HIP NEWS November 21st 2016

HIP NEWS November 21st 2016

Tuesday 22 November 2016 at 10.15 in A315
Wilfried Buchmüller (Desy)
Grand Unification and the Early Universe

Abstract: Grand unified theories can provide a complete picture of early universe cosmology. This includes inflation, baryogenesis and the production of dark matter. We discuss some observable consequences with emphasis on the cosmic microwave background and the nature of dark matter.

Thursday 24 November 2016 at 10.15 in A315
Harri Waltari (Helsinki)
Collider signatures of sneutrino dark matter in left-right symmetric supersymmetry

Abstract: A right-handed sneutrino is a viable dark matter candidate in supersymmetry in addition to the more conventional neutralino option. Right-handed sneutrinos are a natural part of left-right symmetric supersymmetric models, where the gauge sector is extended with right-handed weak interactions. We studied the sneutrino dark matter option in left-right supersymmetry and its signatures at the LHC. We find that we may satisfy the constraints from relic density, low-energy observables and direct SUSY searches. The easiest way to produce the sneutrino would be via the right-handed gauge sector, where the decays of W_R to sleptons lead to multilepton final states. We compare some benchmarks to the case of a neutralino LSP. We may get a detectable signal with high luminosities even with the right-handed W-boson being around 3.5 TeV.

Helsinki Higgs Forum, 14-16 December 2016, Physicum, Kumpula campus
The aim of the Forum is to bring together Higgs physics experts representing its different facets: phenomenology, cosmology and experiment, and create a productive atmosphere for exchange of ideas across the fields.
The Forum is also expected to engage local students and staff providing them with the state of the art in Higgs physics. The format of the meeting assumes plenary talks only as well as a young scientist forum.

Registration is open.
Further information and registration at: http://www.hip.fifi/hhf

The organizing committee
Oleg Lebedev, Katri Huitu, Paula Eerola, Kari Enqvist.

Open positions
The Department of Physics invites applications for a professor or assistant/associate professor.
The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2016.
The details can be found in https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/professor-assistant-professor-experimental-particle-physics

Postdoc position in thermal QCD in HIP/Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.
The deadline for applications is 14 December 2016.
The details can be found in http://hep.physics.helsinki.fi/postdoc-position-in-thermal-qcd/

W. Buchmuller 22.11. – 23.11 (OL)
N. Christensen 28.11. – 1.12. (FM)
P. Dendooven 7.11. – 9.12.
Y. Ema 27.11. – 24.12. (OL)
S. Waeber 28.11. – 3.12. (AV)

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