Group outing 2022

The first big outing of the group happened at the beginning of Summer 2022. The first big social event after the pandemic!

Belgian High-School Students Internship Programme 2021

Prof.dr. Dirk Ryckbosch is one of the organizers of the popular series of Belgian High-School Students Internship Programme, the current edition of which is taking place from 24 October to 6 November. It is a truly unique opportunity for 24 high-school students from Belgium to be introduced to CERN. This year the organizers have received more than 500 applications, becoming of the most successful editions of this school!

Universiteit van Vlaanderen: Wat is donkere materie?

January 27, 2020

Prof. dr. Dirk Ryckbosch, member of our group, gave a talk at Universiteit van Vlaanderen, an organization which provides free online colleges to the general public, given by prominent Flemish scientists. You can discover the talk here! (dutch-only)


Group meeting 2020

January 16, 2020

On January 15 and 16, the Ghent Experimental Particle Physics Group has hold a group meeting and team building activity in Vecmont near La Roche-en-Ardenne. The main goal of the group meeting is to allow PhD students and research staff from our different subgroups to present their scientific work, to people outside their specific experiment. In addition to the scientific program, a team building afternoon was organized, such that new and older members of the group learn to know each other a little bit better.

EPS-HEP 2019 Conference

July 17, 2019

During the past 8 days, the Ghent Experimental Particle Physics Group hosted the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP), in collaboration with the Universiteit Antwerpen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Universite Catholique de Louvain.

GEM detectors assembled in Ghent soon to be installed in CMS detector

April 7, 2019

As part of the Phase-2 upgrade program, CMS will extend its muon system by adding several new stations equipped with GEM detectors. About 30 of such GEM detectors have been assembled and certified in Ghent and were recently transported to CERN in order to prepare them for final installation inside the CMS detector later this year.

Assembling GEM detectors inside the Ghent cleanroom.
Left to right: Christos Roskas, Patrick Sennesael, Michael Tytgat, Philippe Van Auwegem

Further reading: CMS tightens its net around muons

Ghent group observes rare top quark with Z boson production

December, 6th 2018

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Ghent students exploring the South Pole

Three former students from the Ghent University went on to explore the South Pole. Read more about their stories here: