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Lunch seminar Stefan Vandoren

When:Th 17-10-2019 12:30 - 15:00

Title: Carroll particles and Dark Energy

We discuss two types of Carroll particles that arise from special relativity by sending the speed of light to zero. We determine their thermodynamic properties and equations of state. A bit more speculative, but also more exciting, we argue that Carroll particles give rise to an inflating universe. If true, this would be the first particle description of dark energy.