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SUMMARY:Distinguishing Dark Matter in Direct Detection
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T110000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T112500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3268@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Andrew Cheek (Institute of Particle Physics Phenomen
ology)\nA new generation of Direct Detection Experiments are now running\,
and with an ever increasing number of Dark Matter particle models\, it is
important to interpret new data agnostically. The Non-Relativistic Effect
ive Field Theory approach is particularly well suited to this task\, and e
ncapsulates behaviour of elastic scattering in DD Experiments in a very ge
neral way.\n\nIn this talk I will look at recent efforts to distinguish ju
st how much information about the particle nature of DM we can glean from
DD experiments.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributio
ns/3268/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3268/
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SUMMARY:Resurgence and Hydrodynamics in Gauss Bonet Holography
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T173000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T175500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3267@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Ben Meiring (University of Oxford)\nDue to a corresp
ondence between Hydrodynamics and Gravity\, one can study a fluid-like Qua
rk-Gluon Plasma (QGP) at infinite coupling through perturbations of a boos
ted blackbrane solution in General Relativity.\n\nIn previous work the lat
e time expansion of Bjorken flow (1-dimensional\, boost-invariant flow as
present during Heavy Ion collisions) was computed in a gradient expansion
to high orders and the technique of Resurgence was used to understand the
emergence of non-hydrodynamic modes in the structure of large order pertur
bation.\n\nAs a first step towards understanding finite coupling correctio
ns to the non-hydrodynamic behavior of the QGP\, we will extend this metho
d in Gauss-Bonnet Gravity\, a higher derivative extension of Einstein grav
ity.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3267/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3267/
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:M-Branes and Gauge Theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T155000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T161500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3266@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Calum Robson (Durham University)\nIn this talk I wil
l give a review of developments over the past few years in the study of Br
ane dynamics in M- theory. I will begin with a brief discussion of what M-
theory is\, and what Branes it contains. I will then examine the various
attempts to use gauge theories to probe the low energy dynamics of M2 bran
es\, analogous to the use of SU(N) Super Yang Mills to describe interactin
g D Branes in String theory. I will conclude by outlining the much more ch
allenging problem of interacting M5 Branes- the (2\,0) theory\n\nhttps://c
onference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3266/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3266/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Thermal Conductivity on Curved Manifolds in the Hydrodynamic Limit
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T170500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T173000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3265@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Vaios Ziogas (Durham University)\nIn this talk we ar
e going to study hydrodynamics on curved manifolds\, inspired by the holog
raphic prescription for obtaining the thermoelectric DC conductivities of
the boundary theory by solving the Navier-Stokes equations on black hole h
orizons. We place the underlying conformal field theory on curved space an
d we derive the Navier-Stokes equations after the application of a thermal
gradient. We also discuss aspects of the thermal DC and AC conductivities
in the hydrodynamic limit.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560
/contributions/3265/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3265/
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SUMMARY:The Nu Kid on the Block: Sterile Neutrinos at the eV Scale
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T164000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T170500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3264@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Matheus Hostert (Durham University)\nIn this talk we
will briefly review our understanding of neutrino oscillations and discus
s some of the anomalies at short baseline experiments. These anomalies poi
nt towards the existence of a sterile neutrino with a mass at the eV scale
and have been the motivation behind many of the efforts in the neutrino c
ommunity. Some of the motivations and implications of such a sterile are d
iscussed. We will then present our most recent work on NuSTORM\, an experi
mental proposal that looks to search for such steriles in a novel way.\n\n
https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3264/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3264/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Asymptotic safety and fixed points of gauge theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T092500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T095000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3263@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Andrew Bond (University of Sussex)\nUltraviolet fixe
d points of the renormalisation group flow allow one to define quantum fie
ld theories which are valid up to arbitrarily high energies. However\, fin
ding fixed points is a difficult problem in general as one has an infinite
number of couplings to deal with. In this talk I will discuss how restric
ting to the case of weakly coupled four-dimensional gauge theories allows
for a complete classification of the types of fixed points which are possi
ble\, and the role Yukawa couplings play in offering a unique mechanism to
allow such non-trivial fixed points to be ultraviolet.\n\nhttps://confere
nce.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3263/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3263/
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Discussion
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T124000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T130500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3262@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3262
/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3262/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Disformally self-tuning gravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T110000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T112500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3261@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: William Emond (University of Nottingham)\nWe extend
a previous self-tuning analysis of the most general scalar-tensor theory o
f gravity in four dimensions with second order field equations by consider
ing a generalized coupling to the matter sector. Through allowing a disfor
mal coupling to matter we are able to extend the Fab Four model and constr
uct a new class of theories that are able to tune away the cosmological co
nstant on Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker backgrounds.\n\nhttps://conf
erence.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3261/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3261/
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SUMMARY:Moonshine: Unexpected symmetries in string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T152500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T155000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3260@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Sam Fearn (Durham University)\nMathieu Moonshine con
cerns a surprising observation relating string theory to the representatio
n theory of a particular sporadic group\, Mathieu 24. This is reminiscent
of Monstrous Moonshine in which it was discovered that the coefficients of
the modular j-function are related to the representation theory of the Mo
nster group. In this talk we will briefly review the Monstrous and Mathieu
moonshines\, before discussing objects analagous to those appearing in th
ese stories in a new class of theories.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.
uk/event/560/contributions/3260/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3260/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A lattice probe of flavour physics: the Bs to Ds decay
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T155000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T161500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3259@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Euan McLean (Glasgow University)\nThere is something
afoot in flavour physics. A number of related anomalies concerning B deca
ys\, which are intimately linked to CKM matrix elements\, have surfaced ov
er the years. I will give an overview of an ongoing calculation of the Bs
to Ds decay using lattice QCD\, which may shed some light on what new thin
g could be lurking in the flavour sector.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.a
c.uk/event/560/contributions/3259/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3259/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Hunting for Minimal Walking Technicolor using Z’/Z’’ searche
s at the LHC
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T095000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T101500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3258@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Azaria Coupe (Univeristy of Southampton)\nDespite th
e successes of the Standard Model\, there are many issues and open questio
ns that must be answered with physics Beyond the SM. For 4 decades\, theor
ies of strong dynamics\, in particular Technicolor theory\, have been pose
d as alternatives to spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking. Today\, Wa
lking Technicolor theory offers both a solution to the hierarchy problem\,
a Higgs boson-like particle corresponding to observation\, and a rich phe
nomenology which we can explore within the current energy capabilities of
the LHC. We explore signals of new neutral resonances in WTC at the LHC\,
to give the strongest constraints on WTC to date\, and possibly to determi
ne the future of Technicolor theory and strong dynamics.\n\nhttps://confer
ence.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3258/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3258/
END:VEVENT
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SUMMARY:Khronometric Theory\, Numerical General Relativity and Blackholes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T112500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T115000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3257@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: James Cook (King's College London)\nIn Khronometric
theory we break Lorentz invariance by introducing a preferred time directi
on\, and hence\, equipping our spacetime manifold with a foliation of spac
e-like surfaces. Our primary tool to solve the equations of motion is such
a spacetime is Numerical General Relativity (NGR). We investigate how we
can use this tool\, to solve the equations of motion for a blackhole solut
ion in Khronometric Theory.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560
/contributions/3257/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3257/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Effective Potentials and Radiative Mass Generation
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T152500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T155000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3256@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Dumitru Dan Smaranda (University of Glasgow)\nThe ta
lk shall focus around explaining the role of effective potentials in theor
ies that incorporate spontaneous symmetry breaking and how they contribute
in radiative mass generation\, along with their implementation in differe
nt models.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/32
56/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3256/
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Black hole formation from axion stars
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T115000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T121500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3255@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Thomas Helfer (Kings College London)\nThe classical
equations of motion for an axion possess localized\, oscillating solutions
\, which we refer to as "axion stars". We study\, for the first time\, col
lapse of axion stars numerically using the full Einstein equations of gene
ral relativity. We identify three states: i) long-lived oscillating axion
star solutions ii) collapse to a BH and iii) complete dispersal due to gr
avitational cooling and interactions.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
/event/560/contributions/3255/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3255/
END:VEVENT
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SUMMARY:The 3.5 keV line in Perseus: Evidence for Fluorescent Dark Matter
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T121500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T124000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3254@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Nicholas Jennings (University of Oxford)\nAn excess
of X-Rays at 3.5 keV detected in various galaxies and clusters\, including
the Perseus cluster\, has generated a lot of excitement as a potential Da
rk Matter signal. Hitomi observations of Perseus with the Soft X-ray Spect
rometer (SXS) provide a high-resolution look at the 3.5 keV feature. The H
itomi spectrum -- which involves the sum of diffuse cluster emission and t
he point-like central Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) -- does not show any e
xcess at E ~ 3.5keV\, giving an apparent inconsistency with previous obser
vations of excess diffuse emission. We point out that 2009 Chandra data re
veals a strong dip in the AGN spectrum at E = (3.54 ± 0.02) keV (cluster
frame) -- the identical energy to the diffuse excess observed by XMM-Newto
n. Scaling this dip to the 2016 AGN luminosity and adding it to the diffus
e XMM-Newton excess\, this predicts an overall dip in the SXS field of vie
w of (-7.7 ± 4.6) x 10-6 ph cm^-2 s^-1 at E = 3.54 keV\, a precise match
to the Hitomi data when broadened by the dark matter virial velocity. We d
escribe models of Fluorescent Dark Matter that can reproduce this physics\
, in which dark matter absorbs and then re-emits 3.5 keV photons emitted f
rom the central AGN.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contri
butions/3254/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3254/
END:VEVENT
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SUMMARY:Model-building in heterotic string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T152500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3253@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Callum Brodie (University of Oxford)\nModel-building
in string theory explores the question of producing at low-energies the S
tandard Model of particle physics from an underlying string theory. Hetero
tic $E_8 \\times E_8$ string theory is one prominent avenue for model-buil
ding. Recently it has become possible to scan over large regions of the sp
ace of possible models\, resulting in very many phenomenologically interes
ting models with the correct gauge group and matter content of the Standar
d Model. I will discuss work in this area\, in particular in the context o
f heterotic/F-theory duality.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/5
60/contributions/3253/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3253/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Does my favourite QFT have a standard UV completion?
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T095000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T101500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3252@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Scott Melville (Imperial College London)\nMany quant
um field theories are only well-defined at low energies - with a breakdown
of unitarity above some energy cutoff. If there is a physically sensible
way to introduce new degrees of freedom which restore unitarity\, then thi
s apparent breakdown needn't worry us - we say that the original theory ad
mits a *UV completion*. However\, if it is **not** possible to UV complete
the theory\, this is very troublesome - it means that the original low en
ergy theory cannot describe a reality which is consistent with QFT's axiom
s (i.e. our Universe). So it is of great importance to establish whether o
ur favourite QFTs (whatever they may be) can have UV completions. In this
talk I will present some conditions which any low energy effective field t
heory ought to satisfy in order to have a standard UV completion\, and dis
cuss the particular example of massive gravity.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp
.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3252/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3252/
END:VEVENT
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SUMMARY:Dijets and Dark Matter
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T101500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T104000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3251@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Patrick Tunney (King's College London)\nSearches for
Dark Matter (DM) at the LHC using effective field theory can be unreliabl
e as we cannot guarantee the cut-off in such theories is above the typical
energy involved in a LHC collision. Therefore a set of simplified models
are typically used to interpret LHC data\, with a dynamical mediator prese
nt in the model that is responsible for the interactions between the dark
and visible sectors. Direct searches for such mediators then complement mo
re traditional missing energy signatures of DM. \n\nDijets are a good exam
ple of this and I will present a recasting of dijet data in terms of a spi
n-one mediator coupling to quarks (a leptophobic Z') in a reasonably gener
al and model independent way. I will then show a novel way of combining th
ese bounds with the requirement that the theory accounts for all the DM in
the universe today.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contri
butions/3251/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3251/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Supersymmetric decays in Softsusy
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T092500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3250@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Thomas Cridge (DAMTP\, University of Cambridge)\nI w
ill discuss the addition of a decay calculator to the SoftSusy \nspectrum
generator program currently used for susy searches. The new \nversion of s
oftsusy -4.0 will therefore now be able to provide \nall-in-one spectrum g
eneration and decay calculation including all \ntree-level Susy 1 → 2 de
cays\, relevant 1 → 3 decays\, all relevant higgs \ndecays including Zga
mma\, gamma gamma\, glu glu\, and crucially\, all NMSSM \n1 → 2 decays.
The motivations and benefits for adding such decays to the \nprogram will
be explained\, along with how the program works\, how to use \nit and some
interesting scenarios the program can help examine.\n\nhttps://conference
.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3250/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3250/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A first law for entanglement rates
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T164000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T170500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3249@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Ronald Rodgers (University of Southampton)\nThe firs
t law of entanglement entropy states that under a perturbation of the stat
e of a CFT\, the change in entanglement entropy is proportional to the cha
nge in energy. We use holography to study entanglement entropy in conforma
l field theories perturbed by a source linear in time. Under certain assum
ptions\, we find that the first law may be violated\, however the rates of
change of the entanglement entropy and energy are proportional. An explic
it example is presented for CFTs deformed by marginal scalar operators.\n\
nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3249/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3249/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Black Holes and the Double Copy
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T092500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3248@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Isobel Nicholson (University of Edinburgh)\nThe "dou
ble copy" expresses gravity as the square of Yang-Mills. This elegant prop
erty was originally found for amplitudes\, since it has been proven to tre
e level it must also be true for classical theory as well. Excitingly\, th
is means that black holes and other exact solutions to general relativity
can be described without needing perturbation theory. This talk will explo
re the relationship between general relativity and Yang-Mills theory in mo
re depth and will detail recent progress in "double copying" black holes.\
n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3248/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3248/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A Geometric Approach to Scattering Amplitudes in $\\mathcal{N} = 8
$ Supergravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T101500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T104000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3247@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Joseph Farrow (Durham University)\nI will introduce
the language of on-shell diagrams for calculating scattering amplitudes vi
a BCFW recursion in $\\mathcal{N} = 4$ super Yang Mills theory\, and then
explain how they can be extended to $\\mathcal{N} = 8$ supergravity. I wil
l describe how this approach relates scattering amplitudes to the Grassman
nian Gr$(k\,n)$\, a purely geometric object describing the space of $k$ pl
anes in $n$ dimensions. This link to the Grassmannian exposes a duality be
tween on-shell diagrams and ambi-twistor string theory\, and I will presen
t my work in progress in this area.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/e
vent/560/contributions/3247/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3247/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Soft physics and interpretation challenges for LHC supersymmetry s
earches
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T092500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T095000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3246@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Jesse Liu (Oxford University)\nAs supersymmetry sear
ches confront the LHC energy ceiling\, what will shape future searches giv
en the dearth of signals? Discovery opportunity remains in the colourless
sector\, where lower mass bounds are around 100 GeV for scalar leptons and
fermionic Higgs particles. High luminosity will probe their rare producti
on and I will discuss overcoming experimental challenges to detect the low
energy 'soft' decay products. Further\, how should the rich programme of
LHC searches leave an impactful legacy? I will explore theoretical framewo
rks being developed to interpret experimental results beyond simplified mo
dels\, be it to characterise new signals or constrain realistic supersymme
try scenarios.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contribution
s/3246/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3246/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Gravitational particle production after Reheating
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T121500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T124000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200218T032022Z
UID:indico-contribution-560-3245@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: David Rodriguez Roman (King's College London)\nDue t
o change of space-time during Inflation and Reheating\, spectators field p
resent during these epochs are going to be excited. This can be seen as a
particle production.\n\nI am going to present the production of a field wi
th no coupling to any other field\, the only possible way of interaction w
ill be through gravity.\n\nSome problems will arise due to the divergences
present in this model and I will show how to deal with them and how to ob
tain the abundance of this particle today.\n\nIf this is the method to pro
duce the dark matter abundance today\, some bounds can be imposed on the m
ass of Dark matter and the energy scale of Inflation and Reheating.\n\nhtt
ps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3245/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3245/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Creating the Baryon Asymmetry from Lepto-Bubbles
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170111T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Jessica Turner (IPPP\, Durham University)\nWe propos
e a new mechanism to generate a lepton asymmetry based on the vacuum CP-v
iolating phase transition (CPPT). This approach differs from classical the
rmal leptogenesis as a specific seesaw model\, and its UV completion\, nee
d not be specified. The lepton asymmetry is generated via the dynamically
realised coupling of the Weinberg operator during the phase transition. T
his mechanism provides strong connections with low-energy neutrino experim
ents.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3244/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3244/
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SUMMARY:Precision neutrino experiments versus the Littlest Seesaw
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DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Nick Prouse (Southampton & Queen Mary University of
London)\nWe present a study into the extent that upcoming precision neutri
no oscillation experiments will exclude one of the most predictive models
of neutrino mass and mixing: the Littlest Seesaw. This model provides a go
od fit to current data\, predicting eight observables from two input param
eters\, and provide new assessments of its predictions and their correlati
ons. The ability to exclude this model is assessed using simulations of up
coming neutrino oscillation experiments including the medium-distance reac
tor experiments JUNO and RENO-50 and the long-baseline accelerator experim
ents DUNE and T2HK. We show that an accurate determination of the currentl
y least well measured parameters\, namely the atmospheric and solar angles
and the CP phase $\\delta$\, provide crucial independent tests of the mod
el. For $\\theta_{13}$ and the two mass-squared differences\, however\, th
e model's exclusion requires a combination of measurements coming from a v
aried experimental programme. These results show that the synergy and comp
lementarity of future experiments will play a vital role in efficiently di
scriminating between predictive models of neutrino flavour\, and hence\, t
owards advancing our understanding of neutrino oscillations in the context
of the flavour puzzle of the Standard Model.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.d
ur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3243/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3243/
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SUMMARY:Direct WIMP searches with the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment
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UID:indico-contribution-560-3242@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Ibles Olcina (United Kingdom: Imperial College Londo
n\, South Kensington campus)\nOne of the major challenges of modern physic
s is to discover the nature of dark matter\, an invisible and dominant mas
s component of the observable universe that is indirectly revealed through
its gravitational effects on ordinary matter. Assuming that dark matter i
s made of new elementary particles\, a well-motivated and generic class of
dark matter candidates are weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs)\,
which arise naturally in several extensions to the Standard Model. WIMPs
could be directly detected via their scattering off atomic nuclei in under
ground\, ultra low-background detectors. In this report\, an overview of t
he dark matter direct detection LZ experiment is given\, which originates
from the merging of the successful ZEPLIN experiments in the UK and LUX ex
periment in the US. With its 7 tonnes of active liquid xenon\, it is expec
ted that the LZ experiment will probe WIMP interactions practically as far
as it is allowed by new backgrounds from astrophysical neutrinos.\n\nhttp
s://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3242/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3242/
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SUMMARY:Reducing the solar neutrino background in dark matter searches usi
ng polarized helium-3
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DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Tarso Franarin (King's College London)\nFuture dark
matter detectors plan to have sensitivities such that solar neutrinos will
start to become a problematic background. In this work\, we show that a p
olarized helium-3 detector would\, in principle\, be able to eliminate 98%
of these events when the orientation of the polarization axis is antipara
llel to the direction of the Sun. We comment on the possible improvement i
n sensitivity of dark matter direct detection experiments due to this effe
ct and the feasibility of building such a detector.\n\nhttps://conference.
ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3241/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3241/
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SUMMARY:The Sun as a Laboratory for Electromagnetic Dipole Dark Matter
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UID:indico-contribution-560-3239@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Ben Geytenbeek (University of Cambridge)\nIn recent
years\, a revised set of solar abundances has led to a discrepancy in the
sound-speed profile between helioseismology and theoretical solar models.
Conventional solutions require additional mechanisms for energy transport
within the Sun. Vincent et al. have recently suggested that dark matter wi
th a momentum or velocity dependent cross section could provide a solution
. In this work\, we consider three models of dark matter with such cross s
ections and their effect on the stellar structure. In particular\, the thr
ee models incorporate dark matter particles interacting through an electro
magnetic dipole moment: an electric dipole\, a magnetic dipole or an anapo
le. Each model is implemented in the DarkStec stellar evolution program\,
which incorporates the effects of dark matter capture and heat transport w
ithin the solar interior. We show that dark matter with a mass of 3 GeV an
d an electric dipole moment or an anapole moment of may possibly improve t
he sound-speed profile\, small frequency separations and convective zone r
adius with respect to the Standard Solar Model. However\, the required dip
ole moments are strongly excluded by direct detection experiments.\n\nhttp
s://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3239/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3239/
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SUMMARY:Simulating Massive Halos to Constrain the Nature of Dark Matter
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170112T115000Z
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UID:indico-contribution-560-3238@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Jack Richings (Durham University)\nObservations of s
trong gravitational lenses offer a powerful new method to distinguish the
cold dark matter paradigm from other models such as warm or self-interacti
ng dark matter.\nIn this talk I will outline this method\, and discuss how
predictions for observations are calculated.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.d
ur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3238/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3238/
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SUMMARY:Non-Standard Mechanisms for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay\, Their
Probes and Implications
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UID:indico-contribution-560-3237@conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk
DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Lukas Graf (University College London)\nIn my talk I
will describe the effective approach to lepton number violation and impli
cations of potential future observation of lepton number violating (LNV) p
rocesses\, primarily of neutrinoless double beta decay. The interplay betw
een lepton number violation at high and low energies is of particular inte
rest\, as the constraints on theories of baryogenesis can be obtained. One
can state that if neutrinoless double beta decay is trigerred by other th
an the standard mass mechanism\, then the usual high-scale baryogenesis mo
dels will be excluded. As can be shown\, each LNV effective operator contr
ibutes to neutrinoless double beta decay in a number of ways and the under
standing of the mutual relations among all the operators is crucial when d
etermining the dominant contribution. Moreover\, the nuclear side of the p
roblem plays an important role\, as a thorough calculation of correspondin
g nuclear matrix elements is needed for the estimation of the effective co
uplings and it can also help to pinpoint the dominant mechanism triggering
neutrinoless double beta decay. Apart from the effective field approach\,
I will also outline the possible extension of our arguments to a general
UV-completed model.\n\nhttps://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contrib
utions/3237/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Science CM101
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/560/contributions/3237/
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