Publications

List of main author publications

I am author of more than 1300 publications, through my contributions to physics measurements, searches for new physics interactions and particles, building and operating detector systems, and development and implementation of event and object selection algorithms.  Below, I list just a subset of publications of which my students, post docs, researchers, and I have been primary authors: developing, completing, and defending the analysis, and writing the publications. 

 

2020 :

Searches for new particles

Multi-dimensional search for heavy resonances decaying to boosted WW,WZ,ZZ

Direct-dark matter detection

Results on low-mass weakly interacting massive particles from a 11 kg-day target exposure of DAMIC at SNOLAB

 

 

2019 : 

Boosted physics & searches with Higgs bosons

Searching for gravitons interacting with Higgs bosons

Combination of CMS searches for heavy resonances decaying to pairs of bosons or leptons

Searching for extended Higgs boson structure

Search for a low-mass τ−τ+ resonance with a b quark

 

Tau reconstruction algorithms

Reconstruction of τ τ lepton pair invariant mass using an artificial neural network

 

Direct-dark matter detection

Constraints on Light Dark Matter Particles Interacting with Electrons from DAMIC at SNOLAB

 

2018 : 

Higgs boson observations : 

Observation of the Higgs boson coupling to fermions (tau leptons)

Higgs decaying to tau leptons included in CMS combination

Third-generation leptoquarks : 

Search for a singly produced third-generation scalar leptoquark decaying to a τ lepton and a bottom quark in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV

Boosted physics & searches with Higgs bosons

Search for massive resonances decaying into WW, WZ, ZZ, qW, and qZ with dijet final states at s√= 13 TeV

Search for heavy resonances decaying into two Higgs bosons or into a Higgs boson and a W or Z boson in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV

Search for heavy resonances decaying into a vector boson and a Higgs boson in final states with charged leptons, neutrinos and b quarks at s√= 13 TeV

Search for a heavy resonance decaying into a Z boson and a vector boson in the ννqq final state

Search for a heavy resonance decaying to a pair of vector bosons in the lepton plus merged jet final state at s√= 13 TeV

 

2017 : 

Boosted physics & searches with Higgs bosons

Search for heavy resonances that decay into a vector boson and a Higgs boson in hadronic final states at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV

Search for heavy resonances decaying into a vector boson and a Higgs boson in final states with charged leptons, neutrinos, and b quarks

Search for massive resonances decaying into WW, WZ or ZZ bosons in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV

Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying to WW, WZ, ZZ, WH, and ZH boson pairs in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 and 13 TeV

Direct-dark matter detection

First Direct-Detection Constraints on eV-Scale Hidden-Photon Dark Matter with DAMIC at SNOLAB

A Measurement of the Ionization Efficiency of Nuclear Recoils in Silicon

 

2016 : 

Boosted physics & searches with Higgs bosons

Search for massive WH resonances decaying into the l nu b anti-b final state at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

Search for a massive resonance decaying into a Higgs boson and a W or Z boson in hadronic final states in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

 

Tau identification 

Tau identification in boosted topologies

Direct-dark matter detection

Search for low-mass WIMPs in a 0.6 kg day exposure of the DAMIC experiment at SNOLAB

 

2015 : 

Boosted physics & searches with Higgs bosons

Searching for additional Higgs boson (supersymmetric)

First look for resonances in the 13 TeV c.o.m. data (PAS only)

Search for boosted H->bb and boosted H-> tautau (PAS only)

Search for narrow high-mass resonances in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV decaying to a Z and a Higgs boson

Direct-dark matter detection

Measurement of radioactive contamination in the high-resistivity silicon CCDs of the DAMIC experiment

 

2014 : 

Boosted physics

Search for massive resonances decaying into pairs of boosted bosons in semi-leptonic final states at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

Search for massive resonances in dijet systems containing jets tagged as W or Z boson decays in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

Direct-dark matter detection

The DAMIC-100 dark matter detection experiment with CCDs at SNOLAB

 

2012 : 

Discovery of the Higgs boson : 

Observation of the Higgs boson coupling to fermions (tau leptons)

Direct-dark matter detection

Direct Search for Low Mass Dark Matter Particles with CCDs