High Energy Physics / Université catholique de Louvain / Louvain-la-Neuve


Screening of "The Particle Fever" in collaboration with Scienceinfuse

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 20:30 at Cinema Park, Montigny street in Charleroi

Imagine yourself as Edison when his first light bulb went lit or Franklin when he received his first shot of electricity: "The Particle Fever" allows the general public to be at the forefront of the most important and most incredible scientific adventure of all time.
The film follows six in the privacy brilliant scientists trying to unravel the mysteries of the Universe. Through their successes and failures, we discover the most important and fascinating scientific advance of the world towards the infinitely small.
10,000 scientists from over 100 countries have joined forces in pursuit of one goal: recreate the conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang. In Belgium, there are nearly 150 people involved, including more than 30 from CP3. Read more...

The EWK-produced top quark: single even at 13 TeV!

On Tuesday, 15 September, at the TOP2015 international workshop in Ischia, Italy [1], the CMS experiment presented the first cross section measurement of the electroweakly-produced top quark at 13 TeV c.o.m energy.
"I think everyone must have been completely and thoroughly impressed. This must be by far the most complex thing that CMS has done so far on 13 TeV", said Andreas Meyer, one of the leaders of top quark analysis group in CMS.
Screening of "The... | The EWK-produced top...
CP3 News Blog

Latest preprints

Evidence for exclusive gamma-gamma to W+ W- production and constraints on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings at sqrt-s = 8 TeV
CMS collaboration
[Full text]
Public experimental note. 3rd October.

Search for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a single top quark in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV
CMS collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF]
Refereed paper. 29th September.

Cascading dust inflation in Born-Infeld gravity
Jose Beltran Jimenez, Lavinia Heisenberg, Gonzalo J. Olmo and Christophe Ringeval
[Abstract] [PDF]
Refereed paper. 22nd September.

The Physics Department at UCLouvain has been involved for a number of decades in high energy particle physics research, equally strongly on the experimental and instrumental fronts as on the theoretical one. In spite of being located in physically distinct places, all these activities are now brought together within a common organisational structure, the Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3). This structure reinforces the collaboration of these varied components and competences in the physics of the fundamental interactions and the elementary particles.

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