This week Pieter David, a researcher at the UCLouvain Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology, is rubbing shoulders with Nobel Prize winners.
The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is currently taking place in Germany. The meeting allows brilliant young researchers to meet Nobel laureates. This year the event’s main themes are cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves – ample fuel for discussion among 39 Nobel Prize winners and 580 young scientists from 89 countries!
The FNRS nominated, and the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting approved, FNRS researcher Pieter David to attend the prestigious meeting. Dr David is a member of a UCLouvain Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3) research group that focuses on data analysis in high energy physics and gravitational wave experiments. CP3 hosts research in high energy particle physics, cosmology, phenomenology and fundamental interaction theory. It is known for its expertise in experimental and theoretical aspects. CP3’s goal is to bring together and encourage collaboration among researchers in these scientific fields.
Data analysis in high energy physics and gravitational waves aims to determine the properties of elementary particles and the probabilities of the occurrence of natural phenomena visible only at the scale of the attometre, a length measurement unit equal to 10−18 meter. Dr David, who specialises in particle physics, focuses on the production of top quarks with bosons. He also contributes to the calibration of trajectory detectors and software development.