HIP NEWS April 3rd 2017

HIP NEWS April 3rd 2017

Wednesday 4 April 2017 at 14.15 in A315
Jens Chluba (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Manchester)
What CMB spectral distortions can teach us about early-universe and particle physics.

Abstract: Since the measurements with COBE/FIRAS in the mid-90’s we know that the CMB spectrum is extremely close to a perfect blackbody. There are, however, a number of processes in the early Universe that should create spectral distortions at a level within reach of present day technology. I will give an overview of recent theoretical and experimental developments, explaining why future measurements of the CMB spectrum will open up an unexplored new window to early-universe and particle physics, with possible non-standard surprises and several guaranteed signals awaiting us. I will highlight the complementarity of the distortion signals and the CMB anisotropies, illustrating how future distortions measurements could shed new light on different inflation models. I will also briefly discuss some of the limitations caused by CMB foregrounds.

CERN Roadshow in Finland
6 APR in 2017 @ Aalto Design Factory

CERN Roadshow in Finland is an all-day event on the 6th of April 2017, organised by Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The event brings CERN and HIP management, and experts of CERN procurement, knowledge transfer and human resources to Aalto University Design Factory in Otaniemi. The event is targeted to potential CERN business and R&D&I partners, career service professionals, and Finnish stakeholders for CERN relations and strategies.

Event will also be streamed online. For more information, visit the event website https://events.hip.fi/cernroadshowinfinland/

The workshops will focus on the Academy of Finland, for example, searches the required study material for formulation of the management plan.
The Helsinki University Library will be organizing workshops which concentrate on the best practices of research data management and hands-on training of data management planning (DMP). The DMPs are drafted with DMPTuuli .

More information in flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/HY362230
Please also check the Research Data Management guide

Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 9:30 – 14:00 in E204 in Physicum, Kumpula
People involved in the Center of Excellence in Atmospheric Sciences have received approximately 10% of all ERC grants nominated to Finland since 2008. Next year is the 10th anniversary of the first grants. To celebrate this we have organized a public seminar.
Program in flamma https://hy.etapahtuma.fi/Default.aspx?tabid=419&id=46110

Applications for the Academy of Finland’s April 2017 call can be submitted as of Monday 3 April. The call closes on Wednesday 26 April at 16.15 local Finnish time.

Academy Programmes
Radiation Detectors for Health, Safety and Security (RADDESS), call for letters of intent
Health from Science (TERVA), call for letters of intent

More information in flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/SuomenAkatemia-Tutkimusasiat/Academy-of-Finland-April-Call

The Faculty of Science announces an internal infrastructure funding call for medium-sized research infrastructures (investment between 50 000 EUR – 200 000 EUR) within the Kumpula campus.
Each department of the Faculty of Science or the Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) will prioritize their applications by the deadline April 28, 2017, 16:00.
Flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/fi/HY362679

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