PhD: Doctor of Philosophy, the highest degree that a person can earn. Its main purpose is to train university research and teaching. This is one of the most common definition of what to do a PhD means, but how about being a PhD student? Well, that’s much more difficult to explain in one or two… Continue reading First year of PhD: how to begin.
Research life is very challenging. It is very human for a young researcher to lose focus of his work. When I moved to Brussels for my doctoral degree, away from dear friends and family, I faced a somewhat similar situation. I believe myself as a very social person and like doing things that will impact… Continue reading CMS Induction Days at CERN
Brussels, Monday 4 June 2018: The first observation of the simultaneous production of a Higgs particle with a top quark-antiquark pair was published today in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters. This major milestone, first reported by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration in April 2018 and today also reported by the ATLAS Collaboration, unambiguously… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Direct coupling of the Higgs boson to the top quark observed
On Sunday 11th of March, NA62 collaboration presented in Moriond the first results of the K+→π+νν analysis. This decay channel has a branching ratio in the SM of (8.4±1.0)×10-11 with solid theoretical predictions dominated by short distance contributions and with the hadronic uncertainties well under control. This channel is a golden one in the search of… Continue reading NA62 presents first results on Very Rare Kaon Decays
Aiming at the broadening and transmission of human knowledge, university is one of the best inventions of the Middle Ages. The Université catholique de Louvain has played a part in this process with pride since 1425. Just to cite a few: Erasmus, Vésale, Mercator and many others came to Louvain to profit from its location at the… Continue reading UCL – where tradition meets the future