Membres de l'institut


CP3 - Members


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.

Office: E.250

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73875


Pierre Bieliavsky

Office: B431

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3168


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).

Office: E.262

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3215


Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace

Office: B.026

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3163


Tom Claeys

random matrix theory, integrable systems Matrices aléatoires; Déterminants de Hankel, Toeplitz et Fredholm; Systèmes intégrables; Polynômes orthogonaux

Office: B301

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3189


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.

Office: E.264

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3242


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.

Office: E.249

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3218


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.

Office: E.266

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3207


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.

Office: E.248

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73232


Andrea Giammanco

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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. Active in "muography" (i.e. imaging with cosmic muons)

Office: E.261

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3221


Jan Govaerts

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The fundamental interactions, their theories and their quantum unification

Office: E.252

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3226


Marino Gran

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Research interests: categorical algebra, universal algebra, Galois and descent theory, non-abelian homology, Hopf algebras

Office: B.425

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3170


Jean-Marc Gérard

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Phenomenological aspects of the fundamental interactions, gravity included.

Office: E.246

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 2712


Christian Hagendorf

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I am interested in exactly-solvable models in statistical mechanics, integrability and combinatorics.

Office: B 302

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3353


Luc Haine

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I work in soliton theory and conformal field theory. My main results and research interests concern - the Kovalevskaya-Painlevé property for integrable systems, - equations defining abelian varieties and toric varieties, - tau-functions and representations of the Virasoro and W-algebras.

Office: B421

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3162


Christiane Hauchart

Pascal Lambrechts

My work is in algebraic topology. My recent theme of research are motivated by the study of moduli spaces coming from differential topology, like spaces of smooth embeddings and of diffeomorphisms, using manifold functor calculus, rational homotopy theory, configuration spaces, operads of little disks, ...

Office: B424

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3161


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.

Office: E.265

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3241


Fabio Maltoni

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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


Heiner Olbermann

Mes intérets de recherche se trouvent dans le domaine des équations aux dérivées partielles. Surtout je travaille sur des questions en calcul des variations. En particulier, je m'intéresse à l'élasticité non-linéaire, et à des problèmes variationels qui contiennent en même temps des aspects physiques et géométriques.

Office: B305

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7312


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.

Office: E.263

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3244


Augusto Ponce

Partial differential equations; nonlinear analysis

Office: B.127

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 8674


Christophe Ringeval

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

Office: E.352

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 2075


Philippe Ruelle

Statistical field theory

Office: B.304

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3186


Jean Van Schaftingen

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I am working in mathematical analysis, on problems in the fields of partial differential equations, calculus of variations and function spaces, including endpoint L¹ estimates for differential operators, Sobolev mappings, Ginzburg-Landau functionals, vortices in fluid dynamics, magnetic Sobolev spaces and semi-linear elliptic problems.

Office: B320

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 8307


Tim Van der Linden

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Research in homological algebra: study of homology and cohomology of non-algebraic objects using categorical methods, such as Galois theory of higher central extensions

Office: B420

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3179


Pedro Vaz

Office: B426

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3311


Enrico Vitale

Je participe à la recherche de l’équipe de théorie des catégories. Notre recherche se concentre sur l'algèbre catégorique: plus particulièrement, nous développons certains nouveaux aspects de la théorie des catégories utiles en algèbre homologique non abélienne, algèbre homotopique de dimension supérieur, algèbre universelle et algèbre topologique, théorie de la descente et théorie de Galois, théorie des algèbres de Hopf et des quandle.

Office: B.020

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3188


Michel Willem

nonlinear partial differential equations, global analysis, calculus of variations, functional analysis, real analysis, history of mathematics

Office: B.023

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3120


Research scientists

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.

Office: E.355

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3165


Marc Loiselet

Office: E.153

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3645


Olivier Mattelaer

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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)


Nancy Postiau

Office: E.155

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3874


Laurent Standaert

Office: E.156

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 9457


Andres Tanasijczuk

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

Office: E.356

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73036


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...

Office: E.356

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3113



Samuel Abreu

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.

Matteo Becchetti

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I work in the area of theoretical particle physics, with a particular focus on the computation of higher-order corrections in SM and on the study of the Large-N limit of QCD.

Fathi Ben Aribi

Geometric invariants of knots and 3-manifolds constructed from operators on infinite-dimensional spaces

Office: B430

Ankit Beniwal

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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 mechanisms that generate the observed baryon asymmetry in our Universe.

Office: E.149

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73275


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.

Stanislav Borisov

Federico Campanini

Office: B428

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.

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.

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.

Office: E.162

Phone: (+32 10 4) 79396


Sébastien Clesse

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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


Juliet Cooke

Disrael Dacunha

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I work on searches for physics beyond the standard model. Given that a large class of models describing physics beyond the standard model predicts the appearance of topological defects, I study the consequences of these phenomena in the large scale structure (LSS) of the universe. My work involves performing numerical computations that simulate these effects to find optimal statistics that extract the signal from the topological defects. The primary goal of this study is to favor or discard classes of models that extend the standard model. I used various numerical computational tools, such as N-Body simulation (CUBEP3M, Gadget, PKDGRAV3, and PICOLA) and data analysis (Curvelab, S2let).

Office: E.353

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.

Drazen Glavan

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My research interests lie in the overlap of non-equilibrium quantum field theory and cosmology. In particular, my research focuses on quantum loop effects in primordial inflation, perturbative quantum gravity, and warm inflation, both from the formal and phenomenological approach.

Office: E.149

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73275


Thibaut Grouy

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On the one hand, in the continuation of my thesis, I intend to study orbital integrals on pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces and totally geodesic Radon transforms on Lorentzian symmetric spaces. First, I will focus on the asymptotic behaviour of orbital integrals on Cahen-Wallach spaces at their singularities. This could help me to determine the invariant eigendistributions in the realm of harmonic analysis. The aim is to compute the explicit Plancherel formula on these spaces when it is possible. Next, I will study the invertibility of totally geodesic Radon transforms. On the other hand, I intend to study star-products through the prism of Radon-type transforms on symmetric spaces.

Office: B428

Jan Hajer

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

Office: E.353

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73344


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.

Office: E.357

Phone: (+32 10 4) 72010


Pierre-Alain Jacqmin

My main research interests lie in Category Theory, and more specifically in Categorical Algebra and Universal Algebra. My aim is to deeper understand algebraic categorical properties such as the Mal'tsev, unital or semi-abelian properties; in particular via some embedding theorems or preservation under the cofiltered limit completion. I am also interested in internal groupoids, weak equivalences and their bicategory of fractions as well as in finiteness spaces and generalized rings of power series.

Office: B403

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3159


Abel Lacabanne

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Office: B.422


Alexandre Lazarescu

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I am a post-doctoral researcher in the field of non-equilibrium statistical physics, specialised in large deviation theory and interacting particle models. I completed my PhD in 2013 at the Institut de Physique Théorique (CEA Saclay), where I worked on the large deviations of the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process (ASEP). I then worked as a postdoc at the Instituut voor Theoretische Fysica (KU Leuven) and the University of Luxembourg, and at the Centre de Physique Théorique in Ecole Polytechnique, before coming to the GPP group at IRMP. My topics of interests include large deviations and hydrodynamic limits of interacting particle systems far from equilibrium, exactly solvable models and their combinatorial structure, quantum integrability methods (as applied to exactly solvable driven interacting particle systems, such as the ASEP), and more general properties of rare events in non-equilibrium statistical models.

Office: B323


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.

Office: E.249

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3218


Timothée Marquis

Office: B330

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3182


Andrew Miller

Ken Mimasu

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.

Office: E.256

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3227


Oleksandr Minakov

Kuntal Mondal

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.

Office: E.166

Phone: (+32 10 4) 0494074370


Alexi Morin-Duchesne

My field of research is in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory. I am interested in classical and quantum integrable systems defined on a lattice, and in particular in models defined in terms of nonlocal degrees of freedom, or with Boltzmann weights that are complex: the XXZ spin chains, the dense and dilute loop models, the dimer model, the six-vertex model, etc. At criticality, these models are described by conformal field theories (CFT). I study their algebraic structures and their exact solutions, which are accessible thanks to the techniques of integrability. Because of the nonlocal degrees of freedom, these models are described by representations of the Virasoro algebra that are indecomposable yet reducible. Their correlation functions have logarithmic corrections to the usual power-law dependence, and their CFTs are said to be logarithmic. My current FNRS research project is “Algebraic structures and logarithmic correlation functions in integrable statistical models”.

Office: B303

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 2325


Chris Parkinson

Jessica Prisciandaro

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

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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.

Giulio Ruzza

Artur Shaikhiev

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

Maksym Teklishyn

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I focus on the semiconductor detectors for particle physics. Currently involved in the Phase 2 upgrade of the CMS Tracker, preparing the QA and assembling center at UCLouvain. Participate in the development of the simulation software for the silicon detectors.

Office: E.258

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73347


François Thilmany

Office: B321


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).

Office: E.146

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73205


Roberta Volpe

Experimental particle physicist in NA62 experiment. Currently working on hidden sector searches with single track Kaon decays. My main focuses are: providing statistical treatment for the main analyses and implementing an interface between external generators (in particular MadDump/MadGraph) and the GEANT4 full simulation of the detector. I also work for the RICH (Ring Imaging CHerenkov) detector: I am responsible for the data quality and time calibration, and I am interested in improving the particle identification.

Meng Yang

PhD students

Marwa Al Moussawi

Vasileios Aravantinos-Sotiropoulos

Miradain Atontsa Nguemo

I am interested in Homotopy Theory where I study Goodwillie Calculus, with current focus on algebraic categories such as differential graded lie algebras (DGL).

Office: B404

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3164


Diego Bardiaux

Samip Basnet

Imaging of large structures with cosmic-ray muons.

Sandrine Brasseur

The goal of my research is to contribute to the rigorous analysis of elliptic two-dimensional integrable models along their combinatorial line. Over the years, these statistical mechanics models have been shown to exhibit rich analytic and algebraic structures, as well as surprising links to combinatorics. Yet, to this day, many of their aspects remain either conjectural or plainly unexplored. I focus my study on the eight-vertex model and related systems such as the 8VSOS model and the XYZ spin chain, as well as their higher-spin generalisations. One of my central aims is to address conjectures and open questions about the ground state of the XYZ spin chain along its combinatorial line for various boundary conditions. I am also interested in obtaining exact finite-size expressions for some interesting physical quantities. Ultimately, the analysis of their scaling limits for large systems will lead me to establish links with quantum field theory models in the continuum.

Office: B324

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3225


Gilles Buldgen

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.

Office: E.258

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73347


Ishan Darshana

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R&D for a portable cosmic muon detector

Office: E.358


Federico De Lillo

Bryan Debin

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Spatial phase transitions (Arctic curves) in two-dimensional statistical models on a lattice, such as the six-vertex model or the dimer model.

Office: B323


Martin Delcourt

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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


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.

Office: E.255

Phone: (+32 10 4) +32479352637


Suat Donertas

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Experimentalist, working on CMS Tracker Phase 2 Upgrade.

Office: E.260

Phone: (+32 10 4) +32470263224


Arnaud Duvieusart

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I work on new applications of Categorical Galois Theory in Mal’tsev and semi-abelian categories, especially in relation to internal groupoids and crossed modules.

Office: B403

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3159


Hesham El Faham

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My research focus is on probing the top-Higgs interaction with the CMS detector by performing the first differential and fiducial cross-section measurement of the ttH process in the dilepton final state. The vision is to have a complete EFT interpretation of the measurement in the SMEFT framework. I also work on the phenomenology of associated production of a top pair and a Higgs boson at the LHC to determine the trilinear-Higgs and the Yukawa couplings in an EFT framework.

Gabriel Glesner

Orthogonal and circular ensembles in Random Matrix Theory, Asymptotic analysis of Toeplitz determinants and applications to physics

Office: B322


Khawla Jaffel

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

Office: E.259

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73263


Jan Jerhot

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Cristian Joana

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Study of non-linear dynamics from gravitational backreactions in the early Universe, production of compact objects and primordial gravitational waves. Applications of numerical general relativity to cosmology.

Office: E.354

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73155


Alina Kleimenova

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

Philipp Klose

PhD Student with Marco Drewes and Chiara Arina.

Jean Liénardy

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I work on statistical and mathematical physics. I am interested in Supersymmetric one-dimensional Quantum Spin chains, Integrability and Combinatorics.

Office: B324


Guillermo Andres Lopez Cafaggi

the study of diferents aspects of the semi-abelian categories, the relation between localizations and torsion theories as well as the homological aspects inpired by well known constructions for the abelian case.

Office: B 402

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3136


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.

Daniele Massaro

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Aline Michel

The goal of the research is to explore the exactness properties of the category of preordered groups and of preordered abelian groups, with particular attention to non-additive torsion theories in these categories. We will then develop a new approach to non-abelian homology of preordered groups. A generalization of some of these results to preordered semi-abelian algebras will also be considered.

Office: B401

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3174


Martin Michel

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Computation of quark mass effects in Higgs gluon fusion

Lei Ming

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Office: E.165

Jean Mugniery

Kiran Ostrolenk

Gilles Parez

J’étudie l’intrication quantique dans des systèmes à N corps quantiques. En particuliers, je me concentre sur des systèmes dits « intégrables », pour lesquels des calculs exacts sont possibles. I study entanglement in N body quantum systems. I focus on so-called integrable systems, whose mathematical structures allow one to perform exact calculations.

Office: B 323

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3180


François Renaud

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My PhD research concerns higher categorical Galois theory in the context of certain algebraic structures of interest called quandles (a notion of symmetry which is used in knot theory and geometry). The category of quandles is algebraic by nature, but features interesting geometrical properties. This provides an interesting context for the study and illustration of higher categorical Galois theory and related meaningful notions of homotopy. Key words: higher categorical Galois theory, racks and quandles, centrality, commutators, higher coverings.

Office: B427

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3160


Elia Rizzo

Lancelot Semal

I try to answer questions in this field : unitary representations of locally compact groups

Office: B321

Cyrille Sandry Simeu

Florence Sterck

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I work on interactions between two research fields of mathematics: categorical algebra and the theory of Hopf algebras.The main idea of my research is the application of semiabelian concepts to obtain a deeper understanding of Hopf algebra theory.

Office: B427

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3160


Angela Taliercio

Idriss Tchoffo Nguefeu

My research interests lie in category theory, mainly in categorical algebra and universal algebra. My aim is to study some categorical aspects of universal algebra. In particular, I investigate Goursat categories by extending some important results in commutator theory and completion theory well known in Mal’tsev categories. I also study some variations of the Shifting Lemma in order to characterize regular Mal’tsev and Goursat Categories.

Office: B404

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3164


Julien Touchèque

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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)

Andres Vasquez

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Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Higgs phenomenology.

Corentin Vienne

Research in categorical algebra, in particular semi-abelian categories. We are studying consequences of categorical conditions, such as action representability, in varieties of non-associative algebras.

Office: B401


Nicolas Wilmet

Xiaoran Zhao

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Higgs phenomonology

Daniel Zimmer

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The goal of my research is to investigate the topology of spaces of embeddings, using tools from algebraic topology ; more precisely, I investigate cosimplicial models for such spaces built using the calculus of functors.

Office: B432


Daddy Balondo Iyela

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

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 8185

Jack Bennett

Rui Curado da Silva

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Office: B.225

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 9436


Yves Felix

Office: B.020

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3141


André Füzfa

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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

Luca Pagani

Mathieu Perrin-Terrin

Antonio Santos

BSM physics and dark matter.

Pierre Van Moerbeke

Office: B332


Master students

Niels Beuseling

Clémentine Dassy

Yannis Georis

Baptiste Lemaire

Gaël Van Dieren

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

Valentin Weber

Technical staff

Frédéric Amand

Jean-Pierre CLARE

Office: F.033

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3326


Thomas Debecquevort

Office: E.157

Antoine Deblaere

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Office: E.070

Phone: (+32 10 4) 73200


Jean-Marc Delforge

Office: F.011

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3214



Michael Jonckman

Office: F.006

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3214



Office: F.034

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3337


Jean-Pierre Page

Office: F.071

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3248



Office: F.031

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3237


Nicolas Szilasi

Office: E.157

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3258


Guy Theys

Office: E.156

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3307


Gregory URBAIN

Office: F.033

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3326


Bernard Van Renterghem

Julien Vanhees

Administrative staff

Carine Baras

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Office: E.365

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 2998 CRC ;


Cathy Brichard

Office: B328

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3281


Martine Furnémont

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Office: B.433

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3174


Stéphanie Landrain

Office: E.346

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3080


Carinne Mertens

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Providing secretarial support to CP3.

Office: E.366

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3273


Christine Thielens

Cellule Logistique et Comptable (CLC)

Office: E.347

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3425



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)

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3202


Denis Favart

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Office: E.048


Ghislain Grégoire

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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


Karl Peiffer

Office: B.007

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3154


René Prieels

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

Patricia Radelet-de Grave

History of mathematics and physics

Office: B.204

Phone: (+32 10 4) 7 3280