Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences
The 35th International Cosmic-Ray Conference took place in Busan, South Korea from July 12th to July 20th, 2017.
More than 800 physicists attended the conference to discuss the latest progress in cosmic-ray and solar physics.
Furthermore, recent developments in gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy as well as the hunt for dark matter were covered.
The VUB was clearly represented with 10 posters and 4 talks.
The @CMSvoices project allows members of the public to engage with members of the CMS Collaboration via Twitter. Every month, a CMS physicist takes control of the CMSvoices twitter account and talks about their work and everything to do with life at CMS. In May 2016, the month the accelerator starts taking data at unprecedented intensities, the CMS voice is VUB professor Freya Blekman.
In this new four-part video, we introduce you to the CMS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, describing its construction and history as well as its physics goals. This experiment has a large VUB contribution, including for example Prof. Jorgen D'Hondt who is the elected president of the CMS collaboration.
In a new study by the IceCube, Pierre Auger, and Telescope Array Collaborations, VUB scientists have looked for correlations between the highest energy neutrino candidates in IceCube and the highest energy CRs in these two cosmic-ray observatories. The results, submitted today to the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, have not found any correlation at discovery level. However, potentially interesting results have been found and will continue to be studied in future joint analyses.