HIP NEWS April 24th 2017

HIP NEWS April 24th 2017
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COSMO-Seminar
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Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 14.15 in A315
Christian Byrnes (University of Sussex)
Searching for spectator fields during inflation.

Abstract: Even if the observed primordial perturbations were generated during inflation, it remains an open question whether these perturbations are due to the inflaton field, or a subdominant spectator field. A Bayesian model comparison between these two scenarios critically depends on the expected field value of the spectator field, and I will present recent work on calculating the vacuum expectation value of spectator fields using the stochastic formalism. The Planck non-Gaussianity constraints do not discriminate between these two classes of models, but probing fNL~1 is an important target.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS / HIP JOINT COLLOQUIA / SEMINARS
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Thursday 27 April 2017 at 10.15 in A315: Jens Andersen (Trondheim)
QCD in strong magnetic fields

Abstract: QCD in strong magnetic fields is relevant for compact stars, heavy-ion collisions, and the early universe. In this talk I will discuss our current understanding of the thermodynamics of QCD in a constant magnetic background. I will focus on magnetic catalysis at T=0 and inverse magnetic catalysis around the chiral transition in the context of low-energy models (Nambu-Jona-Lasinio and quark-meson models with and without the Polyakov loop) and lattice QCD

A PUBLIC LECTURE: THE SECRET QUANTUM LIFE OF BLACK HOLES
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Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 17.00 in room E204, Physicum
A public lecture by prof. Gia Dvali: “The Secret Quantum Life of Black Holes”
Organised by Department of Physics.
Further information: Oleg Lebedev, oleg.lebedev [at] helsinki.fi

THE ACADEMY’S APRIL 2017 CALL
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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

CERN SCHOOL OF COMPUTING 2017
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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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY 10 MAY.

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