SEMINAR: Aspects of string phenomenology in particle physics and cosmology

June 5 2015, 12:00pm - Seminar room

Speaker: Ignatios Antoniadis (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)

Abstract : I will discuss the problem of scale hierarchies in string phenomenology and propose ways to address it.

András Kovács research featured on El Periódico

Find the article here.

LHC experiments are back in business at a new record energy

Geneva, 3 June 2015. Today, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, almost double the collision energy of its first run. This marks the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new discoveries. The LHC will now run round the clock for the next three years.

May 2015: Predoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics

Publication Date: May 25, 2015

Closing Date: June 12, 2015

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona offers a PhD grant in theoretical physics. The official link of the opening and the details of the application procedure can be found here.

Information of the UAB/IFAE theory group can be found at

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La red de telescopios Cherenkov CTA inicia negociaciones con España para la posible ubicación de su sede del hemisferio Norte en la isla de La Palma

Un prototipo del gran telescopio LST de esta red se instalará en el Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos mediante un acuerdo entre el IAC y la Universidad de Tokio

L'experiment T2K mesura per primera vegada la desaparició d'anti-neutrins de tipus muó

• Aquesta nova mesura s'afegeix al descobriment fet en 2013 d'un nou tipus de transformació del neutrí en la recerca per resoldre l'enigma de l'absència d'antimatèria a l'univers.

• Dos instituts espanyols, l'IFAE de Barcelona i l'IFIC de València, participen del descobriment.

La UE impulsa l'astronomia europea amb 15 milions d'euros

S'inicia el projecte ASTERICS, finançat amb 15 milions d'euros per la Unió Europea, per coordinar recursos i distribuir les dades massives que generarà l'astronomia europea. El projecte també farà possible l'accés obert a les dades astronòmiques europees i aproparà al gran públic algunes de les millors imatges de l'Univers.

SEMINAR: Solar constraints for particle physics

May 22 2015, 12:00pm - Seminar room

Speaker: Aldo Serenelli (IEEC UAB)

Abstract : Standard solar models (SSMs) have been used for more than 30 years for to set limits on properties of non-standard particles. Their constraining power, however, depends on how accurately they represent the Sun and this has been challenged over the last decade by spectroscopic measurements of the solar surface composition: the solar abundance problem.

SEMINAR: Mining the Golden Channel: Searching for New Physics in Higgs decays to four leptons

May 15 2015, 12:00pm - Seminar room

Speaker: Roberto Vega-Morales (LPT-Orsay, Paris)

Abstract : An overview of various physics possibilities in the Higgs to four leptons 'golden channel' decay will be presented and discussed. First we analyze effective Higgs couplings to neutral electroweak gauge bosons​.


SEMINAR: Accidental matter at the LHC


April 28 2015, 12:00pm - Seminar room

Speaker: Luca Di Luzio (U Genova)

Abstract : In this talk I will discuss a class of weak-scale extensions of the Standard Model which automatically preserve its accidental and approximate symmetry structure at the renormalizable level and which are hence invisible to low-energy indirect probes.

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