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See detailExoplanet discoveries with the CoRoT space observatory
Lammer, H.; Dvorak, R.; Deleuil, M. et al

in Solar System Research (2010), 44

The CoRoT space observatory is a project which is led by the French space agency CNES and leading space research institutes in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Germany and Spain and also the European Space ... [more ▼]

The CoRoT space observatory is a project which is led by the French space agency CNES and leading space research institutes in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Germany and Spain and also the European Space Agency ESA. CoRoT observed since its launch in December 27, 2006 about 100 000 stars for the exoplanet channel, during 150 days uninterrupted high-precision photometry. Since the The CoRoT-team has several exoplanet candidates which are currently analyzed under its study, we report here the discoveries of nine exoplanets which were observed by CoRoT. Discovered exoplanets such as CoRoT-3b populate the brown dwarf desert and close the gap of measured physical properties between usual gas giants and very low mass stars. CoRoT discoveries extended the known range of planet masses down to about 4.8 Earth-masses (CoRoT-7b) and up to 21 Jupiter masses (CoRoT-3b), the radii to about 1.68 × 0.09 R [SUB]Earth[/SUB] (CoRoT-7b) and up to the most inflated hot Jupiter with 1.49 × 0.09 R [SUB]Earth[/SUB] found so far (CoRoT-1b), and the transiting exoplanet with the longest period of 95.274 days (CoRoT-9b). Giant exoplanets have been detected at low metallicity, rapidly rotating and active, spotted stars. Two CoRoT planets have host stars with the lowest content of heavy elements known to show a transit hinting towards a different planethost-star-metallicity relation then the one found by radial-velocity search programs. Finally the properties of the CoRoT-7b prove that rocky planets with a density close to Earth exist outside the Solar System. Finally the detection of the secondary transit of CoRoT-1b at a sensitivity level of 10[SUP]-5[/SUP] and the very clear detection of the "super-Earth" CoRoT-7b at 3.5 × 10[SUP]-4[/SUP] relative flux are promising evidence that the space observatory is being able to detect even smaller exoplanets with the size of the Earth. [less ▲]

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See detailOscillations in rapidly rotating stars
Reese, Daniel ULg

in Astronomische Nachrichten (2010, December 01), 331

Spurred by the spectroscopic and interferometric observations of rapidly rotating stars and the highly accurate pulsation data coming from asteroseismology space missions, theoreticians have spent many ... [more ▼]

Spurred by the spectroscopic and interferometric observations of rapidly rotating stars and the highly accurate pulsation data coming from asteroseismology space missions, theoreticians have spent many years developing models for such stars and studying their oscillations. This has led to the discovery of new phenomena and new types of pulsation modes. In what follows, a review is given of the different methods used to model the effects of rotation on stellar pulsations, as well as a description of these effects on inertial, gravito-inertial, r and acoustic modes. [less ▲]

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See detailAsteroseismology of OB stars with CoRoT
Degroote, P.; Aerts, C.; Samadi, R. et al

in Astronomische Nachrichten (2010), 331

The CoRoT satellite is revolutionizing the photometric study of massive O-type and B-type stars. During its long runs, CoRoT observed the entire main sequence B star domain, from typical hot β Cep stars ... [more ▼]

The CoRoT satellite is revolutionizing the photometric study of massive O-type and B-type stars. During its long runs, CoRoT observed the entire main sequence B star domain, from typical hot β Cep stars, via cooler hybrid p- and g-mode pulsators to the SPB stars near the edge of the instability strip. CoRoT lowers the sensitivity barrier from the typical mmag-precision reached from the ground, to the μmag-level reached from space. Within the wealth of detected and identified pulsation modes, relations have been found in the form of multiplets, combination of frequencies, and frequency- and period spacings. This wealth of observational evidence is finally providing strong constraints to test current models of the internal structure and pulsations of hot stars. Aside from the expected opacity driven modes with infinite lifetime, other unexpected types of variability are detected in massive stars, such as modes of stochastic nature. The simultaneous observation of all these light curve characteristics implies a challenge for both observational asteroseismology and stellar modelling. The CoRoT space mission was developed and is operated by the French space agency CNES, with participation of ESA's RSSD and Science Programmes, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, and Spain. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasma Motion and Kinematics in Cool and Hot Stars
Güdel, Manuel; Nazé, Yaël ULg

in Space Science Reviews (2010), 157

The environments of both hot and cool stars are the sites of highly dynamic processes involving motion of gas and plasma in winds, flows across shocks, plasma motions in closed magnetic fields, or streams ... [more ▼]

The environments of both hot and cool stars are the sites of highly dynamic processes involving motion of gas and plasma in winds, flows across shocks, plasma motions in closed magnetic fields, or streams along magnetospheric accretion funnels. X-ray spectroscopy has opened new windows toward the study of these processes. Kinematics are evident in line shifts and line broadening, and also more indirectly through the analysis and interpretation of density-sensitive lines. In hot stellar winds, expanding-wind kinematics are directly seen in broadened lines although the broadening has turned out to often be smaller than anticipated, and some lines are so narrow that coronal models have been revived. Although X-ray spectra of cool stars have shown line shifts and broadening due to the kinematics of the entire corona, e.g., in binary systems, intrinsic mass motions are challenging to observe at the presently available resolution. Much indirect evidence for mass motion in magnetic coronae is nevertheless available. And finally, spectral diagnostics has also led to a new picture of X-ray production in accreting pre-main sequence stars where massive accretion flows collide with the photospheric gas, producing shocks in which gas is heated to high temperatures. We summarize evidence for the above mechanisms based on spectroscopic data from XMM-Newton and Chandra. [less ▲]

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See detailL2MA-2 Langage oral, langage écrit, mémoire, attention
Chevrie-Muller, Claude; Maillart, Christelle ULg; Simon, Anne-Marie et al

Book published by ECPA (2010)

Batterie d'évaluation du langage oral et écrit destinée aux enfants de CE1 (2ème primaire) à la 6ème.

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See detailRank-constrained linear regression: a Riemannian approach
Meyer, Gilles ULg; Bonnabel, Silvère; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

Poster (2010, December)

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See detailActualités en procédure civile : les demandes incidentes - l'office du juge - le jugement
Biemar, Bénédicte ULg

in Georges, Frédéric; Boularbah, Hakim (Eds.) Actualités en droit judiciaire (2010)

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See detailEssai d’estimation des dommages piscicoles engendrés par les prises d’eau industrielles et les turbines hydroélectriques dans les cours d’eau de la Province de Liège. Partie A. La Meuse canalisée
Philippart, Jean-Claude ULg; Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Rimbaud, Gilles ULg et al

Report (2010)

Ce rapport à la Commission provinciale de Liège du Fonds Piscicole présente, sur la base d’une analyse bibliographique, une estimation des mortalités de poissons engendrées dans la Meuse liégeoise par ... [more ▼]

Ce rapport à la Commission provinciale de Liège du Fonds Piscicole présente, sur la base d’une analyse bibliographique, une estimation des mortalités de poissons engendrées dans la Meuse liégeoise par l’entraînement de ceux-ci dans les prises d’eau de refroidissement de trois centrales électriques thermiques (centrale nucléaire de Tihange-50 m3/s, centrale TGV de Seraing-3 m3/s et centrale des Awirs-11 m3/s) et dans les turbines de quatre grandes centrales hydroélectriques (CHE) au fil de l’eau (Ampsin-Neuville-270 m3/s, Yvoz-Ramet-285 m3/s, Monsin-Liège-450 m3/s et Lixhe-Visé-340 m3/s). Ces estimations se basent sur plusieurs études et spécialement sur les résultats d’une étude approfondie de l’entraînement des poissons (38 espèces) sur les systèmes de filtration de l’eau (grilles à barreaux et tambours filtrants) à la centrale nucléaire de Tihange au cours d’une année entière (fin octobre 2000- début novembre 2001) et, pour comparaison, à la centrale TGV de Seraing en 2001-2002 (voir Philippart et al., 2003). L’étude menée à Tihange a été prolongée jusqu’en début 2005 dans le cadre de la thèse doctorale de D. Sonny (2006, 2009) et a permis de bien caractériser les phénomènes de migration de dévalaison des différentes espèces dans la Meuse et de chiffrer leur importance quantitative par rapport au débit d’eau pompé-filtré dans la prise d’eau de Tihange et, par extrapolation, dans la totalité du fleuve. Ce sont ces informations sur les ordres de grandeur des flux de poissons en dévalaison dans la Meuse à Tihange qui ont été utilisées pour estimer l’impact absolu du passage des poissons dans les quatre centrales équipées de turbines Kaplan (hélice) de caractéristiques connues en termes de débit maximum par turbine et pour l’ensemble de chaque centrale et de grandeur et vitesse de rotation de la roue-hélice. On a aussi utilisé des informations bibliographiques provenant d’observations et d’expériences réalisées aux Pays-Bas (centrale hydroélectrique de Linne sur la Meuse) et en France (notamment les travaux de Larinier et Travade). [less ▲]

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See detailOPTIMIZACIÓN DE BIOMATERIALES PARA MODIFICACIÓN DE LA SUPERFICIE CELULAR
Cerda-Cristerna, B.I.; Flores, H; Pozos, A et al

Poster (2010, December)

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See detailRehabilitation in osteoporosis
Bruyère, Olivier ULg

in Proceedings of the annual congress of the Royal Belgian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation medicine (2010, December)

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See detail3D information is valuable for the detection of humans in video streams
Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Lejeune, Antoine ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

in 3D Stereo Media (2010, December)

In this paper, we propose a technique based on 3D information (also called depth or range) for the detection of humans. First, a background subtraction technique operates to detect the silhouettes of ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose a technique based on 3D information (also called depth or range) for the detection of humans. First, a background subtraction technique operates to detect the silhouettes of humans and objects moving in the scene. Then, a machine learning algorithm is used to predict if a silhouette annotated with depth matches a human silhouette or not. The complete method is designed to cope with defects introduced during the segmentation step. Results, obtained on computer generated data, show that 3D depth data is a valuable information for detecting humans in that it improves over techniques based on binary silhouettes. In our experiments, we have reached an accuracy of 99.9% thanks to the depth information. [less ▲]

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See detailPattern of early eukaryote evolution in Precambrian oceans
Javaux, Emmanuelle ULg

Poster (2010, December)

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See detailMagnetic Susceptibility, Correlations and Paleozoic Environments
Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg

Book published by Geologica Belgica (2010)

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See detailUne identité tranquille
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

Article for general public (2010)

L'article défend l'idée que l'identité wallonne s'appuie historiquement sur une revendication sociale plutôt que culturelle: disposer d'une autonomie de gestion pour mener une politique économique plus ... [more ▼]

L'article défend l'idée que l'identité wallonne s'appuie historiquement sur une revendication sociale plutôt que culturelle: disposer d'une autonomie de gestion pour mener une politique économique plus favorable à la région. Cette histoire protège l'identité wallonne de la "passion nationaliste" qui gangrène beaucoup de régions d'Europe et lui donne son contenu spécifique : le consensus social-démocrate. [less ▲]

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See detailRenal transplantation from living related donors: a single center experience in viet nam.
Ledinh, H.; Detry, Olivier ULg; Pham, M. S. et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2010), 42(10), 4389-91

INTRODUCTION: End-stage renal disease is a major public health problem in Viet Nam. A cooperative project between the University of Liege, Belgium, and the University of Medicine Pham Ngoc Thach, Ho Chi ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION: End-stage renal disease is a major public health problem in Viet Nam. A cooperative project between the University of Liege, Belgium, and the University of Medicine Pham Ngoc Thach, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, has permitted the establishment of an autonomous program of renal transplantation from living-related donors at the Peoples' Hospital No 115. The aim of this paper was to report the primary results of the project and to draw conclusions for the future. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to July 2008, we performed 33 living-related renal transplantations. Mean ages of donors and recipients were 31.8 +/- 9.5 and 41.6 +/- 13.5 years, respectively. Laparoscopic nephrectomy was performed in 6 donors. The immunosuppressive regimen consisted of three drugs associated with induction therapy using anti-interleukin-2 receptor monoclonal antibody. RESULTS: The 33 donors are in good health at follow-up. Four developed major intra- or postoperative hemorrhage necessitating transfusion, with a surgical re-exploration in 1 donor. Wound infection occurred in 2 donors. Posttransplant recipient and graft survivals at 1 versus 3 years were 82% and 73% versus 82% and 65%, respectively. Eight recipients presented 13 biopsy-proven acute rejection episodes that were reversible in 7, but 1 patient lost his graft due to an irreversible rejection. Two recipients developed cancer. CONCLUSIONS: These initial results have encouraged us to continue the program of renal transplantation from living-related donors. However, they also pointed out the need to develop other donor sources. [less ▲]

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