Département de Physique des Particules

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Current position

Research interests

2015-now Study of space propulsion based on antimatter. Member of Gbar experiment (CERN)

2014-now R&D on time projection chambers (TPC) based on micromegas technology.

2001-now Member of the DØ experiment, at the Fermilab Tevatron ppbar collider (Ilinois, USA). Main physics interests: top-quark, Higgs boson, Electroweak physics, muon tracking and identification.

2001–now Expertise in muon reconstruction and identification at DØ.
2013–2015 Study of the production asymmetry and polarization of top quark pairs.
2009–2012 Search of the Standard Model Higgs boson in the H → W + W − → μμνν channel
2003–2009 Search for supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the hb(b) → bbb(b) channel
2002–2005 Measurement of the W → μν production cross-section at DØ
2001–2002 In charge of the software for tracking and reconstruction in the DØ muon spectrometer. In charge of the muon matching algorithm between the central tracking system and the muon spectrometer.

1997–2001 Member of the Aleph experiment at LEP (e+e-) CERN collider. PhD at CEA Saclay on the search for supersymmetric Higgs bosons in Aleph in the e+ e− → hA → bbbb and e+ e− → hZ → q q b b channels. In charge of Aleph e+ e− → hA →bbbb official analysis.


2010 French habilitation to supervize doctoral theses (HDR), From muons to supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the DØ experiment, université Paris VII.
2000 Philosophiæ Doctor, Search for supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the Aleph experiment, université Paris XI.
1997 Master of Science, Fields, Particles, and Matter, université Paris XI.
1996 Engineer degree by Ecole polytechnique (X93), Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

Scientific responsibilities

2001-now Many reponsibilities and positions within the DØ international collaboration:

2015-now  DØ Physics coordinator
Sep. 2014–Jan. 2015 Convener of the DØ “top, electroweak, and Higgs physics” group
2013–2014 Convener of the DØ “top and Higgs boson physics” group
2013-2015 Member of DØ speakers’ Bureau
2012–2013 Convener of the DØ “Higgs boson physics” group
Mar.–Jul. 2012 Convener of the “Search for Higgs boson at high mass” subgroup
2010–2012 Convener of the “Vector boson + jets and generators” group
2009–2010 Convener of the “muon momentum resolution” task force
2008–2012 Member of DØ editorial board: "Search for new physics in multi-lepton final states"
2005–2008 Convener of the “Muon identification and software” group
Mar.–Sep. 2005 Convener of the “Z → μ+μ− and W → μν production” subgroup

Other scientific or administrative responsibilities

Irfu/DPhp Saclay

2014-now  Head of DØ Irfu/DPhp group
2006-now In charge of computing and computing purchase at Irfu/DPhp
2000-2005 In charge of Dapnia/Spp web site.

Scientific review

2013-now Referee for European Physical Journal C and Physics Letter B.
2009–2012 Elected member of the scientific and technical council of Irfu/Spp, Secretary.
2007 Referee for the Atlas and CMS group at the scientific and technical council of Irfu/Spp


2020 PhD Jury for Sergey Suvorov , “Search for heavy neutrinos in the T2K experiment and upgrade of the near detector ND280”, Université Paris-Saclay.
2016 PhD Jury for Oleh Kivernyk,``Measurement of the W boson mass with the Atlas detector'', Université Paris-Saclay
2014 PhD Jury for Ivo Nicolas Naranjo Fong, “Tau lepton reconstruction and search for Higgs bosons decaying into tau pairs at CMS”, Ecole polytechnique.
2013 PhD Jury for de Dikai Li and referee for a major revision, “ Search for the standard model Higgs boson in the lν + bb final states in 9.7 fb−1 of p pbar collision with the DØ detector“, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI.

Workshops and conferences

2015 Member of the Program Committee for the “Large Hadron Collider Physics” (LHCP2016) conference, Lund (Sweden)
2014 Member of the Program Committee for Top at Twenty workshop, Fermilab, IL (USA)
2004 Preparatory work for DSM/Dapnia and IN2P3 prospect days, La Colle Sur Loup, Oct. 2004
2003 Convener of New Phenomena session, Young scientists days, (JJC2003), La Roche-en-Ardennes Belgian, Dec. 2003.


Supervision of Master’s internship and PhD:

2008–2013 Training lecture in High Energy Physics computing for Master in science students Nucleus, Particles, Astroparticles, Cosmology, université Paris VI, VII et XI.

1997–2000 Teaching assistant, universit ? Paris XI. Approximately 190 hours in wave physics, electromagnetism, and laboratory work (first year students)

Publication summary (H-index=48) 

As a member of the DØ collaboration, co-author of approximately 360 publications in peer-reviewed journal (mainly in Physical Review D and Physical Review Letter). As a member of the ALEPH collaboration, co-author of approximately 70 publications in peer-reviewed journal. The list of these publications can be seen on inspire, or on the D0 web site.

Main DØ publications and preliminary results:

Main ALEPH publications:



Conferences, seminars, and communications

International conferences with proceedings



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