"la Caixa" - Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme at the IFT

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The Institute for Theoretical Physics UAM-CSIC, Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, and the Autónoma University of Madrid open three 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 2015 call envisages providing full support to three such scholarships at the IFT.

IFT colloquium: Neutrinos: Normal or Special?

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Title: Neutrinos: Normal or Special?
Date: Friday, 10 April, 2015 - 12:00
Speaker: Alexei Smirnov from MPIK Heidelberg, Germany
Place: Blue Room

Abstract: There is a hope that neutrinos will uncover something simple and illuminating (as it was in the past) which will shed a light on various problems in particle physics. That could be the case, if certain special properties of neutrinos are established. In this connection I will discuss the pattern of lepton mixing and neutrino mass hierarchy, special values of the 1-3 mixing and CP violation phases. Some ideas on what is behind the "neutrino portal" will be presented.

Entangle this: Space, time & Matter in the bulletin of CEI UAM+CSIC

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The workshop was organized at the IFT from 16th to 20th February, 2015.

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High Schol "4ºESO + Empresa" program at the IFT

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High School Students from IES Ramiro de Maeztu and IES Manuel Fraga Iribarne are spending three days at IFT in the framework of the program "4ºESO + Empresa" (Comunidad de Madrid). During this stay, they will receive talks on the research topics of the IFT, participate in a Hands-on Particle Physics Masterclass, and will prepare presentations on topics of Particle Physics and Cosmology.

Paco Yndurain colloquium: At a Physics/Infoscience Intersection

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Title: At a Physics/Infoscience Intersection
Speaker: Paul Ginsparg (Cornell University)
Date: Wednesday March 25th, 2015 @ 15:00h
Venue: Facultad de Ciencias.
Abstract: Over Twenty-five years into the internet era, over twenty years into the WorldWideWeb era, fifteen years into the Google era, and a few years past the Facebook/Twitter era, we've yet to converge on a new long-term methodology for scholarly research communication. I will provide a sociological overview of our current metastable state, and then a technical discussion of the practical implications of literature and usage data considered as computable objects, using arXiv as exemplar.

Visit of 20 american High School exchange students from IES San Fernando

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As part of its outreach program, on friday March 20th the IFT is hosting the visit of 20 american High School students from an exchange program at nearby IES San Fernando. The visit will include a joint coffee with the IFT researchers.

Curso para profesores: "Física de Partículas y Cosmología: del Big Bang al bosón de Higgs"

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Abierta la inscripción para el curso de formación del profesorado "Física de Partículas y Cosmología: del Big Bang al bosón de Higgs", de la Dirección General de Mejora de la Calidad de la Enseñanza, organizado por el Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC.
Está orientado a profesores de Física y Química, de ESO y Bachillerato.
El curso es gratuito y la Comunidad de Madrid otorga 2 créditos a los profesores participantes.

Working group on M-theory

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An introductory course on M-theory compactifications will be led by Roberto Valandro (Trieste U.),
who is visiting the IFT on March 2015.


Tentative schedule: 17, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26 March from 11 to 13 at Aula Gris 2

Dr. Roberto Valandro is visiting us

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Dr. Roberto Valandro from Trieste University is visiting the IFT for the period March 16th to 27th, 2015. His office number is 401.

His research interests are:
- String Compactification and String Phenomenology in Type IIB/F-theory, model building, moduli stabilisation and mathematical aspects.

The Higgs Boson May Disintegrate into Dark Matter

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A model put forward by a team headed by Christoffer Petersson, Alberto Romagnoni and Riccardo Torre, former IFT postdocs, will be tested at the LHC when it is restarted this spring.


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