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Mariana Frank, PhD

Professor, Physics

Mariana Frank, PhD
Office: L-SP 367-19 
Richard J. Renaud Science Complex,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3283


PhD, MSc (University of Toronto)
BSc, Honours Physics (Concordia University)

Research interests

I am a High Energy Theorist and I work in the general area of Electroweak Theory/Beyond The Standard Model phenomenology.

My main areas of interest in research are:

  1. Supersymmetry, Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model and Beyond, with particular emphasis on U'(1) models and the Left-Right Supersymmetric Model.
  2. Precision Tests of Physics Beyond the Standard Model, especially CP violation and Flavor Violation (lepton flavor violation, electric dipole moments, top FCNC decays).
  3. Spontaneous symmetry violation (in particular the connection between R parity and CP).
  4. Theories with Warped Extra Dimensions and their consequences at colliders.
  5. Dark Matter candidates in supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric models (relic density, direct and indirect detection experiments, collider signals).
  6. LHC phenomenology: Higgs and top production and decays, extra gauge bosons, exotic particles and their consequences.

At present, I have active collaborations with high energy theorists in Montreal, Finland, France and India.

Recent publications

  1. Mariana Frank, Nima Pourtolami and Manuel Toharia, “Bulk Higgs with a heavy diphoton signal”, Phys. Rev. D 95 , 036007, 1-17 (2017).

  2.  B. Acharya et. al. , The MoEDAL Collaboration, “ Search for magnetic monopoles with the MoEDAL forward trapping detector in 13 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 061801, 1-6 (2017).

  3.  Mariana Frank, Katri Huitu, Ushoshi Maitra and Monalisa Patra, “Probing Higgs-radion mixing in complementary searches at the LHC and the ILC”, Phys. Rev. D 94, 055016, 1- 22 (2016).

  4.  Mariana Frank, Alfonso Furlang Diaz, Reyna Xoxocotzi, Nima Pourtolami and Manuel Toharia, “Flavor-changing decays of the top quark in 5D Warped Models”, Phys. Rev. D 94, 036001, 1- 18 (2016).

  5.  B. Acharya et. al. , The MoEDAL Collaboration, “Search for magnetic monopoles with the MoEDAL prototype trapping detector in 8 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC”, JHEP08 067, 1-25 (2016).

  6.  Mariana Frank, Nima Pourtolami and Manuel Toharia, “Higgs Production and Decay in 5D Warped Models", Phys. Rev. D 93, 056004, 1-16 (2016).

  7.  Mariana Frank, Cherf Hamzaoui, Nima Pourtolami and Manuel Toharia, “Flavor Symmetry in warped extra dimensional spaces", Phys. Rev. D 91, 116001, 1-19 (2015).

  8.  Sahar Bahrami and Mariana Frank, “Dark Matter in the Higgs Triplet Model”, Phys. Rev. D 91 ,075003, 1-16 (2015). [Fig. 7 chosen for Kaleidoscope April 2015 .]

  9.  Mariana Frank, Cherf Hamzaoui, Nima Pourtolami and Manuel Toharia, “Unified Flavor Symmetry from warped dimensions”, Phys. Lett. B 742, 178-182 (2015).

  10.  Satyaki Bhattacharya, Mariana Frank, Katri Huitu, Ushoshi Maitra, Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya and Santosh Rai, “Probing the light radion through diphotons at the Large Hadron Collider”, Phys. Rev. D 91, 016008, 1-11 (2015).

For a complete list of papers published while at Concordia see inspire List.

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