I obtained a BSc in Physics in 1986 at the University of Science and Technologies at Algiers. I moved to France in October 1987, where I obtained an MSc in Nuclear Physics and a PhD in Nuclear and Particle Physics at the University of Grenoble in 1990. I obtained a permanent position as a full researcher at CNRS in 1991. I completed my Habilitation at University of Grenoble in 1999 and became Research Director in 2009. Most of my past activity was performed at CERN but not only.
I have thirty years’ experience in research in the field of nuclear and particle physics and cosmology. I have been working at CERN and participated to several experiments on accelerators: at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with the ATLAS experiment, at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) to study the Quark Gluon Plasma state of matter using heavy ions beams , or at the Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) studying hypernuclear fission in heavy nuclei. I have also participated to a space experiment led by NASA, the AMS experiment (Anti-Matter Spectrometer), in view to search for anti-matter in space. I had the privilege to contribute to the major discovery of this century in the field of particle physics, the Higgs Boson. With the ATLAS experiment, I contributed to B quark and Higgs physics and more recently to the search for a diphoton at high mass, the graviton in the context of extra-dimensions models. I was involved in the design, prototyping and implementation of the electromagnetic calorimeter and in the development of the related software and the Grid computing framework. I served as Publications committee member and as Physics Office coordinator until 2020.
I was team leader of the Grenoble LPSC ATLAS group for ten years and I was scientific project leader of the French National Grid infrastructure, LCG-France, for another ten years. The National Infrastructure is composed of 13 institutions collaborating with the WLCG collaboration led by CERN, which gathers 200 Institutions and 30 countries to provide the most performant Computing and Grid technology to the LHC experiments.
In addition to research, R&D and management, I supervises PhDs and many other degree students, participate in researchers and engineers recruitment boards and is an EU expert evaluator for H2020-MSCA programs. In 2019, I joined the FCC (Future Circular Collider) studies collaboration. I have a good knowledge in worldwide collaborations, high-level fundamental physics and research. I have also proven skills in technology and innovation and a good experience in management and budget handling.
Having a strong background with Africa, particularly North Africa, I have played a coordinator role on behalf of my Institution, CNRS, to develop collaborations and schools in fundamental fields of physics and their related instrumentation. Since more than twenty-five years, I am contributing and managing many CNRS International Research Projects to promote science, physics and grid technology in Africa. I have organized the first African school in particle physics in Morocco in 2011 and participated to the organization of the first "physics for development" EPS conference in Brussels in 2012. I served as board member of the C13 committee (Physics for development) of the IUPAP and the Physics for development group at EPS. I am co-founder and member of the steering committee of the ASFAP strategy project, which aim, is the African Science Renaissance.
Gender balance is the other aspect that is of a great concern to me. In this respect, I have many activities to promote science at school towards girls and to fight against the ceiling glass and many other imbalances at university and at work. I am also the founder and the first president of “Parité Science” association in the Alps region in France.
- 1988-1991: PhD thesis; Nuclear physics, hypernuclei produced at fission using antiproton beam, CERN PS (LEAR).
- 1991-1996: Search for the quark gluon plasma state using heavy ions beams on fixed targets at CERN SPS; NA38 and NA50 experiments.
- 1997-1999: Anti-matter Spectrometer in space with the AMS experiment.
- 2000-today: Particle Physics at ATLAS LHC; b-quark Physics, Higgs Physics, extra-dimensions.
- 2004-2014: Computing and Grid for the LHC.
- 2019- today: Future Circular Colliders design and study project (FCC), FCCee and FCChh.
- 1990-1991: Teaching assistant at University of Grenoble.
- 1991: CNRS full researcher at Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, France.
- 2009: CNRS research director at Grenoble LPSC, France.
- 2018: Selected for the interview and shortlisted for the ICTP Director position.
- 2016-2020: Appointed as Physics and Committees Office chair by the ATLAS experiment management.
- 2015-2018: Appointed as director of the International Research Network P2IM by the CNRS/IN2P3.
- 2009: CNRS research director at Grenoble LPSC, France.
- 2009-2014: Nominated to the IUPAP C13 committee by the French Academy of Sciences, Particle Physics branch.
- 2007: « Hubert Curien » promotion of CNRS future leaders. One year workshop on management practices to become one the CNRS future leaders.
- 2004-2014: Appointed LCG-France Scientific project leader by CNRS and CEA (IRFU).
- 2003-2013: Appointed by CNRS France to become the ATLAS experiment Team Leader at LPSC Grenoble.
- 2002-2005: Founding President of the association Parité Science.
- 2000-2002: Appointed President of the Alps branch of the French Physics Society.
Leading positions and expertize
- 2016-2020: Physics Office chair at the CERN ATLAS collaboration.
- 2016-2018: ATLAS experiment Publications Committee member.
- 2015-2018: Scientific coordinator of the International Research Network P2IM.
- 2009-2013: CNRS-IN2P3 coordinator in charge of the collaborations with the Mediterranean countries.
- 2004-2014: LCG-France Scientific project leader.
- 2003-2013: ATLAS experiment Team Leader.
- 2001-2003: Grenoble LPSC Lab. communication coordinator.
- 2000-2003: Grenoble LPSC Seminars organization chair.
Consultancy & Committees
- 2017-2020: EU Expert for the evaluation of H2020-MSCA projects.
- 2015-2018: Board member of the National Excellence Lab: LABEX Enigmass .
- 2008-2014: CERN-WLCG Overview board member.
- 2006: French National Institutions Evaluation (AERES) committee member (Clermont, Annecy).
- 2005-2006: Director’s review member committee for Fermilab experiments computing (Chicago, USA).
- 2004-2014: Member of the Scientific Council of the computing center: CC-IN2P3.
- 2004-2014: CERN Computing Resource Review board member.
- 2003-2004: ATLAS Physics France organization committee member.
- 2001-2010: ATLAS Computing France organization committee member.
- 09-06-2020: Rapporteur and defense thesis jury member: M. Faraj (Udine, Italy).
- 21-09-2017: Defense thesis jury member Simon Berlendis, LPSC-Grenoble, ATLAS experiment.
- 25-10-2013: Defense thesis jury chair: Zhaoting Pan, LPSC-Grenoble, Particle Physics Theory.
- 11-12-2013: Defense thesis jury member: Youssef Khoulaki, Casablanca, Morocco, ILC project.
- 2013 and 2014: Researcher recruitment board member for CNRS
- 2012: CNRS IT engineers recruitment jury chair for the LMA laboratory.
- 2010: CNRS IT engineers recruitment jury member for the CCin2p3 laboratory.
- 2009: CNRS IT engineers recruitment jury chair for the CCin2p3, CPPM and CREATIS laboratories.
- 2020-2023: Co-founder and member of the steering committee of the ASFAP project.
- 2005-2020: Parité Science and Femmes et Science (F&S) associations board member.
- 2010-2014: EPS Physics for development group board member.
- 2009-2014: IUPAP C13 committee member.
- 2004-2011: North-South French Physics Society (SFP) committee chair.
- 2000-2009: SFP particle Physics division board member.
- 2003-2007: SFP Council elect member.
- 2002-2005: Founder President of the association Parité Science.
- 2000-2002: President of the SFP Alps branch.
Schools, Conferences, Workshop, Seminars
- HEP school in the Mediterranean, Taza, Morocco, March 26th - April 3rd, 2011.
- 1st North South Physics Congress, Oujda, Morocco (2007); Editor: arXiv:0711.0845.
- French Physics Society – HEP school: Journées Jeunes Chercheurs (JJC), Belgium, Dec. 2003.
As a member of the organizing committee
- Second FCC-France Workshop; Virtual attendance, 20-21 January 2021.
- First FCC-France Workshop; Virtual attendance, 14-15 May 2020.
- Chair of 19 LCG-France workshops, 2003-2015.
- First EPS Conference on physics for development, Brussels, October 2012.
- HEP school, tools and computing, Oran, Algeria, May 29th - June 3rd, 2012.
- Higgs session secretary @ EPS-HEP conference in Grenoble, July 2011.
- Ecole des accélérateurs de particules, Tunis, Tunisia, May 9-14 2011.
- IN2P3 IT workshop: JI2006, Valpré Lyon (Sep. 2006) and JI2004, Lac d'Hourtin (May 2004), France.
- French Physics Society – HEP school: Journées Jeunes Chercheurs (JJC), Modane, 2002.
- Présidente du comité d'organisation des Réunions des sites LCG-France: les rencontres
- Organisation des rencontres IN2P3-STIC du grand Sud Est, Grenoble 2006.
- Présidente des 1ères Rencontres IN2P3/STIC autour de la grille de calcul du LHC, Grenoble 2005.
- Membre du comité des journées prospectives IN2P3, La Colle sur Loup, 2004
At large experiments such as CERN experiments, the author list comprises all contributors of any expertise or skill. Therefore, the author list contains more than 3000 authors for the ATLAS experiment, about 100 authors or less for the NA38 and NA50 experiments and it spans from 2 to 10 authors for older experiments.
I am the author of 1063 papers and 982 peer-reviewed ones since 1988, of which around 900 within ATLAS experiment. There are 18 renowned papers (with 500+ citations) and 33 Famous papers (with 250-499 citations).
My production is at this link: Inspire-HEP and my Open Researcher and Contributor ID is ORCID-0000-0002-0948-5775 . The h-index of the published papers is 163. The average citations/paper is 132. The number of publications with 10 authors or less is 16. The number of publications as single author is 8.
Ten research publications representing landmark achievements and their # of citations
- ATLAS Collaboration (~3000 authors), Measurements of Higgs boson properties in the diphoton decay channel with 36 fb−1 of pp collision data at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Rev. D 98 (2018) 052005(74 pages). (Citations= 232)
- ATLAS Collaboration (~3000 authors), Search for resonances in diphoton events at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, JHEP09 (2016)001 (32 pages). (Citations= 207)
- ATLAS Collaboration (~3000 authors), Search for high-mass diphoton resonances in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Rev. D 92 (2015) 032004 (22 pages). (Citations= 184)
- Driouichi, P. Eerola, M. Melcher, F. Ohlsson-Malek, S. Viret (5 authors), Observation potential of the decays B0(s,d) --> J/Psi eta in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, Eur.Phys.J.direct 4 (2002) 1-13, N2. (Citations=4)
- P Araque et al. (19 authors), Continuous Integration and Web Framework in support to the ATLAS publication process, arXiv: 2005.06989, accepted in JINST (2021). F. Malek is contact and principal editor.
- THuillier, F.Ohlsson-Malek et al. (10 authors), Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment, Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A 491 (2002) 83-97. (Citations=12)
- Bellaiche et al. (10 authors), The NA50 segmented target and vertex recognition system, Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A 398 (1997) 180-188. (Citations=16)
- The NA38 and NA50 Collaborations (<60 authors), Low mass dimuon production in proton and ion induced interactions at SPS, Phys.J.C 13 (2000) 69-78. (Citations=16)
- A. Armstrong et al. (18 authors), Fission of heavy hypernuclei formed in anti-proton annihilation, Phys.Rev.C 47 (1993) 1957-1969. (Citations= 61)
- Nifenecker and F. Malek (2 authors), Lambda attachment in fission: A Probe of the necking dynamics, Nucl.Phys.A 531 (1991) 539-554. (Citations=6)
- Malek, Les pétaoctets du LHC. Pour la Science, Pour La Science 433 (2013), 36-37 : https://www.pourlascience.fr/sd/physique/les-petaoctets-du-lhc-7593.php
- Malek, Le calcul scientifique des expériences LHC. Reflets de la Physique 20 (2010) 11-15 .
- Malek, Grille informatique, l'union fait la force de calcul. Micro Hebdo no 655 (2010) 36.
Editor of Workshop proceedings
- La recherche et l'enseignement de la physique. Malek F., Darche M., Maaroufi F. 1er Congrès Nord-Sud de Physique, Oujda (2007).arXiv :0711.0845v1
- Actes 2e Colloque LCG-France. Chollet F., Hernandez F., Malek F., Shifrin G. 2ème Colloque LCG-France, Clermont-Ferrand (2007). HAL: in2p3-00150640.
Editor of physics prospects reports
- Chapter « Calcul » : prospectives IN2P3-IRFU de Giens 2012 .
- Contribution de l'IN2P3 à l'upgrade d'ATLAS. Scientific Council, June 21st 2012; HAL :in2p3-00833284.
- Rapport d'activité de la collaboration ATLAS-IN2P3 pour le conseil Scientifique, décembre 2004; chapter 5.
- Le calcul à l'IN2P3 et au Dapnia, prospectives 2004-2014; Editrice Grille de calcul, chapter 1.
Articles of popular scientific character and Web Media
- Assamagan, F. Malek, Opinion: EU Strategy for particle Physics, The African Physics NewsLetter, September 2019.
- Malek, L’école de physique avancée au Maghreb 2011 - Reflets de la Physique 26 (2011) 29.
- Malek, Projet de congrès sur l'enseignement et la recherche en physique, Reflets de la Physique 1 (2006) 19.
- Malek, La SFP entre Nord et Sud - Bulletin de la SFP 152 (2006) 30.
- Malek, L'année Mondiale de la Physique entre Nord et Sud - Bulletin de la SFP - 150 (2005) Editorial.
- Malek, La SFP et les collaborations Nord-Sud - Bulletin de la SFP, 137 (2003)27.
- Malek, Nobel de Physique : une récompense aussi pour l'informatique. Lettre IN2P3 Informatique 2013, 25.
- F. Malek, La grille, cette utopie technologique dont le LHC avait besoin. Lettre IN2P3 Informatique 2008, 2
- 2012-2014 : Dr. J. Brown on high mass diphoton analyses with 8 TeV pp collisions at ATLAS.Now engineer at Sentryo Company in Lyon, France.
- 2007-2011 : Dr. J. Donini on Top-quark Physics at ATLAS. Now, professor at University of Clermont, France.
- 2006-2007 : Dr. B. Clement, on Top-quark Physics at ATLAS. Now, assistant professor at Grenoble University.
- 2018 : T. Meideck, on high mass diphoton analyses with 13 TeV pp collisions at ATLAS. Now aeronautic engineer at Altran Company.
- 2015 : M. Wu, Monophoton analyses with 13 TeV pp collisions at ATLAS. Now ATLAS Post-Doc @MaxPlack in Germany.
- 2013 : Q. Buat, high mass diphoton analyses with 7 TeV pp collisions at ATLAS. Now fellow at CERN in ATLAS.
- 2008 : B. Brelier, Associated (W,Z) Higgs production in 2 photons decay channel prospects in ATLAS. Now research assistant at Toronto University, Canada.
- 2007 : D. Minh, Computing and Grid infrastructure. Thesis in collaboration with INRIA (computing research center). Now in Vietnam.
- 2004: S. Viret, B mesons radiative decays at ATLAS. Now, full researcher at CNRS in CMS experiment.
- Thomas Meideck, March-August 2015 -- ATLAS, diphotons at high mass at 13 TeV in ATLAS
- Alex Chauvin, Mars-Juin 2014. ATLAS, high mass diphoton analysis, UN2 preparation
- Sébastien Viret, April-June 2001 -- ATLAS, B Physics, Bs to J/psi Eta(gamma gamma)
- Alexis Bouchet, April-June 1998 --AMS, RICH prototype
- Maria Benmanseur M1 UGA, Juin-Août 2020 -- Etude comparative des futurs collisionneurs des particules (LHC, HL-LHC, FCC).
- Richard Naab, Stage M1/Diplom Arbeit - March-August 2018 -- Recherche de matière noire dans ATLAS.
- Johannes Hofer (Karlsruhe, Germany), March-June 2005 -- Analysis of 2004 ATLAS Combined Test beam
- Fabian Schuessler(Karlsruhe, Germany), March-June 2003 -- ATLAS B Physics,Bs to J/psi Eta (pi+ pi- p0)
- Martin Melcher (Karlsruhe, Germany),March-June 2001 -- ATLAS EMCALorimeter for B Physics
- Aurélien Cottrant, March-June 2000 -- ATLAS B Physics, B to J/psi K*0
Licence et Magistère
- Jeremy Bernon : 6 weeks in june-july 2011 ; study of the production of the Z boson decaying to two leptons in ATLAS.
- Elie Thiery (July 2007) -- ATLAS and Higgs Physics
- Chung Brice and Said Hasnaoui, 2004 (6 weeks: may-june-july) -- ATLAS and the theory of extra-dimensions
- Julien Degorre, 1999 (3 weeks)-- AMS, RICH Prototype test Beam studies
- Isabelle Colombier, 1999 (2 months)-- AMS, RICH Prototype cosmics test studies
- Jaroslav Nowak (Wraclav, Poland), February-June 2002 -- ATLAS B Physics, Bs to J/psi Eta (pi+ pi- p0)
- Johanna Simon, Praktikumsbericht - Technische Universitat Darmstadt: AMS, RICH prototype Test Beam analysis, 1999.
Janus (summer trainings 1st year undergrade students)
- Aurélie Boian, Analyse des données 2015 avec ATLAS, Juillet-Aout 2017, Université de Nantes.
- Patrice Verdier, Reconstruction des particules dans Geant3 Juillet 1997. UCB-Lyon.
- Cyrille Rosset, Plasma of Quarks and Gluons, July 1996
- Estelle Hamzij,Training with Gean 3, September 1995
- Marianne Falda and Hélène Marcelli, 2004 (2 weeks in june): Research, Science, Particle physics and ATLAS
Given talks at conferences on behalf of the experiments or through personal invitation
- ESOF: Science in the city,“Solutions for a CO2 free planet", Trieste, August 18th, (2020).
- Overview of New Physics searches in ATLAS, Quarks-2020, Pereslavl Zalessky, Russia, 7-13 Juin 2020 (postponed to 2021).
- Higgs and New Physics at ATLAS and CMS, 56th International winter meeting on nuclear physics, Bormio, Italy, 22 - 26 Jan (2018).
- Search for a high mass diphoton resonance using the ATLAS detector, 5th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics (ICNFP2016), Kolymbari, Greece, Jul (2016).
- Non-SUSY BSM Searches: Recent Results from ATLAS & CMS, 4th Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries, DISCRETE conference, London, United Kingdom, Dec. (2014).
- La découverte d'un nouveau Boson au LHC, présent et perspectives, JI2012, La Londe les Maures, France, Oct. 22-25 (2012).
- Experience and activities to promote the use of grids in Africa, EUMEDGRID-Support User Forum Lyon France, Sep. 22-23 (2011).
- Grids in the southern Mediterranean region, Sharing Knowledge Foundation Colloquium, Malta Mai (2011).
- La grille de calcul en physique des particules, ACONIT, France, 21 Oct. (2010).
- The LHC Grid Challenge, 1st IPM Meeting on LHC Physics, School of Particles and Accelerator, Isphahan, Iran, April, 20-24 (2009).
- Le défi informatique du LHC et le développement des grilles de calcul, Congrès Général de la SFP, Palaiseau-France, July 6-10 (2009).
- Particle Physics with the ATLAS experiment, conference given at Shandong University, China, Feb. (2008).
- 3rd EGEE User Forum, Clermont-Ferrand - France at "Le Polydrome" Convention Centre, 11-14 Fev. (2008).
- Les succès des grilles de calcul en physique des hautes énergies. Inaugural conference of the Institut des Grilles (IdG), Paris 3 Dec. France (2007).
- CP violation and rare B -decays at ATLAS, EPS/HEP2005, Lisbon 21-27 Jul. (2005).
- B Physics and CP violation at the LHC start. ATLAS Overview week in Prague, 13-20 Sep. (2003).
- Prospects of ATLAS and CMS for B Physics and CP Violation. Flavor Physics and CPviolation conference (FPCP), Paris, 3-6 Jun. (2003).
- ATLAS Calorimeter capabilities for the observation of B(s;d) à J/Y h, 5th International Conference on Hyperons, Charm and Beauty hadrons, Vancouver, Canada, 25-29 Jun. (2002).
- B(s;d) à J/ Y h studies, what can we learn ? Third ATLAS physics workshop, Lund (Sweden), Sep. (2001).
- A new measurement of the J/Y production rate in Pb-Pb interactions at 158 GeV/c per nucleon. Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP'97, Jerusalem, Israel, 19-26 Aug. (1997).
- A Di-Muon spectrometer to study charmonium production. ELFE summer school and Workshop on Confinement Physics. Cambridge (England), Christ's College, Jul. 22-28 (1995).
- J/ Y and Y ’ production in the NA38 experiment. QCD and High energy hadronic interactions, 29emes Rencontres de Moriond, France (1994).
- Charmonium production: Why and How? The ELFE project, an electron laboratory for Europe, Maiz, Germany, 7-9 Oct. (1992).
- Lambda attachment in hypernuclear fission. LEAP 90, First Biennal Conference on Low Energy Antiprotons Physics, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-6 Jul. (1990).
Details on some activities
During the PhD period (1988-1990), I was member of the PS177 CERN experiment located at LEAR, the Low Energy Anti-proton storage Ring. The experiment uses antiprotons at rest on heavy elements such as Bi or U and measures the lifetime of the hyper nuclei produced during the fission. The lifetime of a Lambda particle embedded in a nucleus (hypernucleus) decreases from that of free Lambda decay due to the opening of the Lambda N to NN weak decay channel. However, it is generally believed that the lifetime of a hypernucleus attains a constant value (saturation) for medium to heavy hyper nuclear masses, thus the purpose of that measurement.
I was hired as researcher at CNRS in 1991 and became member of the NA38 and NA50 experiments to Search for the Quark & Gluon Plasma (QGP) state. I worked on R&D for the upgrade of the inner detector to better identify primary particles interaction vertex. In addition, I was analyzing the data to confirm the strangeness enhancement, which would accompany the charmonium suppression, which is expected when a QGP is created. In 2000, NA50 experiment found an evidence of the deconfinement of quarks and gluons from the charmonium suppression pattern. In 1996, I moved to the Grenoble LPSC laboratory and became member of the AMS experiment, which flew to space and was installed on the International Space Station by NASA. The main interest of this experiment is the discovery of Anti-Matter in space. I was responsible for the prototyping, the tests and the construction of the Cherenkov detector, which was placed in the 2nd version of the experiment which flew in 2011.
At year 2000, I became member of the CERN ATLAS experiment at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), a worldwide collaboration of 3000 scientists. I was involved in physics analyses studies of b-quarks and Higgs before the data collection era, which started in 2009. At the same period, I participated to the Liquid Argon Calorimeter sub-detector design, prototyping, tests, construction, and commissioning. Then I was involved in exotics searches, looking for the Graviton in its two photons decay using data from the collisions with center of mass energy of 7, 8 and 13 TeV. I served at the Publications Committee board (PubCom) from 2018 to 2020 and as Physics and Committees office chair from 2016 to 2020.
During the period 2003-2012, I was the Team leader of the LPSC Grenoble group participating to the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The team includes about 20 researchers, 3-5 PhD students per year, 10 to 30 engineers and technicians. During my leadership period, the group was committed to the prototyping and construction of part of the Liquid Argon Calorimeter and to its full proximity cryogenics system. It has also developed the Calorimeter related software and the Analysis Metadata Interface (AMI) which is still used nowadays in the collaboration. The physics studies of the team members were performed in many channels: B quark, Top quark, Higgs and Exotics channels. In the period 2004 -2014, I was appointed by IN2P3 as scientific project leader of the National Infrastructure LCG-France, the French branch of the W-LCG (Worldwide LHC Computing and Grid). The national infrastructure includes thirteen laboratories from CNRS and CEA, each of a size of 100 to 300 people. Each laboratory hosts a computing center providing, thanks to the LCG-France project, the necessary Grid computing hardware infrastructure and the related software tools and services. I was managing more than 50 people (mostly expertized engineers) with an annual budget spanning from two to five Million €. During that period, I have been member of the EU PF7/EUMEDGRID-Support project and was its France representative. Within this framework led by Italy, I participated to the collaborations with the Mediterranean basin countries, helping them to get skills and expertise in Grid computing.
Having a strong background in Africa, particularly North Africa, and interested in developing countries collaboration programs, I was given the opportunity to play an official coordinator role for my institution, IN2P3. Since more than twenty-five years, I am contributing and leading many International programs and networks, with a significant budget, to promote science, physics and grid technology in Africa. A non-exhaustive list is given below:
- I organized with the help of EPS (European Physical Society) and SFP (French physics Society), the first North South (France-North Africa) Physics Congress at Oujda, Morocco (2007), see arXiv: 0711.0845.
- Together with EPS and SFP, we built the “Les Houches”-like schools in North Africa named EPAM (Ecole de Physique Avancée au Maghreb). The first and the fourth editions were organized in Tunisia on respectively “Nano-physics” (2009) and “Optics” (2012). The second edition was organized in Algeria on the “Renewable Energy” (2010) and the third one was organized in Morocco on particle physics and cosmology (2011). I was also the director of the third school.
- I participated to the organization of the first EPS Conference on physics for development at Brussels, October 2012 where the attendees were mostly from African countries.
- I have also participated to the Sharing Knowledge Foundation activities and Conferences where the developing countries gather to discuss and exchange experiences between Europe, Africa and Middle East.
- I was also involved in similar activities with the IUPAP C13 committee, a committee dealing with physics for developing countries, and the similar one at EPS, the IGPD committee.
From 2015 to 2018, I initiated a collaboration with Morocco within an International Research Network program, P2IM. There were three French universities (Annecy, Grenoble and Montpellier) and four Morocco Universities (Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and Tanger). This program involved theoreticians as well as experimental physicists. The Field of research and collaboration included nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. It has also involved activities within two large experiments, ATLAS experiment at the LHC and Stereo (neutrino physics) at ILL (Institut Laue Langevin) at Grenoble, France.
In 2019, I got involved in prospects for the future of our discipline within the FCC design and study project which will decline into two different design: the FCCee to study extensively precision electro weak physics, the so called Higgs factory and the hadronic version, FCChh, that aims is to make discoveries, for example the Dak Matter.
In 2020, I co-found the ASFAP project, which aims, is to help setting scientific long-term strategies to enable the African scientific capacity building and technological progress.