Vakgroep Fysica
Vakgroep Fysica
Astroparticle Physics
Applied Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
30/01/2018 - 16:00

On January 30 2018 Dominic Smith obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Search for new physics in sqrt(s)= 13 TeV proton-proton collisions, using jet substructure techniques with the CMS detector at the LHC
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Freya Blekman & Prof. Dr. Henning Flaecher
Joint PhD with University of Bristol

26/01/2018 - 16:00

On January 26 2018 Isis Van Parijs obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Search for tZq Flavour Changing Neutral Currents in top production and decays with the CMS experiment
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jorgen D'Hondt

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. 

20/12/2017 - 18:00

20 december 2017 : De CMS collaboratie op CERN is verheugd de release bekend te maken van de derde reeks hoge-kwaliteit open data van de CMS-detector bij de Large Hadron Collider (LHC), beschikbaar op de CERN Open Data-portal . 

Deze versie bevat datasets die zijn gebruikt om het Higgs-deeltje te ontdekken en de gegevens zijn beschikbaar in hetzelfde formaat dat CMS-wetenschappers gebruiken voor onderzoek. CMS levert ook kleinere, vereenvoudigde gegevensreeksen voor educatief gebruik. De gegevens zijn vrijgegeven voor het publieke domein onder de Creative Commons licentie.

13/10/2017 - 08:30

On October 13 2017, during the 29th General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in São Paulo, Brazil, Alexander Sevrin has been reelected as member for a second term. He will be serving  on the committee “Mathematical Physics” (C18).

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.
 

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