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


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.

Identification of Dark Matter with a Cross-Disciplinary Approach


IFT-UAM/CSIC, Madrid April 27 - May 15

The scope of the proposed research program is to bring together theorists and experimentalists involved in searches for new physics at the LHC with physicists specializing in direct and indirect searches for dark matter, as well as cosmologists, at what we deem to be a critical point in time.

More information: http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/IDMCDA

IFIC acreditado como centro Severo Ochoa, ICC e IFIMAC como unidades María de Maeztu


Los dos centros que han conseguido la distinción ‘Severo Ochoa’ son el Instituto de Física Corpuscular, centro mixto del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) y la Universidad de Valencia, y el Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña. Ambos se suman a los 18 centros de excelencia que consiguieron la acreditación en ediciones anteriores y recibirán un millón de euros anual durante cuatro años.

Las unidades de investigación seleccionadas en la nueva modalidad ‘María de Maeztu’ son: el Instituto de Ciencias del Cosmos de la Universidad de Barcelona, el departamento de Ciencias Experimentales y de la Salud de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra, el Centro de Investigación de Física de la Materia Condensada de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, el Departamento de Economía de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, la Unidad de Biología Estructural del CSIC, y el Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics, del Consorcio Centro de Recerca Matemática.

Más información: Aquí

Mapping the cosmos: Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter


Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will improve our understanding of dark matter's role in the formation of galaxies.
The group lead by Prof. García-Bellido of the IFT-UAM/CSIC participates as full members of the Dark Energy Survey that use DECam for their exploration of the confines of the Universe, in search of the nature of the mysterious force that accelerates the Universe nowadays.

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LHC Working Group on Forward Physics and Diffraction


IFT UAM/CSIC Madrid, from April 21th to 25th, 2015

The WG is a forum for:

* interaction between theorists and experimentalists from the LHC experiments about forward physics

* definition of a physics programme for diffraction either using the rapidity gap method or proton tagging

* definition of a common strategy among the different LHC experiments (special runs ...)

* discussion of the different forward detectors (roman pots, movable beam pipes, timing and position detectors)

* application to cosmic ray physics

More information: http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/LHCFPWG2015

Jornada de divulgación científica: "La Relatividad General, 100 años después"


Public lectures "General Relativity @ 100"
Jornada de divulgación científica: "La Relatividad General, 100 años después"
8 de Mayo de 2015, Salón de Actos CSIC, 10h-17,30h

SO(IFT) Distinguished Profesor Lev Lipatov has been awarded the 2015 HEPP Prize

The 2015 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize , for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics, is awarded
James D. Bjorken for his prediction of scaling behaviour in the structure of the proton that led to a new understanding of the strong interaction
and to
Guido Altarelli, Yuri L. Dokshitzer, Lev Lipatov, and Giorgio Parisi for developing a probabilistic field theory framework for the dynamics of quarks and gluons, enabling a quantitative understanding of high-energy collisions involving hadrons.

More information: here

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

El IFT organiza el Curso "Física de Partículas y Cosmología: del Big Bang al bosón de Higgs" dirigido a profesores de enseñanza secundaria, y enmarcado en el programa de la Dirección General de Mejora de la Calidad de la Enseñanza de la Comunidad de Madrid, a través del Convenio de colaboración entre el CSIC y la Comunidad de Madrid. Las sesiones se celebrarán los días 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 de Abril y 4 de Mayo de 2015 en la Sala de Prensa del CSIC.

Paco Yndurain colloquium: SESAME: scientific collaboration in the middle East

Title: Sesame: Scientific Collaboration in the Middle East
Speaker: Eliezer Rabinovici (University of Jerusalem)
Date: Wednesday April 15th, 2015 @ 15:00h
Venue: Facultad de Ciencias.

Abstract: On a hill in Jordan overlooking the Jordan valley, the hangars of Cern,
Geneva and a Spanish factory, a modern 2.5 Gev modern light source called
SESAME is now being constructed. I will give a very personal description on
how Cypriots, Egyptians, Iranians, Israelis, Jordanians, Pakistanians,
Palestinians and Turks have found themselves working side by side to create
this unique project. The story will take us from the Cern Cafeteria through
the streets of Jerusalem, the Sinai desert, the shores of the Dead Sea and
European capitals to the SESAME site in Allan Jordan. The scientific
benefits to the region will be outlined as well.

Dr. Alessio Marrani is visiting us


Dr. Alessio Marrani from University of Padua is visiting the IFT for the period April 13th to 18th, 2015. His office number is B06.

His research interests are:
- Supergravity, Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry, Mathematical Physics, with particular emphasis on the application of Lie group theory and representation theory to Physics.

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