07/09/2015 - 08/09/2015
Measuring CMB Polarization with POLARBEAR and the Simons Array: Towards New Constraints on Neutrino Masses and Inflation
DAM Seminar
Measurements of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) are rapidly becoming an important tool to test the standard model of cosmology.
05/07/2015 - 05/07/2015
“Heart of darkness: General Relativity @ 100?
Aula 103 (Facultat Química)
In November 1915 Einstein finally arrived at the definitive formulation of General Relativity. Before the end of that same year, Schwarzschild found its most important solution.
02/07/2015 - 00/00/0000
“Two important milestones in the history of the Universe: The surface of the last scattering and the black body photosphere. The inevitable spectral distortions of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation”
Aula Magna Enric Casassas (Facultat de Física)
Our Universe is filled by Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation with black body spectrum having a temperature of 2.7K.
06/05/2015 - 06/05/2015
“Towards precision Cosmology with HII galaxies”
Barcelona, Seminari DAM (Fac. Física, pl.7)
Present cosmological data (eg., supernovae type Ia, CMB temperature fluctuations, galaxy clustering, high-z clusters of galaxies, etc.) strongly suggests that we live in a flat and accelerating universe, which contains at least some sort of cold dark matter and an extra component which acts as having a negative pressure, as for example the energy of the vacuum (or in a more general setting the so called dark energy), to explain the observed accelerated cosmic expansion.
04/05/2015 - 04/05/2015
“The Persistence of Memory: What Supernova Remnants Can Tell Us about Type Ia Supernova Progenitors”
DAM seminar room
Contact email: rauljimenez(a)
26/02/2015 - 00/00/0000
Quantum Simulations
Barcelona, Aula 103 Facultat Física/Química, Barcelona University
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. This problem arise in many branches of science, including nuclear, atomic, molecular, and condensed matter physics.
18/02/2015 - 00/00/0000
Characterisation of the Intergalactic Medium Jeans Scale and its measurement using quasar pairs
Contact email: onorbe(a)
27/11/2014 - 27/11/2014
Brilliant Blunders
Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona
Even the greatest scientists have made some serious blunders, "Brilliant Blunders" concerns the evolution of life on Earth, of the Earth itself, of stars, and of the universe as a whole.
26/11/2014 - 26/11/2014
Quantifying Dark Energy using Cosmic Lensing
Barcelona, Bellaterra
I will describe the great potential and possible limitations of using the bending of light by gravity (gravitational lensing) to constrain the mysterious dark energy which seems to dominate the contents of our Universe.
25/11/2014 - 25/11/2014
Gas inflows and mergers in the cosmic web: building up galaxies from the outside
Barcelona, UAB, Bellaterra
In this talk, I will revisit the physical mechanisms which drive halo’s and galactic spin swings in the cosmic web with a focus on quantifying how much mergers and smooth accretion re-orient these spins relative to cosmic filaments.
20/11/2014 - 20/11/2014
Unification of inflation with dark energy in viable modified gravity
Madrid, UAM, Madrid (IFT, UAM)
Contact email: odintsov(a)
13/11/2014 - 13/11/2014
Fermi i les sorpreses del cel en rajos gamma [NOT TRANSLATED]
Barcelona, Fac. Ciències, Torre C5, Aula 018, UAB
In its first six years of operations, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has revolutionized our view of the gamma-ray Universe.
13/11/2014 - 00/00/0000
Fermi and the surprises of the gamma-ray sky
Barcelona, Aula C3, Torre C3, UAB
In its first six years of operations, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has revolutionized our view of the gamma-ray Universe.
11/11/2014 - 11/11/2014
Intrinsic alignments: theoretical and numerical insights
Barcelona, Facultat de Ciències, C3/012, UAB
In this talk, I will show how both dark matter and hydrodynamical simulations predict that the morphology of galaxies is correlated with the cosmic web.
10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014
Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Cluster Outskirts
Seminari DAM
The observational study of galaxy cluster outskirts is a new territory to probe the thermodynamic and chemical structure of the X-ray emitting intracluster medium (ICM).
Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya