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Solvay-Francqui Workshop on "Neutrinos: from Reactors to the Cosmos"

Brussels, 27 - 29 May 2015

ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room

The aim of the workshop is two-fold:

- We will review the status of our knowledge of neutrino properties, through a review of recent results obtained by oscillation experiments at accelerators and reactors, and by more direct measurements related to the neutrino mass and type.

- We will discuss the role of neutrinos as messengers from the most violent events in the universe. The discussion of cosmic neutrinos will be framed in a multi-messenger framework covering cosmic ray and gamma ray experiments. The program will also cover the role of neutrinos in cosmology, and in dark matter searches.

The workshop is organized on the occasion of the International Francqui Chair 2014 awarded to Prof. Francis Halzen (UW Madison), PI of the IceCube neutrino experiment. It is co-organized by the Francqui Foundation and the International Solvay Institutes.

Scientific Committee

Juan Antonio Aguilar Sánchez (ULB, Belgium)
Jean-René Cudell (ULg,Belgium)
Evelyne Daubie (UMONS, Belgium)
Catherine De Clercq (VUB, Belgium)
Francis Halzen (U.W. Madison, USA)
Kael Hanson (U.W. Madison, USA)
Dirk Ryckbosch (UGent, Belgium)
Alexander Sevrin (VUB & Solvay Inst., Belgium)
Petr Tinyakov (ULB, Belgium)
Michel Tytgat (ULB, Belgium)
Nick Van Eijndhoven (VUB, Belgium)
Pierre Van Mechelen (UAntwerpen, Belgium)
Antoine Van Proeyen (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
Gaston Wilquet (ULB, Belgium)

Organizing Committee

Catherine De Clercq (VUB, Belgium)
Alexander Sevrin (VUB, Solvay Inst., Belgium)
Isabelle Van Geet (Solvay Institutes, Belgium)


***Please click on the speaker's name to obtain their PDF powerpoint presentation

Laura Baudis (U. Zurich, Switzerland)
Maarten de Jong (NIKHEF, The Netherlands)

Carlos de los Heros (Uppsala Univ., Sweden)

Marcos Dracos (CNRS, U. de Strasbourg)
Guido Drexlin (Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany)

Malcolm Fairbairn (King's College London, UK)

Ettore Fiorini (INFN, Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Jean-Marie Frère (ULB, Belgium)

Francis Halzen (U.W. Madison, USA)

Thomas  Hambye (ULB, Belgium)

Karl-Heinz Kampert (Bergische U., Wuppertal, Germany)

Stavros Katsanevas (U. Paris VII, France)

Stefan Klepser (DESY, Germany)
Eligio Lisi (INFN, Bari, Italy)

Mauro Mezzetto (INFN, Padova, Italy)
Christian Spiering (DESY, Germany)
Nick Van Remortel (UAntwerpen, Belgium)
Eli Waxman (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Alfons Weber (Oxford U., UK)

Practical Information for registrants


There is no registration fee. (Except for those who wish to attend the banquet, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop).

The banquet will be held on Thursday 28 May at 7.30 p.m.

Poster session

A poster session will be organized on Wednesday 27 May, poster presentation from registrants is strongly encouraged. A title and a short abstract (15 lines) of the proposed contribution should be sent in a Word document format to Isabelle Van Geet by email at, before May 11.


The workshop will be held at ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room Campus Plaine, Building N.O. (5th Floor).

Click HERE for the map of the Campus.

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta".

Click HERE for the map of the metro.


Hotel reservations must be made directly by the registrants.

Hotels that we often use for our visitors are Hôtel Astrid and Hôtel Atlas.

***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (