Theoretical Cosmology meetings

To actively encourage the field of theoretical cosmology and to set an informal stage for the exchange of ideas, the Dutch theoretical cosmology community organizes Friday afternoon meetings approximately 6 times a year — usually on the first Friday of the month. The meetings typically start in the afternoon with a main speaker, followed by a short break to continue with another seminar or journal club discussion on some topic of current interest. We end the afternoon with drinks. The supporting institutes in Leiden, Amsterdam, Groningen, Utrecht where recently joined by the strings and cosmology group in Leuven and take turns in hosting the event.

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December 2017

Utrecht Fall 2017

01/12/2017 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Institute for Theoretical Physics Utrecht,
Princetonplein 5
Utrecht, 3584 CE Netherlands
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Utrecht, December 1st, 2017 The meeting will take place at Utrecht University, Buys Ballot building (BBG) in room BBG 065. 14:00-15:00 Talk by Yvette Welling (Leiden University) Title: Scaling symmetry & hyperbolic field space in inflation Abstract: We explore different corners of the parameter space of inflation with multiple fields. In all cases we find quite counterintuitive phenomenology. First, we…

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January 2018

Groningen Winter 2017

12/01/2018 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Academy Building,
Broerstraat 5
Groningen, 9712CP
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Groningen, January 12th, 2018 The meeting will take place at the Academy building downtown, Broerstraat 5, room A900, which you can find by entering a small building to the left (i.e. west) of the academy building itself, adjacent to the Kilroy store – or ask at the reception of the academy building. 11:45-12:00 Coffee 12:00-13:00 Talk by Andrew Tolley (Imperial…

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April 2018

Leiden Spring 2018

06/04/2018 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Institute Lorentz Leiden,
Niels Bohrweg 2
Leiden, 2333 CA Netherlands
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Leiden, April 6th, 2018 The meeting will take place in Leiden, room 408 in the Snellius Building (Niels Bohrweg 1). 14:00 – 15:00 Talk by José Juán Blanco Pillado (UPV-EHU Bilbao), Title: Gravitational Waves from Cosmic Strings Abstract: I will give a brief introduction to the theory of cosmic strings in the early universe and discuss recent progress in our…

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November 2018

Leiden Fall 2018

09/11/2018 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Institute Lorentz Leiden,
Niels Bohrweg 2
Leiden, 2333 CA Netherlands
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Leiden, November 9th, 2018 The first THC meeting of the academic year will take place in Leiden. The meeting will take place in Casimir room, Oort building 276, Institute Lorenz, Niels Bohrweg 2, 2333 CA Leiden. Program 14:00 – 15:00: Talk by Will Kinney (Buffalo University) Title: Swamp Creatures of the Inflationary Landscape Abstract: Cosmological inflation provides an elegant framework…

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December 2018

Amsterdam Fall 2018

07/12/2018 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Roeterseiland Campus,
Roetersstraat 11
Amsterdam, 1018 WB Netherlands
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Amsterdam, December 7th 2018 The last THC meeting of the solar year takes place in Amsterdam. This meeting includes the opportunity to attend Daniel Baumann’s inaugural lecture for his appointment as full professor at University of Amsterdam. Detailed schedule and locations below. Program 12:00 – 12:30: Arrival with lunch  Location: Roeterseiland complex, lecture room REC E0.22 12:30 – 13:30: Talk…

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January 2019

Groningen Winter 2019

January 11 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Harmonie Building, room 1315.0036,
Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26
Groningen, 9712 EK Netherlands
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Groningen, January 11th 2019 The first THC meeting of the solar year will take place in Groningen. The venue is located downtown Groningen, at the Harmonie Building, room 1315.0036, Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26.     Program 12:00 – 13:00: Talk by Filippo Vernizzi (Saclay) Title: Dark Energy after GW170817 Abstract: I will discuss some of the consequences of gravitational…

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March 2019

Utrecht Winter 2019

March 1 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Institute for Theoretical Physics Utrecht,
Princetonplein 5
Utrecht, 3584 CE Netherlands
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Utrecht, March 1st 2019 The second THC meeting of the solar year will take place in Utrecht. The venue is located at  Buys Ballot Building, Princetonplein 5, Utrecht, seminar room 7.12. Program 13:00 – 14:00: Coffee/Tea 14:00 – 15:00: Talk by Kyohei Mukaida (DESY) Title: Primordial black holes from inflation and their implications Abstract: Primordial black holes (PBHs) are one…

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April 2019

Leiden Spring 2019

April 5 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Institute Lorentz Leiden,
Niels Bohrweg 2
Leiden, 2333 CA Netherlands
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Leiden, April 5th 2019 The first THC meeting of the spring takes place in Leiden. The venue is the Oort Building (Niels Bohrweg), in the Casimir room (room 273). Program 10:30 – 11:00: Talk by Yvette Welling (DESY) Title: Orbital inflation and the Chamber of Secrets Abstract: Motivated by the recent observation that multi-field inflation mimics the predictions of single…

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May 2019

Leuven Spring 2019

May 10 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Mgr. Sencie Instituut (MSI1),
Erasmusplein 2
Leuven, 3000 Belgium
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Leuven, May 10th. The meeting will take place at Mgr. Sencie Instituut (MSI1), Erasmusplein 2, 3000 Leuven . Program 13:00 – 14:00: Talk by Matthias Bartelmann (Heidelberg University) Title: An analytic approach to non-linear cosmic structure formation Abstract:  Numerical simulations of cosmic structure formation are impressively  successful. However, they have practical and conceptual disadvantages: they  are computationally expensive and thus…

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June 2019

Amsterdam Spring 2019

June 7 @ 13:30 - 17:00
NIKHEF,
Science Park 105
Amsterdam, 1098 XG
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Amsterdam, June 7th. The meeting will take place at Nikhef, Science Park 105, 1098 XG Amsterdam, room H331. Program 13:30 – 14:30: Talk by David Weir (Nottingham University) Title:Vorticity, kinetic energy, and suppressed gravitational wave production in strong first order phase transitions Abstract: In the Standard Model, electroweak symmetry breaking is a crossover. In many extensions, the phase transition can…

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