New Research Associate joins QUASAR Group’s research activities for AWAKE

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The QUASAR Group continuous to grow with Dr Debdeep Ghosal joining the Group as Research Associate to work on the development of cutting-edge beam diagnostic techniques for the AWAKE experiment at CERN. His studies include the precise measurement of transverse and longitudinal beam profile of the proton beam driver and the accelerated electron beam, as well as research into advanced beam emittance measurements techniques. Active involvement in simulation studies to finalize monitor designs and to optimize the signal quality are other areas that he is engaged with.

Following the completion of his Bachelor degree (with honours) from University of Calcutta, India in 2012, Dr Debdeep Ghosal attended the Indian Institute of Technology for his Masters studies.

After graduating in 2014, he had the opportunity of pursuing advanced courses in Nuclear and Particle Physics at UPMC Paris and Paris Diderot University (France) as well as a thesis internship at CERN. There he worked on double Higgs production studies with the analysis group of CEA-Saclay (under the CMS collaboration) and actively contributed to the CMS Internal Analysis Note on LHC run-I in 2015.

In August 2016, Debdeep joined the Nuclear and Particle Physics group of University of Basel, Switzerland
where he finished his PhD in Experimental Hadron Physics in 2021 and continued as Postdoc in the same field. Debdeep’s responsibilities were focused into both hardware testing and data analysis parts for conducting fixed target particle physics experiments within the international A2 collaboration.

Furthermore, Dr Ghosal has strong interest in climate change issues and in creating mass awareness on environmental problems by means of scientific article writing and awareness campaigns.