HIP NEWS June 2nd 2014

HIP NEWS June 2nd 2014

The HIP QCD-theory project leader Tuomas Lappi was awarded the 2014 Zimányi Medal for his pioneering independent and collaborative work on Color Glass Condensate and the Glasma models of initial conditions in high energy A+A reactions that provide theoretical foundations on which many current bulk viscous hydrodynamic and jet quenching opacity calculations depend. Tuomas received the medal and 2000 USD prize on 24 May at the nearly-900-participant Quark Matter 2014 -conference in Darmstadt. This medal is the most prestigious young-scientist (below 40) award in this field.

Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 10.15 in A315
Matti Järvinen (Heraklion)
New results from holographic V-QCD

Abstract: I discuss latest developments in holographic bottom-up models for QCD in the Veneziano limit (V-QCD) at finite quark mass. Masses, the S-parameter, and condensates have expected mass dependence for all values of x=Nf/Nc, and the axial anomaly of QCD is correctly implemented by a string-motivated CP-odd sector of the V-QCD action. Consequently, the pion and eta prime masses satisfy the Gell-Mann-Oakes-Renner and Witten-Veneziano relations. I also discuss how double trace deformations can be studied.

Thursday 5 June 2014 at 10.15 in A315
Santosh Kumar Rai (Allahabad)
Some Higgs studies after the “Higgs” discovery

Abstract: After giving a flavour of some basic extensions of the Higgs sector beyond the Standard Model, I will discuss two different Higgs physics scnenarios where the extensions to the Higgs sector are inherently chromophobic by construction and their implications in the context of LHC studies.

Friday 6 June 2014 at 10.15 in A315
Charles Bennett (Baltimore, Principal Investigator, WMAP)
Cosmology and the Cosmic Microwave Background

Abstract: Studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) have led to major advances in cosmology. In this talk I will summarize recent CMB results and their implications for cosmology. I will compare and contrast select WMAP and Planck cosmological results. I will also discuss other some cosmological measurements, both past and future, that do not involve the CMB. I will focus on how these measurements help to test cosmological models and narrow the range off their associated parameters. Specific topics will include constraints on the Hubble constant and inflation models.

Staff Training 2014 (2015)
For new employees
For researchers and doctoral candidates
Registration on Henkka: www.helsinki.fi/trainingcalendar

C. Bennett 6.6. (H.K-S)
D. Figueroa 30.5. – 2.6. (KE)
M. Hindmarsh 22.4. – 15.6. (KR)
T. Koivisto 21.5. – 4.6. (KE)
A. Rajantie 2.6. (KE)

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