Op vrijdag 21 maart 2014 reikte de Vlaamse Radio en Televisie (VRT) voor het tweede jaar op rij haar Diversiteitstrofeeën uit. ‘Terzake’ kreeg de prijs in de categorie 'actualiteit' voor een uitzending waarin drie VUB-onderzoeksters uitleggen wat het Englert-Brout-Higgs-deeltje precies is.
On March 17 2014, scientists working with the BICEP2 collaboration at the south pole announced the first clear sign of gravitational waves, found in maps of the earliest light emitted after the big bang. The distinctive swirls made by the waves are more pronounced than the team expected, because models had suggested that gravitational waves from this early era would be incredibly weak and perhaps even undetectable.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium has an opening for a full time faculty position at the department of physics. The position is aimed at an excellent candidate to take a leading role in the coordination and further development of the research in the astrophysics group.
The selected candidate will temporarily support, enlarge and/or reinforce the department in existing research interests. This can be done by supervising PhD candidates, attracting research grants on several levels (Brussels / Flemish / Belgian / EU) and/or by other research activities. We expect the candidates to have international recognition in her/his research field, through: