Chaire Georges Lemaître

Since its creation in 2016, the Georges Lemaître Chair has been awarded every year by the IRMP institute of UCLouvain to a world-leading personality in physics in the fields of fundamental interactions and cosmology.  After a year without due to the pandemic,we are happy to announce that the Professor Tracy Slatyer is the recipient of the 2021 Georges Lemaitre Chair of the IRMP institute at UCLouvain.

Prof. Slatyer is a theoretical physicist who works on particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics. Her research is motivated by questions of fundamental particle physics — in particular, the nature and interactions of dark matter — but she seeks answers to these questions by studying possible signatures of new physics in astrophysical and cosmological data. Her particular areas of focus include research into scenarios where the dark matter experiences new forces of nature, precision theoretical predictions for photon signals from heavy colliding dark matter particles, modeling of the possible effects of dark matter interactions on the history of the early cosmos, and hands-on data analysis of high-energy gamma-ray data in search of dark matter signals. She was a co-discoverer of the giant gamma-ray structures known as the “Fermi Bubbles” erupting from the center of the Milky Way from MIT

"New probes of dark matter physics in astrophysics and cosmology"

Inaugural lecture

Monday 16 May at 10:30 a.m.

Auditorium Charles de la Vallée Pousssin - CYCL01
Building Marc de Hemptinne

Series of 4 lectures (2h each)

from 17 to 20 May at 2:00 p.m.

Room E-361
Building Marc de Hemptinne
(Tower E, 3rd floor)

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Published on March 15, 2022