HIP NEWS May 2nd 2016

HIP NEWS May 2nd 2016

HIP Staff News
The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters has awarded HIP Director, professor Paula Eerola, the 2016 Professor E.J. Nyström prize for significant contribution in her field of research.

Wednesday 4 May 2016 at 14.15 in A315
Francesca Day (University of Oxford)
Astrophysical signatures of axions

Abstract: Many extensions of the Standard Model include axions or axion-like particles. Such axions are potentially observable via their interaction with electromagnetism, leading to axion-photon conversion in an external magnetic field. I will discuss potential observational signatures of axions in galaxies and galaxy clusters. In particular, I will present predictions from a cosmic axion background propagating in galaxies. I will also describe a scenario in which the recently observed 3.5 keV photon line is caused by dark matter decay to axions, which then mix with the photon in astrophysical magnetic fields. I will motivate this scenario in terms of the observed morphology of the line, and present predictions unique to this model.

Deadline for registration May 15th 2016: 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)

Finnish for international personnel, summer 2016
The summer 2016 course programme is available at helsinki.fi/finnishcourses

Upcoming Events: Nuclear Science and Technology Symposium – NST2016
The Finnish Nuclear Society (FNS) organizes the Nuclear Science and
Technology Symposium – NST2016 on November 2-3, 2016 in Helsinki. The
symposium gathers together research, industry and authority
representatives from Finland and abroad for scientific talks and
industry presentations. The FNS 50-year anniversary dinner and lectures
for the general public are held in connection with the symposium. For
details see the webpage http://www.ats-fns.fi/en/nst2016.

F. Day 3.5. – 6.5. (FM)
M. Hindmarsh 29.4. – 12.6. (KR)
A. Lopez 29.4. – 13.6. (MH, KR)
D. Weir 2.5. – 4.5. (KR)
D. Wiltshire 10.5. – 12.5. (FM)

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