Colloquia Archive 2017

Dec012017

Viral electrostaticsRudolf PODGORNIK

I will present several models of the effects of electrostatic interactions on viruses. Starting from a discussion of charge distribution and the pertaining charge regulation description, I will explore in ...

Nov102017

The Universe as a hologramDario MARTELLI

String theory is the evolution of theoretical constructions developed during the past century, embracing and extending general relativity and quantum mechanics. One of the lessons of string theory has been ...

Oct132017

Is the Universe lop-sided?Douglas SCOTT

Since the standard cosmological model is such a good fit to the cosmic microwave background anisotropy data, a great deal of attention has focused on any signs of "physics beyond ...

Jun162017

Flavour Expedition to the ZeptouniverseAndrzej BURAS

After the completion of the Standard Model (SM) through the Higgs discovery particle physicists are waiting for the discovery of new particles either directly with the help of the Large ...

Jun092017

The Origin of Matter in the UniverseTsutomu YANAGIDA

Paul Dirac proposed the baryon symmetric universe in 1933. This proposal has become very attractive now, since it seems that all pre-existing asymmetry would have been diluted if we had ...

Mar312017

Star FormationRalf KLESSEN

Stars and star clusters are the fundamental visible building blocks of galaxies at present days as well as in the early universe. They form by gravitational collapse in regions of ...

Mar102017

Undecidability of the spectral gapToby CUBITT

The spectral gap - the difference in energy between the ground state and the first excited state - is of central importance to quantum many-body physics. It determines the phase diagram at ...

Feb242017

Pseudo-observables in Higgs PhysicsGino ISIDORI

In view of future high-statistics data, it is useful to define a framework for precise determinations of the properties of the Higgs particle valid in generic extensions of the Standard ...