HIP NEWS February 15th 2016

HIP NEWS February 15th 2016

Tuesday 16 February 2016 at 10.15 in A315
Mikko Möttönen (Aalto)
Tying Quantum Knots

Abstract: Knots are familiar entities that appear at a captivating nexus of art, technology, mathematics and science. Following a long period of theoretical investigation and development, they have recently attracted great experimental interest in classical contexts ranging from knotted DNA and nanostructures to vortex knots in fluids. In our work, we demonstrate the controlled creation and detection of knot solitons in the quantum-mechanical order parameter of a spinor Bose-Einstein condensate. Images of the superfluid reveal the circular shape of the soliton core and its associated linked rings. Our observations of the knot soliton establish an experimental foundation for future studies of their stability, dynamics and applications within quantum systems.

Thursday 18 Februari 2016 at 14:15 in room E205 (note the date and place!)
Shinsuke Kawai (Sungkyunkwan University)
SUSY-phenomenology-based models of Higgs inflation

Abstract: Present CMB observation tightly constrains the amplitude of
the primordial tensor mode fluctuations. As phenomenologically
well-motivated and observationally viable models of inflation, I
discuss supersymmetric Higgs inflation type scenarios in this talk.
These are natural beyond-the-Standard Model extension of the popular
nonminimally coupled Higgs inflation model by Bezrukov-Shaposhnikov. In
this talk I will mainly focus on a scenario based on the supersymmetric
seesaw model.

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.

CSC2016: CERN Thematic School of Computing 2016 in Croatia
22-28 May 2016, MEDILS in Split, Croatia
The school in Split will be on the topic of “Efficient and Parallel Processing of Scientific Data”. It will also create the best possible conditions to facilitate cross-national and cross-institute networking for young and promising scientists in the fields of Computing and Physics.
Application Deadline has been extended to Friday 19 February.
More information and registration http://indico.cern.ch/event/465189

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 17.2.2016
More information and sign-up:
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.
S. Kawai 15.2. – 19.2. (FM)

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