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After the master's

The HEP master aims at training students for and through research in particle physics (theoretical and experimental), astrophysics and cosmology (theoretical and observational). The master leads thus naturally to PhD studies which prepares for a career as a researcher in academics or in the industry.

As a matter of fact, over the history of the master, about 90% of our students started a PhD right after their degree in the field of their choice (see below). About half of them stayed either in the Paris-Saclay area (École Polytechnique, Orsay University, CEA etc...), in the center of Paris (Pierre et Marie Curie University, Denis Diderot University, École Normale Supérieure) or in Zürich (ETH or University). Many others chose to move to equally prestigious institutes such as EPFL Lausanne, University of Amsterdam, NORDITA Stockholm, University of Münster, University of Heidelberg, DESY Hamburg...

For its methodological richness, the HEP master also paves the way for a large variety of careers outside of physics: computer science, finance etc...


List of our student's PhD theses:


Pablo San Miguel Claveria: "Bright beams in plasma-based particle accelerators", LOA-École polytechnique/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, supervisor: Sébastien Corde

Osmin Lacombe: "Particles, strings, fields and their applications to cosmology", LPTHE Paris, supervisor: Ignatios Antoniadis

Andrew Lifson: "Research and Development of Event Generator Models", Lund university (Sweeden)

Rahul Balasubramanian: "Statistical Models for Higgs EFT", Nikhef-University of Amsterdam, supervisor: Wouter Verkerke and Pamela Ferrari

Jacques Muller: "Diffuse Very-High-Energy gamma-ray Emission in the LMC and in the Milky Way with HES", LLR-École polytechnique, supervisor: Mathieu de Naurois

Ana Garbayo Peón: "Aspects of the holographic duality", IGFAE (Galician Institute of High Energy Physics), supervisor: Alfonso Vázquez Ramallo

Philipp Windischhofer: "constraining the H -> bb decay with the full LHC Run-2 dataset", University of Oxford, supervisor: Daniela Bortoletto

Anastasia Kotsokechagia: "Participation in the construction of the ATLAS tracker in view of the high-luminosity Phase-2 upgrade. – Measurement of the Quartic Gauge Couplings in Vector Boson Scattering with ATLAS detector, using the full LHC Run-2 Dataset", LAL-Université Paris-Sud, supervisor: Dimitris Varouchas, Lydia Fayard

Giulio Isacchini: "Statistical Physics Modelling and Information Processing in the Adaptive Immune System", Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire de physique Théorique, Paris, supervisors: Armita Nourmohammad, Thierry Mora, Aleksandra Walczak