PhD Thesis

Precision top-quark physics at the LHC
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Author: Ioannis Tsinikos
Advisor: Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 03 Jul 2017

Energy Reconstruction and Particle Identification in a High Granularity Semi-Digital Hadronic Calorimeter
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Author: Sameh Mannai
Advisor: Eduardo Cortina Gil
Defense date: 31 Mar 2017

Search for 2HDM extensions of the scalar sector close to the alignment limit with the CMS detector
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Author: Alexandre Mertens
Advisor: Christophe Delaere
Defense date: 24 Mar 2017

Higgs boson interaction with the top quark: CP properties at the LHC
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Author: Federico Demartin
Advisor: Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 24 Feb 2017

The final state with two b jets and two leptons at the LHC as a probe of the scalar sector
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Author: Adrien Caudron
Advisor: Christophe Delaere
Defense date: 20 Oct 2016

Development and commissioning of the Silicon Pixel GigaTracker for the NA62 Experiment at CERN
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Author: Bob Velghe
Advisor: Eduardo Cortina Gil
Defense date: 09 May 2016

Measurement of exclusive two-photon processes with dilepton final states in pp collisions at the LHC
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Author: Laurent Forthomme
Advisor: Krzysztof Piotrzkowski
Defense date: 25 Apr 2016

Single Top production at Next-to-Next-to-Leading order: an analytic approach
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Author: Elisa Mariani
Advisors: Fabio Maltoni and Stefano Forte
Defense date: 16 Dec 2015

Development of a novel micro channel cooling system for the NA62 GTK detector
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Author: Georg Nuessle
Advisor: Eduardo Cortina Gil
Defense date: 28 Oct 2015

Search for anomalous Higgs boson production in association with single top quarks using the CMS detector
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Author: Andrey Popov
Advisor: Andrea Giammanco
Defense date: 16 Oct 2015

Search for rare processes with a Z+bb signature with the CMS detector, using the Matrix Element Method
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Author: Camille Beluffi
Advisor: Vincent Lemaitre
Defense date: 14 Oct 2015

Search for higgs bosons decaying to tau leptons with the CMS experiment at the LHC
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Author: Lucia Perrini
Advisor: Giacomo Bruno
Defense date: 09 Oct 2015

A new method for mapping detector material in situ and a matrix element approach to the search for heavy di-muon resonance at the LHC
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Author: Suzan Basegmez
Advisor: Giacomo Bruno
Defense date: 25 Sep 2015

First measurement of the associated production of a Z boson with b jets at the LHC
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Author: Ludivine Céard
Advisor: Christophe Delaere
Defense date: 08 Jun 2015

Evaluation of Monolithic Pixel Detector Readout in Silicon-on-Insulator Technology
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Author: Lawrence Soung Yee
Advisors: Eduardo Cortina Gil and Denis Flandre
Defense date: 28 May 2015

Baryon number violation at the TeV scale
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Author: Gauthier Durieux
Advisors: Jean-Marc Gérard and Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 10 Oct 2014

Non-perturbative Quantum Electrodynamics in low dimensions
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Author: Michaël Fanuel
Advisor: Jan Govaerts
Defense date: 02 Sep 2014

Quarks beyond the Top
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Author: Mathieu Buchkremer
Advisors: Jean-Marc Gérard and Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 29 Aug 2014

The standard model and beyond in the light of ε′
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Author: Philippe Mertens
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 05 May 2014

Search for baryon number violation in top-quark decays with the CMS experiment
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Author: Michele Gabusi
Advisors: Giacomo Bruno and Paolo Vitulo
Defense date: 12 Feb 2014

The Matrix Element Method at the LHC: A Search for the Associated Production of Higgs and Z bosons
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Author: Arnaud Pin
Advisor: Vincent Lemaitre
Defense date: 07 Oct 2013

Accurate predictions for Higgs production at the LHC: the VBF channel
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Author: Marco Zaro
Advisor: Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 04 Jul 2013

Two-dimensional quantum dilaton gravity and the quantum cosmological constant
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Author: Simone Zonetti
Advisor: Jan Govaerts
Defense date: 06 Jul 2012

Sur la variation des constantes de Newton et d'Einstein
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Author: Vincent Boucher
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 04 Jul 2012

Beyond Standard Model phenomenology at the LHC
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Author: Priscila de Aquino
Advisors: Fabio Maltoni and Antoine Van Proeyen
Defense date: 25 May 2012

First observation of the Top Quark at the Large Hadron Collider
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Author: Julien Caudron
Advisor: Vincent Lemaitre
Defense date: 16 Sep 2011

Effective field theories in the Standard Model and beyond
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Author: Céline Degrande
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 02 Sep 2011

Measurements of two-photon interactions at the LHC
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Author: Nicolas Schul
Advisor: Krzysztof Piotrzkowski
Defense date: 12 Jul 2011

Hybrid Inflation: Multi-field Dynamics and Cosmological Constraints
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Author: Sébastien Clesse
Advisor: Christophe Ringeval
Defense date: 01 Jun 2011

A New Approach to Matrix Element Re-Weighting
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Author: Olivier Mattelaer
Advisor: Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 14 Jan 2011

Search for Heavy Stable Charged Particles
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Author: Loïc Quertenmont
Advisor: Giacomo Bruno
Defense date: 14 Oct 2010

A new approach to the determination of parton densities. Application to processes with heavy quarks in the initial state
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Author: Maria Ubiali
Advisors: Fabio Maltoni and Luigi Del Debbio
Defense date: 23 Sep 2010

Photoproduction of top and Higgs particles at the LHC
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Author: Séverine Ovyn
Advisor: Vincent Lemaitre
Defense date: 30 Apr 2010

Observability of an unconventional two-Higgs-doublet model at the LHC
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Author: Simon de Visscher
Advisor: Vincent Lemaitre
Defense date: 06 Oct 2009

New techniques in QCD
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Author: Claude Duhr
Advisor: Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 04 Sep 2009

Top quark phenomenology at hadron colliders
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Author: Rikkert Frederix
Advisor: Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 02 Sep 2009

Quarkonium production phenomenology
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Author: Pierre Artoisenet
Advisor: Fabio Maltoni
Defense date: 24 Jul 2009

Tests of the Standard Model in photoproduction at HERA and the LHC
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Author: Jérôme de Favereau
Advisor: Krzysztof Piotrzkowski
Defense date: 03 Apr 2009

A bottom-up approach to fermion masses
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Author: François Goffinet
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 19 Dec 2008

Measurements of photon induced processes in CMS and forward proton detection at the LHC
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Author: Xavier Rouby
Advisor: Krzysztof Piotrzkowski
Defense date: 26 Sep 2008

A two-Higgs-doublet model : from twisted theory to LHC phenomenology
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Author: Michel Herquet
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 12 Sep 2008

Topology and mass generation mechanisms in abelian gauge field theories
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Author: Bruno Bertrand
Advisor: Jan Govaerts
Defense date: 09 Sep 2008

Les senseurs au silicium de CMS : étude de leur résistance aux flux intenses de neutrons
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Author: Samia Assouak
Advisor: Ghislain Grégoire
Defense date: 14 Jul 2006

Radiation damage induced by neutrons in CMS silicon sensors
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Author: Eric Forton
Advisor: Ghislain Grégoire
Defense date: 20 Mar 2006

Charm studies in emulsion
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Author: Sergey Kalinin
Advisor: Thierry Delbar
Defense date: 20 Mar 2006

Study of WW decay of a Higgs boson with the ALEPH and CMS detectors
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Author: Christophe Delaere
Advisor: Vincent Lemaitre
Defense date: 06 Jul 2005

A relativistic BCS theory of superconductivity : an experimentally motivated study of electric fields in superconductors
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Author: Damien Bertrand
Advisor: Jan Govaerts
Defense date: 05 Jul 2005

CMS Trigger strategies for the selection of MSSM Higgs bosons using electron tau-jet decay modes
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Author: Olivier van der Aa
Advisor: Vincent Lemaitre
Defense date: 07 Feb 2005

Les anomalies fortes et électromagétiques dans les désintégrations faibles des mésons
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Author: Stéphanie Trine
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 06 Dec 2004

Configurations de vortex magnétiques dans des cylindres mesoscopiques supraconducteurs
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Author: Geoffrey Stenuit
Advisor: Jan Govaerts
Defense date: 09 Jul 2004

Modèles cosmologiques de quintessence et supernovae de type Ia
Author: Elisa di Pietro
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 30 Nov -0001

Vers une réduction du nombre de paramètres libres dans le Modèle Standard
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Author: Martin Buysse
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 10 Jan 2003

Light deflection experiments as a test of relativistic theories of gravitation
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Author: Sophie Pireaux
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 24 Sep 2002

Théories de la gravitation à la lumière d'étoiles doubles
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Author: Yves Wiaux
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 13 Sep 2002

Bound State Description in Quantum Electrodynamics and Chromodynamics
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Author: Christopher Smith
Advisor: Jean Pestieau
Defense date: 29 May 2002

Etude du comportement de détecteurs gazeux à micropistes MSGC sous irradiations intenses de neutrons rapides
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Author: Kim Bernier
Advisor: Ghislain Grégoire
Defense date: 18 May 2001

Propagation et oscillations en théorie des champs
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Author: Mikael Beuthe
Advisor: Jacques Weyers
Defense date: 04 Sep 2000

L'expérience MELPOMENE: une nouvelle approche à la polarimétrie des positrons dans la désintégration des muons
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Author: Pierre Van Hove
Advisors: Jan Govaerts and René Prieels
Defense date: 20 Dec 2000

L'effet hyperfin dans la capture exclusive de muons par le 11B et le couplage pseudoscalaire induit
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Author: Vincent Wiaux
Advisor: Jan Govaerts
Defense date: 09 Jul 1999

Désintégration faible des hypérons
Author: Patrick Bosch
Advisor: Jean-Marc Gérard
Defense date: 15 Jun 1998

A New Limit On Vμ -> Vtau Oscillations
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Author: Gustaaf Brooijmans
Advisor: Denis Favart
Defense date: 15 Apr 1998