The Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) UAM-CSIC was officially created in 2003 as a joint research center belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). It is the only Spanish center dedicated entirely to research in Theoretical Physics. The IFT members develop research in the frontiers of Elementary Particle Physics, Astroparticles and Cosmology, in order to understand the fundamental keys of Nature and the Universe. They are also leading many research projects, both at the national and international level. The IFT is part of the strategic line `Theoretical Physics and Mathematics´ of the Campus of International Excellence (CEI) UAM+CSIC established in 2009. Since 2012, it is credited as Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence. Besides purely scientific activity, in the IFT is also conducted intensive training tasks of young researchers and professionals through the graduate program in Theoretical Physics with mention of excellence from the CEI and the Ministry of Education. In addition, the Institute carries out the important task of transferring knowledge to society through several outreach programs.
Mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature, according to new ideas bubbling out of the multiverse.
Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are illusory. Perhaps the fundamental description of the universe does not include the concepts of “mass” and “length,” implying that at its core, nature lacks a sense of scale.
Read the article here: http://bit.ly/XvT0OM
El experimento CDMS, uno de los más importantes del mundo en la búsqueda de materia oscura, solo cuenta con la participación de un equipo de fuera de Norteamérica: un grupo español de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y el Instituto de Física Teórica.
David Cerdeño: "Nosotros buscamos interacciones con detectores de germanio, pero hay otros que lo hacen con yoduro de sodio, y hay otros que la buscan en el LHC y también observando esta materia en las galaxias”.
Leer el reportaje completo aquí: http://t.co/XyswHhU9b7
Entrevista con Álvaro de Rújula, investigador veterano del CERN, sobre la situación de la física de altas energías después del descubrimiento del bosón de Higgs.
Lee la entrevista completa aquí: http://ow.ly/zMEdg
Dr. Kiwoon Choi from CTPU/IBS, Daejeon is visiting the IFT for the period from July 28th to August 1st. His office number is 111.
His research interest are:
- Physics beyond the SM, Low energy supersymmetry, Axion cosmology
The video of the MultiDark Consolider Project is already available in YouTube. It summarizes the activities and collaborations carried out during the last years.
Watch the video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmK4pXU99Wg
Dr. Olga Mena from IFIC, Valencia, is visiting the IFT for the period from July 21st to August 3rd, 2014. Her office number is 214.
Her research interests are:
- Neutrinos in the Earth and in the Cosmos Dark energy and cosmological measurements
The SuperCDMS proposal for a second generation experiment in SNOLAB has been selected by the DOE and NSF, together with LZ. Please find below the public announcement that the APS has circulated.
This is excellent news for SuperCDMS (in which the UAM-IFT participates) and opens up an exciting scientific perspective, in which experiments using different targets (germanium in the case of CDMS and xenon in LZ) will probe deeper the parameter space of WIMP dark matter.
Dr. Olivera Miskovic from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso is visiting the IFT for the period from July 14th to 18th, 2014. Her office number is 401.
Her research interests are:
- (Super) gravity theories in higher dimensions, Black hole physics, Gauge/Gravity Duality and AdS/CFT correspondence
The Institute for Theoretical Physics IFT UAM/CSIC has received 106 applications to the 2014 call of the “la Caixa” - Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme at the IFT.