Cosmology and Relativity Group (CRAG) seminar schedule

Academic year 2018/19

Seminars are (usually) on Wednesdays at 3pm in J11 Hicks.

Semester 1

Week Date Speaker Title
1 26th Sep -- Group meeting
2 3rd Oct Group introductions
3 10th Oct Visakan Balakumar & Jake Percival Report from QFT Energy Inequalities conference
4 17th Oct Jack Morrice (Cape Town) Streams: a small, mesh-based look at large structure formation
5 24th Oct Elizabeth Winstanley (Sheffield) Quantum expectation values on black hole space-times
6 31st Oct --
7 7th Nov Nicola Rendell (York) Infrared divergences in cosmological spacetimes
8 14th Nov Eleni Kontou (York) Strong quantum energy inequality and the Hawking singularity theorem
9 21st Nov Konstantinos Dimopoulos (Lancaster) Cosmic Inflation and Dark Energy from the Electroweak Phase Transition
10 28th Nov Paul McFadden (Newcastle) Conformal field theory in momentum space
11 5th Dec Thomas Morley (Sheffield)
Jake Percival (Sheffield)
Renormalised vacuum polarisation on topological black holes
Semiclassical gravity for static spacetimes: Universality and structure dependence.
12 12th Dec Sebastian Trojanowski (Sheffield) Looking forward to new physics with FASER: ForwArd Search ExpeRiment at the LHC
19th Dec (SoMaS Christmas party)

Semester 2

Week Date Speaker Title
1 6th Feb
2 13th Feb Robert Hagala (Oslo) Scalar field phenomenology in disformally-coupled quintessence
3 20th Feb (Examiners meeting)
4 27th Feb Susha Parameswaran (Liverpool) Dark Energy in String Theory
5 6th Mar Markus Fröb (Leipzig) Quantum gravitational backreaction in the case of the local Hubble rate
6 13th Mar 2pm, Luisa Lucie-Smith (UCL) Machine learning dark matter halo formation
7 Fri 22nd Mar Steffen Gielen (Nottingham) The universe as a condensate of spacetime atoms
8 27th Mar Erik Baxter (Sheffield Hallam) Extending the modified no-hair conjecture: Dyonic furry black holes
9 3rd Apr David Sloan (Lancaster) Through the Big Bang
- 10th Apr BritGrav practice talks ---

Easter break
10 1st May
11 8th May Kasia Rejzner (York) 2pm, AM Colloquium: Perturbative algebraic QFT - Example of the sine-Gordon model
12 15th May Yury M. Pismak 2pm, AM Colloquium: Modeling the interaction of the quantum electrodynamics fields with extended material bodies
13 22nd May Chris Shepherd (Manchester) Some like it hot: R^2 heals Higgs inflation, but does not cool it
14a 28th May James Edholm (Lancaster) Modifying General Relativity without introducing ghosts
14b 29th May Mohamed Ould El Hadj (Sheffield) The Regge pole approach to black hole physics
15 Tue 4th June Visakan Balakumar (Sheffield) Hadamard renormalisation of charged scalar fields