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Fundamental of the Universe Symposium

When:We 24-04-2024 09:30 - 17:00
Where:Senator Room, Academy building

It is our pleasure to announce the next Fundamentals of the Universe (FotU) symposium on the 24th of April, 9:30-17:00, Senator Room, Academy building.

The FotU is an initiative between the Bernoulli Institute, the Kapteyn Institute and the van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity with the aim of building interdisciplinary research. The institute currently has 7 PhD fellows, who work on topics that are cross-disciplinary between these institutes. See for more information about the current fellows and affiliate members.

The program has been running for almost 4 years and we like to celebrate this with presentations from our successful PhD’s complemented by talks of senior scientists related to the FotU interests. The event will start at 9:30 and close at 5PM and will be followed by drinks. Below a preliminary program. Titles and abstracts to follow soon.

9:30-9:50: Welcome/Coffee
9:50-10:40: Else Starkenburg: Galactic Archaeology to its limits
10:40-11:10: Jann Aschersleben: Gamma rays from dark matter self-annihilation around black holes
11:10-11:30: coffee break
11:30-12:00: Robbert Scholtens: Bianchi's Characterization: finding the metric frame given its desired Killing vector fields
12:00-12:30: Bohdan Bidenko: TBD
12:30-14:00: Lunch break
14:00-14:50: Tamás Görbe: Jacobi's 3-body problem
14:50-15:20: Kevin van Helden: Differential geometry in Non-Lorentzian gravity
15:20-15:40: coffee break
15:40-16:10: Thomas Floss: Generative AI meets cosmology
16:10-17:00: Daniel Boer: Standard Model, quo vadis?

17:00-18:00: Borrel

Please sign up through through this form by Wednesday April 17.

We hope to see many of you there!

Manuela, Holger, Rien, Julia, Nicolay and Daan
FotU steering committee.