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 :

Physics cartoon
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 (IISN) (member since January 2019)
My research focuses on the phenomenology of simple dark matter models and their implications on direct, indirect and collider search experiments. I’m also interesting in mechanisms that generate the observed baryon asymmetry in our Universe.
Marina Cermeno (IISN) (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.

PhD students
Julien Touchèque (UCL-FSR) (member since October 2018)
Phenomenology of weak bosons and top quark interactions with Effective Field Theory, focusing on CP violation.
Andres Vasquez (FNRS) (member since September 2018)
Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Higgs phenomenology.
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: 11 Download BibTeX

Last 5 publications


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]
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.
CP3-19-03: New Physics in Double Higgs Production at Future $e^+ e^-$ Colliders
Andres Vasquez, Celine Degrande, Alberto Tonero, Rogerio Rosenfel

16 pages, 8 figures
Refereed paper. January 17.
CP3-19-01: Using circular polarisation to test the composition and dynamics of astrophysical particle accelerators
Celine Bœhm, Celine Degrande, Jakub Scholtz, Aaron C. Vincent

[Abstract] [PDF]
15 pages, 11 figures
Refereed paper. January 16.


CP3-12-25: Effective Field Theory: A Modern Approach to Anomalous Couplings
Degrande, Celine and others

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
Submitted to PRD
Refereed paper. May 18.

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