Physics Department
Physics Department
Astroparticle Physics
Applied Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
23/01/2018 - 12:15

Job description: In the context of the new EOS (Excellence of Science) programme in Belgium, the project be.h -- The H boson gateway to physics beyond Standard Model has started the 1st of Jan 2018, as a consortium among the HEP groups in five Universities in Belgium -- Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Universiteit Ghent (UG), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

22/01/2018 - 16:00

On January 22 2018 Isabelle De Buryn obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Search for dark matter in the monojet and trackless jets final states with the CMS detector at the LHC
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Steven Lowette

17/01/2018 - 08:45

At a plenary meeting of the European Committee for Future Accelerators
(ECFA) held at CERN on 16–17 November, Jorgen D’Hondt of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium was elected ECFA chairperson.

22/12/2017 - 10:00

A consortium of Belgian, British and French scientists, including physicists from the VUB, has deployed a new kind of neutrino detector at the BR2 research reactor of SCK•CEN in Mol. After the discovery of the Higgs boson, the researchers are getting closer to achieve one of the biggest challenges in Science: detecting a new kind of elementary particle, the sterile neutrino. 

15/09/2017 - 16:00

On September 15 2017 Kevin Deroover obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
A search for flavor changing neutral currents involving a top quark and a Higgs boson with the CMS experiment
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jorgen D'Hondt

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.
 

05/07/2017 - 14:00

On July 5th 2017 Jonathan Lindgren obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Black hole formation, holographic thermalization and the AdS/CFT correspondence.
Joint PhD with Université Libre De Bruxelles
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Ben Craps, Prof. Dr. Alexander Sevrin & Prof. Dr. Marc Henneaux (ULB)

27/06/2017 - 16:00

On June 27th 2017 Giuliano Maggi obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Search for High-Energy Neutrinos from Obscured Flat Spectrum Radio AGN using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Nick van Eijndhoven

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

03/03/2017 - 12:00

On March 3 2017 Pedro Parra Rivas obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Dynamics of dissipative localized structures in driven nonlinear optical cavities
Promotors: Prof. Jan Dackaert, Prof. Lendert Gelens & Prof. Damia Gomila
Joint PHD with Universitat de les Illes Balears

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