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Cluster Crystals: from a theorist’s toy model to experimental realizationChristos LIKOS

Crystals are orderly states of matter in which particles with sizes ranging from sub-nanometer to micron are arranged in a periodic lattice. Crystalline solids epitomize the notion of rigidity, lying at the antipode of fluidity that is embodied by liquids. Accordingly, hybrid, exotic phases that combine crystallinity with (super-)fluidity ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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Biophysics of Topological Olympic Networks

Olympic gels are “mythological beasts” in soft matter and material science. Hypothesised by P.G. de Gennes in the 1980s by topologically interlinking ring-shaped polymers, they are extremely challenging to synthesise chemically. Recently, physicists realised that Olympic gels existed in nature for millions of years. Discovered in the 1970s by ...
  • Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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Testing gravity with relativistic effects in large-scale structureCamille BONVIN

The distribution of galaxies is a power tool to test our cosmological model. In this talk I will discuss the different contributions that affect the observed distribution of galaxies. I will show that besides the standard density and redshift-space distortions, the number counts of galaxies is affected by gravitational lensing ...

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The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

The discovery of a new fundamental particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is the latest step in a long quest seeking to answer one of physics’ most enduring questions: why do particles have mass? The experiments’ much anticipated success confirms predictions made decades earlier by Peter Higgs and ...

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Career Talk with Jack Medley

Jack was a PhD student and worked at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics with Jenni Smillie, focussing on Z/gamma* emissions in the presence of multiple high energy QCD jets. In 2016, he finished his PhD and went to work at Gambit Research working on building models to trade ...
Online

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Theories of Baryogenesis and their TestsJessica TURNER

In this talk, I will review various theories of baryogenesis ranging from electroweak baryogenesis to low- and high-scale leptogenesis together with their associated phenomenology. In the case of high-scale theories will discuss how gravitational waves can be used as a probe of such theories.

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Black Hole InformaticsLárus THORLACIUS

Hawking's black hole information paradox is a subject of long-standing debate that has inspired radical ideas about the interplay between gravity and quantum physics at a fundamental level. I will review the formulation of the paradox in the context of a semiclassical effective field theory of gravity and briefly ...

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A Modern View of ScatteringHenriette ELVANG

Amplitudes encode the probability of scattering processes, such as gluon scattering at the LHC. They harbor an intrinsic mathematical beauty that can be exploited to devise new calculational methods that are far more efficient than Feynman rules. Moreover, their structure also reveals surprising properties, such as relationships between observables of ...

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Career Talk with Ava Khamseh

Ava Khamseh graduated with a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics, under the supervision of Luigi Del Debbio at the Higgs Centre, in 2017. After a year of postdoc in Prof Chris Ponting’s lab, she became a Cross-Disciplinary Fellow (XDF) at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC) at the ...
Online

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The Galileo Project: In Search for Technological Interstellar ObjectsAvi LOEB

The search for extraterrestrial life is one of the most exciting frontiers in science. First tentative clues were identified close to Earth in the form of the unusual interstellar object `Oumuamua and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in the Earth's atmosphere. The recently announced "Galileo Project" ushers the new frontier ...

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Physics of Life Summer School: Interdisciplinary Challenges for Early Career Researchers in Non-Equilibrium Physics III

​Non-equilibrium processes play important roles at many length scales, from controlling chromatin interactions within a cell nucleus to governing the collective dynamics of fish schools. This Summer School will bring together early career researchers and students working across these scales. By identifying common insights between disciplines, this meeting aims to ...
  • James Clerk Maxwell Building

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Higgs Centre Alumni Meeting

As part of the Higgs Centre’s Decennial celebrations, we are planning to hold an alumni meeting on 25 June 2022. Considering the current situation is still so uncertain, we will also provide an online/hybrid experience. Registration for this event will begin early 2022, however, to gauge interest, we ...
Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh

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Analogue models of gravity and fluctuation-induced phenomena

The workshop is multidisciplinary and aims to bring together researchers both from the gravity/high energy and condensed matter communities. The topic of the workshop falls within the broad research field of non-equilibrium quantum fields and fluctuations induced phenomena, which include Hawking radiation and dynamical Casimir effect. Participants will discuss ...

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International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics 2022

The 51st edition of the ISMD conference series, ISMD 2022, will be held at Atholl Palace in Pitlochry, pictured below. As always, it will bring together physicists from across particle, nuclear and astro-physics for talks and discussions on all aspects and consequences of the strong nuclear force and complex final ...