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Project Title: 
Higgs boson properties (WP1)
Location of Project: 
UDUR, Durham


I was born in 1985 in Algiers, Algeria. I studied physics in Algiers and Paris (France), and earned my Master's Diploma in 2012.

After my bachelor's degree on theoretical physics, I decided that particle physics was what I wanted to do. I started in this field working on my PhD thesis, building and studying the new generation of highly granular calorimeters within the CALICE collaboration, which are specially designed for the future linear collider machines (ILC). I was based at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris with various trips to CERN to participate in several beam tests. During my thesis I investigated different algorithms to reconstruct particle showers and characterise this new kind of detector using the high granularity potential. I also explored a new method to measure the Higgs production in such a machine using the hadronic Z decay in the ZH production process. I joined the HiggsTools program in IPPP Durham and Imperial College London where I started to be involved in the CMS experiment.

My mission is to be an interface between the IPPP Durham in terms of phenomenology of jets and Imperial College London in terms of data analysis, aiming to improve precision measurement in Higgs sector, particularly in the VBF production process.

Scientific publications: 
1711.09875 The HiggsTools Handbook: Concepts and observables for deciphering the Nature of the Higgs Sector M. Boggia, J. M. Cruz-Martinez, H. Frellesvig, N. Glover, R. Gomez-Ambrosio, G. Gonella, Y. Haddad, A. Ilnicka, S. Jones, Z. Kassabov, F. Krauss, T. Megy, D. Melini, D. Napoletano, G. Passarino, S. Patel, M. Rodriguez-Vazquez, T. Wolf ESR1, ESR3, ESR4, ESR5, ESR6, ESR7, ESR8, ESR9, ESR11, ESR12, ESR13, ESR14, ESR16, ESR20, ESR21 ALU-FR, CNRS, DESY, DFTTO, ETH, FOM, NCSR-D, UDUR, UGR

Higgstools Events: 
Location Date
HiggsTools Final Network Meeting IPPP Monday, September 11, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017
HiggsTools Third Young Researchers Meeting Zeuthen, Germany Tuesday, October 11, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016
HiggsTools Second Annual Meeting Granada, Spain Tuesday, April 12, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016
HiggsTools Mid Term Review Helmholtz Association, Brussels Tuesday, October 20, 2015
HiggsTools Second Young Researchers Meeting Universite Libre de Bruxelles Wednesday, October 21, 2015 to Friday, October 23, 2015
HiggsTools First Annual Meeting Freiburg, Germany Wednesday, April 15, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015
HiggsTools Annual Summer School 2015 Pré Saint-Didier, Italy Sunday, June 28, 2015 to Saturday, July 04, 2015
HiggsTools First Young Researchers Meeting Lumley Castle, United Kingdom Monday, February 16, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015

Host Institution Start End
Academic IC Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Thursday, April 30, 2015
Private RISC Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Sunday, April 30, 2017
Academic IC Monday, June 01, 2015 Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Academic IC Sunday, February 01, 2015 Thursday, April 30, 2015

Other Events: 
Location Date
Research Training Group 2044 Fall Workshop Gengenbach, Germany Monday, October 10, 2016 - 09:30 to Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 18:00
Jet vetoes and multiplicity observables Durham IPPP Monday, September 19, 2016 - 14:00 to Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 14:00
Phenomenology 2016 Symposium University of Pittsburgh Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00 to Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 22:00
Higgs Coupling 2015 Lumley Castle, United Kingdom Monday, October 12, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 18:00

PhD Awarded: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Thesis Title: 
A highly granular semi-digital hadron calorimeter for a future linear e + e − collider and a model independent Higgs boson measurement in the ZH→qq+X channel