Parallel Sessions Program


Session: Astro, Geo & Plasma Physics


Chair: Kristel Crombé (UGent)




14:30 - 15:00 Georgi Trenchev (invited speaker) : Carbon circularity through state-of-the-art atmospheric plasma: prototypes, pilots and more


15:00 - 15:20 Simon Chiche : Loss of coherence and change in emission physics for radio emission from very inclined cosmic-ray air showers


15:20 - 15:40 Jethro Stoffels : The Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland: status and first results.


15:40 - 16:00 Krijn D. de Vries : The Radar Echo Telescope


16:00 - 16:20 Dirk Van Eester : A mixed Fourier-variational approach to solve differential or integro-differential wave equations for magnetised plasmas


16:20 - 16:40 Viviane Pierrard : Project Biosphere: Study the Effects of the Solar and Cosmic Radiation on the Terrestrial Atmosphere






Offline Neutrino Filtering using a Convolutional Neural Network-Based Algorithm at the Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland

R. Camphyn


Event-by-Event Mass Separation of Simulated Cosmic Rays using Several Mass Sensitive Air-Shower Observables

B. Flaggs


Integral dielectric kernels for Maxwellian tokamak plasmas

P. U. Lamalle


Characterization of plasma parameters and neutral particles in Microwave and Radio Frequency discharges in the TOMAS device

D. López-Rodríguez


The Biggest Bangs: Traces of turbulence in GRBs

E. Magnus


ANSYS HFSS as a new numerical tool to study RF sheath the Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies

V. Maquet


From Cosmic Crashes to IceCube Neutrinos

Y. Merckx


Advancing understanding of solar wind acceleration: A systematic approach with new Parker Solar Probe observations and kinetic modeling

M. Péters de Bonhome


Integral dielectric kernel approach to modelling radiofrequency heating in toroidal plasmas

B.C.G. Reman


Latitudinal and seasonal changes in atmospheric density leads to variations in cosmic ray induced ionization and radiation dose rates

A. Winant





Session: Biological, Medical, Statistical and Mathematical Physics


Chairs: Yves Goussin (UMons) and Bart Cleuren (UHasselt)






14:30 - 15:10 Nele Vandersickel (Invited speaker) : Catalysing change in cardiac arrhythmia treatment: An interdisciplinary journey from theory to practice


15:10 - 15:30 Indrani Jayam (ULB) : Collection efficiency of large surface plane parallel ionization chamber used for dose monitoring in flash non-uniform pulsed proton beam


15:30 - 15:50 Pieter-Jan Piccard (UHasselt) : Organic solvent nanofiltration and data-driven approaches


15:50 - 16:10 Joseph Indekeu (KULeuven) : Wetting transitions in mixtures of ultracold Bose gases





Monte Carlo Simulations of the T2 relaxivity induced by Cubic-Shaped Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles

Florent Fritsche (UMons)


Exploring membrane lipids of breast cancer cells via ToF-SIMS

Charlotte Rossi (UNamur)





Session: Condensed Matter and Nanostructure Physics


Chairs: Marc Debliquy (UMons), Frank Renner (UHasselt)




14:30 - 15:05 Tim Schwarz (invited speaker) : Introduction to (cryo)-atom probe tomography and its applications


15:05 - 15:30 A. De Corte, S. Fr. Koufidis, M. W. McCall, and B. Maes : Exceptional points in waveguides with extreme chirality


15:30 - 15:55 L. Siciliani, E. Verleysen, S. Bals, Heidi Demaegdt, Salvatore Ciano, Els Van Hoek and J. Mast : Analysis of (nano)particles in food contact materials using electron microscopy,


15:55 - 16:20 S. N. Klimin, J. Tempere, M. Houtput, C. Franchini : An analytic method for polarons with quadratic interactions,


16:20 - 16:45 E. Y. Guillaume, L. Henrard, K. Haenen, D. E. P. Vanpoucke : DFT+VTST investigations of (100)–(2×1):H diamond surfaces by means of first-principle calculations,








DigiLignin: modelling of sustainable lignin-based polymers

P. Castenetto


Impact of strain on GeV color centers in diamond using ab initio calculations.

T. G. I. van Wijk


Exploring Metal-Doped Carbon Nanomaterials for Adsorption Hydrogen Storage

B.J.B. Smeets





Session: Fundamental Interactions, Nuclear and Particle Physics


Chairs: Barbara  Clerbaux (ULB), Stijn Buitink (VUB)




14:30 - 14:50 Simon Knapen (Berkeley) : Invited talk, "Theory overview for long-lived particles at the LHC"


14:50 - 15:10 Steven Lowette (VUB) : Invited talk, "Highlights from long-lived particle searches in CMS"


15:10 - 15:30 Martin Delcourt : How Belgium is preparing the CMS Silicon Strip Tracker for high-luminosity


15:30 - 15:50 Soumya Dansana : Exclusive search for light scalars via the Higgs portal decaying to pairs of muons and hadrons at the CMS experiment


15:50 - 16:10 Nhan Chau : Indirect dark matter search in the Galactic Center with the IceCube neutrino telescope


16:10 - 16:30 Per Myhr - Low—energy astrophysical neutrino searches in IceCube


16:30 - 16:50 Xander Nagels : Criterion for ultra-fast bubble walls: the impact of hydrodynamic obstruction




The Moon Shadow using the Pierre Auger Observatory Data

Katarina Simkova



Session: Quantum Physics, Atoms, Molecules, and Optics


Chair: Xavier Urbain (UCL)




14:15 - 15:00 Yann MAIRESSE (CNRS & Univ. de Bordeaux) (Invited speaker) : Attosecond spectroscopy: How it started, how it’s going


15:00 - 15:20 Mhamad HANTRO (UMons) : Modeling quantum emitters beyond the point-dipole approximation and assessing its validity in proximity of nanoscale structures


15:20 - 15:40 Yves CAUDANO (UNamur) : Post-selected Weak Measurements with Dissipation in the Context of Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics


15:40 - 16:00 Thomas MICHEL (ULiège) : Quasiclassical description of out-of-time-ordered correlators


16:00 - 16:45 Maximilian BEYER (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) (Invited speaker) : Molecular Rydberg states for ion spectroscopy and laser cooling




Deceleration of Ca atoms with a 3D printed permanent magnet Zeeman slower



Direct laser cooling of Rydberg atoms with an isolated core transition



The BOOSTED project: A new infrastructure for time and frequency transfer in Belgium

Raphaël MARION


Creating NOON states with ultracold atoms via counterdiabatic driving



Generating Dynamical Decoupling Sequences for Qudits using Parallel Tempering

Colin READ


Development of a chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer operating in the 6 to 18 GHz frequency range



Analogy between the Goos-Hänchen Effect in Classical Optics and the Quantum Tunnelling Time Problem


Optical Parametric Solitons in Fiber Cavity for Optical Computing

Clément Dupont





Session Physics and Education


Chair: Mieke De Cock (KUL)




14:30 - 14:50 Riccardo Rossa : Hands-on demonstration of a virtual reality tool for measuring ionizing radiation in nuclear education and training


14:50 - 15:10 Bert Jorissen Minelabs: Physics and Chemistry in Minecraft


15:10 - 15:30: Michèle Coeck : European ENEN2 plus project: opportunities for students, pupils and their teachers


15:30 - 15:50 Alessio Rocci : Integrating the history of Ernest Solvay’s science project into educational tools


15:50 - 16:10 Sarah Doumen : Energy materials and quantum technologies for the future: the case of the Master of Materiomics


16:10 - 16:30 Yarne Beerden : Interdisciplinary Educational Projects Enabling Students to Experience Quantum Research and Space Engineering


16:30 - 16:45 Ioana Maris : An LED display of the Pierre Auger Observatory





Energy materials and quantum technologies for the future: the case of the Master of Materiomics

S. Doumen