A Morning of Theoretical Physics January 2014

Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the third Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics on 25 January 2014. The event focused on the interface between theoretical developments in particle physics and astrophysics/cosmology.

The morning began with an overview of how the known laws of physics have enabled us to reconstruct the evolution of the universe from a hot Big Bang origin and the key questions that are still left unanswered. One of these is the nature of the dark matter that dominates the universe and the second talk focussed on both experimental searches and theoretical ideas involving physics beyond the Standard Model. The most ambitious such extension is string theory and the third talk discussed possible novel astrophysical signatures of the new spatial dimensions which are invoked in such a framework. Finally there was a talk on the recent discovery of very high energy cosmic neutrinos and the exciting prospects that are opened up for probing fundamental physics and cosmology.

Inner space meets outer space: Introduction, Prof Subir Sarkar
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Darkness visible: the hunt for dark matter, Felix Kahlhoefer
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String theory on the sky, Dr David Marsh
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Seeing the high energy universe with IceCube, Prof Subir Sarkar
[Slides from presentation]

For more information about future events, please email Michelle Bosher