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Pelgrims Vincent

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Vincent at work

Current position in the IFPA group

Former Ph.D. student (IISN fellowship). Currently Volunteer Assistant

Advisor: J.R. Cudell

 The subject of my work in 10 words: Quasar polarization alignments and large-scale structures of the Universe.

Main interests in physics

  • Polarizations and orientations of cosmic sources
  • Polarization and space anisotropy;
  • Quasars and Large-Scale Structures;
  • Cosmic microwave background;
  • General relativity and cosmology;
  • Theoretical astrophysics;
  • Gravitational lensing effects.


  • Evidence for the alignment of quasar radio polarizations with large quasar group axes; V. Pelgrims, D. Hutsemékers; 2016; A&A 590, A53.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.03937 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/195870 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201526979 ;

  • Polarization alignments of quasars from JVAS/CLASS 8.-GHz surveys; V. Pelgrims, D. Hutsemékers; 2015; MNRAS 450 (4), 4161-4173.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.03482 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/182987 ; http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/stv917?ijkey=ZfECosSxFE0bozZ&keytype=ref ; 10.1093/mnras/stv917

  • Alignment of quasar polarizations with large-scale structures; D. Hutsemékers, L. Braibant, V. Pelgrims and D. Sluse; 2014, A&A 572, A18.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.6098 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/174363 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201424631 ;

see also : http://www.eso.org/public/unitedkingdom/news/eso1438/ (co-authored) poster: http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/179605

  • A new analysis of quasars polarisation alignments; V. Pelgrims, J.R. Cudell; 2014; MNRAS 442 (1), 1239-1248.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.4313 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/169082 ; 10.1093/mnras/stu966

  • Asymptotic solutions for the case of nearly symmetric gravitational lens systems; O. Wertz, V. Pelgrims, J. Surdej; 2012; MNRAS 424, 1543-1555.



  • A new test of uniformity for object orientations in astronomy; V. Pelgrims; Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Volume 10, Symposium S306, May 2014, pp 276-278.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314010679; http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.05427 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/184259


  • Quasar radio polarization align with large quasar group major axes; V. Pelgrims, D. Hutsemékers;

10th Marseille Cosmology Conference: Drifting through the cosmic web, Aix-en-Provence, France, 6 - 11 July 2015.


  • Large-scale polarization alignments of quasars in the JVAS/CLASS 8.4-GHz surveys; V. Pelgrims, D. Hutsemékers;

COST Workshop: polarization in AGN II, Strasbourg, France, 11 - 12 May 2015.


  • Anisotropies from Polarization of Quasars; V. Pelgrims;

Statistical Challenges in 21st Century Cosmology, IAU Symposium 306, May 2014.


Talk at international conferences

- Anisotropic orientations of polarisations from quasar light; Anisotropic Universe -GRAPPA Institute, Amsterdam - September 2013.


Language qualifications

  • French: Native speaker;
  • English: Fluent

Everyday tools

Machin-toche, Linux (& Windows 7 @home); MatLab; white paper and pen; coffee machine;

Previous work in astrophysics

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Liège (2015):

Cosmic Anisotropies from Quasars: from polarization to structural-axis alignments

http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.05141 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/188461

Promotor: Prof. J.R. Cudell ; Co-promotor : Dr. D. Hutsemékers

Undergraduate thesis at the University of Liège (2011):

The gravitational lens equation: asymptotic solutions

Promotor: Prof. J. Surdej

Curriculum Vitae

Last update October 2015:[1].



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