Program of the BPS Annual Conference, May 22 2019, ULB

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08:15 : Registration and coffee

09:00 : Welcome of the BPS President (Forum A)

09:10 : Plenary lecture 1 (Forum A)

Prof. Hamid Aît Abderrahim

(SCK-CEN, Mol, Belgium)

The MYRRHA project


10:00 : Plenary lecture 2 (Forum A)

Prof. Vladimir Tikhonchuk 

Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, University of Bordeaux, France and Extreme Light Infrastructure, Prague, Czech Republic )

Physics of matter under intense radiation fields under study at the ELI and Laser Megajoule laboratories


10:50 : Coffee break

11:15 : Discover what EPJ can do for you

11:25 : Oral presentations of the Young Scientist contest (Forum A) (20 min each)

  • Marco Di LIBERTO (ULB): "Realization of Aharonov-Bohm Cages in Photonic Lattices
  • Daniela MOCKLER (ULB): “Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum with the Pierre Auger Observatory
  • Johan van der TOL (KULeuven): “Cluster gasses: when the equipartition theorem looses its validity

12:25 : Conference picture

12:30 : Walking lunch and poster session

14:30 : Parallel sessions

  • Fundamental Interactions, Particle and Nuclear Physics (Prof. Barbara Clerbaux, ULB & Prof. Freya Blekman, VUB)

                Invited speaker: Prof. Gudrun Hiller (Technical University Dortmund), Flavor physics as a window to new physics, full abstract

                Session program

  • Condensed Matter and Nanostructure Physics (Prof. Simone Napolitano, ULB)

                Invited speaker : Prof. Mark Geoghegan (University of Sheffield), How surface topography, properties, and nanostructure controls single polymer interfacial diffusion, full abstract

               Session program

  • Bio-, Medical, Statistical & Mathematical Physics (Prof. Patricia Losada Perez, Prof. Thomas Gilbert, ULB)

                 Invited speaker : Prof. Francesc Sagués (Universidad de Barcelona), The microtubule/kinesin system: A versatile realization of an active nematic, full abstract

                Invited speaker : Prof. Karel Proesmans (UHasselt), A perfect springfull asbtract

                Invited speaker: Prof. Hennie Valkenier (ULB, Ecole Polytechnique), Synthetic Receptors for the Transmembrane Transport of Anionsfull abstract

                Session program

  • Atoms, Molecules, Optics, and Photonics (Prof. Xavier Urbain, UCLouvain)

                Invited speaker : Prof. Stephen Hogan (University College London), Matter-wave interferometry with highly excited atoms, full abstract

                Session program

  • Astrophysics, Geophysics, and Plasma Physics (Prof. Simona Toscano, ULB)

                Invited speaker : Prof. Simone Russo (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra), Half a degree and rapid socioeconomic development matter for heatwave risk, full abstract

                Session program

  • Physics and Education (Ph. Leonard, ULB)



           Invited speaker : Domien Van der Elst, Using Technology to provide pupils access to the best physics teachers, full abstract

           Invited  speaker :  Bart Huyskens, Air quality measurement and “Internet of Things” in the STEM classroom practice, full abstract
           Visit of the eXperimentarium of the ULB

           Session program


16:30-17:00 : Coffee break

18:10 : Closing ceremony, announcement of prizes and awards (Forum A)

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