HIP NEWS May 2nd 2017
A PUBLIC LECTURE: THE SECRET QUANTUM LIFE OF BLACK HOLES
Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 17.00 in room E204, Physicum
A public lecture by prof. Gia Dvali: “The Secret Quantum Life of Black Holes”
Organised by Department of Physics.
Further information: Oleg Lebedev, oleg.lebedev [at] helsinki.fi
Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 14.15 in A315
Silvia Galli (IAP Paris)
Reviewing tensions between Planck and other data.
In 2015, the Planck collaboration published results on cosmological parameters based on the Planck second data release. The Planck preferred best fit model is consistent but somewhat different from the one obtained using the WMAP satellite data, and presents interesting mild tensions with a few astrophysical datasets (e.g. direct measurements of H0), while being in very good agreement with others (e.g. the latest BAO measurements from BOSS). It has been advocated that some of these differences might be driven by inconsistent results of the Planck measurements at small scales. In this talk, I will review some of the aforementioned differences and tensions and present our recent work to assess the internal consistency of the Planck data. I will then discuss the features in the Planck power spectra that lead to shifts in cosmological parameters, arguing that these are consistent with statistical fluctuations.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS / HIP JOINT COLLOQUIA / SEMINARS
Thursday 4 May 2017 at 10.15 in A315: Hannu Paukkunen (Jyväskylä)
Nuclear PDFs today
Abstract: I will review the present status of global determination of nuclear PDFs, Parton Distribution Functions. A special emphasis will be given to the recent Eskola-Paakkinen-Paukkunen-Salgado (EPPS16) analysis, which is the first one to include constraints from the LHC proton-lead collisions.
WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES / UPCOMING EVENTS
Helsinki JetMET workshop: physics at 100 fb-1, 10-12 May 2017, University of Helsinki, Kumpula campus, Finland
CERN SCHOOL OF COMPUTING 2017
Applications are open for the 2017 CERN School of Computing (CSC 2017) which takes place on 27 Aug – 9 Sept 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
The School is organized in collaboration with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). It will cover a wide range of topics, such as data storage and management technologies, fundamental concepts of physics computing, and many other areas including software engineering, computer architecture, computing security and networking.
All details, including the application form, can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/e/csc2017
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY 10 MAY.
The School is limited to 60 students. The total fee is EUR 1200 per student (financial support may be available for justified cases).
For all enquiries and correspondence related to the School, please email computing.school [at] cern.ch