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Proposed PhD subjects 2016-2019

List of current (2016-2019) proposed thesis and fellowships

Applications Dead Line :    April 1st 2016 (23h59 CET)   —  Instructions to apply

ATLAS : A resonance search in the e+e- final state with the Run 2 LHC data with the ATLAS experiment and ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter upgrade
ATLAS : Development and Performance of a Pixel detector for ATLAS at the HL-LHC
ATLAS : Higgs boson coupling measurement at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in the ATLAS experiment
ATLAS : Search for new physics in the monophoton final state with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
ATLAS : Search for New Physics with the ATLAS detector using W and Z final states
Astro : Multidimensional Simulations of Pair Instability Supernovae Explosions
LHCb : Measurement of the CP violating phase γ in open-charm B decays at the LHCb experiment
LSST : Matter and void distribution with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
MIMAC : Directional Direct Dark Matter Detection with MIMAC and non-directional with NEWS
10  STEREO : Sterile neutrino search at ILL, the STEREO experiment
11  Virgo : Revealing gravitational waves out of terrestrial noise: identifying the main sensitivity limitations

ATLAS : A resonance search in the e+e- final state with the Run 2 LHC data with the ATLAS experiment and ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter upgrade

Topics: LHC Physics, ATLAS collaboration Proponents: Tetiana Hryn’ova, Isabelle Wingerter Address: LAPP - 9, chemin de Bellevue - BP 110 - 74941 ANNECY-LE-VIEUX CEDEX Phone: + 33 (0)450 09 16 24 or 17 49 Contact Email: hrynova@lapp.in2p3.fr, isabelle.wingerter-seez@lapp.in2p3.fr Summary of the project: This PhD proposal is focused on the searches for new phenomena in the dilepton final state in protonproton collisions with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at CERN. This analysis was (...)

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ATLAS : Search for New Physics with the ATLAS detector using W and Z final states

Topics:  LHC Physics, ATLAS collaboration Proponents:  Lucia Di Ciaccio Address:  LAPP - 9, chemin de Bellevue - BP 110 - 74941 ANNECY-LE-VIEUX CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)450 09 16 24 Contact Email:  lucia.di-ciaccio@lapp.in2p3.fr The proposed thesis subject will use final states with a pair of gauge bosons (W and Z) produced in proton-proton collisions at the LHC, at an energy in the centre of mass of 13 TeV, as a probe to look for New Physics phenomena. The project is based, ultimately, on (...)

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ATLAS : Higgs boson coupling measurement at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in the ATLAS experiment

Topics:  LHC Physics, ATLAS collaboration Proponents:  Thibault Guillemin Address: LAPP - 9, chemin de Bellevue - BP 110 - 74941 ANNECY-LE-VIEUX CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)450 09 17 85 Contact Email:  guillemin@lapp.in2p3.fr The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 during the Run 1 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has opened a new era for particle physics, era where the complete characterization of this new particle is of outmost importance. The Standard Model (SM) predicts with (...)

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ATLAS : Development and Performance of a Pixel detector for ATLAS at the HL-LHC

Topics:  LHC Physics, Instrumentation, ATLAS collaboration Proponents:  Jessica Lévêque, Rémi Lafaye, Stéphane Jézéquel Address: LAPP - 9, chemin de Bellevue - BP 110 - 74941 ANNECY-LE-VIEUX CEDEX Phone:   +33 (0)450 09 16 32 (J. Levêque), + 33 (0)450 09 16 52 (R. Lafaye), + 33 (0)450 09 16 26 (S. Jézéquel) Contact Email:  leveque@lapp.in2p3.fr, lafaye@lapp.in2p3.fr, jezequel@lapp.in2p3.fr Project overview :   On the 4th July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations reported the discovery of a (...)

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LHCb : Measurement of the CP violating phase γ in open-charm B decays at the LHCb experiment

Topics:  LHC Physics, LHCb collaboration Proponents:  Vincent Tisserand Address:  LAPP - 9, chemin de Bellevue - BP 110 - 74941 ANNECY-LE-VIEUX CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)450 09 17 81 Contact Email:   tisserand@lapp.in2p3.fr Experimental status & importance of the CKM phase γ The LHCb experiment at the LHC (CERN) was designed to continue the study of heavy flavours in the sector of beauty and charmed quarks, after the huge success of the B-factories (KEK/Japan and SLAC/USA), recognised by (...)

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ATLAS : Search for new physics in the monophoton final state with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

Topics:  LHC Physics, ATLAS collaboration Proponents:  Marie-Hélène Genest, Fabienne Ledroit Address:  LPSC Grenoble - 53, rue des Martyrs - 38026 GRENOBLE CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)476 28 40 75 Contact Email:  genest@lpsc.in2p3.fr Context:   The presence of Cold Dark Matter in the universe has been evidenced by a number of astrophysical experiments. Direct and indirect detection experiments are looking for manifestations of the elusive new particle. In a completely complementary approach, (...)

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Virgo : Revealing gravitational waves out of terrestrial noise: identifying the main sensitivity limitations

Topics:  Gravitational waves, Virgo collaboration Proponents:  Michal Was, Benoît Mours Address:  LAPP - 9, chemin de Bellevue - BP 110 - 74941 ANNECY-LE-VIEUX CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)450 09 55 20 (M. Was), + 33 (0)450 09 55 21 (B. Mours) Contact Email:  was@lapp.in2p3.fr, mours@lapp.in2p3.fr Context Gravitational waves are an early prediction of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. An indirect proof of their existence was obtained in 1974 through the observation of a pulsar in a tight (...)

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MIMAC : Directional Direct Dark Matter Detection with MIMAC and non-directional with NEWS

Topics:  Dark Matter detection Proponents:  Daniel Santos Address:  LPSC Grenoble - 53, rue des Martyrs - 38026 GRENOBLE CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)476 28 40 21 Contact Email:  daniel.santos@lpsc.in2p3.fr The hypothesis of the existence of non-baryonic dark matter in our galactic halo is supported by all astrophysical observations performed from cosmological to local scales. The measurement of one clear experimental signal of this matter represents one of the most important challenges for (...)

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STEREO : Sterile neutrino search at ILL

Topics:  Neutrino physics Proponents: Jean-Sébastien Réal Address:  LPSC Grenoble - 53, rue des Martyrs - 38026 GRENOBLE CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)476 28 41 75 Contact Email: real@lpsc.in2p3.fr Overview : Since their discovery in 1956, neutrinos have been extensively studied. Recently, neutrino oscillations have been measured and show that they are massive particles. The three known types (flavor) of neutrino interact only through the weak force. Due to their very small interaction (...)

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LSST : Matter and void distribution with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Topics:  Dark energy Proponents:  Cécile Renault Address:  LPSC Grenoble - 53, rue des Martyrs - 38026 GRENOBLE CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)476 28 40 13 Contact Email: rcecile@in2p3.fr The thesis places itself as part of the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a fast, wide and large telescope (partly) dedicated to cosmology, in particular, to the understanding of the nature of dark energy which is responsible for the current acceleration of (...)

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Multidimensional Simulations of Pair Instability Supernovae Explosions

Topics:  Astrophysics, supernovae Proponents:  Pascal Chardonnet Address:  LAPTh - 9, chemin de Bellevue - BP 110 - 74941 ANNECY-LE-VIEUX CEDEX Phone:  + 33 (0)450 09 17 48 Contact Email:  chardonnet@lapth.cnrs.fr In astrophysics, the mass of star is a key factor in order to understand the fate of the progenitor. One of the main problem of supernovae observation is to determine the mass of the progenitor from the spectrum assuming some modelization. Therefore a better understanding of the (...)

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