Chaouki Boulahouache

Instructional Assistant Professor
Director of Physics Lab
Department of Foundational Sciences, Physics

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

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What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

Throughout my childhood, I was always drawn to the mystery of our universe. It was an eye opener to the multiple fields of studies that physics provides. Physics does not only offer a comprehensive understanding of the basic laws that govern our universe, but also gives an insight into the main questions of our existence, namely: what, why and how. The mathematical tools utilized to answer such questions, which are wrapped around fundamental physics concepts, are ingenious and impressive.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

I hope my students learn how to have an open mind to the possibilities that physics would provide when applied to any other fields of study. By recognizing the similarities between solved problems in physics and problems encountered in their field of study. It will eventually enhance their critical thinking potentially helping them succeed in their field of study.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

In my personal life, I am passionate about reading/travel/sightseeing: there are so many things we can learn from traveling around the world.

Expertise
Experimental Physics (Particle Physics/High Energy Physics) as well as High Energy Theoretical Physics
Education
Ph.D. Physics, Syracuse University, 2002
M.S. Physics, Syracuse University, 2002
B.S.
Theoretical High Energy Physics, Constantine University, 1995
Courses Taught
PHYS 201: Algebra-Based Physics I
PHYS 202: Algebra-Based Physics II
PHYS 218: Calculus-Based Physics I
PHYS 208: Calculus-Based Physics II
Publications

The performance of the CMS muon detector in proton-proton collisions at sqrt{s}=7 TeV at the LHC - CMS Collaboration. Jun 28, 2013. 101 pp. Published in JINST 8 (2013) P11002. CMS-MUO-11-001, CERN-PH-EP-2013-072.

Performance of muon reconstruction and identification in pp collisions at sqrt{s}=7 TeV - CMS Collaboration,  JINST 7 (2012) P10002 arXiv:1206.4071 [physics.ins-det] CMS-MUO-10-004, CERN-PH-EP-2012-173.

Combined results of searches for the standard model Higgs boson in pp collisions at sqrt{s}=7 TeV - CMS Collaboration, Feb 2012. 23 pp. Published in Phys.Lett. B710 (2012) 26-48. CMS-HIG-11-032, CERN-PH-EP-2012-023.

C. Boulahouache, "The ATLAS LAr Calorimeter Level 1 Trigger Signal pre-Processing System: Installation, Commissioning and Calibration Results". Paper presented at the 16th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference 2009, Beijing, China. ATLAS note: ATL-COM-LARG-2009-017, published in the April 2010 Issue of Transactions on Nuclear Science.  Vol. 57, Iss. 2, Part 1.

C. Boulahouache, "Prospects for Early Discoveries in Final States with Dileptons and Jets: LRSM and Leptoquarks," Published in AIP Conf.Proc.1078:584-586,2009, proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY08), Seoul, Korea, 16-21 June 2008.

N. J. Buchanan et al., "ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter front end electronics'', JINST 3 P09003 (2008), doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/3/09/P09003.

M. Artuso et al., "Performance of a C(4)F(8)O gas radiator ring imaging Cerenkov detector using multi-anode photomultiplier tubes," Nucl. Intrum. Meth. A 558, 373-387 (2006). e-Print Archive: physics/0505110.

A.H. Mahmood et al., "Measurement of lepton momentum moments in the decay \bar{B} à X e {\bar \nu} and determination of Heavy Quark Expansion parameters and |V_{cb}|", Phys. Rev. D 67,072001 (2003).

M. Artuso et al., "Construction, Pattern Recognition And Performance Of The CLEO-III LIF-TEA RICH Detector," Nucl. Intrum. Meth. A 502, 91-100 (2003).

Chaouki Boulahouache, George Thompson, "One Loop Effects In Various Dimensions And D-Branes," Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 13, 5409-5424 (1998).

Presentations

March 2018: "Particles and our understanding of Matter: Latest Piece of the Puzzle," Seminar at Texas A&M at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA.

January, 2013: "Trigger Primitives of the ATLAS Calorimeter and CMS Muon Endcap Detectors," Seminar at the Jefferson Lab,  Newport News, VA, USA.

October - November 2012: "Beamstrahlung Radiation for Beam-Beam Instability," 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Anaheim, CA, USA. Poster presentation.

May 2009: "The ATLAS LAr Calorimeter Level 1 Trigger Signal pre-Processing System: Installation, Commissioning and Calibration Results," 16th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference 2009, Beijing, China.

March 2009: "Atlas LAr Calorimeter and Prospects for early discoveries of the Heavy Right-Handed W's and Majorana Neutrinos," Seminar at the Physics and Astronomy Dept. at Rice Univ., Houston, Texas, USA.

February 2009: Two Talks: (1) Report on L1 Activities and (2) L1 CALO Trigger. LArg Week, Marrakech, Morocco.

Signaling the Arrival of the LHC Era, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy: Tutor for the ATLAS analysis software prepared over 4 sessions.

"Prospects for early discoveries in final states with dileptons, jets: LRSM and Leptoquarks," The 16th International Conf. on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Inter., Seoul, Korea.

May 2007: "The status of LRSM studies in dimuon channel," US ATLAS Analysis Jamboree, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY, USA.

December 2004: "Lepton Energy Moments, Operator Product Expansion and CKM Element |V_{cb}|," Seminar at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

April 2003: "Measurement of lepton momentum moments in the decay \bar{B} à X e {\bar \nu} and determination of Heavy Quark Expansion parameters and |V_{cb}|," APS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

April 2002: "The determination of Heavy Quark Expansion Parameters lambda_1 and \bar{Lambda}$ from the inclusive lepton spectrum in B meson decay," APS Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Contact Info

Chaouki Boulahouache
Instructional Assistant Professor
Director of Physics Lab

Department of Foundational Sciences
(Physics)


boulahoc@tamug.edu
Phone: +1 (409) 740.4820
Fax: +1 (409) 740.4429

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