- Name
- Jean-Marc Gérard

- Position
- Professor

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- Address
- Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology - CP3

Université catholique de Louvain

2, Chemin du Cyclotron - Box L7.01.05

B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Belgium

- Phone
- +32 10 4
**7 2712**

- Office
- E.246

- UCL member card

- Special Relativity
- Introduction to kinematics and dynamics in Minkowski space-time.

PHY1223 (22.5h + 15h; shared with J.Govaerts)

- General Relativity

- Quantum field theory 1

- Fundamental interactions

- Strong interactions and symmetries
- Introduction to perturbative QCD and to hadron physics.

PHY2223 (30h; shared with F.Maltoni)

- Electroweak interactions
- Introduction to the Standard Model.

PHY2224 (22.5h; shared with F.Maltoni)

- PhD students
- Elvira Cerveró García (FRIA), member since October 2010Flavour physics in the Standard Model and beyond.

- Strong interactions
- The use of an effective theory for Quantum Chromo Dynamics in the large-N limit to cast a new glance on:

-the U(1) problem and the resulting strong CP-violation;

-the non-perturbative effects on and hadronic decays.

- Electroweak interactions
- The use of Quantum Flavor Dynamics to get theoretical constraints on:

-the fermion mixings and the resulting weak CP-violation;

-the boson mass spectrum in multi-Higgs doublet models.

- Gravitational interactions
- The use of equivalence principles to test relativistic theories of gravity:

-around the Sun;

-in the early Universe.

- I am involved in the following research directions:

#### CP and chiral symmetry in K physics.

Study anomalous effect on the energy distribution and try to extract the parameter from experimental data.

#### On the unification of gauge coupling constants

In the standard model version of the grand unified theory different gauge couplings intend to, but do not, meet at some higher scale. Here we will look for some better ways for the unification of the gauge coupling constants.

#### Scalar-tensor theories of gravitation

The strong equivalence principle (SEP) does not hold anymore in various extensions of General Relativity. Its violations can be revealed by the non-universality of free-falling for compact objects and we have developed a generic and effective way to test the SEP in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). A violation of the SEP indeed alters the amplitude of the acoustic oscillations in the primeval plasma. Using the WMAP data, we have contrained a possible SEP violation for the baryons.

Our interests are also focused on the scalar-tensor theories of gravitation and their cosmologies. In a more specific way, we are currently studying a model where the scalar sector is conformally invariant. The effective fluid related to the non-minimally coupled scalar field differs from the other cosmological fluids of radiation by its very particular anisotropic pressure and we are studying its impact on the CMB anisotropies by modifying the CAMB code.

#### Tensions in flavor physics and two Higgs doublet models

Study of the tensions observed between the K and the B meson systems and their implications for scalar-mediated flavor changing currents in the framework of two Higgs doublet models (2HDM).

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