HIP NEWS February 8th 2016

HIP NEWS February 8th 2016

Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 10.15 in A315
Fabian Rennecke (Giessen)
From quarks and gluons to hadrons: chiral symmetry breaking in QCD

Abstract: The strong interactions are characterized by very different degrees of freedom at different energy scales. While the high energy regime of QCD is governed by quark-gluon dynamics, hadrons are the relevant degrees of freedom at low energies. The associated complex phase structure raises many fundamental questions, both experimentally and theoretically. In this talk I will address the question how chiral symmetry breaking and the spectrum of the light mesons emerge from the underlying quark-gluon dynamics. To this end, I employ functional renormalization group techniques, which will be reviewed briefly. As an application, I will present results on the scaling of vector meson masses towards the chiral symmetry breaking scale. If time permits, I will also show new results on the influence of the gauge sector of QCD on the curvature of the chiral phase boundary.

Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 14:15pm-15:15pm in A315
Miguel Zumalacárregui (Nordita, Stockholm)
Gravity at the horizon: from the cosmic dawn to ultra-large scales

Abstract: Recent advances in cosmology provide both the motivation and the data to probe gravity on the largest scales available to observation. I will revise the landscape of gravitational theories, focusing on modern scalar-tensor theories and their cosmological implications. Then I will present the ongoing effort to test gravity in novel regimes such as the early universe, non-linear effects and ultra-large scales. I will also introduce the hi_class code (www.hiclass-code.net), which is central to this program.

HIP Annual Report 2015
Parts of the annual report are now available in www.helsinki.fi/~chelmine/annual15
Please go and check the information for your part, in particular the publications. Thank you.

Tekes competition: Challenge Finland solves problems and makes the business
More information about the application time (unfortunately the call text etc are only in Finnish)


Application instructions are available on intranet Flamma, at https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/HY278533

Info sessions for international staff & visitors 10.2. and 17.2.2016
More information and sign-up:
10.2.2016 Theme: Studying Finnish
17.2.2016 Theme: Sports opportunities

The Helsinki Workshop on Quantum Gravity
A workshop on quantum gravity will be held in the Physics department the 1st to 3rd of June 2016. The idea of the workshop is to introduce the subject of quantum gravity in Finland. In particular to the interested student.
Homepage: www.hip.fi/qg_helsinki
Deadline for registration: 15th of May 2016
Further information: miklos.langvik[AT]helsinki.fi
The organizing committee
(Esko Keski-Vakkuri, Antti Kupiainen, Miklos Långvik, Kari Rummukainen, Aleksi Vuorinen)

P. Dendooven 24.2. – 31.3.
V. Khoze 7.2. – 13.2. (RO)
J. Renk 8.2. – 14.2. (SR)
F. Rennecke 8.2. – 11.2. (AV)
M. Zumalacárregui 8.2. – 14.2. (SR)

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