Calendar

March  2017
SMTWTFS
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  • IoP lunch seminar
    Starts: 01/03/2017 -  1:00 pm
    Ends: 01/03/2017 - 2:00 pm
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  • ITFA staff lunch
    Starts: 02/03/2017 -  1:00 pm
    Ends: 02/03/2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: C4.124
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  • faculty colloquium
    Starts: 06/03/2017 -  10:00 am
    Ends: 06/03/2017 - 11:00 am
    Location: C1.110
    Description: 10.00 Dean's perspective
    10.15 Scientific highlights from one of the research institutes
    10.30 Guest speaker
  • facultair colloquium
    Starts: 06/03/2017 -  10:00 am
    Ends: 06/03/2017 - 11:00 am
  • GRAPPA Journal Club
    Starts: 06/03/2017 -  1:30 pm
    Ends: 06/03/2017 - 2:30 pm
    Location: C4.174
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  • WZI staff lunch
    Starts: 07/03/2017 -  12:30 pm
    Ends: 07/03/2017 - 2:00 pm
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  • ITFA staff lunch
    Starts: 09/03/2017 -  1:00 pm
    Ends: 09/03/2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: C4.124
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  • Jesus Zavala (Reykjavik University)
    Starts: 13/03/2017 - 12:00 am
    Ends: 14/03/2017 - 12:00 am
    Description: Title: "Towards an Effective THeory Of Structure formation (ETHOS)"

    Abstract:

    Although there is substantial gravitational evidence for the existence of dark matter, its particle nature remains one of the biggest mysteries in modern physics. The favourite theoretical model, Cold Dark Matter (CDM), assumes that non-gravitational dark matter interactions are irrelevant for galaxy formation and evolution.

    Surprisingly, current astronomical observations allow significant departures from the CDM hypothesis that have a relevant impact on our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve. Moreover, the observed properties of the smallest galaxies have been a consistent challenge for the CDM model.

    In this talk, I will argue that to explain galaxy formation and evolution in the broadest sense,
    an effective dark matter theory (ETHOS) must contain a wider range of dark matter particle physics. I will describe the first steps we have taken towards developing ETHOS and present some of its applications.
  • GRAPPA Journal Club
    Starts: 13/03/2017 -  1:30 pm
    Ends: 13/03/2017 - 2:30 pm
    Location: C4.174
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  • ITFA staff lunch
    Starts: 16/03/2017 -  1:00 pm
    Ends: 16/03/2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: C4.124
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  • Promotie Alex Bayerle
    Starts: 17/03/2017 -  12:00 pm
    Ends: 17/03/2017 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229-231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam, Nederland
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  • GRAPPA Journal Club
    Starts: 20/03/2017 -  1:30 pm
    Ends: 20/03/2017 - 2:30 pm
    Location: C4.174
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  • ITFA staff lunch
    Starts: 23/03/2017 -  1:00 pm
    Ends: 23/03/2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: C4.124
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  • ITFA masters lunch
    Starts: 24/03/2017 -  11:00 am
    Ends: 24/03/2017 - 12:00 pm
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  • Mauro Valli (SISSA)
    Starts: 27/03/2017 - 12:00 am
    Ends: 28/03/2017 - 12:00 am
    Description: Title: Searching for New Physics through Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies

    Abstract:
    Sitting at the faint end of the galaxy luminosity function, dwarf spheroidal galaxies of the Milky Way are among the most compelling targets for Dark Matter indirect searches, being characterized by very high mass-to-light ratios and small baryonic background and foreground.
    In this talk I will review in detail the assumptions and the subtleties at the basis of the estimate of the Dark Matter content in these galaxies as extensively studied in the literature. Then, I will present a novel method in order to assess the impact of the mass-anisotropy degeneracy problem in indirect Dark Matter searches, based on the inversion of the spherical Jeans equation. Going beyond the standard Cold Dark Matter paradigm, I will eventually comment on the unique opportunity these galaxies offer to us in the quest for the origin of Dark Matter. Indeed, they represent today a concrete multidisciplinary laboratory where to probe New Physics ideas coming from Particle Physics in the complementary fields of Astrophysics and Cosmology, given the small-scale puzzles of the so-called "core VS cusp" and "too big to fail" problems, and the increasing empirical evidence for quite specific galactic scaling relations
  • GRAPPA Journal Club
    Starts: 27/03/2017 -  1:30 pm
    Ends: 27/03/2017 - 2:30 pm
    Location: C4.174
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  • ITFA staff lunch
    Starts: 30/03/2017 -  1:00 pm
    Ends: 30/03/2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: C4.124
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