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The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics was established by the University of Edinburgh to seek answers to fundamental questions about the universe. We do this by creating opportunities for researchers and students from around the world to come together to formulate new theoretical concepts, taking us beyond the limitations of current paradigms.


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Infinite algebra extensions of space-time symmetry algebrasJoaquim GOMIS

We introduce the concept of kinematical algebras and their associated homogeneous spaces where our physical theories live. Some of these algebras are related via Lie algebra contraction. We develop a framework that captures systematically the corrections to the contraction procedure, for example the non-relativistic corrections of order v/c, by ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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Alumni Career Talk with Joyce GardenJoyce GARDEN

Joyce Garden graduated with a Bsc in Mathematical Physics at Edinburgh in 1996 and continued to complete a PhD in Lattice QCD on Light Hadron Spectroscopy with quenched and dynamical fermions in 2000. After 18 months as a software engineer in a small startup company contracted to Cisco, she joined ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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The Ecosystem of Massive Halos Across Cosmic Time

Massive halos present unique opportunities to study the interplay between galaxies, black holes, and the circum-galactic medium via numerous multi-wavelength tracers. This small workshop (limited to 30 participants) will bring together observers and modellers working towards understanding the ecosystems of massive halos, towards answering some of the most fundamental questions ...
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Primordial Black Holes as a dark matter candidateAnne GREEN

Diverse astrophysical and cosmological observations indicate that most of the matter in the Universe is cold, dark and non-baryonic. Traditionally the most popular dark matter candidates have been new elementary particles, such as WIMPs and axions. However Primordial Black Holes (PBHs), black holes formed from over densities in the early ...