International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave Physics:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates around the world

UCLouvain (Belgium)

Contacts: Joris van Heijningen (instrumentation) and Andrew Miller (data analysis)

Building on almost 600 years' experience, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain ) is today a multisite university in Belgium (Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels Woluwe, Mons, Tournai, Brussels Saint-Gilles and Charleroi) at the forefront of innovation and excellence in education and research. The university involves more than 30,000 students of 123 different nationalities and a staff of about 5,800 teachers, researchers and administrative and technical collaborators. UCLouvain is responsible for the education of nearly one out of two French speaking academics in Belgium and proposes courses in all possible disciplines. Research is one of UCLouvain's main activities. More than 1000 research contracts are signed every year with universities, public institutions and private companies. Our institute, the Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3) has about 80 members who research fundamental interactions, statistical physics, cosmology, associated technologies and spin-offs. Joris van Heijningen is a research scientist with expertise in gravitational wave instrumentation, in particular inertial sensing, vibration isolation and optical readout. Andrew Miller is a postdoc with expertise in gravitational wave data analysis, in particular continuous waves from boson clouds or primordial black holes or dark photon searches.