Welcome to the new students in the spring semester!
On 19th February, the spring semester started and seven master students joined our lab to work on their TP4b projects: three projects focus on the development of detectors, and four other projects on data analysis on the LHCb, SND or DAMPE experiments. SiPM measurements(PDE, gain), supervised by Esteban: Pascal Kelly B+ to K+ τ+ τ- (…)
LPHE scientific highlights of 2023
With the year 2023 approaching its end, we summarise the prominent milestones achieved by the LPHE research teams throughout this year. Physics results Several important physics results have been released, with active contribution of the LPHE researchers. These include: Lepton universality holds strong The LHCb collaboration has performed the most precise to date test of (…)
Louis Henry obtained a Spark grant from SNSF
Louis Henry obtained this year’s 1-year funding Spark grant. The aim of Spark is “to fund the rapid testing or development of novel and unconventional scientific approaches, methods, theories, standards and ideas, etc. It is designed for projects that show unconventional thinking and introduce a unique approach. The focus is on promising ideas of high (…)
Guillaume Pietrzyk awarded by a fourth prize for his PhD thesis!
Guillaume Pietrzyk was awarded for his thesis “Precision measurement of neutral charm meson mixing parameters” by the EPFL’s Hausmann award 2023. So far, Guillaume’s thesis has got four prizes: CHIPP prize 2022, LHCb thesis award 2022, EDPY doctoral thesis award 2022 (3rd prize and thesis distinction), and now the Hausmann award 2023. We congratulate to (…)
LHCb collaboration meeting in Marseille
In the last week of September, members of the LHCb collaboration gathered in Marseille to discuss the status of the experiment and future prospects. The LPHE members presented their work on the operation of the scintillating fibre tracker (SciFi), tracking algorithms, luminosity measurement and other aspects of experiment operation. We also had chance to meet (…)
María Vieites Diaz awarded by Ramón y Cajal scholarship
María Vieites Diaz, a former post-doc at LPHE, got awarded by the prestigious Ramón y Cajal scholarship. It is considered to be the most prestigious nationally-funded research scholarshipto follow a scientific career in Spain. María will benefit from five years of funding, after which the host institution(to be chosen by the recipient) is expected or (…)
Welcome to the Fall semester students!
This Fall semester 2023 will be rich in projects! Nine new first year Master students will lead our three travaux pratiques (TP4a) projects, once a week on Mondays. Cosmic muons, supervised by Luismi: Noémie Duc, Julia Guignon, Lia Lammert Detection of cosmic rays using an electronic calorimeter, supervised by Anni: Eliot Bornand, Kimberly Keyser, Pascal (…)
Наші вітання Сергію!
This Friday 22nd September, Serhii Cholak (LPHE-LS) has successfully defended his thesis entitled Search for Heavy Neutral Leptons with LHCb in front of his family, friends and colleagues. During his thesis, Serhii has computed the limit on the mixing parameter |Uµ|2 between the heavy neutral lepton (HNL) and the Standard Model muon neutrino as a (…)
Latsis Prize for Lesya Shchutska
Prof. Lesya Shchutska (LPHE-LS) was awarded the Swiss Science Prize Latsis 2023 by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) on behalf of the International Latsis Foundation, for her work on searches for new particles beyond the Standard Model. The prize is awarded yearly to a scientist aged under 40 working in Switzerland. Congratulations Lesya! Further (…)
This Friday 25th August 2023, Veronica Kirsebom (LPHE-OS) successfully presented her thesis entitled Measurement of the B+→ρ0μ+νμ differential branching fraction in front of her family, friends and colleagues. During her PhD, Veronica measured the differential branching fraction as a function of the dilepton invariant mass squared relative to the decay B+→D0μ+νμ with D0→π+π–. This measurement (…)