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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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Dr. Anatoly Klypin is visiting us

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Dr. Anatoly Klypin from New Mexico State University is visiting the IFT for the period from October 30th to November 7th, 2014. His office number is 104.


His research interest are:
- Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy with the emphasis on cosmological simulations

Dr. Stefan Gottloeber is visiting us

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Dr. Stefan Gottloeber from Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam is visiting the IFT for the period from October 30th to November 7th, 2014. His office number is 103.

His research interests are:

- Cosmology, formation of large scale structure, galaxy formation

Ciclo de Conferencias de divulgación científica "Los retos de la Física Fundamental"

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El Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC organiza, en colaboración con la Residencia de Estudiantes, el Ciclo de Conferencias de divulgación científica "Los retos de la Física Fundamental", dirigido al público general, y enmarcado en la Semana de la Ciencia 2014.

El ciclo consta de 8 charlas impartidas por investigadores miembros del Instituto de Física Teórica, en las que describirán la investigación en Física de Partículas y Cosmología. Los temas incluyen, entre otros, la partícula de Higgs y el acelerador LHC, la materia oscura y energía oscura del Universo, y la teoría de cuerdas y los agujeros negros.

Las charlas se celebrarán en la Residencia de Estudiantes CSIC, los días 6, 7, 13 y 14 de Noviembre, de 18:30h a 21:00h.

Para más información, ver programa en póster adjunto, así como la página web http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/ws/desafios

Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters in the XXI century

IFTLogo4-7 November 2014 @ IFT-UAM/CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Cosmology with galaxy clusters is now entering the precision era. We plan a conference with ample discussion time and with an eye to the future. The conference main topics are:

- Past, present & future surveys: what we know now, what we do not know yet, what we need to know soon to use galaxy clusters as cosmological probes;
- Multi-wavelength scaling relations for a robust estimate of the cluster masses;
- Accuracy and precision in the galaxy cluster mass reconstruction;
- Cluster simulations.

The scientific program consist of invited reviews (35+5 min), invited talks (20+5 min), contributed talks (15+2 min) and posters (portrait poster, maximum A0 dimension).

More info: http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/ws/clustercosmology

Dr. Dmitri Sorokin is visiting us

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Dr. Dmitri Sorokin from INFN Padova is visiting the IFT for the period from October 27th to 31st, 2014. His office number is B07.

His research interests are:

- Supersymmetric field theories, supergravity, string and brane dynamics, dualities and AdS/CFT, higher spin field theory

The video of Pablo Bueno Gómez and José Luis Crespo Cepeda has won the V Outreach Awards CPAN

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The video of Pablo Bueno Gómez and José Luis Crespo Cepeda has won the V Outreach Awards CPAN: www.i-cpan.es/concurso5

In "¿Puede estar caliente un agujero negro?" Can a black hole be hot?, they explain with a simple, visual and dynamical language some of the first steps towards quantum gravity.

Other outreach videos from the awarded authors can be found in the YouTube channel Quantum Fracture

SO(IFT) Distinguished Prof. Lisa Randall is visiting us

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Prof. Lisa Randall from Harvard University is visiting the IFT for the period from October 21th to 31th, as distinguished Severo Ochoa visiting professor. Her office number is 303.

Her research interests are:
- Theoretical particle physics and cosmology

Dr. José Ramón Espinosa is visiting us

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Dr. José Ramón Espinosa from IFAE is visiting the IFT for the period from October 15th to November 15th, 2014. His office number is 305.

His research interests are:
- BSM Phenomenology, Higgs Physics, Cosmology

Postdoctoral Positions

IFTLogoThe Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM welcomes applications to postdoctoral positions under various government-funded programs:

- SO(IFT) postdocs, funded by the Severo Ochoa Excellence Grant. Offering SEVERAL positions with contracts starting October 2015, ranging from 2 years to 2+1 years. Recommended to have PhD before June 30, 2015.

- ERC-SPLE postdocs. Luis Ibáñez ERC Advanced Grant project "String Phenomenology in the LHC Era''.

- ERC-SELFCOMPLETION postdocs. G. Dvali & C. Gómez ERC Advanced Grant project "UV-Completion through Bose-Einstein Condensation: a Quantum Model of Black Holes''.

Deadline for application: December 15th, 2014.

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