"la Caixa" - Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme at the IFT


The Institute for Theoretical Physics UAM-CSIC, Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, and the Autónoma University of Madrid open three fellowships for exceptional candidates to carry out a PhD thesis at the IFT.

Within its International PhD Programme, "la Caixa" Foundation awards several PhD scholarships to research centres distinguished with the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence award. The 2015 call envisages providing full support to three such scholarships at the IFT.

IFT Colloquium: Quantum simulations of high energy physics models


Title: Quantum simulations of high energy physics models
Date: Friday, 6 March, 2015 - 12:00
Speaker: Ignacio Cirac from MPQ-Munich
Venue: Red Room/ IFT Seminar Room
Abstract: Many-body quantum systems are very hard to describe and simulate in
general, since the dimension of the state space grows exponentially with
the number of particles, volume, etc. Cold atomic systems may help us
in that task, as one can in principle engineer the interactions among the
atoms to emulate many-body quantum problems. So far, this possibility
has been mainly addressed in the context of condensed matter systems,
and a significant experimental effort is nowadays trying to pursue this goal.
In this talk I will present some recent work where we have analyzed how to
use cold atomic systems to simulate simple high-energy models. In particular,
I will explain how lattice (compact) QED and QCD in different dimension may
be simulated. Time permiting, I will also mention other efforts to describe and
simulate (classically) some of those problems using tensor-network techniques,
as developed in the context of quantum information theory.

Link: http://www.ift.uam-csic.es/en/node/6459

Dr. Daniel E. López Fogliani is visiting us

Dr. Daniel E. López Fogliani from Buenos Aires Physics Institute (IFIBA-CONICET) is visiting the IFT for the period March 4th to 18th, 2015. His office number is 111.

His research interests are:
- Supersymmetric Standard Model, Collider signatures, dark matter, neutrino physics

Registration is open for the 2015 international masterclass !

On March 27th, 36 High School students will spend one day at the IFT to analyze real data from the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at CERN, Geneva, in the framework of the 2015 International Hands On Particle Physics Masterclass.

For more information, see the 2015 FT Masterclass webpage

Course "Introducción a la física de partículas para profesores de ciencias y tecnología"

The IFT participates in the course "Introducción a la física de partículas para profesores de ciencias y tecnología", organized by Comunidad de Madrid, in the framework of the CERN High School Teachers Programme.


SO(IFT) Research Associate Dr. Frédéric Nowacki is visiting us

Dr. Frédéric Nowacki from Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien is visiting the IFT for the period February 16th to 25th, 2015. His office number is 303.

His research interests are:
- Nuclear physics and the many-body problem applied to neutron-rich nuclei, nuclear astrophysics and the nucleosynthesis of the elements, double beta decay and its connection to neutrino fundamental properties.

SO(IFT) Research Associate Dr. Sven Heinemeyer is visiting us

Dr. Sven Heinemeyer from Instituto de Física de Cantabria - IFCA is visiting the IFT for the period February 18th to March 12th, 2015. His office number is 205.

His research interests are:
- Phenomenology of the SM and the MSSM at present and future colliders
- Indirect tests of the SM and the MSSM via electroweak precision observables and other precision data
- The Higgs boson sector as a probe of Supersymmetry
- Dark Matter and its implications for SUSY

Fabio Iocco lidera un estudio que demuestra la presencia de materia oscura dentro de la Vía Láctea


Un estudio internacional publicado en Nature Physics con participación de Fabio Iocco ha logrado por primera vez una prueba observacional directa de la presencia de materia oscura en la parte más interna de la Vía Láctea, incluyendo la Tierra y su entorno.

Más información:
Nature Physics
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Álvaro de Rújula en EL MUNDO: "Más allá del bosón de Higgs"


Se han utilizado metáforas de todo tipo para explicar el bosón de Higgs. La imagen de Margaret Thatcher atravesando la Cámara de los Lores como si una partícula cruzase el campo de Higgs usada por el profesor David Miller; el clásico ejemplo de una pelota de ping pong y otra de tenis rodando sobre una cubeta con arena de playa y tantos otros... pero no es sencillo para el gran público entender las implicaciones del último gran descubrimiento de la Física realizado en el LHC de Ginebra.

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Entangle This: Space, Time & Matter


IFT UAM/CSIC Madrid, from February 16 to February 20, 2015

Quantum entanglement has become a central focus point at the crossroads of quantum information theory, condensed matter theory and quantum gravity. This workshop aims at entangling a set of leading experts from these fields in a free discussion of recent resuts and ideas on this most exciting research area.

more information: http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/entanglethat

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