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Time and place: Apr. 4, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Realfagsbiblioteket, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus

Lecture by James Richard Catmore, reseracher in the particle physics group at UiO.

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2017 10:15 AM, Lille auditorium (Ø157)

Doctoral candidate master of Science Anne Schad Bergsaker at Department of Physics will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Compaction in carbonate reservoirs- experiences and Challenges regarding oil recovery.

 

Time: Apr. 5, 2017 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Trial lecture: Compaction in carbonate reservoirs - experiences and challenges regarding oil recovery (10:15)

Dissertation: An experimental study of deformation processes in chalk and calcite (13:15)

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2017 1:15 PM, Lille fysiske auditorium (V232)

Master of Science Anne Schad Bergsaker at Department of Physics will be defending the thesis "An experimental study of deformation processes in chalk and calcite" for the degree of PhD

Time and place: Aug. 17, 2017 - Aug. 26, 2017, OAC, Crete

The International Conference on new Frontiers in Physics aims to promote scientific exchange and development of novel ideas in science with a particular accent on interdisciplinarity.

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Time and place: Mar. 29, 2017 1:15 PM, Auditorium 1, Helga Engs hus

Master of Science Sunniva Rose at Department of Physics will be defending the thesis Aspects of the Thorium fuel cycle for the degree of Philosophiae doctor.

Time and place: Mar. 29, 2017 10:15 AM, Auditorium 1, Helga Engs hus

Doctoral candidate Master of Science Sunniva Rose at Department of Physics will give a trial lecture on the given topic: "Cosmic fission: the synthesis of the heavy elements and the role of fission."

 

Time and place: Mar. 24, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Seminar room FV414

By Oliver Pabst from the BioImpedence group at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo.

Time and place: Mar. 22, 2017 1:05 PM - 2:00 PM, Ø467

Aurel Schneider, ETH Zürich

Observations of small and intermediate cosmological scales provide an active frontier for dark matter (DM) research. I will talk about how DM scenarios affect structure formation, leading to potentially observable signals in current and future galaxy surveys.

(The slides will be available here)

Time and place: Mar. 16, 2017 1:15 PM, Aud 3, Helga Engs hus

Master in Physics Endre Grøvik at Department of Physics will be defending the thesis Multimodal Dynamic MRI for Structural and Functional Assessment of Cancer for the degree of Philosophiae doctor.

Time and place: Mar. 16, 2017 10:15 AM, Helga Engs hus, aud 3

Doctoral candidate Master in Physics Endre Grøvik at Department of Physics will give a trial lecture on the given topic: "Safety of MRI contrast agents."

 

Time and place: Mar. 10, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Seminar room FV414

By Dr Clare E. Bond from the School of Geosciences, Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology, Aberdeen Univeristy, UK

Time and place: Mar. 8, 2017 1:05 PM - 2:00 PM, Ø467

Aritra Gupta, HCRI, Allahabad

The most widely studied scenario in dark matter phenomenology is the thermal WIMP (Weakly Interacting Massive Particle) scenario. Inspite of numerous efforts to detect WIMP, till now we have no direct evidence for it. A possible explanation for this non-observation of dark matter could be because of its very feeble interaction strength and hence, failing to thermalise with the rest of the cosmic soup. In other words, the dark matter might be of non-thermal origin where the relic density is obtained by the so called freeze-in mechanism. Furthermore, if this non-thermal dark matter is itself produced substantially from the decay of another non-thermal mother particle, then their distribution function may differ in both size and shape from the usual equilibrium distribution. In this talk I will discuss about such a non-thermal (fermionic) dark matter scenario in the light of a new type of U(1)B-L model. The model is interesting, since, besides being anomaly free, it can give rise to neutrino mass by Type II see-saw mechanism. Moreover, we will see, that it can accommodate a non-thermal fermionic dark matter as well. Starting from the collision terms, ...(cont. below)

(The slides will be available here)

Time and place: Mar. 3, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, FV414

By Alvaro Köhn-Luque from the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), UiO.

Time and place: Mar. 3, 2017 1:05 PM - 2:00 PM, Ø467

Yoann Génolini, LAPTH Annecy

Recent experiments (notably PAMELA and, more recently, AMS-02) are ushering us into a new era of measurements of cosmic-ray fluxes with greatly reduced statistical uncertainties.    These high precision measurements offer new opportunities for a number of astroparticle problems, such as indirect dark matter searches. In particular, astrophysical anti-particle fluxes are thought to be produced only by collisions of cosmic rays on the interstellar medium, and their relatively low flux makes them a channel of choice to look for rare processes. Nonetheless, the prediction of these expected backgrounds relies on a precise modeling of the cosmic ray propagation and interaction in the Galaxy, usually constrained by « secondary over primary » ratios. I will show that the predictions for the most widely used among these probes, the boron-to-carbon ratio (B/C), strongly depends on underlying assumptions. Under some simplified hypotheses on the propagation scenario, I will present two of our studies reevaluating anti-protons and positrons fluxes in the light of new AMS02 data, and discuss the implications for dark matter. (continued below)    

(The slides will be available here)

Time and place: Feb. 28, 2017 1:00 PM, Auditoriet Lassegrotta, UNIS

Master in Optics Xiangcai Chen at Department of Physics will be defending the thesis A study of dayside open/closed field line boundary dynamics using simultaneous ground-based optical and HF radar observations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

Time and place: Feb. 28, 2017 10:15 AM, Auditoriet Lassegrotta, UNIS

Doctoral candidate Master in Optics Xiangcai at Department of Physics will give a trial lecture on the given topic: "Challenges in radio wave communication and navigation at auroral latitudes"

 

Time and place: Feb. 1, 2017 1:05 PM - 2:00 PM, Ø467

Jens Chluba, University of Manchester

Since the measurements with COBE/FIRAS in the mid-90's we know that the CMB spectrum is extremely close to a perfect blackbody. There are, however, a number of processes in the early Universe that should create spectral distortions at a level within reach of present day technology. I will give an overview of recent theoretical and experimental developments, explaining why future measurements of the CMB spectrum will open up an unexplored new window to early-universe and particle physics, with possible non-standard surprises and several guaranteed signals awaiting us. I will highlight the complementarity of the distortion signals and the CMB anisotropies, illustrating how future distortions measurements could shed new light on different inflation models. 

(The slides will be available here)

Time and place: Jan. 26, 2017 1:15 PM, Lille Auditorium (Ø157), Department of Physics

Master in Physics Alexander Hupfer at Department of Physics will be defending the thesis Hydrogen related point-defects in mono-crystalline zinc oxide for the degree of Philisophiae Doctor.

Time and place: Jan. 26, 2017 10:15 AM, Lille Auditorium (157) Department of Physics

Doctoral candidate Master in Physics Alexander Hupfer at Department of Physics will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Solid state lightning

 

Time and place: Jan. 25, 2017 1:05 PM - 2:00 PM, Ø467

Jan Olav Eeg, FI

The existence of an electric dipole moment (EDM) of an elementary particle is a  quantity which violates time reversal (T-) symmetry. Trusting the CPT-symmetry valid in all local quantum field theories, EDMs are also CP-violating quantities. Therefore studies of EDMs give important information on the matter anti-matter asymmetry in the universe. Within the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics, EDMs are small and given by (higher) loop effects and through the Cabibbi-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) CP-violating phase. Experimentally  only bounds on electron, muon, proton and neutron EDMs are  determined. Theories beyond the SM typically contain more sources of CP-violation than the SM. Therefore calculations of EDMs within such theories will put bounds on the parameters of such  (hypothetical) theories. [continued below]  

(The slides will be available here)

Time and place: Jan. 19, 2017 1:15 PM, Lille Auditorium (Ø157)

Master of Science Jørgen Høgberget at Department of Physics will be defending the thesis Microscopic Modeling of Confined Crystal Surfaces: Growth, dissolution, and equilibrium for the degree of the Degree of Philosophiae Doctor

Time and place: Jan. 19, 2017 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM, Lille Auditorium (Ø157)

Trial lecture: Pattern formation in granular materials (10:15)

Dissertation: Microscopic Modeling of Confined Crystal Surfaces: Growth, dissolution, and equilibrium (13:15)

Time and place: Jan. 19, 2017 10:15 AM, Lille Auditorium (Ø157)

Doctoral candidate Master of Science Jørgen Høgberget at Department of Physics will give a trial lecture on the given topic: "Numerical investigations of percolation problems"

Time and place: Jan. 18, 2017 1:05 PM - 2:00 PM, Ø467

Farinaldo Queiroz, MPI Heidelberg

We review the  searches for dark matter namely, direct, indirect and collider, emphasizing the importance of complementary strategies and discuss how one can eventually unveil the nature of dark matter.

(The slides will be available here)