Contact
Name
Nicolas Schul
Position
Former member
PhD student in CP3 from September 2006 to August 2011
Current position: SWIFT - Capacity Planner.
Projects
I am involved in the following research directions:

GasToF: ultra fast timing detector

GasToF (Gas Time-of-Flight) detector is a Cherenkov detector developed for very precise (with ~10 ps resolution) flight time measurements of very forward protons at the LHC. Such an excellent time resolution allows, using z-by-timing technique, for precise measurements of the event vertex z-coordinate and the background reduction. This detector is essential for selecting exclusive and semi-exclusive processes at the LHC, and can also be applied for the particle ID at future experiments.

External collaborators: CMS PPS project, M. Albrow (Fermilab), M. Khakzad (Tehran), J. Varela (Lisbon), and E. Schnys (Photonis) and J. Howorth (Photek Ltd).

Past projects
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I am involved in the following research directions:

Precise luminosity measurement in CMS

Precise determination of the absolute luminosity is crucial for many measurements in CMS. The measurement of the exclusive two-photon production of muons pairs by CMS provides a powerful method to calibrate the integrated luminosity.

External collaborators: CMS forward physics analysis group, CMS luminosity group.

Publications in CP3
All my publications on Inspire

2011

Measurement of the exclusive two-photon production of muon pairs at the LHC
The CMS Collaboration
[Full text]
Public experimental note. 30th June.

2010

CMS Tracking Performance Results from early LHC Operation
CMS collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in Eur.Phys.J.C70:1165-1192,2010.
Refereed paper. 21st December.
Exclusive production at the LHC
Nicolas Schul for the CMS Collaboration
[Full text] Proceedings of DIS2010: XVIII International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects
Contribution to proceedings. 1st July.

2009

Alignment of the CMS Silicon Tracker during Commissioning with Cosmic Rays
CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] CMS PAPER CFT-09-003
Published in JINST

Refereed paper. 26th December.
Commissioning and Performance of the CMS Pixel Tracker with Cosmic Ray Muons
CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] CMS-CFT-09-001.
Published in JINST

Refereed paper. 26th December.
Commissioning of the CMS Experiment and the Cosmic Run at Four Tesla
CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in JINST
Refereed paper. 21st December.
CMS Data Processing Workflows during an Extended Cosmic Ray Run
CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in JINST
Refereed paper. 21st December.
Commissioning and Performance of the CMS Silicon Strip Tracker with Cosmic Ray Muons
CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in JINST
Refereed paper. 21st December.
Two-photon exclusive production of supersymmetric pairs at the LHC
Krzysztof Piotrzkowski, Nicolas Schul
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY09), Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, 5-10 June 2009
Contribution to proceedings. 1st October.
High energy photon interactions at the LHC
J. de Favereau de Jeneret, V. Lemaitre, Y. Liu, S. Ovyn, T. Pierzchala, K. Piotrzkowski, X. Rouby, N. Schul and M. Vander Donckt
[Abstract] [PDF]
Refereed paper. 14th August.
Two-photon exclusive production of supersymmetric pairs at the LHC
Nicolas Schul
[Full text] Proceedings of the Conference: International Conference on the Structure and the Interactions of the Photon (Photon09), 11-15 May 2009, DESY, Hamburg
Contribution to proceedings. 6th August.

2008

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.
Detection of two-photon exclusive production of supersymmetric pairs at the LHC
Nicolas Schul, Krzysztof Piotrzkowski
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Contribution to the CERN workshop on high energy photon collisions at the LHC, April 2008
Contribution to proceedings. 6th June.
High energy photon interactions at the LHC
J. de Favereau et al.
[Abstract] [PDF] [Full text] Submitted. See CP3-09-37.
28th January.


[UCLouvain] - [SST] [IRMP] - [SC]
Contact : Jérôme de Favereau
Research
Job opportunities 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