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See detailTransiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission. IV. CoRoT-Exo-4b: a transiting planet in a 9.2 day synchronous orbit
Aigrain, S.; Collier Cameron, A.; Ollivier, M. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2008), 488

CoRoT, the first space-based transit search, provides ultra-high-precision light curves with continuous time-sampling over periods of up to 5 months. This allows the detection of transiting planets with ... [more ▼]

CoRoT, the first space-based transit search, provides ultra-high-precision light curves with continuous time-sampling over periods of up to 5 months. This allows the detection of transiting planets with relatively long periods, and the simultaneous study of the host star's photometric variability. In this Letter, we report the discovery of the transiting giant planet CoRoT-Exo-4b and use the CoRoT light curve to perform a detailed analysis of the transit and determine the stellar rotation period. The CoRoT light curve was pre-processed to remove outliers and correct for orbital residuals and artefacts due to hot pixels on the detector. After removing stellar variability about each transit, the transit light curve was analysed to determine the transit parameters. A discrete autocorrelation function method was used to derive the rotation period of the star from the out-of-transit light curve. We determine the periods of the planetary orbit and star's rotation of 9.20205 ± 0.00037 and 8.87 ± 1.12 days respectively, which is consistent with this being a synchronised system. We also derive the inclination, i = 90.00_-0.085[SUP]+0.000[/SUP] in degrees, the ratio of the orbital distance to the stellar radius, a/R[SUB]s[/SUB] = 17.36[SUB]-0.25[/SUB][SUP]+0.05[/SUP], and the planet-to-star radius ratio R_p/R_s=0.1047[SUB]-0.0022[/SUB][SUP]+0.0041[/SUP]. We discuss briefly the coincidence between the orbital period of the planet and the stellar rotation period and its possible implications for the system's migration and star-planet interaction history. The CoRoT space mission, launched on December 27th 2006, has been developed and is operated by CNES, with the contribution of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, ESA, Germany, and Spain. The first CoRoT data will be available to the public in February 2009 from the CoRoT archive: http://idoc-corot.ias.u-psud.fr/ Figures 1, 4 and 5 are only available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org [less ▲]

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See detailDistribution d’adhésines potentielles au sein de souches d’Escherichia coli entérohémorragiques de sérogroupes O26
Bardiau, Marjorie ULg; Labrozzo, Sabrina; Mainil, Jacques

Poster (2008, September)

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See detailMeasuring Time Delays in Gravitational Lenses
Eulaers, Eva ULg; Magain, Pierre ULg; Sohy, Sandrine ULg et al

Poster (2008, September)

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See detailHow to make Natura 2000 work properly? : Socio-economic, legal & ecological management
Grogna, Valérie; Mahy, Marie; Meuris, Steve et al

Poster (2008, September)

In Belgium, the delineation of Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) has been done. At present many questions arise concerning the management of these areas. The multiple ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, the delineation of Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) has been done. At present many questions arise concerning the management of these areas. The multiple use of the space generates conflicts of interest. The SELNAT-project aims to answer the question “How to make Natura 2000 work properly?”, taking into account socio-economic, legal and ecological management aspects. This project aims to achieve more insight in a sustainable management of Natura 2000 sites. In a first part of the study, the legal framework, the ecological status and the socio-economic frame have been described. The main legal, economic, social and ecological bottlenecks for the Natura 2000 network implementation in Belgium have been highlighted. In a next phase, guidelines for the elaboration of a ‘good management plan’ for the Natura 2000 network will be developed at the local scale taking into account the principles of the Ecosystem approach.. The fundamental question in this part is which instruments are needed at what time in the implementation process to reach the ecological targets taking into account economic, legal and social considerations. In a first step we evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of these instruments by means of a literature review and a survey among experts of the field. In a second step we’ll try to develop a management plan for two case study areas, a Flemish site and a Walloon site. A the end of the project, recommendations for policy makers about the improvement of these instruments will be formulated. [less ▲]

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See detailGeneralized life and motion configurations reasoning model
Hallot, Pierre ULg; Billen, Roland ULg

Conference (2008, September)

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See detailCorrelation law for SMD in high viscous liquids
Vetrano, Maria-Rosaria; Lebeau, Frédéric ULg; Rambaud, Patrick et al

Conference (2008, September)

Spray characterization, i. e. a velocity map of the liquid and gaseous phases and the sizing of the liquid droplet, remains of a great importance in different industrial applications such as in the ... [more ▼]

Spray characterization, i. e. a velocity map of the liquid and gaseous phases and the sizing of the liquid droplet, remains of a great importance in different industrial applications such as in the automotive or pharmaceutical industries. Correlations capable to faster this characterization already exist. They allow the evaluation of the droplet Sauter Mean Diameter in a precise location of the spray using non-dimensional numbers involving physical and chemical properties of the liquid and the spray operative conditions. This paper concerns the possibility to include in the correlative laws also the effect of the liquid viscosity through the introduction of the Ohnesorge number (Oh). In order to achieve this goal an extensively experimentalcampaign is performed, by means of a Phase Doppler Interferometer, for size and velocity measurements in a full cone spray. Parameters as the hydraulic diameter of the nozzle, the operatingpressure and the liquid viscosity are varied in order to cover large range of Weber and Ohnesorge numbers. [less ▲]

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See detailLe bilan langagier de l'enfant dysphasique
Maillart, Christelle ULg; Orban, Andrée

in ANAE : Approche Neuropsychologique des Apprentissages chez l'Enfant (2008), 20(20), 211-220

Poser le diagnostic de dysphasie est un acte complexe qui ne peut se faire que dans le cadre d’une évaluation multidisciplinaire. Certains critères d’exclusion doivent en effet être respectés : les ... [more ▼]

Poser le diagnostic de dysphasie est un acte complexe qui ne peut se faire que dans le cadre d’une évaluation multidisciplinaire. Certains critères d’exclusion doivent en effet être respectés : les troubles langagiers ne peuvent être expliqués en terme de retard mental, perte auditive, maladie neurologique, déprivation environnementale ou trouble émotionnel. Le bilan langagier a un rôle important dans cette évaluation puisqu’il doit, entre autres, permettre de mettre en évidence des marqueurs psycholinguistiques d’inclusion. Cet article sera ciblé sur le bilan orthophonique (logopédique) de l’enfant dysphasique. L’accent sera principalement mis sur la phase de dépistage, d’identification des difficultés mais aussi des ressources de l’enfant. [less ▲]

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See detailMacro Minitab pour l'analyse discriminante logistique
Palm, Rodolphe ULg

Software (2008)

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See detailFrom Hard to Soft Enforcement of EC Competition Law - A Bestiary of Sunshine Enforcement Instruments
Petit, Nicolas ULg; Rato, Miguel

in Alternative Enforcement Techniques in EC Competition Law (2008)

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See detailTrois questions à Nicolas Petit
Petit, Nicolas ULg

Article for general public (2008)

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See detailEVALUATION DE L’IMPACT DES PROPRIÉTÉS TENSIOACTIVES ET D’HYDROPHOBICITÉ DE SURFACE SUR LE TRANSFERT GAZ-LIQUIDE AU SEIN D’UN RÉACTEUR BIPHASIQUE ET SON EXTRAPOLATION
Gillet, Sébastien ULg

Master's dissertation (2008)

Ce travail de fin d'étude est situé dans le contexte général du traitement biologique des effluents gazeux et en particulier dans l’utilisation, à cette fin, de réacteurs biphasiques (TPPB). Les ... [more ▼]

Ce travail de fin d'étude est situé dans le contexte général du traitement biologique des effluents gazeux et en particulier dans l’utilisation, à cette fin, de réacteurs biphasiques (TPPB). Les précédentes études réalisées sur le sujet ont permis de caractériser les potentialités, notamment en termes de biodégradabilité, d’un tel système. Ces réacteurs, développés à l’échelle du laboratoire, semblent présenter un grand intérêt, notamment dans le cas de traitement de volumes d’air fortement concentrés en polluants (env. 6 g/l). Il semble toutefois utile de prouver que l’application du même procédé à une échelle supérieure n’engendre pas de complications, en matière d’homogénéisation des deux phases. Sachant que l’étape limitante de tels procédés est le transfert de masse du polluant ou de l’oxygène, et que les mécanismes régissant ces types de transferts en systèmes binaires (voire ternaires) sont mal connus, il s’avère utile d’essayer de mieux les comprendre afin de garantir au réacteur un fonctionnement optimum. L’objectif de ce mémoire était donc d’une part d’évaluer la faisabilité d’une extrapolation du système biphasique et d’autre part de mieux comprendre l’impact de ses différents constituants sur le transfert de masse gaz-liquide. [less ▲]

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See detailDraft overview paper on trend analysis in groundwater summarizing the main results of TREND2 in relation to the new Groundwater Directive
Broers, H.P.; Visser, A.; Bierkens, M.F.P. et al

Report (2008)

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See detailReevaluation of the role of VEGF-B suggests a restricted role in the revascularization of the ischemic myocardium .
Li, X.; Tjwa, M.; Van Hove, I. et al

in Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis : A Journal of Vascular Biology (2008), 28(9), 1614-20

OBJECTIVE: The endogenous role of the VEGF family member vascular endothelial growth factor-B (VEGF-B) in pathological angiogenesis remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied the role of VEGF-B in ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: The endogenous role of the VEGF family member vascular endothelial growth factor-B (VEGF-B) in pathological angiogenesis remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied the role of VEGF-B in various models of pathological angiogenesis using mice lacking VEGF-B (VEGF-B(-/-)) or overexpressing VEGF-B(167). After occlusion of the left coronary artery, VEGF-B deficiency impaired vessel growth in the ischemic myocardium whereas, in wild-type mice, VEGF-B(167) overexpression enhanced revascularization of the infarct and ischemic border zone. By contrast, VEGF-B deficiency did not affect vessel growth in the wounded skin, hypoxic lung, ischemic retina, or ischemic limb. Moreover, VEGF-B(167) overexpression failed to enhance vascular growth in the skin or ischemic limb. CONCLUSIONS: VEGF-B appears to have a relatively restricted angiogenic activity in the ischemic heart. These insights might offer novel therapeutic opportunities [less ▲]

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See detailQuatre cas de dysgerminomes
Desirotte, Gaëlle ULg; Pintiaux, Axelle ULg; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2008), 63(9), 523-7

Dysgerminoma is an ovarian germ cell tumor occurring more frequently among young women. The efficacy of chemotherapy allows conservative surgery sparing fertility. A stadification surgery will avoid ... [more ▼]

Dysgerminoma is an ovarian germ cell tumor occurring more frequently among young women. The efficacy of chemotherapy allows conservative surgery sparing fertility. A stadification surgery will avoid chemotherapy for patients with stage Ia. The others stages will receive a cisplatine-based regime. A ct-scan is performed twice a year and, in case of recurrence, a first or a second chemotherapy should be prescribed. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of pre-emptive Vagus Nerve Stimulation on cortical spreading depression in rat
Multon, Sylvie ULg; Prodanov, D.; Chauvel, Virginie ULg et al

Poster (2008, September)

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See detailStatistical Analysis of the night weather conditions favouring the epidemic of the brown rust in the Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg.
El Jarroudi, Moussa ULg; Tychon, Bernard ULg; Maraite, Henri et al

in Italian Journal of Agronomy/ Rivista di Agronomia (2008), 3

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See detailCOSMOGRAIL: the COSmological MOnitoring of GRAvItational lenses - VII. Time delays and the Hubble constant from WFI J2033-4723
Vuissoz, Christel; Courbin, F.; Sluse, Dominique ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2008), 488(2), 481-490

Gravitationally lensed quasars can be used to map the mass distribution in lensing galaxies and to estimate the Hubble constant H-0 by measuring the time delays between the quasar images. Here we report ... [more ▼]

Gravitationally lensed quasars can be used to map the mass distribution in lensing galaxies and to estimate the Hubble constant H-0 by measuring the time delays between the quasar images. Here we report the measurement of two independent time delays in the quadruply imaged quasar WFI J2033-4723 (z = 1.66). Our data consist of R-band images obtained with the Swiss 1.2 m EULER telescope located at La Silla and with the 1.3 m SMARTS telescope located at Cerro Tololo. The light curves have 218 independent epochs spanning 3 full years of monitoring between March 2004 and May 2007, with a mean temporal sampling of one observation every 4th day. We measure the time delays using three different techniques, and we obtain Delta t(B-A) = 35.5 +/- 1.4 days (3.8%) and Delta t(B-C) = 62.6(-2.3)(+4.1) days ((+6.5%)(-3.7%)), where A is a composite of the close, merging image pair. After correcting for the time delays, we find R-band flux ratios of F-A/F-B = 2.88 +/- 0.04, F-A/F-C = 3.38 +/- 0.06, and F-A1/F-A2 = 1.37 +/- 0.05 with no evidence for microlensing variability over a time scale of three years. However, these flux ratios do not agree with those measured in the quasar emission lines, suggesting that longer term microlensing is present. Our estimate of H-0 agrees with the concordance value: non-parametric modeling of the lensing galaxy predicts H-0 = 67(-10)(+13) km s(-1) Mpc(-1), while the Single Isothermal Sphere model yields H-0 = 63(-3)(+7) km s(-1) Mpc(-1) (68% confidence level). More complex lens models using a composite de Vaucouleurs plus NFW galaxy mass profile show twisting of the mass isocontours in the lensing galaxy, as do the non-parametric models. As all models also require a significant external shear, this suggests that the lens is a member of the group of galaxies seen in field of view of WFI J2033-4723. [less ▲]

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