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Two talks: Testing fundamental physics with astronomical observations; Bullying in academia

Claudio Llinares
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK

In the first part of the talk, I will talk about my own research. We know that the expansion of the Universe is accelerated (but we do not know why). One of the possible explanations for this phenomenon is based on the idea that Einstein's Theory for gravity may be improved. While it is relatively easy to write down new theories, detecting them with astronomical observations appears to be an impossible task. The only way we can keep our hopes for a solid detection is to study new alternative observables. I will discuss two examples: one in the context of galaxy surveys and the other in the much smaller scales associated to globular clusters.
During the second part of the talk I will focus on bullying in academia. I will discuss facts, consequences and recommendations for both victims and liders.

2019 June 19, 12:00

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (C8.2.02)
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa

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