HIP NEWS August 12th 2013

Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 10.15 in A315
Jarno Rantaharju (Riken AICS, Kobe, Japan)
The Gradient Flow Coupling in Technicolor Models

Abstract: Lately, lattice field theory has been used to extensively study technicolor models, a class of candidate models for beyond the Standard Model dynamics. These models should lie close to the lower limit of the conformal window, where the running coupling acquires a nonzero asymptotic value at small energy scales. So far, the most common method for studying the running coupling on the lattice has been the Schrödinger Functional method. I present a study using a novel, Gradient Flow coupling measurement and compare it to the Schrödinger Functional in one prominent technicolor candidate model, the SU(2) gauge theory coupled to 2 fermions in its adjoint representation.

EDS 2013 in Saariselkä, September 9-13, 2013
Dear colleagues,

We are organizing Elastic and diffractive scattering conference in Saariselkä, Finland in September. The topics include

Elastic and total cross-sections
Soft diffraction
Hard diffraction
Central exclusive production & new physics with rapidity gaps
Heavy ions
Ultraperipheral physics
Low-x QCD
Cosmic rays

You can find more details and register in

Best regards,
Tuula Mäki and Risto Orava

Fall 2013 PhD school, “Supersymmetry or not, what is the evidence?”
Dear all

this year we organize a particle/astro PhD school , sponsored by Dark/
Discovery/NBI , on supersymmetry

Date: October 28-November 1st

Location: Rockefeller building, Copenhagen

The two teachers will be Pascal Pralavorio (particle physicist) and
Dan Hooper (astrophysicist). They have taught similar subjects at SLAC
summer institute and other international schools in the recent past.

This PhD school promises to be quite interesting.

Registration is now open, for any questions please contact me,

Hope to see many of you there,


2.8. – 18.8.2013
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: 8:30-12
CLOSED on Wednesdays.

NORMAL opening hours 19.8.2013 onwards.
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: 8.30-12, 14-16
CLOSED on Wednesdays.

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