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See detailSynthesis of thermo-responsive poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)-containing block copolymers by cobalt-mediated radical polymerization
Hurtgen, Marie ULg; Liu, Ji ULg; Debuigne, Antoine ULg et al

in Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry (2012), 50(2), 400-408

Thermo-responsive block copolymers based on poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) (PNVCL) have been prepared by cobalt-mediated radical polymerization (CMRP) for the first time. The homopolymerization of NVCL was ... [more ▼]

Thermo-responsive block copolymers based on poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) (PNVCL) have been prepared by cobalt-mediated radical polymerization (CMRP) for the first time. The homopolymerization of NVCL was controlled by bis(acetylacetonato)cobalt(II) and a molecular weight as high as 46,000 g/mol could be reached with a low polydispersity. The polymerization of NVCL was also initiated from a poly(vinyl acetate)-Co(acac)2 (PVAc-Co(acac)2) macroinitiator to yield well-defined PVAc-b-PNVCL block copolymers with a low polydispersity (Mw/Mn = 1.1) up to high molecular weights (Mn = 87,000 g/mol), which constitutes a significant improvement over other techniques. The amphiphilic PVAc-b-PNVCL copolymers were hydrolyzed into unprecedented double hydrophilic poly(vinyl alcohol)-b-PNVCL (PVOH-b-PNVCL) copolymers and their temperature-dependent solution behavior was studied by turbidimetry and dynamic light scattering. Finally, the so-called cobalt-mediated radical coupling (CMRC) reaction was implemented to PVAc-b-PNVCL-Co(acac)2 precursors to yield novel PVAc-b-PNVCL-b-PVAc symmetrical triblock copolymers. [less ▲]

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See detailDISco: a Distributed Information Store for network Challenges and their Outcome
Martin, Sylvain ULg; Chiarello, Laurent ULg; Leduc, Guy ULg

Report (2012)

We present DISco, a storage and communication middleware designed to enable distributed and task-centric autonomic control of networks. DISco is designed to enable multi-agent identification of anomalous ... [more ▼]

We present DISco, a storage and communication middleware designed to enable distributed and task-centric autonomic control of networks. DISco is designed to enable multi-agent identification of anomalous situations -- so-called "challenges" -- and assist coordinated remediation that maintains degraded -- but acceptable -- service level, while keeping a track of the challenge evolution in order to enable human-assisted diagnosis of flaws in the network. We propose to use state-of-art peer-to-peer publish/subscribe and distributed storage as core building blocks for the DISco service. [less ▲]

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See detailA validation and learning process for CFD simulations of buildings (Keynote speaker)
Reiter, Sigrid ULg

Conference (2012, January 15)

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See detailLait et métabolisme phosphocalcique
GADISSEUR, Romy ULg; CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

in CIAB ALLER-J Club d'Immuno-Allergologie Biologique (2012, January 15)

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See detailEvaluation et axes de rééducation des troubles morphosyntaxiques
Maillart, Christelle ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailEvaluation et axes de rééducation des troubles lexicaux
Maillart, Christelle ULg

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See detailPréserver plutôt que reconstruire
LAMBERT, France ULg

Conference (2012, January 13)

Chacun d’entre nous est familier avec la résorption typique de la crête alvéolaire après l’extraction d’une dent et particulièrement dans le secteur esthétique. Cette perte de tissus, entraîne fréquemment ... [more ▼]

Chacun d’entre nous est familier avec la résorption typique de la crête alvéolaire après l’extraction d’une dent et particulièrement dans le secteur esthétique. Cette perte de tissus, entraîne fréquemment la nécessité de reconstructions tissulaires élaborées afin de restaurer la ou les dents extraite(s). Cet exposé vise à évaluer le bénéfice des gestions des alvéoles d’extraction avec l’utilisation de biomatériaux et de la chirurgie muquo-gingivale, afin de limiter les pertes tissulaires post- extractionnelles. Les principes biologiques de ce protocole seront décrits par le biais des résultats des études cliniques réalisées au seins de notre université, et illustré par des cas cliniques. [less ▲]

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See detailLes formes de dysphasies : classifications actuelles et réflexions
Maillart, Christelle ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailEvaluation et axes de rééducation des troubles articulatoires et phonologiques
Maillart, Christelle ULg

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See detailEvidence-based Practice et dysphasie
Maillart, Christelle ULg

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See detailOn being enrolled as an "embedded humanist" with nanotechnologists
Thoreau, François ULg

Conference (2012, January 13)

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See detailFirst evidence of pulsations in Vega?. Results of today's most extensive spectroscopic search
Böhm, T.; Lignières, F.; Wade, G. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012), 537

Context. The impact of rapid rotation on stellar evolution theory remains poorly understood as of today. Vega is a special object in this context as spectroscopic and interferometric studies have shown ... [more ▼]

Context. The impact of rapid rotation on stellar evolution theory remains poorly understood as of today. Vega is a special object in this context as spectroscopic and interferometric studies have shown that it is a rapid rotator seen nearly pole one, a rare orientation particularly interesting for seismic studies. In this paper, we present a first systematic search for pulsations in Vega. <BR /> Aims: The goal of the present work is to detect for the first time pulsations in a rapidly rotating star seen nearly pole-on. <BR /> Methods: Vega was monitored in quasi-continuous high-resolution echelle spectroscopy. A total of 4478 spectra were obtained. More precisely in 2008 we obtained 1213 spectra during 19.9 h on 3 nights (26th, 27th and 29th of July 2008) with NARVAL/TBL (at R = 65 000 and R = 75 000), in 2009 we obtained 1293 spectra during 13.7 h on 3 nights (9th-11th of September 2009) with ESPaDOnS/CFHT (at R = 68 000) and in 2010 we gathered again 1972 with NARVAL/TBL during 28.8 h on five nights (July 15th-19th). This data set should represent the most extensive high S/N, high resolution quasi-continuous survey obtained on Vega as of today. Least square deconvolved (LSD) profiles were obtained for each spectrum representing the photospheric absorption profile potentially deformed by the presence of pulsations. In addition, we calculated for each spectrum a telluric line LSD profile subsequently used as radial velocity reference. LSD profile centroids were adjusted and velocity differences (stellar-telluric) determined. These residual velocities were analysed and periodic low amplitude variations, potentially indicative of stellar pulsations, detected. In a subsequent step, the temporal line profile variations during the longest (2010) data set was calculated for each individual velocity bin of 1.8 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP] by computing a 2D (velocity-frequency) Lomb-Scargle periodogram. <BR /> Results: Based on high resolution echelle spectroscopy, we have obtained indications of periodic variations of very small amplitudes within the residual radial velocity curves of Vega. All three data sets revealed the presence of residual periodic variations: 5.32 and 9.19 d[SUP]-1[/SUP] (A ≈ 6 m s[SUP]-1[/SUP]) in 2008, 12.71 and 13.25 d[SUP]-1[/SUP] (A ≈ 8 m s[SUP]-1[/SUP]) in 2009 and 5.42 and 10.82 d[SUP]-1[/SUP] (A ≈ 3-4 m s[SUP]-1[/SUP]) in 2010. However, it is too early to conclude that the variations are due to stellar pulsations, and a confirmation of the detection with a highly stable spectrograph is a necessary next step. <BR /> Conclusions: If pulsations are confirmed, their very small amplitudes show that the star would belong to a category of very "quiet" pulsators. Based on observations obtained at the Bernard Lyot Telescope (TBL, Pic du Midi, France) of the Midi-Pyrénées Observatory, which is operated by the Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France (CNRS), and at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), which is operated by the National Research Council of Canada, INSU/CNRS and the University of Hawaii. [less ▲]

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See detailQuels modèles de mesure pour l’évaluation des compétences ?
Burton, Réginald; Flieller, André; Frenette, Eric et al

Conference (2012, January 12)

De plus en plus de dispositifs d’évaluation (évaluation formative, monitoring, épreuves d’orientation scolaire, …) ont recours aux Modèles de Réponse à l’Item pour estimer les compétences scolaires des ... [more ▼]

De plus en plus de dispositifs d’évaluation (évaluation formative, monitoring, épreuves d’orientation scolaire, …) ont recours aux Modèles de Réponse à l’Item pour estimer les compétences scolaires des élèves au départ de tests papier-crayon ou d’épreuves proposées sur ordinateur. Ces modèles de mesure – dont les propriétés laissaient entrevoir des progrès et des avantages considérables – se sont d’abord imposés comme standards de référence dans les enquêtes internationales pour être ensuite transposés dans des contextes locaux, notamment pour l’évaluation externe des compétences des élèves. Cependant, la technicité des MRI, leur nature stochastique et leurs composantes statistiques relativement complexes n’ont pas toujours permis une approche cartésienne et prudente de leur exploitation. On a cru pendant longtemps que la transposition de ces modèles à l’évaluation des compétences était naturelle et ne souffrait d’aucun obstacle fondamental. Mais les objectifs, les caractéristiques et les exigences de l’évaluation des compétences sont parfois bien éloignés des préoccupations internationales. Nous nous proposons donc, au départ des résultats empiriques et/ou des réflexions théoriques des intervenants de la table ronde, de déterminer dans quelles conditions l’application des MRI à l’évaluation des compétences est pertinente? Dans cette perspective, plusieurs critères d’analyse seront envisagés : la nature théorique des modèles (les MRI sont-ils adaptés pour atteindre les objectifs des dispositifs d’évaluation des compétences?), les caractéristiques psychométriques des évaluations (les conditions d’application des MRI sont-elles toujours remplies dans le cadre des évaluations de compétences?) et les méthodes de validation des modèles (les méthodes pour évaluer l’adéquation des modèles sont-elles adaptées à l’évaluation des compétences?). Pour ne pas conclure, les intervenants s’interrogeront sur l’opportunité de développer de nouveaux modèles de mesure pour l’évaluation des compétences. Trois questions principales structureront les échanges : Question 1: Quelles sont les caractéristiques psychométriques des dispositifs d’évaluation des compétences ? Question 2: Les Modèles de Réponse à l’Item sont-ils adaptés pour évaluer les compétences ? Question 3: Est-il opportun de développer de nouveaux modèles pour l’évaluation des compétences ? Si oui, quelles devraient en être les caractéristiques ? [less ▲]

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See detailThat's not my job! Job control, safety citizenship and safety violations.
Chmiel, Nik; Hansez, Isabelle ULg

Conference (2012, January 12)

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