Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie
I am a researcher in experimental physics at IIHE and a professor teaching at the ULB. I am curious about fundamental physics: where do the highest energetic particles that exist come from? which objects can accelerate them and can we use the neutrinos to find them? is dark matter really a WIMP? You can find my recent publications on inspire or https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5771-1124 .
I am a member of the Pierre Auger collaboration since 2004. I had and have lots of fun with the energy spectrum, AugerPrime upgrade, mass composition, PLD software, asados, antennas, Guapa Guerera...
I joined the IceCube collaboration in 2017. My main interests are cosmic ray measurements (muon number, mass composition) using IceTop and in-ice detectors. (and of course to go to the South pole)
I have switched to direct dark matter searches for a short period (2016-2017). Background measurements and work in a tunnel with liquid Xenon is a challenge.
In 2008-2009 I learned the difference between measurements with 20% uncertainty and 2%. NA61/SHINE provides beautifull coverage in the forward direction.
My reaserch has taken me to beautiful countries with amazing people:
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies
The Lagrange Institute, Paris
Universidad de Granada
New York University Abu Dhabi
ioana.maris (at) ulb.ac.be
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