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Dark side of the seesaw

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Ivo de Medeiros Varzielas (CFTP - IST Lisbon)
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GAP room
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I will explore the idea of connecting the dark matter sector with a sector of the Standard Model (SM), namely the neutrino sector. To do this, I consider the extension of the SM with right-handed (gauge singlet) neutrinos, which will lead to a type-I seesaw mechanism. Then I also add a fermion (another gauge singlet) dark matter candidate.

Visit of Kunihito Uzawa

Professor Kunihito Uzawa from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, visited Gr@v in the last week of September 2018 and gave a seminar on "No-Go theorems for ekpyrosis from ten-dimensional supergravity". (In the photo with Eugen Radu.)

No-Go theorems for ekpyrosis from ten-dimensional supergravity

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Kunihito Uzawa, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
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room 32.1.3 CICFANO
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Abstract: In this talk, we present whether the new ekpyrotic scenario
can be embedded into ten-dimensional supergravity. We use that the
scalar potential obtained from flux compactifications of type II
supergravity with sources has a universal scaling with respect to the

"Nullius in Verba"

The University of Aveiro and Gr@v join the many worldwide tributes to the life and work of Stephen Hawking. As a small contribution, the U. Aveiro asked Gr@v member C. Herdeiro to write an article for its online news that can be found here. A video statement can be found here (both in Portuguese).

Is dark energy really constant?

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Tiago Barreiro (IA - Lisbon)
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GAP room
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One well known problem of the standard cosmological constant model is the tension between the high level of clustering observed in the CMB and the one obtained from large-scale structures. This may be an indication that the way  dark energy affects clustering might differ from a simple cosmological constant.

Successful SKA-day national event!

"SKA days PT" took place last 6 and 7 of February, at Covilhã and Lisbon, an initiative to promote the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) - the world's largest radio telescope - among the Portuguese scientific and business communities.

SKA project has the participation of 19 countries, in the case of Portugal it is via the infrastructure ENGAGE SKA, which is a consortium composed by the Instituto de Telecomunicações, the Universities of Aveiro (Gr@v), Porto and Évora, and the Polytechnic Institute of Beja.