Veronique Van Elewyck

Université Paris Diderot, France


Veronique Van Elewyck received a Ph.D. degree in physics in 2003 from Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, where she worked on neutrino phenomenology (e.g., within models with extra dimensions) under the supervision of Jean-Marie Frere. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nuclear Science Institute, Mexico National University (UNAM), from 2003 to 2005, she joined the Pierre Auger Observatory, the largest hybrid detector devoted to the study of ultrahigh energy (UHE) cosmic rays. She pursued her work on the phenomenology of UHE (~EeV) cosmic neutrinos and their detection by the Auger Observatory as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Orsay from 2005 to 2007. Since 2007, she has been an Assistant Professor at the AstroParticle and Cosmology (APC) Laboratory, Paris Diderot University, France, where she is currently responsible for the physics bachelor grade. She has become a Member of the ANTARES Collaboration, which operates the largest cosmic neutrino Cherenkov telescope in the Northern Hemisphere and of the KM3NeT Consortium which aims at building a kilometric-scale telescope in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to being ANTARES Data Quality Task Leader, her research focuses on high-energy (TeV-PeV) neutrino astronomy, particularly through a joint search program (GWHEN) in collaboration with the gravitational wave interferometers VIRGO and LIGO. Recently, she also became involved in the feasibility study for ORCA, a large underwater Cherenkov detector aiming at the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy.

Biography Updated on 1 June 2013

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