HIP NEWS September 7th 2015

HIP NEWS September 7th 2015

Tuesday 8 September 2015 at 10.15 in A315
Robert Fleischer (Nikhef, Amsterdam)
In Pursuit of New Physics with B Decays: Theoretical Status and Prospects

Abstract: The exploration of B-meson decays has reached an unprecedented level of sophistication, with a phase of even much higher precision ahead of us thanks to the next run of the LHC and the future era of Belle II and the LHCb upgrade. For many processes, the theoretical challenge in the quest to reveal possible footprints of physics beyond the Standard Model will be the control of uncertainties from strong interactions. After a brief discussion of the global picture emerging from the LHC data, I will focus on the theoretical prospects and challenges for benchmark B decays to search for new sources of CP violation, and highlight future opportunities to probe the Standard Model with strongly suppressed rare B decays.

Thursday 10 September 2015 at 10.15 in A315
Aleksi Kurkela (CERN)
Hydrodynamisation in high energy nuclear collisions from QCD Lagrangian?

Abstract: Thermalisation, isotropisation and hydrodynamisation in high energy collisions of large nuclei has been studied in numerous models. I present a computation which is as close as possible to a first principle one starting from the QCD Lagrangian.

Thursday 10 September 2015 at 14.15 in E206. Note place and time!
Yen Chin Ong (Nordita, Stockholm)
Hawking evaporation time scale of black holes in Anti-de Sitter spacetime

Abstract: If an absorbing boundary condition is imposed at infinity, an asymptotically Anti-de Sitter Schwarzschild black hole with a spherical horizon takes only a finite amount of time to evaporate away even if its initial mass is arbitrarily large. In fact this is a rather generic property for an asymptotically locally AdS spacetime: regardless of their horizon topologies, neutral AdS black holes in general relativity take about the same amount of time to evaporate down to the same size. We explain this surprising property in this talk.

R. Fleischer 6.9. – 9.9. (KK, AV)
P. Lehmann 8.9. – 11.9. (IK)

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