Events Calendar

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Ken Van Tilburg, Wake Forces (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

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Digvijay (Jay) Wadekar, New black hole mergers from a search pipeline for gravitational waves with higher-order harmonics (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Rashmish Mishra, Holographic Phase Transitions in the early Universe (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

-- Abstract: Strongly coupled confining theories are well-motivated in many BSM frameworks. The early universe cosmological history of these theories provides possibilities for observable signals. These theories undergo confinement deconfinement phase transition in the early universe, which can result in gravitational wave signals, observable in upcoming experiments. Using AdS/CFT, these theories have been studied in the Randall-Sundrum framework, and various quantitative aspects of the phase transition have been calculated. In the models that have been considered, the rate of transition from the hot phase to the confined phase is very small and leads to a period of supercooling. This enhances the gravitational wave signal, but presents a tension between a low confinement scale and fitting to the standard picture of BBN. In this talk, I will revisit these features and argue that some of the issues are specific to the simplified models that have been studied. I will present two modifications that are expected on general grounds and argue that both of them lead to qualitative changes. The work presents a systematic way to include strong IR effects. I will also present the effect on the resulting phenomenology. The talk will be based on 2309.10090 and 2401.09633.

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Andrea Al├╣, Extreme Control of Light and Sound with Metamaterials (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Chiara Toldo, Thermodynamics of near-extreme Kerr (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Glennys Farrar, Breakthough on the origin of UHECRs (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

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, Grad Pheno Journal Club (3:30 PM - 4:45 PM)

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Daniel Lecoanet, Understanding Fluid Processes in Astrophysics & Geophysics via Numerical Simulation (9:00 AM - 10:25 AM)

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, HEP/Pheno Journal Club (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Daniel Lecoanet (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Antonio Davide Polosa, The X(3872) oddities and exotic hadrons. (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Marcus DuPont, The Life and Death of Stars (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

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Will Farr, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics from Stellar Mass Binary Black Holes (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Sam Hadden, The Causes and Consequences of Chaos and Instability in Planetary Systems (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Marieke Van Beest, Fermion-Monopole Scattering and Generalized Symmetries (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Andrei Bernevig, Exotic Phases in Moire Systems (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Luca Comisso, Unraveling Space Weather: Explosive Events and the Genesis of Energetic Particles (10:00 AM - 11:15 AM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Nicole Shibley, From the Arctic to Europa: Fluid Dynamics for Earth and Planetary Climates (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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, Grad Pheno Journal Club (3:30 PM - 4:45 PM)

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, HEP/Pheno Journal Club (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Ofer Aharony, Two dimensional QCD as a string theory (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Brad Marston, Waves of Topological Origin in the Fluid Earth System and Beyond (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Anirban Roy, Multi-line Intensity Mapping: A Bridge Between Astrophysics and Cosmology (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

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Matthew Buican, Some Applications of Free Supersymmetric Fields (2:30 PM - 3:45 PM)

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Foteini Oikonomou, News from the search for the sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays: Insights from the maximum rigidity distribution and a possible new source class (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Mariangela Lisanti, How to Destroy a Galaxy with Dark Matter (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

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Jun Kono, Quantum Vacuum Dressed Materials (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)