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Morning Sessions



Registration & Coffee
Location: building Q, Nelson Mandela


Plenary talk: Ariel Goobar (University of Stockholm)
Type IA supernovae and the physics behind this year's Nobel Prize (preliminary title)
Location:  Aula QC



Plenary talk : Hamid Aït Abderrahim  (Deputy Director-General SCK-CEN & Director MYRRHA Project)
The MYRRHA Project (preliminary title)
Location:  Aula QC



Location: building Q, Nelson Mandela


Young Scientist contest (3 talks)
Location:  Aula QC

Location:  Restaurant VUB


Afternoon Sessions

Poster session & Coffee  
Location: building Q, Nelson Mandela



Parellel sessions:



Invited Lecture

15:00 – 15:50:                    Graphene as a prototype membrane : Ripples, puddles and strain engineering
  Mikhail Katsnelson, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands                                                                                                                                                                                  
  Contributed Lectures
15:50 - 16:10: Electronic properties and STM images of N and B doped graphene
  L. Henrard
16:10 - 16:30: Effect of nonhomogenous dielectric background on the plasmon modes in graphene doublelayer structures at finite temperatures
  S.M. Badalyan
16:30 - 16:50: Thermal conductivity depth profiling of hardened solids using infrared photothermal radiometry technique based on neural artificial network recognition
  Liwan Liu
16:50 - 17:10: Ion beam nanopatterning of metallic surfaces: A novel mechanism for the pattern formation
  T. Skeren
17:10 - 17:30: Two-band superconductors: Hidden criticality deep in the superconducting state
  L. Komondová

Invited Lectures

15:00 - 15:35: Electrical monitoring of charged macromolecules by means of field-effect devices: Possibilities and limitations
  Maryam Weil, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany
15:35 – 16:10: Accurate and fast simulation of channel noise in models of biological neurons
  Michele Giugliano, Antwerp University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Belgium
16:10 - 16:45: Physics in DNA hybridization and its relevance for diagnostic applications
  Jef Hooyberghs, Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Mol, Belgium
                                         Contributed Lectures
16:45 – 17:00: Probing hybridization parameters from microarray experiments: nearest neighbor model and beyond
  Wahyu-Wijaya Hadiwikarta 1, J.-C. Walter, J. Hooyberghs, and E. Carlon,
  1) Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Mol, Belgium
17:00 – 17:15: Heat-transfer resistance at solid-liquid interfaces: A tool for the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms in DNA
  Bart van Grinsven 1, N. Vanden Bon, H. Strauven, L. Grieten 1, M. Murib, K.L. Jiménez Monroy,  S.D. Janssens, K. Haenen, M.J. Schöning, V. Vermeeren,M. Ameloot, L. Michiels, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck and P. Wagner
  1) Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research IMO, Diepenbeek, Belgium
17:15 – 17:30: MIP-based biomimetic sensor for the electronic detection of serotonin in human blood plasma
  Marloes Peeters 1, F.J. Troost, B. van Grinsven, F. Horemans, J. Alenus, M.S. Murib, D. Keszthelyi, A. Ethirajan, R. Thoelen, T.J. Cleij, and P. Wagner
  1) Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research IMO, Diepenbeek, Belgium
17:30 - 17:45: NMR Theory of longitudinal and transverse relaxation times induced by superparagmetic particles
  Quoc Lam Vuong1, Y. Gossuin, P. Gillis, A. Roch, and S. Delangre
  1) Université de Mons, Biological Physics Department, Mons, Belgium
  Poster Contributions
  Lab on a chip: effective immobilization of PT- modified oligonucleotides on the gold surface of DNA chips based on Surface Plasmon Resonance
  Kathia L. Jiménez Monroy 1, A. Kick, P. Wagner, and M. Mertig
  1) Technical University Dresden, Max-Bergmann Center for Biomaterials, Germany and Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research IMO, Diepenbeek, Belgium
  The use of spatially-controlled metallic nanostructures for biomolecule immobilization
  Tobias Peissker 1, B. Gysbrechts, G. Fabris, O. Deschaume, D.R. Rand, K. Houben, C.P. Romero, C. Bartic, and M.J. Van Bael
  1) Catholic University Leuven, Laboratory of Solid State Physics and Magnetism, Leuven, Belgium
  Probing model lipid membranes in interaction with gold nanoparticles by using vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy
  Xavier Toledo-Fuentes 1, Dan Lis, and Francesca Cecchet
  1) FUNDP - University of Namur, Lasers and Spectroscopies Laboratory LLS, Namur, Belgium
  Real-time study of chemically induced DNA denaturation by impedance spectroscopy with NCD-based sensor electrodes
  Mohammed S. Murib 1, B. van Grinsven, L. Grieten, S.D. Janssens, L. Michiels, W. De Ceuninck,  K. Haenen, M. J. Schöning, and P. Wagner
  1) Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research IMO, Diepenbeek, Belgium
  Structural imprinting of NR8383 cells, RAW cells and saccharomyces cerevisae: Potential for atherosclerosis screening
  Kasper Eersels 1, S. Timmermans, J. Bogie, J. Hendriks, T.J. Cleij, A. Ethirajan, M.A.P. Daemen, P. Stinissen, and P. Wagner
  1) Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research IMO, Diepenbeek, Belgium


  Invited Lectures
15:00 - 15:40: Exploring the final frontier
  Nick Van Eijndhoven
  Contributed Lectures
15:40 - 15:55: The Askar 'yar Radio Array
  Thomas Meures
15:55 - 16:10: The ratio method to study exotic nuclear structures
  Pierre Capel
16:10 - 16:25: Yet Another way to hid Lambda
  Alexey Koshelev
16:25 - 16:45: Supersymmetry searches at CMS
  Alexis Kalogeropoulos
16:45 - 17:00: Collider signatures of goldstini in guage mediation
  Karen De Causmaecker
17:00 - 17:15: Gravitino production at LHC
  Bettina Oexl
17:15 - 17:30: Phenomology of the Scalar Top Pair-Production
  Thomas in 't Veld
  Poster Contributions
  Characterization of BEGe detectors in the HADES underground laboratory in view of their application to neutrinoless double beta decay searches
  Erica Andreotti
  Muon Counting study using IceTop
  Abd Al Karim Haj Ismail
  Dose and radiation effects assesments during future missions to the Moon and Mars
  Emanuele Cazzola
  Search for secluded dark matter with the IceCube Neutrino Telescope
  Jonathan Miller

Invited Lectures

15:00 - 15:45: High harmonic spectroscopy: from electron tunneling to molecular dynamics
  Baptiste Fabre
15:45 - 16:30: Micro-Photonics at the Brussels Photonics Team
  Heidi Ottevaere
  Contributed Lectures
16:30 - 16:45: Casting light on the darkening of colours in historical paintings
  F. Da Pieve, C. Hogan, D. Lamoen, J. Verbeeck, K. Janssens, M. Radepont, X. Gonze and G. van Tendeloo
16:45 - 17:00: Probing trap depths in persistent phosphors
  Koen Van den Eeckhout, Philippe F. Smet, Dirk Poelman
17:00 - 17:15: High sensitivity of the optical response of porous natural photonic structures to the presence of gases and vapours
  Sébastien Mouchet, Olivier Deparis, Jean-Pol Vigneron
17:15 - 17:30: Thermal conductivity depth profiling of hardened solids using infrared photothermal radiometry technique based on artificial neural network recognition
  Liwang Liu, Jichuan Xiong, Chinhua Wang and Christ Glorieux
  Poster Contributions
  Imaging ellipsometry : a multivariate analysis strategy based on k-means and hierarchical clustering for fast data inversion
  Corentin Guyot, Gilles Rosolen, Michel Voué
  Spectroscopy visualization of acoustic clapping with photorefractive interferometry
  Jichuan Xiong and Christ Glorieux
  Saturated green phosphors for LED applications
  Jonas Joos, Katrien W. Meert, Anthony B. Parmentier, Jonas Botterman, Dirk Poelman, Philippe F. Smet




  Contributed Lectures
15:00 - 15:30: Plasma wall interaction: a key question on the road to a fusion reactor?
  V. Philips (FZ Juelich, Germany)
15:30 - 15:50: Solar prominences: formation, force balance issues, and internal dynamics
  R. Keppens (KU Leuven)
15:50 - 16:10: The formation of type Ia supernovae: theory vs observation
  N. Mennekens (VUB)
16:10 - 16:30: Multiple shocks Acceleration & high energy cosmic rays in active galactic nuclei jets
  A. Meli (U. Liege)
16:30 - 16:50: Modelling RF sheath dynamics for fusion applications
  D. Van Eester (ERM/KMS)
16:50 - 17:10: The Chemical composition of S Stars
  P. Neysksens (ULB)
17:10 - 17:30: The PICASSO mission: a Belgian cubesat for the study of the upper atmosphere, the ionosphere, and the magnetosphere of the Earth
  J. De Keyser (IASB-BIRA)
  Poster contributions
  Plasma surface impedance matrix and modeling of the antennas facing plasmas
  V. Kyrytsya (ERM/KMS)
  Fusion product measurements in TEXTOR tokamaks plasmas using activation technique
  G. Bonheure (ERM/KMS)
  Non-thermal velocity distribution functions in space plasmas
  V. Pierrard (IASB-BIRA)
  Links between the plasmapause and the radioation belt boundaries from CLUSER measurements
  F. Darrouzet (presented by V. Pierrard) (IASB-BIRA)
  The dynamics of the Earth's inner magnetosphere
  K. Borremans (IASB-BIRA)
  Computational study of the Grad-Shafranov equitation in helical symmetry
  L. Siddi (KU Leuven)
  Investigation of geometrical evolution in 3DPIC simulation of an infinite flux rope
  A.L. Restante (KU Leuven)
  Invited Lectures
      Workshop about Physics and language
  C. Balck (Kaho St. Niklaas)
  Contributed Lectures
15:00 – 15:20: Fluctuation-response relations for nonequilibrium diffusions with memory
  C. Maes, S. Safaverdi, P. Visco, and F. van Wijland (ITF, KU Leuven)
15:20 – 15:40: Modeling of genetic networks via evolutionary algorithms
  Matthijs Van Dorp (ITF, KU Leuven)
15:40 – 16:00: Non-equilibrium response in the boundary driven Lorentz gas
  Alberto Salazar (ITF, KU Leuven)
16:00 - 16:20: Connecting the von Neumann and Rényi entropy for Fermions
  Nicholas Van Ryn and Mark Fannes (ITF, KU Leuven)
16:20 - 16:40: Ising model for distribution networks
  H. Hooyberghs1, S. Van Lombeek1, C. Giuraniuc1,2, B. Van Schaeybroeck1,3  and J.O. Indekeu1
  1) Instituut voor Theoretische Fysica, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  2) Institute of Medical Sciences,University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  3) Koninklijk Meteorologisch Instituut (KMI), Brussels, Belgium
16:40 - 17:00: Non-local electrodynamics effect on surface superconductivity
  T. Van Cauteren and J.O. Indekeu
17:00 - 17:20: Phase-space dynamics of the quantum Hall state
  D. Sels, F. Brosens, W. Magnus


Plenary talk: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Northeastern University, Boston)                                                              
Taming Complexity: From understanding to controlling networks



Prizes and drink
Location: building Q, Nelson Mandela



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