Ruprecht Karls Universit├Ąt Heidelberg

Block Course: Testing Fundamental Physics with Cosmology
5th February 2018 Room: kHS, Philosophenweg 12


This is a one-day block course on advanced topics in cosmology for master and PhD students: dark energy, modified gravity, neutrino cosmology, gravitational waves, inflation, CMB, observations, etc.

Knowledge of General Relativity and basic Cosmology is required.

No registration is needed to attend.


Note: NO CREDITS; interested students can pick up a topic and deliver a 30 minutes seminar during the next semester for 2 credits. Please send an email to pinho@thphys.uni-heidelberg.de in case you would like to do so.


Preliminary schedule:

11:00 - 11:45: Sampling methods in Cosmology - Alessio Spurio Mancini
11:50 - 12:35: The importance of data reconstruction in Cosmology - Ana Marta Pinho

12:40 - 13:30: Lunch break

13:35 - 14:20: Gravitational waves and modified gravity - Luca Amendola
14:25 - 15:10: keV sterile neutrino Dark Matter - Viviana Niro
15:15 - 16:00: Effective field theory for general scalar-tensor theories - Dario Bettoni

16:05 - 16:20: Coffee break

16:25 - 17:10: On Asymptotically Safe Cosmology - Henrik Nersisyan
17:15 - 18:00: From Physics to Finance, a panicked attempt at understanding the securities world - Nelson Lima

18:30: Barbecue




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