Name Responsible Activity
"Quantum Solid State Physics (QSP)" "André Vantomme" "* Multilayers and Superlattices : Electrical transport, magnetic, optical and structural properties of superconducting and magnetic artificially layered materials. * High Temperature Superconductors : Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of thin films, multilayers, single crystals and ceramics. * Magnetic Perovs-kites: electrical and magnetic properties, CMR measurements, structural characterization. * Mesoscopic systems : Normal and superconducting electron transport in submicrometer devices. Quantum inference phenomena in metallic nanostructures. * Scanning Probe Microscopy: Surface topography and spectroscopy. Nanometer lithography (STM, AFM, MFM). * Laser-Solid State Interactions & Laser Spectoscopy: Electronic and structural properties of laser beam mixed metal/semiconductor structures. Laser ablation and ion beam sputtering studied by resonant laser photoionisation. Laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry of metallic clusters. * Surfaces and Interfaces : Statistical mechanical modelling of adsorption, wetting and phase transitions. Computer simulations of mixing phe nomena at interfaces. * Research in strong pulsed fields: Magnetotransport and infrared resonances in semimagnetic and low dimensional semiconductors. Magnetotransport of HTS superconductors, heavy fermions and organic conductors. Construction of pulsed field coils."
"Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry" "Tom De Medts" "The research of the department is situated in the area of fundamental mathematics, more precisely in algebra and geometry. Some of the central themes of our research are: (1) finding connections between group theory and non-associative algebraic structures; (2) the study of Tits buildings and related geometrical objects; (3) the study of topological groups acting on geometrical structures; (4) the study of exceptional groups (including the famous E8); (5) the study of finite geometrical structures and their substructures."
Mathematics "Uwe Einmahl" "The department DWIS includes research groups dealing with: - Algebra (ALGB) with research focussed on ring theory, groups and semi-groups; - stochastics (TWIS) - Topology, Algebraic Topology and Approximation theory (AATO)with focus on analytical and categorical topology, on algebraic topology and Approximation theory in Banach spaces. -CAMP (applied mathematics)"
"Department of Physics and astronomy" "Herwig Dejonghe" "The Department of Physics and Astronomy brings together divers research topics such as:AstronomyAtmospheric PhysicsMolecular ModelingX-ray TomographyExperimental Particle PhysicsTheoretical Nuclear Physics and Statistical PhysicsMathematical and Theoretical Physics"
"Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics" "Riccardo Raabe" "Nuclear physics:Nuclear spectroscopy of short-lived isotopes using recoil separators at accelerators as GANIL and GSI.Nuclear spectroscopy at the ISOLDE isotope separators on-line at the PS-Booster accelerator in CERN. Nuclear structure and reaction studies using post-accelerated radioactive beams. * Nuclear astrophysics: radioactive ion beams accelerated to stellar energies are used to measure reactions of astrophysical interest.Weak interaction physics: fundamental properties of the weak interaction are tested in nuclear beta-decay at CERN (ISOLDE) and at GANIL, and with ultra-cold neutrons at PSI (Villigen, CH).Nuclear medicine: research into the production of radioisotopes for novel medical applications: hadron therapy and targeted internal radiation therapy.Nuclear solid state physics:Investigation of low dimensional systems (thin films, 2D materials, nanowires, precipitates) – relation between structure and functional properties such as magnetism, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, phonons...Interaction of stable and radioactive ion beams with matter: ion implantation and ion beam analysis (RBS, PIXE, NRA and channeling).Use of the hyperfine interactions between the nuclear moments and the electronic environment of the nucleus – nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation and conventional Mössbauer spectroscopy.Advancing metrology at (sub)nm scale through fundamental studies of the physics of metrology."
"Electrical Engineering (ESAT) TC, Ghent and Aalst Technology Campuses" "Jan Cappelle" "The Technology Cluster of the department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) conducts research in the fields of reliability, wireless communication, energy and automation, lighting, vision, audio and data processing, human computer interaction, chip design, embedded systems and security."
"Institute for Theoretical Physics" "Christian Maes" "In the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Faculty of Sciences at the KU Leuven, the Institute for Theoretical Physics covers various areas of mathematical and theoretical physics, including quantum gravity, cosmology, string theory, biophysics, nonequilibrium physics, statistical mechanics and quantum many-body theory.. Key-words include: Elementary Particle Physics. Quantum field theory and applications Mathematical structure of supergravity, String theories, Collective Phenomena and Statistical Mechanics, Random systems, neural networks, fractals, hydrodynamics, cellular automata, phase transitions in equilibrium and far from equilibrium, Mathematical Physics, Mechanisms for the approach to equilibrium; thermodynamic stability, Bose-Einstein condensation, non-commutative limit theorems; valence bound states; solid state physics models, many-body localization, (pre)thermalization, conformal field theory."
"Department of Information technology" "Bart Dhoedt" "The Department of Information Technology (INTEC) is divided into several research topics:AcousticsDesignElectromagneticsInternet Based Communications Networks and ServicesPhotonicsWavesWireless and Cable"
"Department of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics" "Joris Van der Jeugt" "The department plays an important role in education at Ghent University and is responsible for teaching more than 100 courses in different faculties. The bachelor's and master's programs Mathematics and Computer Science and the subsequent master's program Statistical data analysis are closely linked to the department. In addition, the department is responsible for a lot of courses taught in other study programs. The research is organised in several research groups in the disciplines applied mathematics, computer science and statistics, which, in addition to research, also keep the education innovative and up-to-date. Many research groups work multidisciplinary, and collaborate closely with researchers from other institutions."
"Physics, Kulak Kortrijk Campus" "Koen Van Den Abeele" "Research topics of this unit:non-linear acousticsmicro-damage diagnosticsdamage localisationmaterials characterisationdamage monitoringconstitutive equationsmodelling wave propagationnonlinear wave spectroscopyanalysis of strong ground motion"