HIP NEWS February 3rd 2014
Election of the HIP staff representative in the HIP Board
The election days are at CERN 14.2. (Suomi -office at 10-12)
and in Kumpula 17.2. (in room A311 at 13-15). Please
check at the notice board, if you are entitled to vote.
Mail voting is also possible. Contact Mikko with any questions.
NOTICE OF MEETING: * GROUP OF RESEARCH INSTITUTES
NOMINATING OF CANDIDATES FOR THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGIUM
Date: Tuesday, February 5th, 2014 at 9.00 am
Place: Main building, Auditorium IV (address: Fabianinkatu 33)
Under discussion will be nominating candidates for the University
Collegium. Please contact Mikko, if there are any questions.
The 2014 European School of High-Energy Physics
Garderen, the Netherlands, 18.6.-1.7.2014
Application dead-line 14.2.2014, see
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS / HIP JOINT COLLOQUIA / SEMINARS
Tuesday 4 February 2014 at 10.15 in A315
Yann Mambrini (Orsay)
Phenomenological aspects of Dark Matter in the light of recent experimental results
In 2013, several results have been released from different experimental groups looking for dark matter in our galaxy, from the direct detection constraints obtained by XENON and LUX to possible smoking gun signals suggested by the FERMI data or to missing energy searches at LHC. I will review the simplest yet motivated extensions of the standard model and explain why they begin to be severely constrained (if not excluded) by a combination of these sets of new data.
Thursday 6 February 2014 at 10.15 in A315
Aleksi Kurkela (CERN)
Thermalization in weakly coupled nonabelian plasmas
Abstract: Nonabelian plasmas far from equilibrium are a generic feature of early universe cosmology and appear in the early stages of heavy ion collisions. In my talk, I will discuss how such systems relax towards equilibrium, and the physical processes that drive the thermalization in the weak coupling limit. In particular, I will discuss the role of screening, collinear splitting and plasma instabilities out of equilibrium.
HIP ANNUAL REPORT
The first version of the Annual Report 2013
is available at
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T. Koivisto 3.2. – 7.2. (KE)
Y. Mambrini 4.2. – 7.2. (OL)
S. Yokoyama 24.2. – 7.3. (KE)
R. Zhang, 29.1. – 4.2. (AT)