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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March 2019

Utrecht Winter 2019

01/03/2019 @ 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

05/04/2019 @ 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

10/05/2019 @ 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

07/06/2019 @ 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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October 2019

Grongingen Fall 2019

04/10/2019 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Academy Building,
Broerstraat 5
Groningen, 9712CP
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Groningen,  October 4th. The meeting will take place in room A8 of the Academy Building, downtown Groningen (10min walk from the central station, 4min by bike). Coffee and tea will be available prior to the first talk (at 11.45) and in between both afternoon sessions (at 15.00).   12:00 – 13:00: Talk by Subodh Patil (Bohr Institute) Title:Tensor bounds on…

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November 2019

Leiden Fall 2019

08/11/2019 @ 13:00 - 17:30
Institute Lorentz Leiden,
Niels Bohrweg 2
Leiden, 2333 CA Netherlands
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Leiden,  November 8th. The meeting will take place in Leiden, at the Institute Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Niels Bohrweg 2, Leiden in room Oort 276.   13:00 – 14:00: Talk by David Harvey (Institute Lorentz) Title:Testing dark matter self-interactions with future all-sky surveys Abstract: Probing the interactions of dark matter provides a pathway to understanding its nature, however in the…

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December 2019

Amsterdam Fall 2019

06/12/2019 @ 14:00 - 17:30
NIKHEF,
Science Park 105
Amsterdam, 1098 XG
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Amsterdam, December 6th. The meeting will take place in Amsterdam, at Nikhef, Science Park 105, in room H331.   14:00 – 15:00: Talk by Toshifumi Noumi (Kobe University) Title:Enlarging the scope of the cosmological collider: Beyond the positivity bounds Abstract: The energy scale of inflation could be as high as 10^14 GeV, hence it is a phenomenon at the highest…

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January 2020

Utrecht Winter 2020

January 10 @ 13:30 - 17:00
Institute for Theoretical Physics Utrecht,
Princetonplein 5
Utrecht, 3584 CE Netherlands

Utrecht, January 10th. The meeting will take place in room 7.12, Buys Ballotgebouw, Princetonplein 5, Utrecht.   13:30 – 14:30: Talk by Zvonimir Vlah (CERN) Title:Cosmological structure formation and the shapes in the sky Abstract: Understanding dark matter inhomogeneities and the corresponding tracers, like galaxies, on large cosmological scales, is considered one of the pillars of the standard cosmological model.…

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March 2020

Groningen Winter 2020

March 6 @ 12:15 - 17:00
Energy Academy,
Nijenborgh 6
Groningen, 9747 AG Netherlands
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Groningen, March 6th. The meeting will take place in room 5159.0291 at the Energy Academy on Zernike Campus, Nijenborgh 6, 9747 AG Groningen.   12:15 – 13:15: Talk by Austin Joyce (UvA) Title:Cosmological Correlation Functions From Symmetries and Factorization Abstract: The large-scale correlations that we observe in the distribution of matter in the Universe have their origins in primordial perturbations…

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April 2020

Leiden Spring 2020

April 3 @ 02:00 - 16:00
Zoom Meeting,
https://zoom.us/j/147651918?pwd=OUNWNXlXTWo1R1VRQ21EY3U2UHVNUT09
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Leiden, April 6th. This meeting will take place via remote connection. Here the information for connecting: Time: Apr 3, 2020 02:00 PM Amsterdam Join Zoom Meeting Zoom Link Meeting ID: 147 651 918 Password: 782828   14:00 – 14:30: Talk by Otto Akseli Hannuksela (Nikhef) Title:Gravitational-wave lensing within ground-based gravitational-wave detectors Abstract: Gravitational waves, like light, could be gravitationally lensed.…

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