Karlijn Kruiswijk

PhD student


Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology - CP3
Université catholique de Louvain
2, Chemin du Cyclotron - Box L7.01.05
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve


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Research statement
My PhD thesis is on the detection of low energy (MeV-GeV) neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Burst populations using IceCube.
I am working on using the electromagnetic spectra of Gamma-Ray Bursts to categorize them in order of neutrino production.
For the detection of neutrinos, i am trying to improve the the detection and reconstruction of low energy neutrinos at IceCube. Here I am working on the reconstruction of the direction of a neutrino, using a single string of detectors.
Research directions:
Data analysis in HEP, astroparticle and GW experiments

Experiments and collaborations:

Active projects
Low-energy neutrinos from astrophysical transient sources
Karlijn Kruiswijk, Gwenhaël Wilberts Dewasseige

This project aims at optimising neutrino telescopes, especially the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and KM3NeT, to detect GeV and sub-GeV astrophysical neutrinos. The instruments are then used to search for low-energy neutrinos from transient sources, such as solar flares, compact binary mergers, or gamma-ray bursts.
Multi-messenger studies of transient sources
Giacomo Bruno, Karlijn Kruiswijk, Andrew Miller, Magdalena Sieniawska, Jishnu Suresh, Gwenhaël Wilberts Dewasseige

This project aims at studying astrophysical phenomena combining different messengers, mainly neutrinos and gravitational waves.
Publications in IRMP
All my publications on Inspire