Bruno El-Bennich




    Theory Group, Physics Division
    Argonne National Laboratory
    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL 60439, USA











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    Research Interests

    I am interested in nuclear and particle physics focussing on their intersections. My current research deals with hadronic effects in flavour physics and in particular with their contribution to strong CP violating phases in B-meson decays; and with scalar resonances observed in mesonic final states of both B and D decays. My main object of interest are hadronic form factors, which imply soft degrees of freedom and non-perturbative approaches to their calculation. Theoretical methods that describe and reproduce the features of non-perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics make use of chiral perturbation theory, Dyson-Schwinger equations, and light meson scattering phenomenology. I am also generally interested in effective theories as well as in Standard Model physics and beyond.

    Biographical Sketch

    ·        2007-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Theory Group, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois.

    ·        2005-2007: Adjunct Faculty, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

    ·        2004: Ph.D. at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    ·        1998: Diplomphysiker (M.Sc.), Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

    ·        2005-2007: Marie Curie Fellow, International Reintegration Grant from the European Commission.

    You can download my curriculum vitae (includes a list of talks and publications).

    Recent & Upcoming Talks

    Nuclear effects in flavour physics: constraining Standard Model predictions in heavy meson decays :
    Department of Physics & Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, 19/11/2008
    CUNY, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, 20/11/2008.
    Instituto de Física Teórica, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil, 2/12/2008.
    Hadronic form factors in non-leptonic heavy-meson decays
    Institut de Physique, Université de Liège, Belgium, 21/4/2009.
    Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, 23/4/2009.
    Connecting Dalitz plots and hadronic models in heavy-meson decays
    QCD Bound States: Methods & Properties, Physics Division, Argonne National Lab,  15/6–19/6/2009.
    Heavy quark bound states and Dyson-Schwinger equations 
    Light-Cone 2009: Relativistic Hadronic and Particle Physics, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica,
    São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 8/7–13/7/2009.

    Recent Publications

    The list of all papers is available on SPIRES.

    1.       On the structure of the X(1835) baryonium
    J.-P. Dedonder, B. Loiseau, B. El-Bennich and S. Wycech,
    e-Print: arXiv:0904.2163 [nucl-th] (2009).

    2.       CP violation and kaon-pion interactions in B → Kπ-π+ decays,
    B. El-Bennich, A. Furman, R. Kaminski, L. Lesniak, B. Loiseau and B. Moussallam,
    Phys. Rev. D79, 094005 (2009).

    3.       Scalar resonances in a unitary ππ S-wave model for D → π+π-π+,
    D. R. Boito, J.-P. Dedonder, B. El-Bennich, O. Leitner and B. Loiseau,
    Phys. Rev. D 79, 034020 (2009).

    4.       Survey of nucleon electromagnetic form factors,
    I. C. Cloët, G. Eichmann, B. El-Bennich, T. Klähn and C. D. Roberts,
    Few Body Syst. s00601-009-0015-x (2009).

    5.       The scalar meson f0(980) in B and D decays,
    B. El-Bennich, O. Leitner, B. Loiseau and J.-P. Dedonder,
    Phys. Rev. D 79, 076004 (2008).

    6.       Paris nucleon-antinucleon potential constrained by recent antiprotonic-atom data and antineutron-proton total cross sections,
    B. El-Bennich, M. Lacombe, B. Loiseau and S. Wycech,
    Phys. Rev. C79, 054001 (2008)

    7.       Modeling electromagnetic form factors of light and heavy pseudoscalar mesons,
    B. El-Bennich, J. P. B. C de Melo, B. Loiseau, J.-P. Dedonder and T. Frederico,
    Braz. J. Phys., vol. 38, no. 3B (2008)

    8.       Scalar meson properties from D-meson decays,
    B. El-Bennich, O. Leitner, B. Loiseau and J.-P. Dedonder,
    Nucl. Phys. A790, 510-513 (2007).

    9.       Form factors in B → f0(980) and D → f0(980) transitions from dispersion relations,
    B. El-Bennich, O. Leitner, B. Loiseau and J.-P. Dedonder,
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. A22, 641-644 (2007).

    10.    Interference between f0 (980) and ρ(770)0 resonances in B → Kππ decays,
     B. El-Bennich, A. Furman, R. Kaminski, L. Lesniak and B. Loiseau,
     Phys. Rev. D 74, 114009 (2006).


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