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Looking for new physics in the early universe

Carlos J. A. P. Martins

Cosmology and particle physics are presently experiencing a truly exciting period. On the one hand both have remarkably successful standard models, which are in agreement with a plethora of experimental and observational data. On the other hand there are also strong hints that neither of these models is complete, and that new physics may be there, within the reach of the next generation of probes. After reviewing some of these hints I will discuss ways in which astrophysical and cosmological observables can be used to search for new physics, and present a few examples.

2011 April 06, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia