Ph.D. (ETH Zürich '84)
Professor (McGill) and IPP Principal Research Scientist
(514)-398-6515, corriveau à physics.mcgill.ca
As an experimental physicist, I am especially interested in high energy collisions to get new insights into the nature and structure of matter.
In the footsteps of LEP, both the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the ATLAS detector at CERN have been built to investigate further symmetry breaking and the origin of mass by searching for the Higgs particle. Canadian groups were very active building part of the detector and preparing for the data taking which started in 2009. The McGill group is heavily contributing to the high level trigger and energy measurement optimizations. See the ATLAS/McGill page for details. I am particularly interested in specific particle production processes, calorimeter detector calibration, and particle flow algorithms. We are looking for strong, motivated students!
The next generation of accelerators can no longer be circular because of energy losses and the power demands. The planned International Linear Collider would ideally complement the LHC and investigate the properties of the Higgs with high precision. Part of the contributing Canadian groups joined the CALICE collaboration to work on calorimetry R&D projects and the development of energy flow algorithms (McGill). See also the local CALICE page. My group has studied the coupling of modern SiPM detector devices to scintillator tiles, simulated the light collection, analysed test beam data and is now contributing to the construction and tests of the first digital hadronic calorimeter at ANL.
A McGill group was involved in the
international ZEUS collaboration.
Unique electron-proton collisions took place at the HERA accelerator of
the DESY research center in
My main interests were in the domain of deep inelastic scattering of
punctual electrons on protons, thus probing the content of the
Ages ago, with a joint group from McGill University and the Université de Montréal, I participated in the HELIOS experiment (NA34) at the CERN SPS. We observed beams of protons and heavy ions on fixed targets and measured the details energy flow in a large solid angle detector. No quark-gluon plasma signal was found, but we tried!
My Ph.D. thesis measured the transverse polarisation of positrons from polarized muon deday at the SIN research center (now PSI) in Switzerland. Four new independent Michel parameters were determined for the first time.
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