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Time-dependent metasurfaces are playing an increasingly important role as a platform to change the frequency of optical signals. This is a result of the fact that the interaction length through a single surface is so small that it is nearly impossible to generate new spectral components using nonlinear effects. However, although the idea to generate […]
PhD-student Hannah Pinson wins the Agoria award with her master thesis dissertation ‘Connecting Neurons’! Congratulations Hannah!
Very honored to have been awarded the Agathon De Potter Award during the public event of l’Académie Royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts on December 15th, 2018.
The Research Foundation Flanders has celebrated its 90th birthday, organizing Knowledge Makers — the largest scientific congress in Belgium. Happy to present the clustering efforts that took place to compile the Flemish research agenda.
Not sure whether it is an idea worth spreading more than others, but this was a very interesting venue to talk about the ways in which the science behind invisibility is transforming Applied Physics.
Open Science goes beyond open access to publication, encompassing the sharing of open research data and citizen science. It also paves the way for the development of appropriate metrics, incentives and rewards. Since Open Science solutions have to be developed in a coherent way both at national and European level, this conference combines a discussion […]
Publicly funded research should not be hidden behind payment walls, but it should also not become a pay-to-publish game. In a joint statement by several Young Academies, including the Belgian, a convinced “yes” to Open Access sounds. At the same time, the young scientists call for reflection on the best possible implementation of Plan S: […]
For the second year in a row, KVS and VUB unite forces to kick off the academic and cultural year. At MINDBLOWERS, don’t expect any puffed-up speeches or highfalutin lectures. No: short, powerful interventions at the crossroads of arts, culture, research and reflection. At the intersection of activism, ‘artivism’ and academia. This second edition of […]
A conversation about the lightness of being – including how to solve Olber’s paradox, how to measure the speed of light, and how to become (in)visibile. Full interview (in Dutch) can be found here.
Einstein’s theory of general relativity has dramatically changed our world view, by describing gravity as an intrinsic deformation of space and time. About fifteen years ago, John Pendry and Ulf Leonhard had the intriguing idea to emulate the behaviour of light in a deformed space by making use of carefully designed artificial metamaterials. Metamaterials consist […]