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Second Quantum Universe Symposium

The second 'Quantum Universe' (QU2) symposium will take place on Wednesday April 4 and Thursday April 5 2012, i.e. the week before Easter, at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

The event is part of the new track The Quantum Universe of the Physics and Astronomy Master programmes, a collaboration between the Centre for Theoretical Physics (CTN), the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute,  the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI) and the Johann Bernoulli Institute (JBI).  The aim of the symposium is to present new developments, both theoretical and experimental, in (astro-)particle physics and astronomy and to stimulate interactions between the different institutes.

Wednesday April 4, 2012

10.00 - 10.30 coffee and registration!

10.30 - 11.20 Halzen: IceCube: Particle Astrophysics with High Energy Neutrinos

11.20 - 12.10 Ellis: The End of the Standard Model is Nigh

12.10 - 12.30 Müller: Lorentz invariance on trial in the weak decay of polarized atoms

12.30 - 13.45 lunch

13.45 - 14.00 Word of welcome by the board of the University

14.00 - 14.50 Markoff: Our Galactic supermassive black hole Sgr A*: the ideal testbed for theories of accretion/gravity and black hole life cycles

14.50 - 15.20 Schalm: Effective actions in Cosmology

15.20 - 15.50 cofffee

15.50 - 16.40 Del Pozzo: Fundamental physics, astrophysics and cosmology with gravitational waves

16.40 - 17.10 De Adelhart Toorop: A flavour of family symmetries in a family of flavour models

17.30 - 19.00 drinks in Het Catshuys (Gedempte Kattendiep 15)

Thursday April 5, 2012

09.00 - 09.50 Baumann: Inflation in the Era of Observations

09.50 - 10.40 Springel: Simulating the Universe: past, present, and future results

10.40 - 11.10 coffee

11.10 - 12.00 Papadodimas: Applications of the gauge/gravity duality

12.00 - 12.30 Weinmann: A fundamental problem in low mass galaxy evolution

12.30 - 14.00 lunch

14.00 - 14.50 Vegter: Computational topology for the detection of structure in large data sets

14.50 - 15.10 Cautun: Detection of cosmic filaments and walls

15.10 - 15.40 coffee

15.40 - 16.30 Lahav: Testing the Dark Energy Paradigm and Beyond

16.30 - 16.50 Rosseel: A New Road to Massive Gravity?

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