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26/07/2017 - 13:15

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.
 

13/03/2017 - 16:00

On March 13 2017 Lana Beck obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
The Search for the Standard Model Production of Four Top Quarks
Joint PhD with University of Bristol
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Freya Blekman & Prof. Dr. Joel Goldstein

22/08/2016 - 16:00

On August 22nd 2016 Karen De Causmaecker obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Unconventional signatures of supersymmetry
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jorgen D'Hondt

12/08/2016 - 10:15

Today, a neutrino even more elusive than its fellows is under the spotlight:  the sterile neutrino. Analysing the data collected over the course of a year at the IceCube detector however, scientists did not find any trace of the sterile neutrino. IceCube will update these results with more data and physicists are getting more and more excited to see what else sterile neutrinos could uncover about the ultimate neutrino theory.

03/05/2016 - 11:15

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.

31/03/2016 - 21:30

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.

25/02/2016 - 16:00

On February 25th 2016 Annik Olbrechts obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Measuring the anomalous couplings in the Wtb vertex using the Matrix Element Method at the LHC
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jorgen D'Hondt

19/01/2016 - 16:00

On January 19th 2016 Brayeur Lionel obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Search for High-Energy Neutrinos Associated with Long Gamma Ray Bursts using the IceCube Detector
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Nick Van Eijndhoven

11/12/2015 - 16:15

On December 11 2015 Jan Kunnen obtained the academic degree of DOCTOR IN SCIENCES with the following doctoral thesis:

A Search for Dark Matter in the centre of the Earth with the IceCube neutrino detector

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Catherine De Clercq and Prof. Dr. Nick Van Eijndhoven

 

a map of the sky comparing data from IceCube, Piere Auger and the Telescope Array
02/12/2015 - 14:00

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.

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