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Name
Xavier Rouby
Position
Former member
PhD student in CP3 from September 2002 to July 2010
Current position: Founder & Director at Pfease (www.pfease.com).
My personal homepage
Research statement
Research (PhD thesis) on gamma-gamma interactions.

  1. Development of Silicon edgeless detectors for roman pots.
  2. Co-author with Jérôme de Favereau of "Hector", a fast simulator for the transport of particles through beamlines.
  3. Software developments on the triggers for the CMS Forward Physics Group with Séverine Ovyn.
  4. Luminosity measurement with exclusive muon pairs in CMS. Observation of exclusive upsilon mesons in CMS.
Past projects
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I am involved in the following research directions:

Hector, the simulator

Hector is a fast, multi-purpose simulator for the path of particles into beamlines.

It is build to be adaptative to any beamline and is already used by people from CMS (as a part of the official software) and ATLAS at the LHC and STAR at RHIC.

It is written in C++ and uses the ROOT framework to provide nice tools for analysis.

Results were cross-checked versus MAD-X, the official software used by the LHC machine group. It already allowed to obtain many estimations in terms of acceptance and resolutions of very forward detectors, as well as the effect of beamline misalignements and other related important topics related to forward detectors.

In collaboration with Xavier Rouby (Freiburg, D).

Publications in CP3
All my publications on Inspire

2009

Stand-alone Cosmic Muon Reconstruction Before Installation of the CMS Silicon Strip Tracker
CMS Tracker Collaboration (W. Adam et al.).
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in JINST 4:P05004,2009
Refereed paper. 21st December.
Alignment of the CMS Silicon Strip Tracker during stand-alone Commissioning.
W. Adam et al.
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in JINST 4:T07001,2009
Refereed paper. 21st December.
Delphes, a framework for fast simulation of a generic collider experiment
S. Ovyn and X.Rouby
[Abstract] [PDF] [Full text] Full description of the Delphes framework. Software manual in appendix
7th January.

2008

Petal Integration for the CMS Tracker End Caps
T. Bergauer, et al.
[Full text] CMS NOTE-2008/028. Public CMS note (internally peer-reviewed) about the construction of the CMS forward tracker.
Public experimental note. 22nd December.
The CMS experiment at the CERN LHC
The CMS Collaboration
[Journal] [Full text] The CMS Collaboration, "The CMS experiment at the CERN LHC", 2008 JINST 3 S08004, 361pp doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/3/08/S08004.
Refereed paper. 10th December.
Silicon Strip Tracker Detector Performance with Cosmic Ray Data at the Tracker Integration Facility
J.-L. Bonnet, G. Bruno, B. De Callatay, B. Florins, A. Giammanco, G. Gregoire, Th. Keutgen, D. Kcira, V. Lemaitre, D. Michotte, O. Militaru, K. Piotrzkowski, L. Quertermont, V. Roberfroid, X. Rouby, D. Teyssier et al. (>100 authors)
[Full text] W. Adam et al., "Silicon Strip Tracker Detector Performance with Cosmic Ray Data at the Tracker Integration Facility", CMS NOTE-2008/032.
Public experimental note. 10th December.
The CMS tracker operation and performance at the Magnet Test and Cosmic Challenge
S. Assouak, J.-L. Bonnet, G. Bruno, B. de Callatay, S. de Visscher, D. Favart, B. Florins, E. Forton5, A. Giammanco, G. Gregoire, S. Kalinin, D. Kcira, Th. Keutgen, V. Lemaitre, D. Michotte, O. Militaru, S. Ovyn, K. Piotrzkowski, X. Rouby, D. Teyssier, O. Van der Aa et al. (> 100 authors)
[Journal] [Full text] W. Adam et al., “The CMS tracker operation and performance at the Magnet Test and Cosmic Challenge”, 2008 JINST 3 P07006. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/3/07/P07006.
G. Bruno co-editor

Refereed paper. 10th December.
Luminosity determination by CMS using exclusive muon pairs with early data
X. Rouby, K. Piotrzkowski
[Full text] CMS AN 2008/061, Internal note (password protected)
Private experimental note. 18th July.
Tagging photon interactions at the LHC
Rouby, X.
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Nuclear Physics B (Proc. Suppl.) 179–180 (2008) 202–210.
Contribution to the CERN workshop on high energy photon collisions at the LHC, April 2008.

Contribution to proceedings. 28th June.
Forward Physics at the LHC
Xavier Rouby
[Abstract] [PDF] Proceedings of Moriond QCD 2008.
Talk on behalf of the CMS and ATLAS collaborations.
CMS CR-2008/020

Contribution to proceedings. 19th May.
Forward Physics Triggers
S. Ovyn, X. Rouby, J.J. Hollar for the CMS Forward Physics Group
[Full text] Internal note CMS IN 2008/028 (password protected).
Private experimental note. 28th February.
Exclusive γ γ → l+ l- and γ p → Y → l+ l- production
J.J. Hollar, S. Oyvn, X. Rouby for the CMS collaboration
[Full text] Physics Analysis Summary [pdf], public summary of CP3-07-28
Public experimental note. 26th February.
High energy photon interactions at the LHC
J. de Favereau et al.
[Abstract] [PDF] [Full text] Submitted. See CP3-09-37.
28th January.

2007

Exclusive γ γ → l+ l- production
J. Hollar, S. Ovyn, X. Rouby
[Full text] CMS AN-2007/032 (internal)
Private experimental note. 22nd October.
Hector, a fast simulator for the transport of particles in beamlines
J. de Favereau, X. Rouby, K. Piotrzkowski
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in JINST2:P09005,2007
Refereed paper. 14th May.
Recent developments of CERN RD39 Cryogenic Tracking detectors Collaboration
X. Rouby for the RD39 Collaboration
[Journal] [Full text] Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Materials Detectors and Devices (Florence), NIM A 583 (2007) 99-103
Contribution to proceedings. 19th March.

2006

Cryogenic detector modules and edgeless silicon sensors
X. Rouby, V. Eremin, S. Grohmann, J. Härkönen, Z. Li, P. Luukka, O. Militaru, T. Niinikoski, G.Nüssle, B. Perea Solano, K. Piotrzkowski, E. Tuovinen, E. Verbitskaya
[Journal] [Full text] Proceedings of the RD05 Conference, October 2005. Nucl. Inst. & Meth. A570 (2007) 308-311
Contribution to proceedings. 23rd October.


[UCLouvain] - [SST] [IRMP] - [SC]
Contact : Jérôme de Favereau
Research
Job opportunities Post-doctoral positions in BSM phenomenology at colliders and in astrophysics
Postdoctoral Position on advanced analysis techniques applied to the CMS di-Higgs study
Post-doctoral positions in collider phenomenology and particle astrophysics
EOS be.h : 10 PhD positions