# Colloquia Archive 2016

### Higgs physics at the LHC—Tilman PLEHN

*To be announced*

### The KPZ story—Satya MAJUMDAR

The celebrated KPZ equation (Kardar, Parisi, Zhang, 1986) is an important milestone in statistical physics, originally introduced to describe the late time dynamics in various growth models. Over the last ...

### Exotic combinations of quarks - A journey of fifty years—Jonathan ROSNER

The early 1960s witnessed a wealth of elementary particles described in terms of simple combinations of a few more elementary units, dubbed quarks. The known mesons and baryons could all ...

### Some observations on the degrees of freedom of quantum gravity—Jan DE BOER

Recent work has made it clear that gravity is an example of an emergent phenomenon: there exists a large number of strongly interacting, microscopic degrees of freedom and gravity is ...

### Detecting Dark Energy with Atom Interferometry—Clare BURRAGE

I will discuss the possibility that the nature of the dark energy driving the observed acceleration of the Universe on giga-parsec scales may be determined first through metre scale laboratory ...

### A statistical, non-equilibrium field theory for cosmic structure formation—Matthias BARTELMANN

Adopting methods familiar from non-equilibrium quantum field theory, we have developed a microscopic, non-equilibrium field theory for cosmic structure formation. The theory begins with the initial phase-space distribution of a ...

### Supersymmetric Aspects of Hadron Physics and Novel QCD Phenomena—Stanley BRODSKY

I will discuss a number of novel features of hadron physics predicted by quantum chromodynamics (QCD), including supersymmetric relations between mesons, baryons, and tetraquarks; unexpected heavy quark phenomena; as well ...

### Singularity Theorems in Gravitation --- A Golden Anniversary—José SENOVILLA

I will present a critical appraisal of the singularity theorems in general relativity and other geometric theories of gravity. In particular, I will review the history, key developments, and importance ...

### Planting seeds for gravitational wave generators around active galactic nuclei—Doug LIN

Advanced LIGO event GW150914 has been attributed to the coalescence of two black holes with masses more than double that of most known stellar black holes. Formation of such stellar ...

### Quantum instability of the Universe ground state—Giovanni RIDOLFI

The possibility that the quantum state of the present Universe is not a stable one is investigated, in the light of recent particle physics observations, in particular the discovery of ...

### Connecting large scale structures to galaxy morphology—Christophe PICHON

Galactic morphology is driven by angular momentum acquisition through anisotropic secondary infall, coming from larger scales, which are less dense, hence more steady. Cold flows provide the link and leave ...

### A curious story of quantum gravity in the ultraviolet—Zvi BERN

*To be announced*

### Site-Specific DNA Recombination and Fluid Vortex Reconnection—De Witt SUMNERS

Reconnection is a fundamental event in many area of science, including interaction of fluid vortices and flux tubes in fluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics, and site-specific recombination in DNA. This talk ...

### Precision Studies of the Higgs—Giulia ZANDERIGHI

This talk recalls the generation of mass in the Standard Model by illustrating the mechanism of electroweak symmetry via the Higgs field. It then reviews the history of the discovery ...

### The search for new interactions at the LHC: the top-quark window—Fabio MALTONI

New Physics searches at the LHC are mostly being performed with the aim of detecting new states. A complementary strategy is to look for new interactions, something that typically involves ...

### General Relativity in the limit of very many dimensions—Roberto EMPARAN

One hundred years after Einstein formulated General Relativity, the pivotal role of its most fundamental and fascinating objects --- the black holes --- is nowadays recognized in many areas of physics, even ...

### A top (quark) story—Martin BENEKE

The top quark, discovered 20 years ago, is now copiously produced at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, which allows detailed studies and interpretations of its properties. It remains the heaviest ...