Céline Degrande

Academic staff


Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology - CP3
Université catholique de Louvain
2, Chemin du Cyclotron - Box L7.01.05
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

+32 10 47 3218


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Our recent paper on EFT and PDF is briefly explained by Juan Rojo in this video :

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fishing with the BEH boson
Strong Interaction and symmetries (1/2)
Introduction to the effective theory of the strong interaction for last years physics students
People responsibilities
Ankit Beniwal (FNRS - MIS) (member since January 2019)
My research primarily focuses on the phenomenology of simple/popular dark matter models, and their phenomenological implications on direct, indirect, and collider search experiments. I’m also interested in mechanisms that generate the observed baryon asymmetry and neutrino masses. I'm a member of the GAMBIT community which is well-known for performing global statistical fits of popular beyond-the-Standard-Model theories.
Marina Cermeño (FNRS - MISU) (member since September 2019)
My research has focused on DM phenomenology in astrophysical scenarios, more in particular about the interaction of Dark Matter inside dense objects, such as Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs, and possible measurable consequences from indirect new signals arising from them. Now, I'm also studying how circular polarisation of photons can arise from the interaction of DM with cosmic rays and how this can be used to probe BSM physics.

Andres Vasquez (member since September 2018)
Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Higgs phenomenology.

PhD students
Matteo Maltoni (FNRS - MIS-Ulysse) (member since October 2020)
Working on SMEFT operators phenomenology.
Julien Touchèque (member since October 2018)
Phenomenology of CP violation in weak bosons and top quark processes with Effective Field Theory.
Research statement
I am working on Effective Field Theory (EFT) at colliders mainly in top and electroweak sector. Recently, I have been focusing on the interplay between PDF and EFT fits and on the computation of NLO QCD corrections for the SMEFT.
I am the author of NLOCT and one of the FeynRules authors.
I am also investigating how the photon polarisation in cosmic rays can be used to probe BSM physics.
Research directions:
Phenomenology of elementary particles

Active projects
Céline Degrande, Fabio Maltoni

Implementation of the SMEFT at NLO in QCD in the Feynrules MadGraph5_aMC@NLO chain and phenomenological studies

External collaborators: Cen Zhang, Celine Degrande.
Céline Degrande, Fabio Maltoni

An automated framework for BSM phenomenology that allows one to compute Feynman rules from a Lagrangian.

External collaborators: Céline Degrande (CERN) Benjamin Fuks (Jussieu).
Céline Degrande

The project aims at simultaneously fit PDF and the SMEFT. The first step was the introduction of 4 four-fermion operators in the DIS fit. The next steps are the inclusion of other relevant operators and to increased the data sets used.

External collaborators: Maria Ubiali, Stephano Carrazza, Juan Rojo, Shayan Iranipour.

Non-active projects
Publications in CP3
All my publications on Inspire

Number of publications as CP3 member: 14 Download BibTeX

Last 5 publications


CP3-21-08: Circular polarisation of gamma rays as a probe of dark matter interactions with cosmic ray electrons
Marina Cermeño, Céline Degrande, Luca Mantani

[Abstract] [PDF]
Refereed paper. March 26.


CP3-20-58: Reviving the interference: framework and proof-of-principle for the anomalous gluon self-interaction in the SMEFT
Degrande, C. Maltoni, M.

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
Refereed paper. December 11.
CP3-20-42: Automated one-loop computations in the SMEFT
Céline Degrande, Gauthier Durieux, Fabio Maltoni, Ken Mimasu, Eleni Vryonidou and Cen Zhang

Refereed paper. August 26.


CP3-19-56: Global fit of pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone Dark Matter
Chiara Arina, Ankit Beniwal, Celine Degrande, Jan Heisig and Andre Scaffidi

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
Prepared for submission to JHEP
Refereed paper. December 9.
CP3-19-25: Can New Physics Hide inside the Proton?
Stefano Carrazza, Celine Degrande, Shayan Iranipour, Juan Rojo, Maria Ubiali

11 pages, submitted to PRL
Refereed paper. May 10.

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