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Professor Ivica Puljak will lecture on Higgs physics at École polytechnique

Professor Ivica Puljak, from the University of Split, is a renowned expert of the Higgs boson. He will spend the Winter 2016-2017 at École polytechnique as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. On this occasion, he will lecture on Higgs physics, as part of the High energy physics M2 program.

During his stay at École polytechnique, his group will be hosted by Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet (LLR), where he will carry out a twofold research project within the CMS collaboration: He will study the physics of the Higgs boson through its decay to four leptons in the CMS detector, and prepare the upgrade of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter. This project is the continuation of a long-term very successful collaboration with his colleagues from LLR, started in 1994. Some recent examples of successfully completed joined projects are the discovery and the measurement of the properties of the Higgs boson with the CMS detector (which were awarded the 2013 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize from the European Physical Society), in which the LLR and Split groups played leading roles.

After graduating from the University of Split (BS) and of Zagreb (MS), Ivica Puljak moved to École polytechnique for his PhD degree, which he earned in 2000. Since 2011, he is a full Professor of physics at the University of Split.