The QUASAR Group welcomes new PhD Students!

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The QUASAR Group welcomes two new PhD students, Félix Soubelet and Monika Yadav, who will be taking part in the Liverpool Big Data Science (LIVDAT) Centre for Doctoral Training programme.

Félix Soubelet graduated from Grenoble IT PHELMA with a nuclear engineering degree and from the university Grenoble Alpes a master’s degree in nuclear physics. 

His master’s thesis was performed at CERN as a technical student working on collective effects (and their modelling) for the LHC. He joined the QUASAR Group in October 2018 as student within the Liverpool Big Data Science CDT for a PhD shared between the University of Liverpool / Cockcroft Institute and CERN. The project deals with new advanced optics designs necessary for the HL-LHC upgrade project but is yet to be defined in more details. 


Monika Yadav joined Miranda House, Delhi University for her undergraduate studies in 2011. She graduated in 2014 with Physics Hons. Then joined MNIT, Jaipur for her master's studies. 

Monika graduated in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Applied Physics. Her master thesis was titled: ‘Laser-Driven Forces and Electron Acceleration in Plasma’. She numerically investigated the capability of plasma medium as a particle accelerator. Monika has done a summer internship at ARIES, Nainital (India), studying different cosmological models and using IRAF software for data analysis. After her Masters, she joined IISER Mohali for one year DST-MPG (Govt. of India and Max Planck Society) funded research project. There she worked on light-matter interaction.

Now at QUASAR Group, Monika is working on a split site (UoL and UCLA ) research project “Betatron Radiation from Underdense Plasma”.