gauge field theory to gravity

Technical staff

Jean-Marc Delforge

be


Office: F.011

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3214

Email: jean-marc.delforge@uclouvain.be

Michael Jonckman



Office: F.006

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3214

Email: michael.jonckman@uclouvain.be

Daniel Michotte



Office: E.070

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3200

Email: daniel.michotte@uclouvain.be

Jean-Pierre Page

be


Office: F.071

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3248

Email: jean-pierre.page@uclouvain.be

Administration

Stéphanie Landrain

be


Office: E.346

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3080

Email: stephanie.landrain@uclouvain.be

Carinne Mertens

be

Providing secretarial support to CP3.

Office: E.366

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73273

Email: carinne.mertens@uclouvain.be

Christine Thielens

be

Cellule Logistique et Comptable (CLC)

Office: E.347

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3425

Email: christine.thielens@uclouvain.be

Guests

Denis Favart

be


Ghislain Grégoire

be

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

Jean Pestieau

be

Electroweak Interactions

Office: B.302

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73284

Email: Jean.Pestieau@uclouvain.be

René Prieels

be

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

Jacques Weyers

be

Flavor physics, QCD and EW interactions, for SM and BSM phenomenology, especially in the context of heavy meson decays.

Office: B.302

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3284

Email: jacques.weyers@uclouvain.be