The following events of interest to the group are coming up in the next week:

  • Cosmology Seminar: Blake Sherwin

    Time: 20/11/201711:00 - 12:00

    Location: C4.174, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Title: CMB Lensing: Fundamental Physics from Maps of the Invisible

    Abstract: Dark matter not only forms an invisible cosmic scaffolding within which galaxies form, its distribution in the universe also contains a wealth of information about neutrinos, dark energy and physics at the earliest times. Measurements of gravitational lensing in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) allow this matter distribution to be directly seen and mapped, resulting in powerful probes of fundamental physics. In the first part of my talk, I will describe ongoing work to measure the lensing signal with the AdvACT and Simons Observatory CMB experiments and derive precise cosmological constraints. Lensing is not only a signal, however, but also a source of noise that limits how much we can learn about inflation via CMB B-mode polarization. In the second part of my talk, I will show recent work in the area of delensing – removing the lensing effect to reveal the primordial sky and potential signals from inflation.

  • GRAPPA Journal Club

    Time: 20/11/201713:30 - 14:30

    Location: C4.174, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Description: Weekly GRAPPA journal club. Papers can be posted here.

  • Math/Physics Colloquium

    Time: 20/11/201714:00 - 17:00

    Location: G4.15, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    – 14:00 - 15:00: Aram Harrow (MIT): Small Quantum Computers and Big Classical Data
    – Coffee/Tea
    – 15:30 - 16:30: David Gross (U. of Cologne): Compressed Sensing, Phase Retrieval and the Clifford Group
    – Drinks

  • String Seminar: Agnese Bissi

    Time: 21/11/201711:10 - 12:30

    Location: TBC

    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA (Pre-seminar at 11:10, talk at 11:30.)

  • String Journal Club

    Time: 22/11/201712:30 - 14:00

    Location: C4.278, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Description: Weekly string theory journal club with paper discussion and talk by a group member. Papers can be posted here.

    Talk: Jelle Hartong: TBA

  • Cosmology Journal Club: Andrei Khmelnitsky

    Time: 23/11/201711:00 - 12:00

    Location: C4.278, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • Dutch Holography Meeting

    Time: 24/11/201713:30 - 18:00

    Location: Room Paars "Purple", Marinus Ruppert Building, Leuvenlaan 21, Utrecht

    Brief schedule:
    – Pre-meeting: Tea & Coffee
    – 14:00 – 15:00: Amit Sever (CERN): Universal Correction To The Veneziano Amplitude
    – Coffee Break
    – 15:30 – 17:00: Jelle Hartong (UvA): Dynamics of Homogeneous and Isotropic Fluids
    – Borrel (drinks and snacks),

    More details including abstracts can be found on the D-ITP website.

A complete list of events can be found in our calendar.