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

21/09/2017
  • Cosmology Journal Club

    Time: 21/09/201711:00 - 12:00

    Location: C4.278, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

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

  • IoP Colloquium: Jeremy Butterfield

    Time: 21/09/201716:00 - 17:00

    Location: C1.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Title: A Philosopher's Perspective on Multiverse Proposals

    Abstract:: This talk will survey, from the perspective of a philosopher of physics, three very different speculations that go by the name of 'multiverse'. They are: (i) the cosmological multiverse, derived from modern cosmology; (ii) the many worlds of the Everettian approach to interpreting quantum theory; and (iii) the idea of all logically possible worlds, from a tradition in logic and philosophy that goes back to Leibniz. Though all three conceptions are very speculative and come in various versions, there are some robust connections between them.

22/09/2017
  • API Talk: Cosimo Bambi

    Time: 22/09/201711:00 - 12:00

    Location: C4.174, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Title: Testing the Kerr Black Hole Hypothesis with relxill_nk

    Abstract: Astrophysical black hole candidates are thought to be the Kerr black holes of general relativity. However, macroscopic deviations from the Kerr background are predicted by a number of scenarios beyond Einstein's gravity. X-ray reflection spectroscopy can be a powerful tool to probe the strong gravity region of these objects and test the Kerr black hole hypothesis. Here I briefly review the state of the art of this line of research and I present some preliminary constraints on possible deviations from the Kerr metric obtained with the new X-ray reflection model relxill_nk, and XMM-Newton, NuSTAR and Swift data of the supermassive black hole in 1H0707-495.

  • String Journal Club

    Time: 22/09/201712:30 - 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: Alexandre Belin: Quantum Corrections to Holographic Entanglement Entropy

25/09/2017
  • GRAPPA Journal Club

    Time: 25/09/201713:30 - 14:30

    Location: C4.174, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

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

26/09/2017
  • String Seminar: Harvey Reall

    Time: 26/09/201711:10 - 12:30

    Location: TBC

    Title: TBA

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

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