HIP NEWS October 21st 2013
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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS / HIP JOINT COLLOQUIA / SEMINARS
Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 10.15 in A315
Tomas Brauner (Helsinki)
Spontaneous symmetry breaking and Nambu-Goldstone bosons: some news in the old story
Abstract: The concept of spontaneous symmetry breaking is key to understanding of a vast range of physical phenomena such as superfluidity, ferromagnetism, or the origin of masses of elementary particles. I will provide a brief introduction to this classic topic and then review some recent results: (i) Completed classification and counting of Nambu-Goldstone bosons; (ii) A new class of states protected by symmetry: the massive Nambu-Goldstone bosons. I will conclude by outlining some yet unresolved problems, relevant for applications to a variety of quantum many-body systems.
Fall 2013 PhD school, “Supersymmetry or not, what is the evidence?”
A particle/astro PhD school, Copenhagen
on supersymmetry, October 28-November 1st
A. Golovnev 24.10. – 6.11. (KE)
L. Laperashvili 1.10. – 22.10. (AT)
S. Niyogi 15.9.-15.12 (KH)