Block course: Testing fundamental physics with Cosmology
13rd February 2017 Room: gHS, Philosophenweg 12


Introduction to selected topics in cosmology aimed for Master and PhD students.


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 koennig@thphys.uni-heidelberg.de in case you would like to participate.


Preliminary schedule:

10:00 - 10:45: Intrinsic Alignments of Galaxies (Alessio Spurio Mancini)
10:50 - 11:35: Testing the fundamental constants (Ana Marta Pinho)
11:40 - 12:25: Neutrinos in cosmology (Viviana Niro)

12:30 - 13:25: Lunch break

13:30 - 14:15: The Cosmological Constant problem and QFT (Javier Rubio)
14:20 - 15:05: The eta problem in inflation (Henrik Nersisyan)
15:10 - 15:40: Bouncings Cosmologies and No-Go Theorems (Frank K├Ânnig)

15:45 - 16:10: Coffee break

16:15 - 17:00: On the phenomenology of the hybrid metric-Palatini gravity (Nelson Lima)
17:05 - 17:50: Cosmology beyond the Standard Model: Testing the behaviour of gravity with galaxy clusters (Lorenzo Pizzuti)
17:55 - 18:40: Anomalous gravitational wave speed in scalar-tensor theories (Dario Bettoni)

18:45: Dinner (BBQ)



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