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See detailLes effets de la Révolution sur l'architecture liégeoise
Gilles, Isabelle ULg

Scientific conference (2014, January 21)

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See detail« Les plantes qui nous soignent : de la tradition à la médecine moderne »
Frederich, Michel ULg

Scientific conference (2014, January 20)

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See detailA conjecture on the 2-abelian complexity of the Thue-Morse word
Rigo, Michel ULg; Parreau, Aline ULg; Vandomme, Elise ULg

Scientific conference (2014, January 20)

The Thue-Morse word is a well-known and extensively studied 2-automatic sequence. For example, it is trivially abelian periodic and its abelian complexity takes only two values. For an integer k, the k ... [more ▼]

The Thue-Morse word is a well-known and extensively studied 2-automatic sequence. For example, it is trivially abelian periodic and its abelian complexity takes only two values. For an integer k, the k-abelian complexity is a generalization of the abelian complexity, corresponding to the case where k=1. Formally, two words u and v of the same length are k-abelian equivalent if they have the same prefix (resp. suffix) of length k-1 and if, for all words x of length k, the numbers of occurrences of x in u and v are the same. This notion has received some recent interest, see the works of Karhumäki et al. The k-abelian complexity of an infinite word x maps an integer n to the number of k-abelian classes partitioning the set of factors of length n occurring in x. The aim of this talk is to study the 2-abelian complexity a(n) of the Thue-Morse word. We conjecture that a(n) is 2-regular in the sense of Allouche and Shallit. This question can be related to a work of Madill and Rampersad (2012) where the (1)-abelian complexity of the paper folding word is shown to be 2-regular. We will present some arguments supporting our conjecture. They are based on functions counting some subword of length 2 occuring in prefixes of the Thue-Morse word. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative approaches based on Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Surface-Enhanced Raman Chemical Imaging (SER-CI)
De Bleye, Charlotte ULg; Sacre, Pierre-Yves ULg; Dumont, Elodie ULg et al

Conference (2014, January 20)

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), discovered in 1978, is a recent technique enabling to circumvent the main limitations of classical Raman spectroscopy by dramatically exalting the Raman ... [more ▼]

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), discovered in 1978, is a recent technique enabling to circumvent the main limitations of classical Raman spectroscopy by dramatically exalting the Raman scattering of the target molecules which are adsorbed or very closed to metallic surfaces while reducing the fluorescence impact on spectra [1]. This technique combines the sensitivity of the fluorescence keeping the structural information of molecules obtained from the SERS spectrum [2]. This last point allows to implement multiplex analyses. Moreover, it is possible to perform Surface-enhanced Raman chemical imaging (SER-CI) analyses which enable to acquire a visual representation of samples combining spectral and spatial measurements. Therefore SERS could become an attractive technique in numerous fields such as pharmaceutical and biomedical research. In this context, the feasibility of developing quantitative approaches using SERS and SER-CI on a pharmaceutical model was studied. The aim was to develop methods allowing the quantification of 4-aminophenol (4-AP) in a pharmaceutical formulation based on paracetamol. 4-AP is the main impurity of paracetamol and is actively research because of its toxicity. This pharmaceutical model was first investigated using SERS and a quantitative method enabling to quantify 4-AP from 3 to15 µg/mL was developed and validated using the standard addition method as a calibration method [3]. From these results, the possibility of developing a quantitative approach using SER-CI was investigated. Tablets based on paracetamol comprising different concentrations of 4-AP were prepared. Different ways to cover the sample surface by the SERS substrate were tested and a homogeneity study was performed to improve the repeatability of SER-CI analyses. Different spectral intensity normalizations were also tested in order to optimize the SER-CI method. Finally, a quantitative approach using SER-CI was developed allowing the quantification of 4-AP from 0.025% to 0.2% (w/w) in paracetamol tablets [4]. This first quantitative approach could pave the way to quantitative analysis of small molecules using SER-CI in complex matrices. References [1] P.L. Stiles, J.A. Dieringer, N.C. Shah, R.P. Van Duyne, Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem. 1 (2008) 601-626. [2] R.F. Aroca, R.A. Alvarez-Puebla, N. Pieczonka, S. Sanchez-Cortez, J.V. Garcia-Ramos, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 116 (2005) 45-61. [3] C. De Bleye, E. Dumont, E. Rozet, P.-Y. Sacré, P.-F. Chavez, L. Netchacovitch, G. Piel, Ph. Hubert, E. Ziemons, Talanta 116 (2013) 899-905. [4] C. De Bleye, P.-Y. Sacré, E. Dumont, L. Netchacovitch, P.-F. Chavez, G. Piel, P. Lebrun, Ph. Hubert, E. Ziemons, J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. (in Press) [less ▲]

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See detailMilli-Interacting Dark Matter Interpretation of the Direct-Search Experiments
Wallemacq, Quentin ULg

in Advances in High Energy Physics (2014), 2014

We reinterpret the results of the direct searches for dark matter in terms of milli-interacting dark particles. The model reproduces the positive results from DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT and is consistent with ... [more ▼]

We reinterpret the results of the direct searches for dark matter in terms of milli-interacting dark particles. The model reproduces the positive results from DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT and is consistent with the absence of signal in the XENON100, CDMS-II/Ge, and LUX detectors. Dark atoms, interacting with standard atoms through a kinetic mixing between photons and dark photons and a mass mixing of sigma mesons with dark scalars, diffuse elastically in terrestrial matter where they deposit all their energy. Reaching underground detectors through gravity at thermal energies, they form bound states with nuclei of the active medium by radiative capture, which causes the emission of photons that produce the observed signals. The parameter space of the model is explored and regions reproducing the results at the 2 sigma level are obtained for each experiment. [less ▲]

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See detailLes sociétés de contrôle et la postmodernité à l’épreuve de la psychopathologie
Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Scientific conference (2014, January 20)

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See detailLa guerre numérique
Hermans, Michel ULg

Article for general public (2014)

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See detailAt which level of vitamin D should we aim?
CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

Conference (2014, January 18)

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See detailLos escritores de los años 20 a través de su indumentaria
Ceballos Viro, Alvaro ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailSharing the Civic Sacrifice: Between Honorific Portions and Equal Division
Carbon, Jan-Mathieu ULg; Paul, Stéphanie ULg

Conference (2014, January 18)

The granting of a sacrificial portion, much like dinner in the prytaneion (sitesis, deipnon), is one of the major benefits bestowed to recipients of Greek honorific and proxeny decrees, across all regions ... [more ▼]

The granting of a sacrificial portion, much like dinner in the prytaneion (sitesis, deipnon), is one of the major benefits bestowed to recipients of Greek honorific and proxeny decrees, across all regions and periods. Yet the highlighting of an individual over and above his peers runs to some extent counter to his inclusion into a citizenship or another form of civic parity. Various inscriptions attest to this sort of tension, which can in fact be viewed as representative of the dialectic between hierarchy and equality that is characteristic of Greek sacrifice: between gods and priests, for instance, or between priests and other worshippers. These relationships were articulated in all manner of sacrifices and civic feasts, from the offering of a divine portion on the altar or cult-table, to the attribution of priestly and honorific portions of meat which were anatomically related to this divine portion, and finally to the distribution of the remaining meat among the other participants (cp. Ekroth). Several important questions can be raised concerning honorific decrees and similar epigraphic materials: Why was a specific portion sometimes, albeit not usually, granted to honoured individuals in these texts? What did the difference between a generic portion or a priestly portion (a leg, an osphys, etc.) entail concerning the status of these honourees? Did it reflect only a local custom or rather a specific intention by the polis in recognising these individuals? And what were the practical and the conceptual differences between direct participation in a civic feast (such as a demothoinia, the civic banquet par excellence) and the sending (apostellein) of perquisites to honoured individuals absent from the feast? In the end, could a distribution of meat (dais, kreanomia) ever be truly "equal", regardless of what a polis might affirm to the contrary? This paper will explore these questions in a more systematic light than has been shed on them up to the present (Schmitt Pantel, Jacquemin). One of the implications will be a partial reconsideration of the prevalent notion of "equal" division (isomoiria) with regard to Greek sacrificial animals. Despite a rhetorical emphasis on commensality and equal sharing, some individuals in the polis were necessarily "more equal than others". In certain cases, the issue was simply the inclusion of a given honouree within the sacrificial community, while in others, the prerogatives at a feast were used to indicate a special status. From a realistic perspective, one can clearly see that the dialectical tension between sacrificial hierarchy and equality was a tool, which was expressed by the varying forms of commensality in civic feasts, and which could be moulded by the polis to suit its needs. [less ▲]

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See detailLa biblioteca de un humanista castellano
Ceballos Viro, Alvaro ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailDendrochronological analysis of large tropical trees: a new approach combining photogrammetry, image processing and GIS tools
Latte, Nicolas ULg; Bauwens, Sébastien ULg; Bonnet, Stéphanie ULg et al

Conference (2014, January 17)

Tree-ring analysis of tropical trees is especially time-consuming for the largest trees. Because of large dimensions and irregular shapes, the tree-ring measurements are generally achieved (semi-)manually ... [more ▼]

Tree-ring analysis of tropical trees is especially time-consuming for the largest trees. Because of large dimensions and irregular shapes, the tree-ring measurements are generally achieved (semi-)manually directly from wood samples. The aim of this study is to present a new approach of tree-ring measurements combining photogrammetry, image processing and GIS tools that is appropriate for very large wood samples. Disks are sawed from felled trees above buttress. Small diameters holes are drilled to the disk surface to be later used as control points. Images are taken with an off-the-shelf camera and assembled with PhotoScan in order to produce an orthoimage of the green disk surface. After drying, disks are sanded (grain 80-400) and scanned with a flatbed scanner (A3 size) at high resolution (1200-2400 dpi). The scans are then mosaicked together with Autopano into one single image. Based on the control points of the green orthoimage, the ‘dry’ image is georeferenced and rectified. Using a GIS environment, tree-rings are delimited and ring widths and/or areas measured. Disks are entirely digitalized into high resolution images (0.02-0.04mm per pixel) offering a wide range of analysis possibilities. The image-based procedure reduces cost of disk handling and transportation, facilitates data processing and transfer and, is adaptable to any type of wood samples. [less ▲]

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See detailMethod for increasing the bioavailability of inhaled compounds
Vanbever, Rita; Koussoroplis, Salomé; Cataldo, Didier ULg et al

Patent (2014)

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See detailExamens Certificatifs Multimedia, Etude de cas et premier bilan dans le cadre d’un cours de travaux pratiques d’Anatomie
Defaweux, Valérie ULg; Bonnet, Pierre ULg; Schaffer, Patrick ULg et al

Conference (2014, January 17)

L’évaluation assistée par ordinateur se présente, sous ses multiples formes, comme un domaine important d’innovation technique et pédagogique (Winkley, 2010). Ses avantages par rapport aux méthodes ... [more ▼]

L’évaluation assistée par ordinateur se présente, sous ses multiples formes, comme un domaine important d’innovation technique et pédagogique (Winkley, 2010). Ses avantages par rapport aux méthodes traditionnelles ont été bien synthétisés (Boyle, & Hutchison, 2009) et les institutions d’enseignement supérieur s’interrogent sur les façons concrètes de matérialiser ceux-ci aux bénéfices de leurs enseignants et étudiants (JISC, 2007). A l’Université de Liège, les travaux pratiques d’Anatomie en Faculté de Médecine ont tout récemment donné lieu à une réflexion de ce type. Elle s’est soldée par la mise en place d’un nouveau dispositif d’examen. Cette innovation prend place dans le cadre d’un remaniement fondamental du cours, qui trouve son origine dans une augmentation significative du nombre d'étudiants et dans une volonté des enseignants de faire évoluer leurs méthodes pédagogiques. Un point majeur de la réforme a consisté à mettre à disposition des étudiants des ressources numériques inédites (images de scanners, de coupes, de bocaux digitalisés ou vidéos de dissection) et d’intégrer celles-ci à un parcours de formation revisité tant sur le plan des séances en présentiel que des possibilités de travail en autonomie. Ces changements ont entrainé la mise en oeuvre d’un dispositif d’examen sur écrans, conçu pour garantir la cohérence entre la manière d'évaluer, les méthodes d’apprentissage, les ressources manipulées et les objectifs revisités. La communication présentera les aspects techniques et pédagogiques de la nouvelle modalité d’examen, la situera dans le contexte général des travaux pratiques d’anatomie et suggèrera des pistes d’amélioration possibles, en s’appuyant notamment sur le feedback collecté, via un questionnaire, auprès des étudiants. [less ▲]

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See detailCe que les parents en situation de précarité disent de l'accueil et de l'éducation des tout-petits
Pirard, Florence ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

L'accueil et l'éducation des jeunes enfants issus de familles en situation de précarité posent question en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Une recherche a permis d'interroger 40 familles réparties sur l ... [more ▼]

L'accueil et l'éducation des jeunes enfants issus de familles en situation de précarité posent question en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Une recherche a permis d'interroger 40 familles réparties sur l'ensemble du territoire sur leur vécu à l'égard des services (consultations pour enfants, milieux d'accueil de la petite enfance, écoles maternelles, accueil Temps libre). Cette recherche invite à poursuivre les travaux sur l'accessibilité des services, la coéducation, la communication et la formation des professionnel(le)s du champ. [less ▲]

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See detailLe volontariat à l’épreuve de la professionnalisation des entreprises sociales
Moreau, Charlotte ULg

Scientific conference (2014, January 16)

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