Former members

Former research scientists (6)
Experimentalist. My main interest at present are nuclear astrophysics (both quiescent and explosive burning) and properties and interactions of halo and exotic light nuclei. I coordinate the European network CARINA for nuclear astrophysics and the Astrophysics task for the EURISOL project. Since January 2007, I am member of the EPS Nuclear Physics Division Board.
Current position: Senior Engineer at Tractebel, Brussels.
Carmen Angulo
Modified gravity and dark energy models in the light of cosmological probes such as the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies (CMB).
From September 2003 to April 2013
Current position: Partner at B12 Consulting.
Vincent Boucher
CP3 website developement and maintenance, issue tracking system, general support, cluster maintenance, xrootd - argus authorization implementation.
From April 2012
Juan Cabrera
I'm experimentalist mainly responsible of the computing and network system at the institute. I am involved in CMS hardware and software activities.
Current position: Head of the HPC centre at UCL: CISM.
Thomas Keutgen
Current position: GDF SUEZ Tractebel Engineering.
Delphes fast simulation tool development and testing. Measurement of Higgs quantum numbers in CMS and phenomenology at the LHC using the Matrix Element Method.
From October 2012
Michele Selvaggi
Former postdocs (41)
I'm working with collider phenomenology, developing Monte Carlo applications. Previously, I have been focusing on Charged Higgs boson production in hadron collisions, but I am now moving to more general topics.
From October 2005 to September 2006
Current position: Postdoc at SLAC, Stanford (US). Since 1st Jan 2010, Postdoc at FNAL.
Johan Alwall
My research program is focused on QCD calculations at hadron colliders (NLO corrections, fragmentation, bound state physics, ...). I have been working on several Monte Carlo tools in the MadGraph framework (MadOnia, MadWeight, MadSpin). I am also interested in the so-called Matrix Element Method and its capabilities either to search for new physics at the LHC or to measure more precisely the properties of the Standard Model scalar boson.
From May 2014
Pierre Artoisenet
dark matter pheno, collider phyiscs, BSM physics.
From October 2014
Mihailo Backovic
cosmology, dark energy, modified gravity.
From October 2012 to January 2015
Current position: Post-doctoral position at CPT, Marseille University.
Jose Beltran Jimenez
I am interested in collider phenomenology and beyond the SM physics. Currently working on strongly interacting theories phenomenology at the LHC and treatment of unstable particles, in particular in MadGraph.
From October 2011
Diogo Buarque Franzosi
From January 2008 to September 2009
Current position: Permanent at University of Sussex (UK).
Experimentalist at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at LHC. Working on Tracker detector performance, physics objects validation, Standard Model (SM) measurements and searches for new physics in the scalar sector, oriented to SM Higgs and its extension beyond SM.
From October 2011 to April 2015
Roberto Castello
Works with the phenomenology of photon-photon interactions at high-energies, especially the production of electroweak bosons by photon induced processes at the LHC. Also, involved in experimental analyzes of exclusive events measured by the CMS detector.
From February 2012 to March 2014
Current position: Professor.
Gustavo Gil Da Silveira
My work focuses on how gravity can be sensibly changed in order to address the issues of the dark sector in cosmology.
From October 2007 to October 2009
Current position: Associate Professor at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto.
Antonio De Felice
My interests are various: Standard Model, Higgs, exotic phenomenologies, MonteCarlo techniques,,...
From October 2015
Current position: Data Analytics Expert @ Gamaya (CH).
Simon de Visscher
Cosmology, Primordial magnetic fields.
From October 2011 to September 2012
Current position: Department of Electrical Engineering and IT, Patent Attorneys' office Hoffmann-EitlePatent, Munich.
Vittoria Demozzi
Effective theories for the LHC.
From September 2010
Gauthier Durieux
I am interested in the origin and the properties of our Universe. In order increase our knowledge of the Universe I am involved in the development of the non-linear Boltzmann code SONG simulating the early Universe.
From October 2014 to September 2017
Current position: Postdoc at RWTH, AAchen University, Germany.
Christian Fidler
Experimental physicist, member of the NA62 Collaboration. Since five years Im working in the R&D program for the Gigatracker detector. My current interests are on sensors and bump-bonding, testing of prototype assemblies and data analysis (simulation and reconstruction).
From October 2011
Massimiliano Fiorini
Experimental kaon physicist (CERN NA48 and NA62 experiments). Physics analysis coordinator at CERN NA62 experiment. Main interests: precision tests of the Standard Model with rare decays, CP violation.
From January 2010
Evgeny Gudzovskiy
My work concerns writing practical Monte Carlo simulations to help make sense of LHC data. I'm interested in all related aspects of collider physics, especially perturbative QCD.
From October 2007 to August 2009
Current position: Post-doc in Milan, Italy.
Keith Hamilton
I work on the CMS experiment, studying Standard Model and BSM production through high-energy photon interactions. I also work on the High Level Trigger for CMS.
From November 2009
Jonathan Hollar
Experimentalist, CMS experiment. Working on the tracker comissioning and monitoring, MadGraph inside CMS software, jet reconstruction, top quark pair dileptonic channel.
Current position: Physicist/Software Engineer at Caltech.
Dorian Kcira
I am interested in particle physics phenomenology, in particular, CP violating phenomena, production and decay of exotic particles, search for FCNC phenomena beyond SM.
Current position: Permanent CNRS, University of Paris (LPT, Orsay).
Emi Kou
Current position: Research associate at ETH zurich.
From November 2008 to November 2010
Nan Li
My current research topics are current-carrying cosmic strings and singular-avoiding cosmologies. I am also involved in the development of some statistical tools for the Planck satellite CMB data.
From March 2010 to September 2010
Current position: Post-doctoral position at IAP, Paris.
Marc Lilley
Current position: Associate professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, in Hefei, Anhui, P.R.China.
My current research concentrates, on the one hand, on the development of automated tools and improved strategies for new physics searches at colliders. Additionally, I am also focused on phenomenological aspects of supersymmetry and electroweak symmetry breaking mechanisms beyond the Standard Model.
David Lopez-Val
My research focuses on cosmological aspects of high energy physics. In particular, I am interested in models of inflation derived from string theory. Previously, I worked on the question of trans-Planckian physics in inflation. I am now also studying other aspects of cosmology, such as cosmic strings.
From September 2009 to July 2011
Current position: Researcher in Future Technologies and Innovation (Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., Munich).
Larissa Lorenz
I'm involved in 2 projects related to radiation testing. One is the setting up of a laser bench for the estimation of the radiation susceptibility of semiconductor devices. The other is the use and development of a test platform called ASTERICS designed for the test a digital circuits. I'm also investigating radiation effects in power MOSFETs through TCAD simulations .
Aurore Luu
Particle phenomenology: Physics beyond the standard model.
From October 2008 to October 2010
Current position: Post-doc at National Taiwan University.
Swarup Kumar Majee
Fuzzy Spaces and Noncommutative Field Theory.
From October 2008 to October 2010
Sen Murray
Theoretical cosmologist. My research focuses on the statistical properties of the Large Scale Structures (dark matter halos, filaments, voids) and of the Cosmic Backgrounds, with special emphasis on the investigation of Dark Energy and the non-linearity of the physics of the Early Universe.
From January 2012 to December 2014
Marcello Musso
I am working on the NA62 experiment. Currently my activity is splited into two branches - contribution to software and analysis. The first direction conclude responsibility for design and development of a DataBase. Second direction is devoted to preparation for analysis of the K+->pi+gg process. Currently we work on preparation of roadmap for that analysis.
From September 2010 to February 2014
Siarhei Padolski
My research interests are focussed on the phenomenology of elementary particles at colliders. In particular, I work on the calculation of precise predictions for Standard Model and supersymmetric processes.
From November 2013
Davide Pagani
Experimentalist, working on the CMS experiment. Currently involved in the search for new high-mass dimuon resonances, the search for baryon number violating top quark decays and the improvement of high-energy muons reconstruction.
From January 2010 to September 2014
Davide Pagano
I am involved in development of the Fast Timing Cerenkov detector called GASTOF for the LHC. I am also interested in photon-photon and photon-proton collision at the LHC in context of searches of anomalous weak boson couplings and Higgs boson.
From September 2004 to December 2008
Tomasz Pierzchala
Experimentalist working in the context of the CMS experiment at the LHC collider. Involved in the search for Long-Lived particles, search for SM and BSM Higgs bosons, in SM measurements as well as in CMS tracker calibration and commissioning. Expert in Particle Physics Visualization and Event Display.
From September 2006 to May 2015
Loc Quertenmont
Experimentalist, CMS collaboration. Involved in the tracking and energy flow algorithms. In particular, studies of nuclear interactions in the tracker of CMS.
Current position: Callata & Wouters.
Vincent Roberfroid
I am working on the cosmology of the early universe, mainly focusing on the dynamics of scalar fields and gravity.
From October 2008 to March 2010
Current position: Professor at RESCUE, the University of Tokyo.
Teruaki Suyama
I am interested in Cosmology. In particular, I work on cosmic microwave background anisotropy and the 21 cm line of neutral hydrogen.
From October 2009 to August 2011
Current position: Lecturer at the department of Physics and Astrophysics, Nagoya University.
Hiroyuki Tashiro
I am involved in the Higgs boson searches at LHC, using a two same sign leptons channel. I am working also on the tracker end caps construction.
Current position: Postdoc at RWTH in Aachen.
I am experimentalist working for the CMS collaboration.
From March 2004 to June 2006
Current position: Assistant Professor Universtit Claude Bernard Lyon I.
Muriel Vander Donckt
I am interested in collider phenomenology, both within the Standard Model and beyond. Currently working on Higgs physics at the LHC.
From October 2013
Eleni Vryonidou
Precision LHC phenomenology.
From February 2012
Cen Zhang
Former visitors (26)
From September 2011 to October 2011
CMS data analysis using Matrix Elements in the Zbb analysis.
From August 2011
Camille Beluffi
Studying a new approach to determine the influence of topological terms on nonperturbative dynamics of gauge theories.
From September 2003 to July 2009
Bruno Bertrand
Research interests: collider phenomenology, experimental particle physics, electroweak interactions.
From April 2015
Olga Bessidskaia Bylund
Theoretical Study of new heavy quark models in Flavour and Collider Physics.
From October 2010
Mathieu Buchkremer
I work on higher order QCD corrections in SM and beyond. Currently interested in spin-2 physics, Dark Matter.
From September 2015 to December 2015
Goutam Das
Postdoc in the VUB pheno group working on Beyond Standard Model phenomenology at the LHC, in particular graviton production in theories with Extra Dimensions.
From October 2008 to October 2013
Priscila de Aquino
I am a PhD student in the phenogroup at the VUB and I am working on the phenomenology of supersymmetric theories.
Karen De Causmaecker
From September 2013 to December 2013
Marie-Hlne Deproost
Experimental particle physicist at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), studies the production of a Z boson in association with one or more b quarks at the LHC. Uses the Z+b-jets final state to (1) test predictions from event generators, (2) search for the SM scalar boson in the H-->bb decay, and (3) look for exotic extensions of the scalar sector. Involved in b-tag algorithm validation and performance measurements. Currently starting Dark Matter searches for RunII and tracker upgrade studies for PhaseII.
From November 2010 to October 2014
Tristan du Pree
I'm interested in dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking, strong interactions, collider phenomenology, dark matter, and extra dimensions. Plus, all that is fun to work on :).
From September 2011
Roshan Foadi
Visitor from 1st of oct to 31st of dec 2007. Research interests: BSM in flavor physics and at colliders.
Current position: Geneva.
Postdoc in the VUB pheno group, working on both collider and astro- particle phenomenology.
Erasmus student from EPFL (Lausanne). Master thesis on LHC phenomenology.
From September 2008 to January 2009
Valentin Hirschi
I am a visiting student from Dresden University of Technology. My main research interests are QCD and standard model physics, in particular the detailed study of merging prescriptions for matrix elements and parton showers.
Current position: Post-doc at the ETH Zurich.
Stefan Hche
Experimentalist at CMS experiment.
From March 2012 to June 2015
Pavel Jez
From April 2013 to August 2013
Visiting student from UIUC. I am interested in the QCD phenomenology at the LHC as W+heavy quarks at NLO. I am also involved in the development of MadGraph 5.
From September 2009 to March 2010
Will Link
I'm involved in silicon pixel detector research, including architecture and technology developments. The main projects I will be involved are on the NA62 experiment and SOI pixel development.
From September 2008 to January 2010
Maria-Elena Martin-Albarran
Visiting student from Universit de Kinshasa (coopration CUD). Quantisation of the action-angle parametrisation of phase space and exact solutions to the Schrodinger equation through phase space coherent states.
From October 2010 to December 2010
Calvin Matondo Bwayi
Senior postdoc in the VUB pheno group, working on collider phenomenology of physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics.
Kentarou Mawatari
PhD student in the VUB pheno group, working on phenomenology of supersymmetry breaking.
Bettina Oexl
My research interest is perturbative QCD and Gravitino phenomenology for the LHC. Currents work is multi-jet QCD event generation in MadGraph platform.
From September 2011 to December 2011
Yoshitaro Takaesu
Experimental particle physicist working in the CMS experiment. My main activity is the search for the Higgs boson produce in association with a Z boson in the llbb final state. I also work in the optimization of the techniques to identify b-jets.
From March 2012 to February 2015
Jesus Vizan Garcia
Former PhD students (49)
I'm working on CMS silicon microstrip detectors for the central tracker. I test their radiation hardness.
Samia Assouak
Integrable quantum dynamics, Klauder-Daubechies deformations and noncommutative geometric structures.
From January 2011 to December 2012
Experimentalist in CMS, I am working on likelihood based searches for BSM physics using fully automatic matrix element method.
From November 2008 to November 2012
Suzan Basegmez
I work on the CMS experiment. I'm studying the Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings. I'm also studying Higgs and SUSY exclusive production through high energy photon interactions. And I'm involved in the development of the ultra-fast timing detectors with picosecond resolution.
Mohammed El Amine Benaichouche
Current position: Research Project Manager at Ion Beam Applications (IBA).
CMS data analysis on Zbb and ZA production.
From October 2011
Adrien Caudron
Experimentalist. I'm currently working, in the CMS Top Group, on early ttbar analysis. I'm Contact/Responsible Person for TrackJets in JetAlgo subGroup. I'm also involved in FROG Event Display development.
From September 2006 to September 2011
Current position: Postdoc at RWTH Aachen.
Julien Caudron
Experimentalist, working on Zbb signatures in CMS.
From October 2010 to September 2015
Ludivine Card
alternative scenarios of the electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB), top phenomenology using an effective approach and FeynRules development.
From September 2006 to September 2011
Current position: Postdoc at UIUC, USA.
Cline Degrande
I work on LHC phenomenology, especially on the Higgs.
From October 2012
Federico Demartin
Nonperturbative Dynamics in Gauge Theories.
From October 2009
Michal Fanuel
Phenomenology of alternative scenarios for EWSB at the LHC.
From September 2007 to September 2011
Marco Feliciangeli
Study of Energy flow alghorithms for use in the CMS experiment and application to some representative physics channels.
Elisa Feltrin
Experimentalist. DAQ development for the Precision Proton Spectrometer in CMS, and study of exclusive two-photon processes at the LHC.
From September 2010
Laurent Forthomme
Current position: R&D Physicist at IBA.
I am interested in the phenomenology of the SM and its extensions. In particular in the context of top physics. I am at CERN as an Early Stage Theory Fellow until Sep. 2009.
From December 2005 to September 2009
Current position: Post-doc in Zurich.
Rikkert Frederix
Experimentalist, joining the CMS collaboration. My research interest is the search for new physics in the ttbar process, using the semileptonic decay channel.
Michele Gabusi
Interests are in the scalar sector, especially mass generation of neutrinos and quark-lepton complementarity.
From September 2003 to December 2008
Current position: Research engineer at NextWindow (Auckland - NZ).
Franois Goffinet
Interests in the possible extensions of the Standard Model scalar sector in general and in custodial and flavor symmetries in multi-Higgs doublets models in particular.
From October 2003 to September 2008
Current position: Partner at B12 Consulting and at Novapta. Formerly: McKinsey & Company, Postdoc at NIKHEF (NL).
Michel Herquet
Development of ultra-fast picosecond time-of-flight detectors for the CMS HPS experiments.
I am finishing my PhD thesis in the framework of CHORUS experiment. The subject of my research was neutrino induced charm production in charged current interactions. Recently, I started to work for CMS experiment. I focus on single top production in pp collisions.
Current position: Post-Doc at Aachen (Germany).
Sergey Kalinin
SM and BSM phenomenology at the LHC.
From October 2009 to December 2012
Antoine Laureys
Study if radiative kaon decays in the NA62 experiment. I'm currently involved in the development of the Run Control software.
From September 2010
Nicolas Lurkin
I'm interested in Monte Carlo related aspects of single top production, studying the interference between tWH and ttH in the context of an MCnet short-term studentship.
From March 2015 to June 2015
Benedikt Maier
Perturbative QCD with applications to LHC phenomenology. (In particular single top production and small-x resummation for jet production).
From October 2011
Elisa Mariani
Interested in fast detector simulation and data analysis. In particular, the application of the Matrix Element Method to study the scalar sector.
From September 2011 to March 2017
Alexandre Mertens
Interested in anomalous symmetry breaking and CP violation effects in flavour physics. Especially in some K and B meson decays.
From January 2008
Philippe Mertens
I am working on the development of a support and cooling system for silicon pixel detectors, used in the NA62 Gigatracker. Furthermore I am involved in the research and development of FP240.
From March 2009
Georg Nle
Particle identification with ionization energy loss and its application to searches for stable massive particles with the CMS detector at the LHC.
From October 2009 to December 2014
Claude Nuttens
I'm curently working on W associated Higgs boson and single top production induced by photon-proton interactions at the LHC.
From September 2004 to September 2010
Current position: Manager at Pfease (
Sverine Ovyn
I'm interested in the nonperturbative dynamics of lower dimensional Yang-Mills theories.
Current position: Physics teacher at Haute Ecole Galille.
Florian Payen
Experimentalist, working within the CMS collaboration at LHC in the context of the decaying-hadronically tau lepton reconstruction. Perfoming SM and beyond SM analyses involving taus in the final state.
From January 2012 to October 2015
Lucia Perrini
I'm working on the ttbar dileptonic process and the application of the Matrix element reweighting method to analyze events at CMS.
From September 2008 to September 2013
Arnaud Pin
Search for hints of the new physics in electroweak production of top quarks. Interaction between top quark and Higgs boson. Also interested in data mining in general.
From November 2012 to October 2015
Current position: Postdoc at IPNL (Lyon, France).
Andrey Popov
Helped with GasToF detector on CTPPS project.
From September 2014 to September 2016
Maxime Renaud
I am involved in the development of radiation hard detectors for the future Super Linear Hadron Collider. I study the degradations induced by neutrons in Silicon materials (RD50).
Current position: GDF Suez - Tractebel Engineering.
Pierre Rodeghiero
Former PhD student in CP3 (photon physics, CMS, FP420, RD39), co-developper of Hector and Delphes) and former Post-Doc in Freiburg-Universitt (K. Jakobs). My contribution in CP3 is now focussed on the Delphes framework.
From September 2002 to July 2010
Current position: Founder & Director at Pfease (
Xavier Rouby
Early universe, inflation, modified gravity, tests of equivalence principle.
From January 2013 to October 2016
Sandrine Schlgel
I was studying properties of high-energy photon interactions at the LHC with the CMS detector, especially exclusive pair production of charged particles with dimuon final states (SM and SUSY). In parallel, I was involved in ultra-fast timing detectors development.
From September 2006 to August 2011
Current position: SWIFT - Capacity Planner.
Nicolas Schul
I am working on the research and development of front-end electronics for silicon particle detectors.
From July 2008
Current position: Instrument Engineer at Imperial College London.
Lawrence Soung Yee
Visiting student from Edinburgh Univ. I work on NNPDF and interested in processes with heavy quarks in the initial state.
From September 2009 to August 2010
Current position: Post-doc at Aachen University.
Maria Ubiali
Experimentalist, working within the NA62 collaboration. I'm interested in rare kaon decays. I take part in the commissioning of GigaTracker sub-detector.
From September 2011 to May 2016
Current position: Postdoc at TRIUMF.
Bob Velghe
I am interested in QCD studies for the LHC, in particular I am working on the VBF production of the Higgs boson, and on the automation of NLO computation with MadGraph.
From October 2009 to October 2013
Current position: Post-doc at Paris VI.
Marco Zaro
Interested in Quantum Gravity and QFTs, in particular calculation of the contributions of the gravitational sector to the cosmological constant in D+1 dimensions and the problem of time.
From October 2008 to December 2012
Simone Zonetti
Former master students (36)
From September 2011
Top-quark analysis in CMS.
From September 2008
Jonathan Allard
From September 2016 to July 2016
Auriane Canesse
NA62 physics project.
From September 2008
Michal Clavier
Cosmology and Neutrino Magnetic Moments.
From September 2008 to June 2009
Gregory de Foy
the strong equivalence principle.
From October 2011 to September 2012
Current position: PhD student at Penn State University.
Anne-Sylvie Deutsch
From September 2013 to September 2014
From September 2010 to June 2011
Dynamical symmetry, spectrum generating algebra and supersymmetrisation of the integrable monopole-Coulomb problem, a path towards space noncommutativity in three dimensions.
From September 2010
Study of the Color Sextet Vector Bosons and Same-Sign Top Quark Pairs at the LHC.
From September 2010
Barthlemy Houben
The supersymmetrised Bigatti-Susskind model of space noncommutativity.
From October 2010 to June 2011
Alban Jago
From September 2012 to September 2013
Francois Kinard
Particle identification with ionization energy loss and its application to searches for stable massive particles with the CMS detector at the LHC.
From October 2009
Victor Le Maire
The Unruh effect and the quantum field theory in curved spacetime.
Thibault Libert
Search for high mass resonances in the di-muon channel and determination of their physical properties with the CMS detector at the LHC.
From October 2009
Dany Lockman
The Two Higgs Doublet Model; boosted topologies.
Liliya Milenska
Gauge phase space symmetries and their interactions.
From September 2010 to July 2011
Current position: PhD student at GPP (UCL).
Adrien Poncelet
Phenomenological extraction of the eta-eta' mixing angle.
From October 2009
Current position: Physics teacher.
Malle Richard
Search for Heavy Stable Charged Particles (HSCP) in the CMS experiment.
From July 2010 to August 2010
Thomas Scaffidi
From February 2014 to August 2014
Experimentalist, working on reconstruction of high-energy muons in the CMS experiment.
GasToF: New detector for CMS.
Thomas Van den Schrieck
From September 2015
Sylvain Vanneste
Study of the construction of a Grassmann graded *-product for the N=1 supersymmetric Moyal-Voros non-(anti)commutative plane.
From November 2009 to October 2011
Martial Didier Yangoufolo Malessabo
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Secrtaire de recherche.
From October 1969 to September 2015
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Weak interaction, symmetries, neutrinos.

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