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Employment
 February 2010  now: CNRS Scientific Associate at the Instute for Theoretical Physics at the CEA Saclay (CNRS CR2).
 October 2009  September 2010: Postdoc position at CERN (CERN Fellow).
 October 2007  September 2009: Postdoc position at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (Research Associate).
 October 2004  September 2007: Postdoc position as a FNRS Research Fellow (Chargé de recherches).
With this fellow, I have visited the following places:
 October 2004  October 2006: SPhT, CEA Saclay, France
 November 2006  January 2007: LPTHE, University Paris VI/VII, France
 February 2007  March 2007: GGI program, Firenze, Italy
 March 2007  Now: BNL, NewYork, USA
 October 2000  September 2004: PhD. thesis at the University of Liège as a FNRS fellow (aspirant).
Degrees
 Candidature (2nd year degree) in Physics from the University of Liège.
First year with highest honors in 199697 and second year with highest honors in 19971998.
 Candidature (2nd year degree) in Mathematics from the University of Liège.
First year with highest honors in 199697 and second year with highest honors in 19971998.
 License (4th year degree) in Physics from the University of Liège.
First year with highest honors in 199899 and second year with highest honors in 19992000.
 D.E.A. (5th year degree) in Physics from the University of Liège
obtained with highest honors in 20012002.
 Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Liège
obtained with highest honors on January 6th, 2004.
Thesis and dissertations
 Ph.D. thesis: [PS, PDF]
Deep Inelastic Scattering at small x: Perturbative QCD and Smatrix theory.
 Master Dissertation : [PS, PDF]
The DGLAP evolution equation: Analytical properties and numerical resolution.
 Undergraduate Dissertation: Lightcone quantisation, application to vacuum and zero modes.
Research
During my Ph.D., I have been working, under the supervision of Dr. J.R. Cudell, on the proton structure functions, especially on the
smallx region. The main aim of my work was to have a escription of the experimental measurements coherent with the DGLAP equation
at large Q^{2} and Regge theory at smallx. I have also worked independently on the structure of
the QCD vacuum, using lightcone quantisation, and on the semiclassical approach to compute the gluon distribution at small x.
As a Postdoc, I am studying saturation and fluctuation effects in perturbative highenergy QCD in collaboration with the SPhT at the CEA
Saclay and the Nuclear Theory group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. This field of research covers the structure QCD in its
highenergy limit, its universal links with statistical physics and the applications to phenomenology.
Since a few years, three years I mostly work on jet physics with G. Salam and
M. Cacciari. We have developped new algorithms (SISCone, antik_{t})
and new analysis techniques (e.g. jet areas), both analytically
and in their applications to jet physics at the LHC.
General knowledge
 Quantum field theory, particle physics and gauge theories.
 Theoretical astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology.
 Group theory.
 Programming in C, C++, Pascal, Fortran, Java and Basic; 3D programmation using OpenGL; multiplatform programmation using wxWidgets.
Miscellaneous distinctions
 3year grant from the French ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche): Chaire d'Excellence from January 2011 to December 2013.
 Physics prize given by the University of Liege for the years 19962000. That prize is granted each year to a student in Physics getting his diploma.
 Roset Prize, given by the AMULg (Association of the Ulg Mathematicians) for the year 199697. That prize is granted each year to a student in Mathematical Sciences.
 Participation, with the Belgian team, to the 37th International Mathematical Olympiad, in 1996. Bronze medal.
Teaching experience
 Programming exercises for B.A. students in Chemical Sciences, in 19992000 (30 hours/year).
 Physics laboratories for the general physics course for first year students in Computer Sciences, in 20022003 (50 hours/year).
 Physics laboratories for the general physics course for first year students in Computer Sciences, in 20032004 (50 hours/year).
Collaborative visits:
 Work with K.Itakura, 1019 April 2006, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan.
 Work with JP.Blaizot, 111 November 2005, ECT*, Trento, Italy.
 Work with R.Peschanski, 39 June 2004, Saclay, France.
 Work with H.J.Pirner and A.I.Shoshi, 510 May 2003, Heidelberg, Germany.
