Particle Physics experiments at future accelerators, like the International Linear Collider, will require a new generation of calorimeters with high 3D-granularity which enables the use of particle flow techniques. Within the CALICE R&D Collaboration we work on prototypes of a hadronic calorimeter with a semi-digital readout system and Glass Resistive Plate Chambers or Micro-Pattern Gas Detector as active detection medium.
Dirichlet-branes: links between elementary particle physics and cosmology. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
A study of aspects of particle physics with IceCube Vrije Universiteit Brussel
CosPa: a research network in cosmoparticle physics. University of Antwerp
Precise top quark physics at the LHC in the search for Dark Matter particles Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Comprehensive study of particle acceleration processes in magnetic reconnection with realistic mass ratio Particle In Cell adaptive simulations. KU Leuven
According to satellite observations, a small fraction of particles in the near-Earth space is far more energetic than expected: some events must accelerate them in ways which are not completely understood. We want to investigate here a process, magnetic reconnection, which is well known for causing particle acceleration. However, it is not completely clear where, how and up to which energies magnetic reconnection accelerates particles. ...