Pauline Gagnon

Pauline Gagnon

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Blogs in English on the Quantum Diaries page
Blogs en français sur le site des Quantum Diaries

 

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CERN office

 +41 22 766 2205

Fax number at CERN

 +41 22 767 8350

Indiana University

 only occasionnally

 

Mobile phone from Switzerland

076 487 5172  (00 41 76 487 5172 from abroad)

e-mail 

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Présentations grand public en français:

La matière sombre: la face cachée de l'Univers, présentation (1h) donnée à l'UTA de Sorel-Tracy, au Cégep de Jonquière, au Centre d'études collégiales de Chibougamau et au Coeur des Sciences de l'UQÀM à Montréal en octobre et novembre 2013.

Le boson de Higgs: mais qu'est-ce que ça mange en hiver?- présentation (1h) donnée au Coeur des Sciences de l'UQÀM le 1er mai 2013 et au musée de la civilisation de Québec le 7 mai dans le cadre du 81ième congrès de l'ACFAS ainsi qu'au Cégep de Jonquière le 9 mai 2013. Présentation reprise à l'UTA de Sorel-Tracy, au Cégep F-X Garneau de Québec, au Centre d'études collégiales de Chibougamau et à l'observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix en octobre et novembre 2013. Présentée au Globe de la Science et de l'Innovation du CERN le 9 octobre 2013 et à l'Université de Grenoble pour la Nuit des deux infinis le 10 octobre 2013.

Qu'est-ce que le boson de Higgs mange en hiver (et autres détails essentiels) - présentation publique (25 min) donnée au CERN durant les Journées Portes Ouvertes les 28-29 Sept 2013. (enregistrement de la présentation)

Introduction à la physique au CERN- présentation donnée aux Journées Portes Ouvertes du CERN - 28-29 septembre 2013

Visite guidée d'ATLAS et de la salle des aimants - vidéo réalisée par Marie-Claude Pugin. Une alternative si vous ne pouvez vous déplacer pour venir au CERN en personne.

Petite introduction aux particules et faisceaux du CERN? Courte présentation pour aider les élèves qui veulent s'inscrire à la compétition: Un faisceau pour les écoles.

Introduction au détecteur ATLAS - Centre des visites d'ATLAS

Presentation for general public audience (in English):

What does the Higgs boson eat during the winter and other essential details - public talk (1h) given in Lerwick Town Hall on the Shetland Island in Scotland on 30 Nov 2013.

What does the Higgs boson eat during the winter (and other essential details) - public talk (25 min) given at CERN during the Open Days on Sept 28-29 2013. (recorded presentation)

The dark side of the Universe - talk for general audience on the existence of dark matter and the various experimental attempts to determine its nature (1 hour)

Brief introduction to particles and beams- short presentation for students interested in the Beamline for Schools competition

Introduction to particle physics and Higgs boson for Marterclasses with Hypathia software

In English: What does the Higgs boson eat during the winter

En français: Le boson de Higgs: mais qu'est-ce que ça mange en hiver?

General presentations:

Women in Physics: Are we there yet? Presentation given at the LHCb Collaboration in July 2013 and to HR department at CERN in September 2013. (pdf version)

How can we draw more women to physics?- presentation given to the High School Teacher program at CERN on July 3rd, 2013

Women in Physics: Are we there yet? Presentation given to the Women's meeting of the German Physics Society, Freiburg, Oct. 2013

Introduction au CERN et ATLAS - masterclasse 13 mars 2012 (pdf)

Que nous réserve ATLAS et le LHC?
Les journées consacrées à Galilée (version pdf)  18-19 décembre 2009.

Départ réussi pour le LHC et ATLAS, séminaire donné au Centre National des Sciences et Technologies Nucléaires, Tunis, 17 décembre 2009. (version pdf)


Another day, another boson: Work at a Higgs factory: NRC
colloquium, 7 April 7 2009 and UPS, Tacoma, colloquium,  1 May 2009.

Mentor and Pioneer
: A tribute to Engin Arik and her support for Women in Physics. Presentation given at the International Conference on Particle Physics: In Memoriam - Engin Arik and her colleagues, Istambul, October 2008. To honor Engin Arik's dedication to women in physics and to her students, I presented statistics on the gender composition of the ATLAS Collaboration and efforts being taken to pursue her work through the Engin Arik Fellowship. Presentation and write-up.

Statistics on the ATLAS Collaboration: May 2008: Statistics on the ATLAS collaboration from a gender and national perspective - Presented at the ATLAS Week in October 2008. The data is based on the ATLAS Authorship database as of May 8th, 2008, using only qualified authors.

My detector is bigger than yours: Big Science, Particle Physics and Women. Invited talk at the 14th International Conference of Women engineers and Scientists in Lille, July 2008. 

Why haven't we found the Higgs yet? IU Physics seminar -April 3, 2006.

Invisible Higgs decays, ATLAS Physics Workshop, Athens, May 23, 2003.

Another day, another boson: work at a Higgs factory, Indiana University colloquium, March 12 2003.

Searches for the Higgs boson within and  beyond the SM and MSSM models at LEP : Indiana University seminar, March 10 2003.

LEP Higgs searches beyond the SM and MSSM modelsPascos 03, Mumbai, Jan 3-8, 2003

 

Hidden Valley Workshop in Seattle  - May 2009:

Report from the "Low Mass Hidden  Sector" working group

ATLAS Exotics group:
Comment caller un orignal super-sombre dans une vallée cachée, séminaire, Université de Montréal, 9 avril 2009

Call for a superdark Moose in a Hidden Valley -  Carleton University seminar, 7 April 2009


Call for a superdark Moose in a Hidden Valley -  ATLAS Exotics meeting, 27 march 2009

ATLAS Higgs working group presentations:

PtmissPlusLeptonsFilter performance for the invisible HZ analysis - ATLAS Monte Carlo group meeting - 20 March 2006 
Request for MC samples for the invisible HZ analysis - ATLAS Trigger and Physics week - 22 March 2006 

New filter based on large Ptmiss for invisible Higgs search - ATLAS Higgs meeting, 14 December 2005.

Invisible Higgs decay in WH and ZH channels -  Higgs meeting, 12 December 2002

Problems with transverse mass in WH decays ATLAS Higgs meeting, Oct 2002.

Invisible Higgs decay to SUSYATLAS Higgs meeting, May 2002


TRT presentations:

TRT workshop in Dubna, May 2005:  A lab of one's own: epilogue

TRT week, CERN, February 2005: Barrel modules final acceptance status

TRT week, CERN, December 2004:  Barrel modules final acceptance status

TRT week - Sept 2004: Acceptance test status for the ATLAS TRT barrel modules

(Michelle Galvin's presentation (summer student 2004): ATLAS TRT barrel: Module acceptance testing

DOE site review, August 25, 2004: Status of acceptance tests at CERN

TRT week - Feb 2003: Barrel acceptance test status

TRT barrel status - ASSO meeting - December 2002

TRT week - Oct 2002
           Barrel acceptance test status

TRT workshop in Hampton, Virginia - May 2002
           Update on barrel module acceptance tests
           Autopsy of the IU test module
           Wire aging studies with CF4 in the presence of water


Publications:

ATLAS notes:  
Mentor and Pioneer: A tribute to Engin Arik and her support for Women in Physics. Balkans Physics Letters, vol. 17, 19 May 2009.

Sensitivity to an Invisibly decaying Higgs boson with ATLAS data,
P. Gagnon et. al, published in Expected Performance of the ATLAS Experiment - Detector, Trigger and Physics, the ATLAS Collaboration, arXiv:0901.0512 http://arxiv.org/abs/0901.0512

Invisible Higgs boson decays in the ZH and WH channels, P. Gagnon, June 2005, ATL-PHYS-PUB-2005-011.

Last published  paper with OPAL data:
Search for a low mass CP-odd Higgs boson in e+e- collisions with the OPAL detector at LEP2, OPAL Collaboration,
          G. Abbiendi \etal, CERN-EP-2002-058, submitted to Eur. Phys. J. C.

TRT notes:
      Final validation for TRT production wire - ATL-IT-QR-0058
      Report on the autopsy of the Indiana University test module - ATL-IT-TR-0013
      Status of Time-over-threshold method in Monte Carlo in release 2.6.0 -
ps version
      Results from the barrel module 1.0 irradiation test in Dubna -
draft version

Main publications

Full list of publications from OPAL

Full list of publications from E791

Other publications

Curriculum Vitae


TRT Barrel Acceptance Tests page

Pictures from the TRT barrel acceptance tests in building 154
     September 18, 2002
     December 2, 2002
     February 10, 2003
     June 17, 2003


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