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Cherkaoui El Moursli Rajaa

Country of origin: Morocco Currently in: Morocco, Rabat General field of specialization: Physics
Academic Background


1990 Doctorate Physics
1982 Doctorate Physics
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


 Since 1996, Prof. Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli is a Member of the International Collaboration ATLAS (174 institutions in 38 countries). ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) is one of the experiments equipping the collision points at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN-Geneva started by the end of the year 2009.  Prof. Cherkaoui has developed research in Medical Physics in Morocco by the implementation of the first Master of medical physics (2007-2009). This has allowed providing new hospitals radiation physicists, which has followed the national strategy in this area, in particular, the creation of a number of services nuclear medicine and radiotherapy throughout Morocco. Currently, an important team is working in Simulation and imaging in Medical Physics (Radiotherapy, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine).  Since 2015, Prof Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli is also - within the European project H2020 MARSU (2016-2020)- the Moroccan project leader for the creation of an observatory of atmospheric air pollution on the mountains of Michlifen in Morocco.

Research Keywords: 
Experimental Nuclear Physics
High energy physics
ATLAS Experiment
Higgs particle
medical physics
study of air pollution.

Publications resulting from Research: 

• Hight Energy Physics

The ATLAS experiment at the CERN large hadron collider, G Aad, JM Butterworth, J Thion, U Bratzler, PN Ratoff, RB Nickerson, ..., Jinst 3, S08003, 2008

Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, G Aad, T Abajyan, B Abbott, J Abdallah, SA Khalek, AA Abdelalim, ..., Physics Letters B 716 (1), 1-29, 2012

Energy linearity and resolution of the ATLAS electromagnetic barrel calorimeter in an electron test-beam, M Aharrouche, J Colas, L Di Ciaccio, M El Kacimi, O Gaumer, ..., Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, 2006

Application of Nonnegative Tensor Factorization for neutron-gamma discrimination of Monte Carlo simulated fission chamber’s output signals, M Laassiri, EM Hamzaoui, RC El Moursli, Results in physics 7, 1422-1426, 2017

Neutron flux monitoring based on blind source separation algorithms in Moroccan TRIGA MARK II reactor, H Arahmane, EM Hamzaoui, E Moursli, R Cherkaoui, Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations 2017

Application of blind source separation algorithms to the preamplifier’s output signals of an HPGe detector used in γ-ray spectrometry, A Mekaoui, EM Hamzaoui, RC El Moursli, Advanced Studies in Theoretical Physics 8 (9), 393-399, 2014

“GATE Simulation Study of the Siemens Biograph mCT 20 Excel PET/CT System”. Saaidi, R., Toufique, Y., Zeghari, A., El kharrim, A., and Cherkaoui El Moursli, R. (2019), Polish Journal of Medical Physics and Engineering, 25(1), 7-14. doi https ://

4. “Monte Carlo Study of Photon Dose Distributions by 12 MV Linear Accelerator” Zeghari A, Saaidi R, Mghar M, Cherkaoui ElMR, (2018) . J of Biosens Biomark Diagn 3(1) : 1-5. DOI : 10.15226/2575-6303/3/1/00120

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Professor researcher

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