Tracy Slatyer from MIT will visit UCLouvain from May 16 -20 to give the Georges Lemaître Chair lecture series on "New probes of dark matter physics in astrophysics and cosmology". Tracy is a leading expert in the field of astroparticle physics, and an experienced educator who has taught courses on dark matter and related topics at… Continue reading New probes of dark matter physics in astrophysics and cosmology
Myself in the CMS control room as a Strip tracker shifter during CRUZET — Cosmic RUn at ZEro Tesla. Sat at the CERN library after meeting my supervisor where we discussed my summer project. I walked through the corridors, searching the shelves, looking for helpful ideas and collecting some thoughts. I opened a book and read this… Continue reading A whole new journey begins at CERN as a summer student!
After months of video calls, mail exchanges, and monologues in front of the mirror, the be.h community has held its "Equinox Meeting" at the beautiful Hof Van Liere in Antwerp. Gathered on the second floor of this 16th-century city palace with indoor cows, gardens and galleries, the fifty participants - the majority on site -… Continue reading be.h is back…in presence!
Michael Tytgat has been awarded the annual science communication prize for conceiving and leading the Cool Physics Days project. The jury has nothing but praise for the trans- and interdisciplinary approach to bring a not-so-obvious branch of science (particle physics) to the general public. In all areas, thought was given to reducing barriers and providing… Continue reading One KVAB 2020 Science Communication awards goes to a be.h member
Gravitational waves were first detected indirectly through observations of the orbital decay of the Hulse-Taylor binary. As the pulsars orbit, they radiate energy in the form of gravitational waves, which means the potential energy and hence distance between the two must decrease in order to compensate. As shown in Fig. 1, the observations of this… Continue reading Gravitational waves and fundamental physics