HIP NEWS April 10th 2017

HIP NEWS April 10th 2017

CERN Roadshow in Finland
Thanks to the volunteers and everyone who contributed and made the CERN Roadshow in Finland –event last week possible and successful!

Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 14.15 in A315
Vivian Poulin (LAPTH Annecy)
Cosmological signatures of decaying Dark Matter

Abstract: Although the existence of Dark Matter (DM) is by now well-established thanks to a variety of observations on many different scales, its nature is still unknown and so are many of its most basics properties, such as its lifetime. Even if obvious arguments require that most of the DM is stable on timescales of (at least) the lifetime of the universe, nothing prevent a priori that a fraction of it could be in the form of unstable exotic particles that are free to decay at much shorter times. In the literature, numerous relics from the early universe have been proposed in many extensions of the standard model of particle physics, in some cases unstable to processes injecting electromagnetic (e.m.) forms of energy (e.g. ‘superWIMP’, R-parity breaking SUSY models, Sterile neutrinos, Primordial black holes …), but also non-e.m. ones (e.g. the Majoron scenario). In this talk, I would like to review how CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies can be used as powerful probes of the abundance of such electromagnetically and non-electromagnetically decaying exotic particles, depending on their lifetime. I will then emphasize the synergy with CMB spectral distortions and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis studies when e.m. channels are switched on, and illustrate how the 21cm signal, one of the main target of future experiments, could be used in order to improve (but not always !) over current sensitivity.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 9:30 – 14:00 in E204 in Physicum, Kumpula
People involved in the Center of Excellence in Atmospheric Sciences have received approximately 10% of all ERC grants nominated to Finland since 2008. Next year is the 10th anniversary of the first grants. To celebrate this we have organized a public seminar.
Program in flamma https://hy.etapahtuma.fi/Default.aspx?tabid=419&id=46110

Applications are open for the 2017 CERN School of Computing (CSC 2017) which takes place on 27 Aug – 9 Sept 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

The School is organized in collaboration with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). It will cover a wide range of topics, such as data storage and management technologies, fundamental concepts of physics computing, and many other areas including software engineering, computer architecture, computing security and networking.

All details, including the application form, can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/e/csc2017


The School is limited to 60 students. The total fee is EUR 1200 per student (financial support may be available for justified cases).

For all enquiries and correspondence related to the School, please email computing.school[AT]cern.ch

The workshops will focus on the Academy of Finland, for example, searches the required study material for formulation of the management plan.
The Helsinki University Library will be organizing workshops which concentrate on the best practices of research data management and hands-on training of data management planning (DMP). The DMPs are drafted with DMPTuuli .

More information in flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/HY362230
Please also check the Research Data Management guide

The Academy’s April 2017 call
Applications for the Academy of Finland’s April 2017 call can be submitted as of Monday 3 April. The call closes on Wednesday 26 April at 16.15 local Finnish time.

Academy Programmes
Radiation Detectors for Health, Safety and Security (RADDESS), call for letters of intent
Health from Science (TERVA), call for letters of intent

More information in flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/SuomenAkatemia-Tutkimusasiat/Academy-of-Finland-April-Call