Date: December 9, 2009, Place: 5161.0105 (Bernoulliborg)
This one-day symposium is organised in honour of Eric Bergshoeff, who has been appointed to the Willem de Sitter Chair of Theoretical Physics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
The theme of the symposium is The Quantum Universe, and will emphasize the relations between Astronomy, Theoretical Physics and Particle Physics in the study of nature on different scales.
Confirmed speakers: Ana Achucarro (Leiden), Paul Townsend (Cambridge), Antoine Van Proeyen (Leuven), Bernard de Wit (Utrecht), Jan Pieter van der Schaar (Amsterdam), Eric Laenen (Amsterdam, Utrecht), Diederik Roest (Groningen)
If you come by car it is possible to use the parking P5 (see map), at the barrier you should announce yourself as a participant of the Bergshoeff symposium. Cards to leave the parking are available from the organizers.
10.45 - 11.15 Welcome, coffee and tea
11.15 - 11.45 Bernard de Wit, On degrees of freedom
11.45 - 12.15 Diederik Roest, Cosmic challenges for fundamental physics
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 13.45 Jan Pieter van der Schaar, Nongaussian signatures in effective field theories of inflation
13.45 - 14.15 Eric Laenen, Stress-testing the Standard Model with the LHC
14.15 - 14.45 Ana Achucarro, Reconnection of cosmic strings at high collision speeds
14.45 - 15.15 Break, coffee and tea
15.15 - 15.45 Paul Townsend, On the thermodynamics of moving bodies
15.45 - 16.15 Antoine Van Proeyen, The structure of supergravity
16.15 - 17.00 Thom Palstra, Klaus Jungmann, Peter Barthel, Jan Guichelaar
Organizers: Elisabetta Pallante, Mees de Roo (CTN, Theoretical Physics), Rob Timmermans (KVI, Theory group), Rien van de Weygaert (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)
Contact: Mees de Roo (m [dot] de [dot] roo [at] rug [dot] nl, +31(0)50 3634956)