Seminars
 
CSIC
23/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
Physics Nobel Prize 2020: Black Hole Formation and the Supermassive Black Hole at the Milky Way Galactic Center
Virtual Seminar - Zoom Teleconference System
The Black Hole idea is a purely relativistic concept: Contrary to stars, which humans see with their own eyes and are in the process of understanding what they are made of and where they come from, the Black Hole concept emerges from the General Theory of Relativity that Albert Einstein completed in 1915.
UB
15/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
A microscopic black hole window on large extra dimensions and dark matter
on-line
The researcher Ningqiang Song (Queen's University and Perimeter Institute) will speak about the signatures associated with the black holes in a seminar organized by the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB). 
UB
08/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
Radiation in Conformal Field Theories
On-line
We overview recent developments in the study of radiation in conformal field theories. First, we investigate the angular distribution of radiation, and we show that in conformal field theories that include scalar fields, the radiative energy density is not positive definite, the radiated power depends on the derivative of the acceleration and it is not Lorentz invariant.
CSIC
19/06/2020 - 00/00/0000
ETG properties as revealed by MaNGA
On-line
In this talk I will (try to!) summarise the findings presented in a series of four papers dedicated to the study of early type galaxies (ETGs) with integral field spectroscopy (IFU) from the MaNGA survey.
CSIC
05/06/2020 - 00/00/0000
The Driving Mechanisms Of Protostellar Evolution
Online
Gravity and magnetic fields are competing entities in the formation process of stars like our Sun. While dense cores of molecular clouds collapse under their own gravity, magnetic fields represent a resisting force since charged dust and gas are tied to the field lines.
CSIC
24/04/2020 - 00/00/0000
The Atacama Large Aperture Submm Telescope (AtLAST): Cosmological and Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect Applications
Online: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/346578843
The thermal and kinematic Sunyaev–Zel'dovich (SZ) effects provide a strong and independent complement to X-ray observations of the warm and hot ionised intracluster medium, particularly at high redshift where X-ray counts are limited.
CSIC
13/03/2020 - 00/00/0000
A new approach for modelling pulsar wind nebulae
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
Update 13.03.2020 - ALL CSIC SEMINARS ARE CANCELLED UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE
CSIC
11/03/2020 - 00/00/0000
The cosmic origin of the rapid neutron capture elements
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
The processes that create the elements that make up the periodic table were laid down theoretically in the late 1950s, but the cosmic forges that actually carry out these processes have been more difficult to identify. The rapid (r) neutron capture process creates half of all the elements heavier than iron and the bulk of the heaviest elements, including almost all gold, platinum, and uranium. Its site is currently a major source of debate.
UB
09/03/2020 - 00/00/0000
Simons Observatory: The Next-Generation Microwave Background Experiment
DAM Seminar (724, ICC building, UB Campus)
Over the past 20 years, microwave background observations, particularly from the WMAP and Planck satellites and the SPT and ACT ground-based telescopes, have established the standard model of cosmology. We are now pushing towards a new generation of ground-based experiments with significantly higher sensitivity.
UB
05/03/2020 - 00/00/0000
Nuclear activity and star formation in local Luminous Infrared Galaxies
DAM Seminar (724, ICC building, UB Campus)
Luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs) dominate the cosmic infrared background, and hence their study is crucial to understand galaxy formation and evolution. Furthermore, their extreme environments make them ideal laboratories to probe both star formation, nuclear activity, and the interplay between both phenomena.
CSIC
28/02/2020 - 00/00/0000
Magneto-luminescence: from neutron stars to planets
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
Magnetic fields play an important but often little understood role in many astrophysical scenarios. In astrophysical bodies, magnetism often drives their observable behaviour, making them outshine the rest of the sources. Typical and spectacular examples are neutron stars, but in our vicinity also the Sun and Jupiter represent fascinating magnets, not to speak about the Earth itself.
UB
27/02/2020 - 00/00/0000
Geodesic deviation in field space: flattened non-gaussianities and PBH
Aula 507 (Pere Pascual, ICC building, UAB Campus)
Several recent proposals to embed in?ation into high-energy physics rely on in?ationary dynamics characterized by a strongly non-geodesic motion. This in turn relaxes the conditions of slow-roll to allow for potentials that are steep in Planck units, a welcome feature in view of the eta problem and the recently much discussed swampland conjectures.
UB
21/02/2020 - 00/00/0000
New lanterns to illuminate (ultra) light dark matter
DAM seminar room (724 , ICC building, UB Campus)
The landscape of dark matter models extends to masses well below those accessible by traditional detectors, based on nuclear recoil. In particular axions and axion-like particles are in this category. A new battery of ideas is emerging to detect these dark matter candidates, from astrophysical or laboratory tests.
CSIC
21/02/2020 - 00/00/0000
Intelligent Arxiv: Sort daily papers by learning users topic preferences
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
We present and discuss some novel applications of the Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) technique of Machine Learning (ML). First in the field of New Physics (NP) searches at the LHC, where we are currently applying this unsupervised ML technique to find NP as emerging topics. Motivated by this powerful tool  we pursued the goal of sorting daily Arxiv papers in given field(s) according to individual user preference.
CSIC
14/02/2020 - 00/00/0000
The Arp299B-AT1 puzzle: First resolved imaging of a tidal disruption event
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
Tidal disruption events (TDEs) are transient flares produced when a star is ripped apart by the gravitational field of a supermassive black hole (SMBH). While indirect evidence has pointed out that some candidates to being TDEs may have formed a relativistic jet, no direct imaging has confirmed this hypothesis.
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