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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.

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Prof. Luciano Maiani in the IFT

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Prof. Luciano Maiani from Sapienza Università di Roma is visiting the IFT for the period from 7th April to 7th July, as distinguished Severo Ochoa visiting professor. His office number is 205.

His research interest are:
- Signatures for Supersymmetric Higgs bosons, mass and mixing angles of neutrinos

Dr. Antonio Delgado in the IFT

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Dr. Antonio Delgado from University of Notre Dame is visiting the IFT for the period from 7th to 11th April. His office number is 317.

His research interest are:
- LHC phenomenology of different models beyond the SM

Gravitational Waves: a new window into the origin of the Universe

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Dates & times: Friday, 4 April, 2014 - 12:00
Lecturer: Juan García-Bellido
Venue: Blue Room IFT-UAM/CSIC

Abstract:
The recent discovery of the B modes of polarization of the cosmic microwave background opens a window to the exploration of a new energy scale very close to the scale of quantum gravity. In this talk I will describe the results BICEP experiment at the South Pole and its implications for our understanding of the origin of the universe, in terms of the theory of inflation and the implications that this has for the future of cosmology.

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Dr. Aníbal Medina in the IFT

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Dr. Aníbal Medina from The University of Melbourne is visiting the IFT for the period from 31st March to 4th April. His office number is 317.

His research interest are :

- Physics beyond the Standard Model, SUSY, Composite Higgs scenarios, Warped Extra Dimensions, Dark Matter.

“Fiebre de saber”. Artículo de Antonio Muñoz Molina en EL PAIS sobre los físicos de partículas.

Tiene que haber gente que rompa las reglas y se atreva a llegar a las fronteras a las que no ha llegado antes nadie”, dice, entusiasta y serio, con perfecta convicción, el profesor David Kaplan, que habla de los enigmas y las alegrías de la Física con un aire sostenido de asombro, a veces con una expresión de desconcierto.
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IFT International Hands-on Particle Physics Masterclass

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On Friday March 28th some 36 High School Students will spend a day a the IFT to experience real LHC data analysis to discover the Higgs. After a morning session with several talks, and the data analysis workshop, they will share their results online with participants of other Masterclasses at several international institutions, including CERN.

More information at
http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/iftw.php/ws/masterclass2014

Una nueva ventana al Universo - artículo y entrevistas de Juan García-Bellido en los medios

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La detección de ondas gravitacionales confirma las predicciones de la teoría inflacionaria del Big Bang. Esto abre las puertas al estudio de la naturaleza a escalas de energía inalcanzables en el más potente acelerador de partículas actual.

El Gobierno anuncia cinco nuevos centros para el “Dream Team” de la ciencia española

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La tercera ronda de selección de Centros Severo Ochoa recae en cinco centros de I+D de Madrid, Valencia, País Vasco y Cataluña.
La secretaria de Estado de Investigación ha anunciado hoy en el Congreso de los Diputados los cinco nuevos centros de investigación Severo Ochoa. Este sello reconoce a los centros de mayor excelencia en investigación en toda España.

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FIRST DIRECT EVIDENCE OF COSMIC INFLATION FROM BICEP

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Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration announced today the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang." Finally, the data confirm a deep connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

More information:
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2014-05
http://bicepkeck.org/b2_respap_arxiv_v1.pdf

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