HIP NEWS September 12th 2016

HIP NEWS September 12th 2016

Open positions / Post-doctoral positions at the Faculty of Science now open for applications; DL October 3rd, 2016
The Faculty of Science is searching for up to ten post-doctoral fellows for 2+1 year contracts. The call for these positions is now open, deadline for the applications is October 3rd, 2016. Decisions on the positions will be made by January, 2017. The employment starts at the latest on October 1st, 2017, but this can be negotiated to be earlier.

More information can be found from the University’s recruitment portal,
see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-positions-in-kumpula-science-campus

Due date: Monday, October 3, 2016

Announcement: Väisälä Foundation’s scholarships, deadline 26th September 2016
Väisälä Foundation’s scholarships in natural sciences can be applied from 19th August to 26th September 2016.
How to apply: Applications shall be made by electronic means only scholarship applications online. The web service can access the call opens. For detailed instructions can be found on the site. http://www.acadsci.fi/en/scholarships-and-prizes/scholarships.html

COSMO -seminar
Wednesday 14 September 2016 at 14:15 in A315
Alexey Golovnev (St. Petersburg State University)
Conformal and disformal relations in extended models of gravity

Abstract: Conformal and disformal relations between metrics are very important for modern scalar-tensor models. As a somewhat non-trivial example, the so-called mimetic gravity can be understood from the viewpoint of (non)invariance under disformal transformations. On the other hand, recently the concept of those relations was generalised to curvature-dependent (instead of scalar-dependent) transformations in disguise of C- and D-models. The latter might be nicely related to non-local gravity models. In my talk, I will review some of these topics.

COSMO –seminar
Thursday 15 September 2016 at 14:15 in room A311 (note the unusual date and place!)
Henrik Nersisyan (ITP Heidelberg)
Non-local cosmology

Abstract: I will give a basic introduction to non-local modifications of General Relativity with special emphasis on the cosmological consequences of the mostly discussed $R\Box^{-2}R$ Maggiore, Mancarella (MM) model. The pathologies associated with non-local tensorial extensions will be also presented.

Events for International Staff – Fall 2016
Sign up via e-lomake: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/71668/lomake.html

Finnish for international personnel, autumn 2016
The AUTUMN 2016 course programme is available at helsinki.fi/finnishcourses
Registration form https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/notifications/finnish-autumn16

Please check also http://www.helsinki.fi/trainingcalendar

A. Golovnev 12.9. – 16.9. (KE, FM)
T. Koivisto 12.9. – 16.9. (KR)
H. Nersisyan 10.9. – 17.9. (FM)

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