From the Small to the Large Scales: Particle Physics
The observations of the sky have been the basis of scientific progress from the very start
and have allowed physicists to discover gravitation and to develop scientific methods. In the
present days, it is clearer than ever that the physics at small and large scales are tightly inter-
connected: Indeed, nowadays cosmological and astrophysical observations are the strong-
est hints at the need to extend the Standard Model of Particle Physics, while at the same
time Standard Model interactions are at the basis of the Big Bang Model.
In this working group, we will discuss these different connections between the large and
small scales. In particular, we will address the questions of modelling Dark Matter, Dark En-
ergy and Inflation within theories, which go beyond the Standard Model, and discuss what
we can learn about fundamental physics from cosmological and astrophysical observations.
Special emphasis will be placed on new theoretical ideas and on how it may be possible to
test these models in future observations or experiments and single out a unified model of
particle physics and cosmology.
No previous knowledge of particle physics or cosmology will be assumed, but familiarity with
scientific methods and good physical and mathematical knowledge are expected.
Prof. Dr. Laura Covi
Institut für theoretische Physik, Universität Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Catena
Subatomic and Plasma Physics, Department of Physics, Göteborgs
Universitet / Schweden
Studierende der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik sowie Studierende aller
Fächer, die physikalisches Interesse und gute mathematische und physikalische
ab dem 5. Semester und Doktoranden
28. August bis 7. September 2017