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.
The Institute for Theoretical Physics UAM-CSIC, Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, and the Autónoma University of Madrid open four fellowships for exceptional candidates to carry out a PhD thesis at the IFT.
Within its International PhD Programme, "la Caixa" Foundation awards several PhD scholarships to research centres distinguished with the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence award. The 2014 call envisages providing full support to four such scholarships at the IFT.
Dr. Brajesh Chandra Choudhary from University of Delhi is visiting the IFT for the period from 10th to 21st March. His office number is 316.
His research interest are :
- CMS experiment at CERN and Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments NOVA and LBNE at Fermilab
Dr. Silvia Pascoli from the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University is visiting the IFT for the period of 2th March to 27th April. Her office number is 205.
Her research interests are:
- neutrino phenomenology and theory
- astroparticle physics, e.g. dark matter, leptogenesis, neutrinos in the Early Universe
This is a course to explore the possibilities of the open source symbolic program FORM and how it can be used to solve big research problems. The strong points of FORM are its speed, its compact data representation and the fact that it can use the disk without large penalties in the performance. This allows it to process expressions that, in size, can be orders of magnitude beyond what the more popular systems can handle.
The format of the course will be that the first 6 hours are of a more introductory nature and the last 6 hours will be more advanced, treating three explicit problems. Everything will be structured around examples and all example files are available. The people following the course are encouraged to try the examples themselves and make their own variations.
The big examples are: Campbell Baker Hausdorf relations, 10 dimensional gravity, and the creation of the Multiple Zeta Value datamine. Each of these examples will take about two hours.
The course is directed towards master students, graduate students, postdocs and staff, both in theoretical physics and mathematics. Some not too difficult reading about the definitions and properties of Multiple Zeta Values will be required for the last two hours.
Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 March from 10:00 to 12:00 Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 March from 10:00 to 11:00
Location: Aula Gris 2 ICMAT-IFT building.
Dr. Jos Vermaseren from Nikhef Amsterdam is visiting the IFT during the month of March. His office number is 401.
Jos Vermaseren's research focuses on calculations in perturbative field theory, with excursions into mathematics and computer science whenever this is needed for his main topic. He is the main author of the symbolic system FORM which is used nowadays in many if not most of the very large symbolic calculations in particle phenomenology. It has also been used to construct the Multiple Zeta Value datamine and many other things.
Dr. Anastasios Taliotis from Vrije Universiteit Brussel is visiting the IFT for the period from 28th February to 10th March. His office number is 315.
His research interests are AdS/QCD applications with emphasis in deep inelastic scattering, heavy ions and qualitative LHC (ALICE) predictions and also to thermal field theories/holographic thermalization. He has recently been working on AdS/CMT (Quantum Hall Effect) and collaborating with a member of IFT (Dr. I. Papadimitriou) on aspects of holographic renormalization.
Dr. Eduardo Conde from Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB is visiting the IFT for the period from 5th to 18th March. His office number is 414.
His research interest are :
- On-shell methods for scattering amplitudes and QFT
- Gauge/gravity correspondence
One more year, the IFT celebrated its traditional IFT Xmas Workshop, a meeting where the main scientific achievements over the year are reviewed and discussed among international experts.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4mdU2pAJw
El impacto de las soluciones HPC va a seguir creciendo considerablemente, ya que cada vez son más los retos científicos y de ingeniería que se deben afrontar mediante la simulación por ordenador. High Performance Computing proporciona a científicos, ingenieros y analistas los recursos de computación que necesitan para tomar mejores decisiones, promover la innovación de productos, acelerar la investigación y el desarrollo, y reducir los plazos de comercialización. Las soluciones High Performance Computing (HPC) de Fujitsu ofrecen un rendimiento inteligente cuyo objetivo es satisfacer los retos más complejos de la informática de alto rendimiento actual, junto con capacidades de ampliación para las crecientes necesidades de ampliación del futuro.