Program summer term 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018, 4:15pm, Hörsaal 28 D 001
Dr. Christian Fidler (RWTH Aachen University)
Simulations of the Universe in General Relativity
Newtonian dark matter simulations build the basis for our understanding of the formation of structure in our Universe, from small initial quantum fluctuations to the galaxies and clusters that can be observed at the present time. I discuss how these simulations can be understood from a relativistic point of view and how the same methods can further be employed to study the impact of additional species, such as neutrinos and baryons, on the cosmic evolution.
Monday, May 7, 2018, 4:15pm, Hörsaal 28 D 001
Prof. Antonio Riotto (University of Geneva)
Inflation after the Higgs
The inflationary paradigm is able to explain why our universe is so homogeneous and isotropic and, at the same time, why it contains inhomogeneities, such as galaxies and clusters of galaxies. We will review the current status of the inflationary cosmology, pointing out possible connections to the physics of the Standard Model Higgs.
Monday, May 28, 2018, 4:15pm, Hörsaal 28 D 001
Prof. Dr. Freya Blekman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
The Top portal to discovery at the Large Hadron Collider
The top quark is the heaviest known elementary particle and was discovered only in 1995. Due to its extremely large mass, equivalent to a Gold atom, the top quark has the largest Yukawa coupling to the Standard Model Higgs boson and is also extremely sensitive to subtle and not-so-subtle signs of physics beyond the Standard Model.
After providing a historical perspective on the strategies and techniques that are used to identify the elusive top quarks, I will present how the Compact Muon Solenoid collaboration has been looking for new physics beyond the Standard Model using the top quark sector. To do so, cutting edge analysis techniques are necessary. I will focus on the most recent results from the CMS experiment and will look forward towards the LHC discovery potential in the future.
Monday, June 11, 2018, 4:15pm, Hörsaal 28 D 001
Prof. Sebastian Huber (ETH Zurich)
Monday, June 25, 2018, 4:15pm, Hörsaal 28 D 001
Prof. Chrisitian Enss (University of Heidelberg)
Monday, July 9, 2018, 4:15pm, Hörsaal 28 D 001
Dr. Daniela Dorner (University of Würzburg)