FFP14

15-18 July 2014

Aix Marseille University (AMU) Saint-Charles Campus, Marseille, France

Aix Marseille University (AMU) Saint-Charles Campus, Marseille, France

The 14th annual international symposium “Frontiers of Fundamental Physics” (FFP14) was organized by the OCEVU Labex. It was held in Marseille, on the Saint-Charles Campus of Aix Marseille University (AMU) and had over 280 participants coming from all over the world.

FFP Symposium began in India in 1997 and it became itinerant in 2004, through Europe, Canada and Australia. It covers topics in fundamental physics with the objective to enable scholars working in related areas to meet on a single platform and exchange ideas. In addition to highlighting the progress in these areas, the symposium invites the top researchers to reflect on the educational aspects of our discipline. Moreover, the scientific concepts are also discussed through philosophical and epistemological viewpoints. Several eminent scientists, such as the laureates of prestigious awards (Nobel Prize, Fields Medal,…), have already participated in these meetings.

The FFP14 Symposium developed around seven main themes, namely:

- Astroparticle Physics
- Cosmology
- High Energy Physics
- Quantum Gravity
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics Education
- Epistemology and Philosophy

The morning was devoted to the plenary session, with talks for a broad audience of physicists in its first half (9:00-10:30), and more specialized in its second half (11:00-12:30); this part was held in three amphitheaters. The parallel session of the Symposium took place during the afternoon (14:30-18:30) with seven thematic conferences and an additional conference on open topics named “Frontiers of Fundamental Physics”. These eight conferences were organized around the contributions of participants, in addition to the ones of invited speakers.

Altogether, there were some 250 contributions to the symposium (talks and posters). The plenary talks were webcasted live and recorded. The slides of the talks and the videos of the plenary talks are available from the Symposium web site: http://ffp14.cpt.univ-mrs.fr/

PREFACE |

FFP14 Symposium Synopsis PoS(FFP14)001 pdf |

PLENARY |

Cosmological results from Planck and LSS PoS(FFP14)002 pdf |

Status of the BSM scenarios PoS(FFP14)003 pdf |

Origin of Cosmic Rays PoS(FFP14)004 pdf |

Loop Quantum Gravity PoS(FFP14)005 pdf |

Discovering dark matter PoS(FFP14)006 pdf |

Issues in Galaxy Formation 2014 PoS(FFP14)007 pdf |

Status of HEP after the LHC Run 1 PoS(FFP14)008 pdf |

Investigating inflation and super-high-energy physics with new CMB data PoS(FFP14)009 pdf |

Personal reflections on two success stories PoS(FFP14)010 pdf |

Co-development of conceptual understanding and critical attitude: an essential condition for physics learning PoS(FFP14)011 pdf |

PLENARY-1 |

Distances to supernovae: an efficient probe of dark energy PoS(FFP14)012 pdf |

Dark Energy and Modified Gravity PoS(FFP14)013 pdf |

From DGT to dRGT: a review of ``massive gravity'' theories PoS(FFP14)014 pdf |

LSS with angular cross-correlations: Combining Spectroscopic and Photometric Surveys PoS(FFP14)015 pdf |

Cosmology with Galaxy Redshift Surveys PoS(FFP14)016 pdf |

Weak gravitational lensing PoS(FFP14)017 pdf |

Cosmological tests of gravity PoS(FFP14)018 pdf |

Inflation after Planck & BICEP2 PoS(FFP14)019 pdf |

Primordial non-Gaussianity, present status and future prospects PoS(FFP14)020 pdf |

Dynamics of the Cosmic Web PoS(FFP14)021 pdf |

The Signature of Low Redshift Large-Scale Structure in the Cosmic Microwave Background PoS(FFP14)022 pdf |

Cosmic inflation and primordial structure PoS(FFP14)023 pdf |

PLENARY-2 |

Particle acceleration in astrophysical sources PoS(FFP14)024 pdf |

UHECR: Progress and Problems PoS(FFP14)025 pdf |

Geometrical aspects of deformation quantization PoS(FFP14)026 pdf |

Recent experimental results and theoretical developments in Heavy Ion physics PoS(FFP14)027 pdf |

Geometric Unification PoS(FFP14)028 pdf |

IceCube and the Discovery of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos PoS(FFP14)029 pdf |

Physical predicions from lattice QCD PoS(FFP14)030 pdf |

The top-quark gateway to new physics PoS(FFP14)031 pdf |

Review of Flavour Physics PoS(FFP14)032 pdf |

Relativistic outflows from compact objects and generation of Astroparticles PoS(FFP14)033 pdf attachments |

Neutrino pathways to cosmology PoS(FFP14)034 pdf |

PLENARY-3 |

Last gasps of a black hole PoS(FFP14)035 pdf |

There are no black holes: Pseudo-Complex General Relativity From Einstein to Zweistein PoS(FFP14)036 pdf |

Background independence of GR and in LQG PoS(FFP14)037 pdf |

A scenario for black hole evaporation on a quantum geometry PoS(FFP14)038 pdf |

A Test Bed for High Energy Physiscs PoS(FFP14)039 pdf |

It Ain't Necessarily So: Interpretations and Misinterpretations of Quantum Theory PoS(FFP14)040 pdf |

High precision gravitational self-force calculations and post-Newtonian implications PoS(FFP14)041 pdf |

ASTROPARTICLES |

Arrival direction distribution of cosmic rays from ~100 PeV to the highest energies detected at the Pierre Auger Observatory PoS(FFP14)042 pdf |

Particle Acceleration and Radiation in Pulsar Wind Nebulae PoS(FFP14)043 pdf |

Future of neutrino based reactor experiments PoS(FFP14)044 pdf |

Neutrino Oscillations: Experimental Review PoS(FFP14)045 pdf |

The new Gamma Ray Telescope Observatory: CTA PoS(FFP14)046 pdf |

Mediterranean Neutrino Telescopes PoS(FFP14)047 pdf |

Gamma-ray bursts PoS(FFP14)048 pdf |

The Very High Energy $\gamma$-ray Extragalactic Sky PoS(FFP14)049 pdf |

A new multiwavelength lepto-hadronic model of astrophysical jet emission PoS(FFP14)050 pdf |

Dark Matter in the Milky Way PoS(FFP14)051 pdf |

Review of Dark Matter Direct Searches PoS(FFP14)052 pdf |

High Energy Phenomena at the Center of our Galaxy PoS(FFP14)053 pdf |

Fitting the Fermi-LAT GeV excess: on the importance of the propagation of electrons from dark matter PoS(FFP14)054 pdf |

Revisiting the escape speed impact on dark matter direct detection PoS(FFP14)055 pdf |

Cosmic Ray propagation in the interstellar medium PoS(FFP14)056 pdf |

Multi-Messenger analysis with the ANTARES High Energy Neutrino Telescope PoS(FFP14)057 pdf |

Cosmological N-body+hydro simulations of spiral galaxies and dark matter detection PoS(FFP14)058 pdf |

Magnetic field generated by the Weibel instability PoS(FFP14)059 pdf |

The extragalactic sky in the Fermi era PoS(FFP14)060 pdf |

Very high energy gamma-emission of Perseus Cluster PoS(FFP14)062 pdf |

SHALON observations of Active Galactic Nuclei at red shift from z=0.0179 to z=1.375 PoS(FFP14)063 pdf |

Long-term studies of the Cygnus Region and its objects PoS(FFP14)064 pdf |

EBL measurements through the TeV gamma-ray spectra of Low- and High-red shifted AGN PoS(FFP14)065 pdf |

Measurement of leptons related quantities in AMS PoS(FFP14)066 pdf |

Bright Gamma-ray Pulsars in the Fermi Era : Results and prospects with ground-based telescopes PoS(FFP14)067 pdf |

High Energy and Very High Energy Gamma-rays from Galactic Particle Accelerators PoS(FFP14)068 pdf |

Indirect dark matter detection: recent results and perspectives PoS(FFP14)069 pdf |

COSMOLOGY |

Massive Gravity with Two Stückelberg Fields PoS(FFP14)070 pdf |

Probing the matter power spectrum with the galaxy clustering ratio PoS(FFP14)071 pdf |

Clusters for Cosmology PoS(FFP14)072 pdf |

Magnetic field generation during inflation PoS(FFP14)073 pdf |

Inflationary perturbations in Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld gravity PoS(FFP14)074 pdf |

Measuring the growth of galaxy clusters PoS(FFP14)075 pdf |

Gravitational waves attenuation in a non-perturbative spinorial vacuum PoS(FFP14)076 pdf |

Friedmann equation and the emergence of cosmic space PoS(FFP14)077 pdf |

The linear velocity field of SDSS DR7 galaxies: constraints on flow amplitudes and the growth rate PoS(FFP14)078 pdf |

Constraints on chiral gravity through the CMB polarization PoS(FFP14)079 pdf |

Dark Energy and Dark Matter in Stars Physic PoS(FFP14)080 pdf |

Some remarks on new numerical estimations of the Rees-Sciama effect PoS(FFP14)081 pdf |

Symmetries in Large Scale Structure PoS(FFP14)082 pdf |

The baryon fraction in clusters and scaling relations in LCDM from X-ray and Planck data PoS(FFP14)083 pdf |

Scalar field dark matter and pulsar timing observations PoS(FFP14)084 pdf |

Tests on the Expansion of the Universe PoS(FFP14)085 pdf |

Matter-Bounce Spin-Cosmology and consistency with BICEP2 data PoS(FFP14)086 pdf |

Impact of cosmic variance on the local measurement of $H_0$ PoS(FFP14)087 pdf |

High energy sources during the re-ionization epoch of the universe PoS(FFP14)088 pdf |

Sequestering the Standard Model Vacuum Energy PoS(FFP14)089 pdf |

Looking for the first star-forming galaxies in the univers PoS(FFP14)090 pdf |

Dark Energy phenomenology: the effective field theory approach PoS(FFP14)091 pdf |

The effects of assembly bias on galaxy clustering predictions PoS(FFP14)092 pdf |

Probing primordial statistical anisotropy with WMAP and Planck data PoS(FFP14)093 pdf |

Galactic foregrounds for the CMB PoS(FFP14)095 pdf |

Particle like solutions in modified gravity: the Higgs monopoles PoS(FFP14)096 pdf attachments |

Inflation Physics from the CMB and LSS PoS(FFP14)097 pdf |

Probing non-standard gravity with the growth index of cosmological perturbations PoS(FFP14)098 pdf |

The strained state cosmology PoS(FFP14)099 pdf |

Infrared physics in inflation and primordial perturbations PoS(FFP14)100 pdf |

Healthy theories beyond Horndeski PoS(FFP14)102 pdf |

Cosmology with Mimetic Matter PoS(FFP14)103 pdf |

Chameleon Cosmology Near and Far PoS(FFP14)104 pdf |

HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS |

ESSnuSB Neutrino Oscillation Project PoS(FFP14)105 pdf |

Precision Electroweak Measurements at Future High Energy Colliders PoS(FFP14)106 pdf |

Exotic hadrons in Experiment and on the Lattice PoS(FFP14)107 pdf |

Searches for heavy resonances at the LHC PoS(FFP14)108 pdf |

Observables and anomalies in $B\rightarrow K^{(*)} \ell^+ \ell^- $ decays PoS(FFP14)109 pdf |

``CP violation effects in multibody B decays'' on behalf of the LHCb Collaboration PoS(FFP14)110 pdf |

Leptogenesis and low energy neutrino data PoS(FFP14)111 pdf |

The exact Foldy-Wouthuysen transformation for a Dirac Theory with the complete set of CPT/LORENTZ Violating terms PoS(FFP14)112 pdf |

Measurement of EW production of $Z+2j$ at the LHC PoS(FFP14)113 pdf |

Off-shell Higgs signal and total width determination at the LHC PoS(FFP14)114 pdf |

Searches for BSM Higgs bosons at LHC PoS(FFP14)115 pdf |

Gauged and ungauged unparticles signal at the LHC and ILC PoS(FFP14)116 pdf |

Constraints on Higgs physics from EW precision measurements PoS(FFP14)117 pdf |

Top production at the LHC PoS(FFP14)118 pdf |

Search for ttH in Run 1 at the LHC PoS(FFP14)119 pdf |

Global status of neutrino oscillations PoS(FFP14)120 pdf |

Lattice gauge theories beyond QCD PoS(FFP14)121 pdf |

Constraints on BSM physics through the Higgs couplings PoS(FFP14)122 pdf |

SUSY after LHC run 1 PoS(FFP14)123 pdf |

Review of neutrinoless double beta decay search PoS(FFP14)124 pdf |

ALICE results in p--Pb collisions at the LHC PoS(FFP14)125 pdf |

Recent progress in Lattice QCD thermodynamics PoS(FFP14)126 pdf |

Recent advances in neutrino astrophysics PoS(FFP14)127 pdf |

Top quark mass measurements at hadron colliders PoS(FFP14)128 pdf |

The Top-Quark Charge Asymmetry -- Testing Strong Interactions and More PoS(FFP14)129 pdf |

(Getting ready for) precision physics at hadron colliders PoS(FFP14)130 pdf |

MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS |

Deformation quantization of Noncommutative Principal Bundles PoS(FFP14)131 pdf |

Causality and Noncommutative Geometry PoS(FFP14)132 pdf |

On Drinfel'd twists and their use in non-commutative geometry PoS(FFP14)133 pdf |

Noncommutative version of Borcherds' approach to quantum field theory PoS(FFP14)134 pdf |

Renormalization in Tensorial Group Field Theories PoS(FFP14)135 pdf |

Noncommutative Geometry and Physics PoS(FFP14)136 pdf |

Vector bundles on the noncommutative torus from deformation quantization PoS(FFP14)137 pdf |

Causal structure for noncommutative geometry PoS(FFP14)138 pdf |

Spectral triples and Toeplitz operators PoS(FFP14)140 pdf |

Every Symplectic Manifold Is A Coadjoint Orbit PoS(FFP14)141 pdf |

Hyperbolic PDEs with non-commutative time PoS(FFP14)142 pdf |

Noncommutative Geometry, the Spectral Action and Fundamental Symmetries PoS(FFP14)143 pdf |

Designing the sound of a cut-off drum PoS(FFP14)144 pdf |

Higher Symmetries of Laplace and Dirac operators - towards supersymmetries PoS(FFP14)145 pdf |

Influence of quantum matter fluctuations on the expansion parameter of timelike geodesics PoS(FFP14)146 pdf |

Perturbative algebraic QFT as a universal framework for constructing physically motivated models in quantum field theory PoS(FFP14)147 pdf |

Model building in almost-commutative geometry PoS(FFP14)148 pdf |

On the K-theoretic classification of topological phases of matter PoS(FFP14)149 pdf |

Inner perturbations in noncommutative geometry PoS(FFP14)150 pdf |

Construction of a quantum field theory in four dimensions PoS(FFP14)151 pdf |

QUANTUM GRAVITY |

Gravitational Scattering via Twistor Theory PoS(FFP14)152 pdf |

Quantum Reduced Loop Gravity PoS(FFP14)153 pdf |

First order gravity on the light front PoS(FFP14)154 pdf |

How many quanta are there in a quantum spacetime? PoS(FFP14)155 pdf |

Application of the Curvature operator: Matrix Elements and properties of the new Hamiltonian Constraint operator in LQG PoS(FFP14)156 pdf |

On background-independent renormalization in spin foam models PoS(FFP14)157 pdf |

Analytical continuation of black hole entropy in Loop Quantum Gravity: Lessons from black hole thermodynamics PoS(FFP14)158 pdf |

Coherent State Operators in Cosmology and Gravity PoS(FFP14)159 pdf |

A brief overview of loop quantum cosmology PoS(FFP14)161 pdf |

Curved polyhedra PoS(FFP14)162 pdf |

Matter Bounce Scenario in F(T) gravity PoS(FFP14)163 pdf |

Quantum formalism for systems with temporally varying discretization PoS(FFP14)164 pdf |

Exact formulation of the quantum scalar constraint in LQG PoS(FFP14)165 pdf |

LQC on curved FLRW space time PoS(FFP14)166 pdf |

Do interacting ultraviolet fixed point exist, and if so, what can we do with them? PoS(FFP14)167 pdf |

Spinorial Path Integral for Loop Gravity: Coherent states and Spinfoam symmetries PoS(FFP14)168 pdf |

Loop quantum effects on a viscous dark energy cosmological model PoS(FFP14)170 pdf |

A first-principles approach to physics based on locality and operationalism PoS(FFP14)171 pdf |

A quantum field theory for the atoms of space PoS(FFP14)172 pdf |

Black hole entropy and entanglement of Planckian degrees of freedom PoS(FFP14)173 pdf |

Black holes in Asymptotically Safe Gravity PoS(FFP14)174 pdf |

The role of BRST charge as a generator of gauge transformations in quantization of gauge theories and Gravity PoS(FFP14)175 pdf |

Observers diffeomorphism-invariant description of a general relativistic system PoS(FFP14)176 pdf |

Group field theories generating polyhedral complexes PoS(FFP14)177 pdf |

On the cosmological constant: its identification as renormalization group invariant scale corresponding to a gravitational condensate PoS(FFP14)178 pdf |

Loop gravity from a spinorial action PoS(FFP14)179 pdf |

The Matter Bounce Scenario in Loop Quantum Cosmology PoS(FFP14)180 pdf |

Plebanski sectors of the Lorentzian 4-simplex amplitude PoS(FFP14)181 pdf |

FRONTIERS OF FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS |

Continuous wavelet transform in quantum field theory PoS(FFP14)182 pdf |

From Quantum Cellular Automata to Quantum Field Theory PoS(FFP14)183 pdf |

The cosmological constant and quantum vacuum PoS(FFP14)184 pdf |

Field and Matter or Pure Field Physics? PoS(FFP14)185 pdf |

From Kerr-Newman Black Hole to Spinning Particle: Where is There Hidden the Dirac Equation? PoS(FFP14)186 pdf |

The Archimedes project: a feasibility study forweighing the vacuum energy PoS(FFP14)187 pdf |

Energy-Momentum Tensor in Electromagnetic Theory and Gravitation from Relativistic Quantum Equations PoS(FFP14)188 pdf |

Charge Quantization from a Number Operator PoS(FFP14)190 pdf |

The Cosmological Constant in Distorted Quantum Cosmology PoS(FFP14)191 pdf |

A fluid of diffusing particles and its cosmological behaviour PoS(FFP14)193 pdf |

Higgs fields, Yang-Mills Quantized theories and the Cohomological origine of the mass PoS(FFP14)195 pdf |

Dynamics of histories PoS(FFP14)196 pdf |

Fuzzy Topology, Quantization and Gauge Fields PoS(FFP14)197 pdf |

A No Go Theorem for Gallileon like ``Odd P-Forms'' PoS(FFP14)198 pdf |

Solar wind test of the de Broglie-Proca's massive photon with Cluster multi-spacecraft data PoS(FFP14)199 pdf |

Informational features of Fermionic systems PoS(FFP14)202 pdf |

A new theory of light and matter PoS(FFP14)203 pdf |

EPISTEMOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY |

Weyl's gauge argument PoS(FFP14)204 pdf |

Kurt Gödel's theory of gravitation PoS(FFP14)205 pdf |

Categorical Operator Algebraic Foundations of Relational Quantum Theory PoS(FFP14)206 pdf |

Quantum Indeterminacy, Gauge Symmetries and Symplectic Reduction PoS(FFP14)207 pdf |

Kurt Gödel philosopher: from logic to epistemology PoS(FFP14)209 pdf |

Symmetry, Physical Theories and Theory Change PoS(FFP14)210 pdf |

A novel approach to characterising quantum theory based on limited information and complementarity PoS(FFP14)211 pdf |

Roots and prespective of Bergmann-Einstein scalar tensor theory: the unpublished paper PoS(FFP14)213 pdf |

Lemaitre’s Big Bang PoS(FFP14)214 pdf |

The Twilight of the Scientific Age PoS(FFP14)215 pdf |

Constructive Identities for Physics PoS(FFP14)216 pdf |

Quantization, spatiotemporalization and pure variation PoS(FFP14)217 pdf |

Do Quanta Need a New Logic? PoS(FFP14)218 pdf |

Describing many-particle QM as well as QFT in terms of ``single particle'' QM with one extra dimension PoS(FFP14)219 pdf |

Realistic interpretation of Grassmann variables outside the integral sign PoS(FFP14)220 pdf |

Category and Physics PoS(FFP14)221 pdf |

Atomism and Relationalism as guiding principles for Quantum Gravity PoS(FFP14)222 pdf |

Decoherence and the measurement problem PoS(FFP14)223 pdf |

PHYSICS EDUCATION |

Dynamics of pedagogical innovations: roots and developments. Cases of study in Physics and Mathematic PoS(FFP14)224 pdf |

Reimagining the teaching of physics in university PoS(FFP14)225 pdf |

No magic wand for teaching physics PoS(FFP14)226 pdf |

History and Philosophy of Science Can Improve Problem-Solving PoS(FFP14)227 pdf |

LHCb outreach activities (on behalf of the LHCb Collaboration) PoS(FFP14)228 pdf |

Schema or not schema? that could be the question of teacher PoS(FFP14)229 pdf |

Designing and evaluating new approaches to instruction PoS(FFP14)230 pdf |

Teaching modern physics in secondary school PoS(FFP14)231 pdf |

Conceptual Labs for operative Exploration PoS(FFP14)232 pdf |

IDIFO Teachers Formation on Modern Physics PoS(FFP14)233 pdf |

Less teaching yields better learning PoS(FFP14)234 pdf |

Collaborating with Historians of Sciences for a deep and complex rewriting of Physics courses. PoS(FFP14)235 pdf |

Learning physics : from the nature and origins of difficulties to an evolution of teaching PoS(FFP14)236 pdf |

Soon 20 years of 'La Main a La Pate', an international model for inquiry-based science education in elementary school PoS(FFP14)237 pdf |

Introduction of interactive learning into French university physics classrooms PoS(FFP14)238 pdf |

Design and build physics lab course for general physics program in college PoS(FFP14)239 pdf |

Upper secondary students face optic diffraction using simple experiments and on-line measurements PoS(FFP14)240 pdf |

Conceptions of secondary students on phenomenology of superconduction PoS(FFP14)241 pdf |

Frontiers of popular physics demonstrations PoS(FFP14)242 pdf |

From a subtractive to multiplicative approach, two concept-driven interactive pathways on the selective absorption of light PoS(FFP14)243 pdf |

Experimentation of a new pedagogical method in 1st year's teachings of physics PoS(FFP14)244 pdf |

Horizons in Physics Education: a network to improve the attraction of physics PoS(FFP14)245 pdf |