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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Amsterdam Fall 2016

07/10/2016 @ 14:00 - 18:00

NIKHEF Amsterdam, October 7, 2016

The meeting will be at Nikhef in H331. For this meeting there will be two external speakers, the schedule is:

14:00-15:00 Talk by Oleg Lebedev (University of Helsinki)

Title:  The Higgs and cosmology

Abstract: I will discuss a special role of the Higgs boson in probing the hidden sector. Specifically, I will focus on possible connections between the Higgs and dark matter, as well as those between the Higgs and inflation. The latter is particularly important in light of the apparent metastability of the electroweak vacuum. Issues in   Higgs dynamics during inflation and preheating will be discussed.

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Talk by Bobby Acharya (King’s Coll. London & ICTP, Trieste)

Title: Dark Matter from a String/M theory Perspective

16:30-18:00 Borrel


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