Speaker Event Type
Jan 15 2015 - 15:00 Causality Constraints on Corrections to the Graviton Three-Point Coupling José Edelstein I will consider higher derivative corrections to the graviton 3-point coupling within a weakly coupled theory of gravity. Seminar
Jan 19 2015 - 15:00 Perturbative Stability along the Supersymmetric Directions of the Landscape Kepa Sousa We consider the perturbative stability of de Sitter configurations in N = 1 supergravity models with a large spectator sector not involved in supersymmetry breaking. Seminar
Jan 22 2015 - 15:00 Life in the Universe Raul Jiménez The discovery that nearly every star in our galaxy has an (ex)planet or planetary system seems to indicate that life in the Universe might be a common phenomena. Seminar
Jan 26 2015 - 15:00 Inflation in the Time of Mixing Axions Wieland Staessens The prospect of primordial B-mode polarization in the CMB has shifted focus on large field inflationary models in the last year. Seminar
Jan 29 2015 - 15:00 Hot Attractors Suresh Nampuri We explore the attractor mechanism in the context of non extremal black holes in 4d ungauged SUGRA and comment on the solution space of dyonic non-extremal solutions in gauged supergravity. Seminar
Feb 2 2015 - 15:00 Just enough inflation: power spectrum modifications at large scales Francisco Pedro Persistent hints in multiple datasets point towards a lack of CMB power on large angular scales. Seminar
Feb 9 2015 - 15:00 CERN: the next 60 years and 100 kilometers Alain Blondel CERN is undertaking the design study of Future Circular Colliders fitting in a new tunnel of 100km circumference around Geneva. Seminar
Feb 20 2015 - 15:00 Flavoured Conspiracies and Conundrums Javier Virto Tests of the Standard Model with Flavor Physics push the scale of "generic" New Physics to 10^4 or even 10^5 TeV. Seminar