Colloquia Archive 2018

Nov232018

Modeling and observing cosmic reionizationBenedetta CIARDI

The reionization of the intergalactic medium (IGM) is one of the last mostly unexplored frontiers is observational astrophysics. In this talk I will discuss some recent developmentin the theoretical modeling ...

Nov092018

Particle Dark Matter: a StatusJulien LAVALLE

The matter present in our universe is dominated by a component which has the properties of a non-relativistic collisionless fluid, dubbed dark matter (DM). This claim assumes that General Relativity ...

Oct052018

Singular elastic interfacesJacco SNOEIJER

Soft elastic interfaces exhibit intriguing similarities to liquid interfaces: they possess a surface tension and are susceptible to interfacial instabilities. The first part of this talk addresses how soft solids ...

Jun222018

The Cosmic Microwave BackgroundMartin WHITE

The coupling of baryons and photons by Thomson scattering in the early universe leads to a rich structure in the power spectra of the cosmic microwave background photons and the ...

Mar232018

The growth of black holes in galaxiesMarta VOLONTERI

Massive black holes, weighing millions to billions of solar masses, inhabit the centers of today's galaxies. Black hole masses typically scale with properties of their host galaxies, such as ...

Feb232018

Searching for New Physics with KaonsChris SACHRAJDA

I will review new developments in lattice simulations in kaon physics designed to explore the limits of the Standard Model and to search for signatures of new physics. For the ...

Feb092018

Dense active matter: topology in biologyJulia YEOMANS

Active materials such as bacteria, molecular motors and self- propelled colloids, are Nature's engines. They continuously transform chemical energy from their environment to mechanical work. Dense active matter shows ...