The microstructure of an object determines its properties. It tells you why some pillows are soft and why others remember the shape of your head. The Vision Lab develops new imaging techniques to look inside objects in 3D at the microscale. We now have open positions for PhD students to work on X-ray phase contrast tomography. Tomography is a 3D image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical algebra. It has a wide range of applications in medicine (CT-scans), industry (nondestructive testing, inspection and quality control) and science (3D characterization and material analysis).
More info: Vacature_PhD_CT_2020_versie2.pdf
Edited by Jan Govaerts and Jean-François Stoffel from This book presents the first English translation of the original French treatise “La Physique d’Einstein” written by the young Georges Lemaître in 1922, only six years after the publication of Albert Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. It includes an historical introduction and a critical edition of the original treatise in French supplemented by the author’s own later additions and corrections. More info on this link.
There is a vacancy for a postdoc position, with a contract of 1 year and 4 months, to
work in the context of the ESC2RAD H2020 project “Enabling Smart Computations
to study space RADiation effects” http://www.esc2rad.eu/. The postdoc will work on
the modeling of space radiation effects (mainly protons and electrons) on different
components of future human Space missions, such as functional materials of the
spacecraft and biological molecules of relevance for DNA damage in astronauts.
The postdoc will work with first-principles chemical physics approaches for the
passage of particles through matter, such as time-dependent DFT (TDDFT), and, for
the studies on functional materials, also with Monte Carlo particle transport
approaches, as implemented in Geant4.