HIP NEWS May 16th 2016

HIP NEWS May 16th 2016

Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 10.15 in A315
Mads Frandsen (Odense)
Electroweak symmetry breaking, dark matter and the diphoton excess

Abstract: I will discuss some interpretations of the putative LHC diphoton excess at 750 GeV in the light of models of dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking and models of dark matter.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 14.15 in room E205 (!)
Stefano Foffa (University of Geneva)
Binary parameters measurement from coalescence event(s) in LIGO

Abstract: After a brief introduction about gravitational waves (GW), binary systems and data analysis, I will discuss the informations that can be extracted from the study of a GW signal produced during a coalescence. I will take as a case study the recently announced GW detection at LIGO, and discuss what can be expected from other coalescence events and/or when other detectors will join the network.

Thursday 19 May 2016 at 10.15 in A315
Tobias Zingg (HIP)
How I learned to stop worrying and love fractional spin: A systematic approach to holographic anyonization
Abstract: Anyons are a special type of particle in 2+1 dimensions that can have fractional spin quantum number and have garnered substantial interest theoretically as well as experimentally. However, they have a highly non-trivial configuration space of multiparticle states, compared to bosons or fermions, which often impedes a direct approach via quantum statistics, even in the most simple cases.

Holography provides a way to evade some of these issues. Within this framework, I will formulate a general method to obtain an effective physical description of strongly correlated anyonic systems via an alternative quantization of asymptotic electromagnetic degrees of freedom in a gravitational dual, and demonstrate how this prescription can be employed to compute the equation of state and various transport coefficients.

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.

B.S. DiNunno 1.6. – 3.7. (NJ)
S. Foffa 17.5. – 19.5.(FM)
M. Frandsen 16.5. – 19.5. (KT)
M. Hindmarsh 29.4. – 12.6. (KR)
M. Karciauskas 16.5. – 20.5. (OL)
A. Lopez 29.4. – 13.6. (MH, KR)
J. Pedraza 1.6. – 7.6. (NJ)
M. Raidal 20.5. (KT)
T. Takahashi 15.5. – 20.5. (KE)

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