Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 2000
    M.Sc. University of Amsterdam (Nikhef)

  • 2005
    Ph.D University of Amsterdam (Nikhef)

Employment

  • 2005 – 2007
    Research Associate at Imperial College London, CMS experiment and Dzero experiment. Primary focus: CMS software, CMS trigger, particle flow, tau identifcation.

  • 2007
    - 2010 Research Associate at Cornell University, CMS experiment. Primary focus: Pixel detector commissioning and measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in the frst LHC data

  • 2010 – 2014
    Assistant Professor (research focus) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CMS experiment. Primary focus: Searches for physics beyond the standard model in the top sector

  • Since 2014
    Associate Professor (research focus) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CMS experiment and FCC-ee. Primary focus: Searches for physics beyond the standard model in the top sector

Selected publications

  • Search for high-mass diphoton resonances in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV and combination with 8 TeV search, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Lowette, S., Moortgat, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 10 Apr 2017 In : Physics Letters B. 767, p. 147-170 24 p.

  • Measurement of the WZ production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Lowette, S., Moortgat, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 10 Mar 2017 In : Physics Letters B. 766, p. 268-290

  • Evidence for collectivity in pp collisions at the LHC, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Lowette, S., Moortgat, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 10 Feb 2017 In : Physics Letters B. 765, p. 193-220

  • Search for R-parity violating supersymmetry with displaced vertices in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Lowette, S., Moortgat, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 25 Jan 2017 In : Physical Review D. 95, 1, 23 p., 012009

  • The CMS trigger system, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Keaveney, J., Lowette, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Strom, D., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P., Van Onsem, G. & Van Parijs, I. M. 24 Jan 2017 In : Journal of Instrumentation. 12, 121 p., P01020

  • Search for high-mass Z-gamma resonances in e+e-gamma and mu+mu-gamma final states in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 and 13 TeV, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Lowette, S., Moortgat, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 17 Jan 2017 In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 2017, 01, 32 p.

  • Search for dark matter and supersymmetry with a compressed mass spectrum in the vector boson fusion topology in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Lowette, S., Moortgat, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 12 Jan 2017 In : Physical Review Letters. 118, 2, 18 p., 021802

  • Observation of the decay B+ to psi(2S) phi(1020) K+ in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Lowette, S., Moreels, L., Moortgat, S., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 10 Jan 2017 In : Physics Letters B. 764, p. 66-86

  • Measurements of the t-tbar production cross section in lepton+jets final states in pp collisions at 8 TeV and ratio of 8 to 7 TeV cross sections, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Keaveney, J., Lowette, S., Maes, M., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Strom, D., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P., Van Onsem, G. & Van Parijs, I. M. 7 Jan 2017 In : The European Physical Journal C. 77, 27 p., 15

  • Inclusive search for supersymmetry using razor variables in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV, CMS Collaboration, Abu Zeid, S., Blekman, F., D'Hondt, J., Daci, N., De Bruyn, I. H., Deroover, K., Heracleous, N., Lowette, S., Moortgat, S., Moreels, L., Olbrechts, A., Python, Q., Tavernier, S., Van Doninck, W., Van Mulders, P. & Van Parijs, I. M. 6 Jan 2017 In : Physical Review D. 95, 1, 32 p., 012003



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of executive committee VUB faculty of Science and Bioengineering, since 2015

  • President of the PR and Outreach Council, VUB Faculty of Science and Bioengineering, since 2014

  • Secretary of Examination/Admissions Council, VUB Master of Physics and Astrophysics, since 2014

  • Secretary of Examination Council, VUB Bachelor of Physics and Astrophysics, since 2014

  • Promotor of 4 PhD students, of which 3 shared with the University of Bristol, UK

Media coverage

  • Twitter-Account: @freyablekman

Recent Video

  • Featured at CERN during a extremely successfull youtube video series on the restart of the large hadron collider in 2015 Watch the video here

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