Contact
Name
Sophie Wuyckens

Position
External collaborator

UCL member card
http://www.uclouvain.be/sophie.wuyckens
Projects
Research directions:
Detector commissioning, operation and data processing
Research and development of new detectors

Active projects
Imaging with cosmic-ray muons
Marwa Al Moussawi, Samip Basnet, Eduardo Cortina Gil, Ishan Darshana, Pavel Demin, Andrea Giammanco

The general goal of this project is to develop muon-based radiography or tomography (“muography”), an innovative multidisciplinary approach to study large-scale natural or man-made structures, establishing a strong synergy between particle physics and other disciplines, such as geology and archaeology.
Muography is an imaging technique that relies on the measurement of the absorption of muons produced by the interactions of cosmic rays with the atmosphere.
Applications span from geophysics (the study of the interior of mountains and the remote quasi-online monitoring of active volcanoes) to archaeology and mining.

We are part of the EU-funded H2020 network INTENSE where we coordinate the Muography work package, which brings together particle physicists, geophysicists, archaeologists, civil engineers and private companies for the development and exploitation of this imaging method.

We are using the local facilities at CP3 for the development of high-resolution portable detectors.
We also participate to the MURAVES collaboration, now merged into the MIVAS collaboration, through algorithmic and data-analysis aspects like the implementation of time-of-flight capabilities, the analysis of control data for the optimization of the reconstruction algorithms, and the understanding of physics and instrumental backgrounds by data-driven and simulation techniques.

External collaborators: UGent; INTENSE Research & Innovation Staff Exchange network (Japan, Switzerland, Italy, France, Hungary); MIVAS Collaboration (France and Italy) including CNRS (France), INFN (Italy), INGV(Italy).
Publications in CP3
All my publications on Inspire

Number of publications as CP3 member: 2 Download BibTeX

2020

CP3-20-09: Performance of the reconstruction and identification of high-momentum muons in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV
Sirunyan, Albert M and others

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
Submitted to JINST.
(Temporary comment by AG: I am temporarily flagging myself as co-author just because otherwise I would not be able to edit when bibliographic changes happen. From CP3 only Sophie Wuyckens contributed, so I will take myself out in the final version.)
Refereed paper. February 11.

2018

CP3-18-36: A portable muon telescope based on small and gas-tight Resistive Plate Chambers
Wuyckens, Sophie and Giammanco, Andrea and Demin, Pavel and Cortina Gil, Eduardo

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
Proceedings of the "Cosmic-Ray Muography" meeting of the Royal Society, 14-15 May 2018 at the Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell (UK).
Refereed paper. Contribution to proceedings. June 18.