Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven  
History - May 20
A look into the past. It's usually just a metaphor, but archaeologists Jeroen Poblome and Sam Cleymans have made it a physical reality. Together with the University of Burdur, Turkey, they have reconstructed the faces of two centuries-old residents of Sagalassos.
Social Sciences - May 13

This year's Francqui Prize, often dubbed 'the Belgian Nobel Prize', has been awarded to three KU Leuven economists: Laurens Cherchye, Bram De Rock, and Frederic Vermeulen.

Computer Science - Apr 25

A cardboard sign with a colourful print. That's all researchers from the Faculty of Engineering Technology at KU Leuven needed to fool a smart camera. To be clear: Wiebe Van Ranst, Simen Thys, and Toon Goedemé from the EAVISE research group don't have evil intentions.

Physics - Apr 8

What is the impact of weathering processes on microplastics, and how do the particles spread across seas and oceans' Computer models developed by hydraulics engineers from KU Leuven may help to find the answers.

Chemistry - Mar 25

How did bioscience engineers at KU Leuven manage to convert water vapour directly into hydrogen gas, with record efficiency? And does their hydrogen panel signal the end of fossil fuels' We asked Johan Martens and Tom Bosserez from the Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis for the answers.

Sport Sciences - Feb 26

Professional football players need to keep a cool head during a match, but some are better at this than others. Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be immune to pressure, while Neymar's performance crumbles under it.

Astronomy - May 6

Blue supergiants are rock 'n' roll: they live fast and die young. This makes them rare and difficult to study. Before space telescopes were invented, few blue supergiants had been observed, so our knowledge of these stars was limited.

Life Sciences - Apr 10
Life Sciences

Our brain relies on 2D information to create a 3D image of the world.

Career - Mar 28

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Advanced Grants. These prestigious grants, awarded to individual researchers for a five-year period, are usually worth about 2.5 million euros each.

Environment - Feb 26

Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven have created a solar panel that produces hydrogen gas from moisture in the air.

Astronomy - Feb 25

Red giants are old stars that eject gaseous material and solid particles through a stellar wind. Some red giants appeared to lose an exceptionally large amount of mass this way. However, new observations reveal that this is not quite the case.