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Proposals for Mémoires de master
Academic Year 2009-2010

Last Update: 3th March 2009

CP3 Theory @ UCL

The projects proposed below are in the field of cosmology, particle physics and gauge theories and will be conducted within CP3. Some of the projects are suitable for students who would like to gain an expertise in particle phenomenology, both at the experimental (data analysis) and at the theoretical level. In this case, collaborations with the CMS and PLANCK are suggested, when appropriate.

Quantization, Topological gauge theories

Students with interests in purely theoretical problems and/or in mathematical physics should contact Prof. J. Govaerts. As examples, projects are proposed in the following areas:

  1. Non perturbative quantization, topology and gauge theories
  2. Quantum geometry and gravitation
More information can be found here.


Cosmology and General Relativity

Students with interests in early universe cosmology are advised to contact Profs. C. Ringeval or J.-M. Gérard. The group has theoretical expertise in the field of topological defects, braneworld cosmology, inflation, modified gravity and strong experimental links with the next generation of CMB experiments as the PLANCK satelite.

Phenomenology of elementary particles

Students with interests in fundamental interactions and in particular to phenomenological aspects should contact Profs. J.-M. Gérard (Flavor, CP violation, EWSB), F. Maltoni (QCD and EWSB at the LHC) and J. Govaerts (non-collider phenomenology). A few proposals are: (More information might be available by cliking on the title)

# Title Promoteur
1 Gauge invariance for the 5th fundamental interaction Gérard
2 Confinement mechanism for the strong interactions Gérard
3 Spontaneuous breaking of the electro-weak symmetry Gérard
4 Interplay between flavor and the LHC Gérard/Maltoni
5 Theoretical tools for New Physics at the LHC Maltoni
6 Search for new physics in top events at the LHC Maltoni
7 String inspired methods for QCD calculations Maltoni
8 The PVLAS experiment and non-commutative space-time Govaerts
9 Electron and proton disintegration in a strong magnetic field Govaerts
10 Radiative corrections to muon capture Govaerts
11 Integer and semi-integer vortex configurations in GHL theory of superconductivity Govaerts





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