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Astroparticle Physics
Applied Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
10/07/2018 - 05:15

12th July 2018, 17:00h: Press Conference on breakthrough led by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

04/07/2018 - 16:00

Tim De Jonckheere obtained on July 4 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Measures of correlation in holographic theories
Promotor: Prof. dr. Ben Craps

27/06/2018 - 10:00

Shimaa Abdelwahed Abuzeid Hassan obtained on June 27 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Search for top quark Flavour Changing Neutral Couplings with the CMS Experiment at the LHC
Joint PhD with Ain Shams University (Egypt)
promotors: prof. Jorgen D'Hondt & Prof. Magda Abd El Wahab

21/06/2018 - 12:00

By Kirill Skovpen

The model that describes fundamental particles and interaction forces in physics, known as the Standard Model, provides a comprehensive description of natural phenomena. Nevertheless, it leaves several questions unanswered and it remains incomplete: it excludes gravity and is not able to provide a description of how the world is functioning at extremely high temperatures. All the things we see around us are made of electrons, protons and neutrons. Protons and neutrons, in turn, are made of even smaller elementary particles called up and down quarks. The family of elementary particles however contains much more than quarks, it includes many other types of particles that can only be seen through a number of peculiar interaction processes. The study of elementary particles and their interactions thus represents a great tool in the construction of an ultimate model that would provide us with a complete description of nature. 

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19/06/2018 - 16:00

Sophie Viaene obtained on June 19 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Exploring metamaterial horizons: New concepts and geometrical tools for the description ofadvanced electromagnetic phenomena
Joint PhD with Chalmers University (Sweden)
Promotors: Prof. Jan Danckaert & Prof. Philippe Tassin

15/06/2018 - 12:30

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is officially entering a new stage. Today, a ground-breaking ceremony at CERN celebrates the start of the civil-engineering work for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC): a new milestone in CERN’s history. By 2026 this major upgrade will have considerably improved the performance of the LHC, by increasing the number of collisions in the large experiments and thus boosting the probability of the discovery of new physics phenomena.

12/06/2018 - 15:15

Each year, the Belgian Physical Society (BPS) awards several prizes to excellent research performed in Belgium over a wide range of fields within physics. Three of the 2018 laureates are VUB PhD students at the Interuniversity Institute for High Energies (IIHE; VUB & ULB), and all of them were awarded a prize for research related to the IceCube neutrino observatory. 

01/06/2018 - 11:00

Andries Coone obtained on June 1 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Inflation: Generic Predictions and Nilpotent Superfields
Gezamenlijk doctoraat met Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
promotoren: Prof. dr. Ben Craps & Prof. dr. Diederik Roest
 

04/04/2018 - 16:00

Lieselotte Moreels obtained on April 4 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Direct measurement of the top quark decay width in the muon+jets channel using the CMS experiment at the LHC
Promotor: Prof. Petra Van Mulders

27/03/2018 - 08:45

De vakgroep Fysica heeft een openstaande vacature voor een assistent (BAAP), startdatum 1 oktober 2018

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