Chemistry Department
Conceptual Density Functional Theory
Conceptual Density Functional Theory

Within the context of reactivity descriptors known in Conceptual DFT, the linear response function (χ(r,r’)) remained nearly unexploited.

Expedition on Antarctica
Expedition on Antarctica

Arrival and unloading of scientific equipment at the Russian base Novolaszarevskaya, en route to Belgian research station Princess Elisabeth in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica (71.949960ºS - 23.347503º

Meteorite impact in Norway
Meteorite Impact in Norway

Excursion to the Precambrian peneplain in the Geilo/Skurdalen area with view onto most of Hardangervidda, a plateau that is part of the sub-Cambrium Peneplain.

09/12/2016 - 13:00

Research talk at Gtime ULB

Prof. Hilary Downes (Birkbeck University of London)

Ureilites and their parent body, as a contrast to the "Vesta paradigm" for differentiated asteroids

Friday December 9th, 13.00, Building D, Room 5.236 ULB

Science comes to life
28/11/2016 - 16:00

'Dag van de Wetenschap' is all about bringing science to the people and AMGC is very proud to have been part of this. We wanted to show that science is hiding everywhere, even in places people don't always suspect. So we teamed up with our colleagues from archaeology and engineering to talk about archaeological science and palaeontology. Behind the organization is the interdisciplinary group ArCPIG, supported by AMGC, SKAR and SURF.

Similar impact on the moon
21/11/2016 - 15:00

The team’s new work has confirmed that the asteroid, which created the Chicxulub crater, hit the Earth’s surface with such a force that it pushed rocks, which at that time were ten kilometres beneath the surface, farther downwards and then outwards. These rocks then moved inwards again towards the impact zone and then up to the surface, before collapsing downwards and outwards again to form the peak ring. In total they moved an approximate total distance of 30 kilometres in a matter of a few minutes.

07/11/2016 - 16:00

On Novermber 7th 2016 Stepan Chernonozhkin obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Development and application of ICP - mass spectrometry based methods for spatially resolved, elemental and Fe, Ni isotopic analysis of metal and silicate meteoritic material
Joint PhD with Universiteit Gent
Promotoren: Prof. Dr. Frank Vanhaecke & Prof. Dr. Philippe Claeys

28/10/2016 - 16:00

Dit zijn de resultaten van het onderzoek naar de Antwerpse luchtkwaliteit

Vooral Borgerhoutse 'street canyons' zwaar getroffen door luchtvervuiling

Volledig artikel in de morgen

 

ULB Laboratoire G-Time
26/10/2016 - 12:30

Dr. Matt Genge

Abstract: "Micrometeorites are extraterrestrial dust particles that survive atmospheric entry to be recovered from the Earth's surface. These particles are the fastest dust on Earth, experiencing velocities of more than 11 km/s. Combining observations of real micrometeorites with numerical models of atmospheric entry helps us understand their formation."

The talk will be held on Wednesday, 26 October, at 12:30, in Building D, Room 5.236. We look forward to seeing you there!

03/10/2016 - 08:00

AMGC is co-organising an international workshop of the curation of Antarctic meteorites at the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels (RBINS). This is an opportunity to present the new ~ 1300 meteorites recently collected by joint Belgian and Japanese expeditions (2009 - 2013) in the surroundings of Antarctic Station Princess Elisabeth, in the framework of the SAMBA and BELAM projects financed by BELSPO.

ULB Laboratoire G-Time
30/09/2016 - 13:00

Dr. Pascal Rosenblatt (Royal Observatory of Belgium), Friday September 30, 13:00, ULB.
The two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, were first thought to be asteroids captured by the red planet. The remote sensing of their surfaces argue in favor of this scenario but the present near-circular and near-equatorial orbit of the two moons could not fit expected orbits of capture objects. An alternative scenario has been proposed in which the two small moons of Mars were formed after a giant collision occurred more than 4 billions years ago, similarly to the formation of our Moon. But this scenario raises challenges as how to form small moons (and not a big one as for the Earth) and to maintain them in orbit around Mars over billions of years.

 

30/09/2016 - 10:30

On September 30th 2016 Dorina Seitaj obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Impact of cable bacteria on the biogeochemical cycling in a seasonally hypoxic coastal basin
Promotor: Prof. Dr. ir. Filip Meysman

08/09/2016 - 14:00

At the last European Association of Archaeologists meeting held in Vilnius, Lithuania, Christophe Snoeck was interviewed by “Deutschlandfunk” (nationwide German radio broadcast) to talk about his recent research on the isotopic studies of cremated remains. He discusses the process of cremation itself as well as the possbility to use strontium isotopes on cremated remains for mobility studies.
The interview was aired at “Deutschlandfunk” (nationwide radio broadcast, ~ the “German BBC”) at the daily science show “Forschung aktuell” on Friday 2 September 2016

Listen to the inverview here

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