HIP NEWS March 20th 2017
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS / HIP JOINT COLLOQUIA / SEMINARS
Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 10.15 in A315
Blagoje Oblak (ETH, Zürich)
BMS Particles in Three Dimensions
Abstract: In this talk I will sketch the relation between unitary representations of the BMS3 (Bondi-Metzner-Sachs) group and three-dimensional, asymptotically flat gravity. After defining BMS in 3D, I will argue that its unitary representations are classified by orbits of CFT (conformal field theory) stress tensors under conformal transformations. This will provide a natural relation between BMS particles and 3D quantum gravity. I will also show how one can compute BMS characters, which coincide with gravitational one-loop partition functions in thermal 3D flat space.
RESEARCHGUIDES: OPEN ACCESS POP UP
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Physics Days 2017 – Fysiikan päivät 2017 will be held at the Aalto University Töölö Campus in Helsinki, March 22-24, 2017.
The event is jointly organized by the Finnish Physical Society and Aalto University.
More information in http://fp2017.physics.aalto.fi/
NEW BILATERAL FUNDING PROGRAM FOR SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION BETWEEN FRANCE AND FINLAND
the Institut Français in Helsinki, the Embassy of France in Finland and the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research have partnered with the Finnish Society for Science and Letters and the Finnish Academy for Science and Letters in Finland to launch a new seed funding program to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, innovation and higher education in fields of excellence.
Application deadline: March, 31st 2017
More information and applications here: http://www.france.fi/uncategorized/events/science-and-universities/new-bilateral-funding-program-for-scientific-cooperation-between-france-and-finland/?lang=en
EXPERIENCING FINLAND EVENT
Aalto University and University of Helsinki invite the newly arrived international staff and their family members to the next Experiencing Finland event. The event is an opportunity to get some practical hints about forthcoming spring and summer, Finnish people and Finland.
More information: https://flamma.helsinki.fi/fi/HY362037
VIDEO CLIPS – HIP AND CERN ROADSHOW IN FINLAND
There are new video clips out on HIP Youtube channel:
Feel free to share, like and click them. Special thanks to the volunteers appearing on the video and to everyone who has contributed.
P. Dendooven 7.2. – 7.4.
B. Oblak 20.3. – 24.3. (NJ)
T. Tram 27.3. – 30.3. (FM)
Y. Zhu 21.3. – 25.3. (AV)