A small symposium will be held on Friday October 18 in Groningen to mark the PhD defence of Andrea Borghese earlier that day. The program will take place during the afternoon in the Harmoniegebouw (which is very close to the Academiegebouw where the defence and reception afterwards will be held). The program is as follows:
14.00 Bernard de Wit (NIKHEF)
On supersymmetric black holes
14.45 Thorsten Battefeld (Univ. of Göttingen)
Inflation on Random Landscapes
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee and tea
16.00 Pablo Ortiz (Univ. of Leiden)
Localized features in the CMB spectra due to a transient reduction
in the speed of sound
in room 1312.0019 of the Harmoniegebouw (Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26).
Everyone is free to attend the symposium and no registration is required. Needless to say, in addition everybody is very welcome during Andrea's PhD defence as well, which starts at 11.00 in the Academiegebouw (Broerstraat 5). In case you want a hardcopy of his thesis, please send him a message (a [dot] borghese [at] rug [dot] nl).