Welcome to my homepage! I am a theoretical physicist studying elementary particles. I have been working at the Institut für Theoretische Physik (ITP) in the University of Tübingen (Germany) since October 2014 as a senior postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Dr.  Barbara  Jäger. Starting from October 2019, I will be a fellow at CERN in the Theory Department.

My main research interests are Higgs physics and supersymmetry at hadron colliders. I am also one of the developers of the code NMSSMCALC which is designed for the study of the Higgs boson masses and decays in the framework of the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM), and the developer of the VBF Higgs pair production code in the VBFNLO collaboration. I started in 2016 my investigation of the neutrino sector and its connexion with Higgs physics.

Before coming to Tübingen I spent three years at the ITP in the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany) as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Dr.  Margarete  Mühlleitner from 2011 to 2014. I got my PhD in France in 2011 at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique in the University of Paris Sud (Orsay) under the supervision of Dr.  Abdelhak  Djouadi. Before my PhD I got my Master in theoretical physics at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris and spent my undergrad years at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan which I entered after a very competitive exam which I passed, granting me a fellowship for four years as a civil servant.

On this website you will find mostly informations about my current work. One part of the website is dedicated to some miscellaneous, mostly in French, that I did up to my Master. By the way the picture you can see above was taken in the Russian Caucasus range in 2016 and is a view over the Elbrus twin summit. The west summit is 5642m high, making it the highest peak in Europe. After particle physics, hiking/alpinism is my second passion in life!



The study of the Higgs boson

After the discovery of a Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012, particle physicists are now studying its properties. The biggest question today can be put simply as: have we found the (single) Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model, or is it the first step into an entire new sector of physics?

This is what underlies my line of research on the Higgs boson.


Supersymmetry

One of the most attractive frameworks to go beyond the conventionnal Standard Model of particle physics is Supersymmetry (SUSY). It is basically a new fundamental symmetry between bosons and fermions. Because this symmetry needs to be broken this predicts a brand new zoo of particles, one of which being a natural candidate for dark matter.

This is my main framework to study the effects of new physics on the Higgs sector.