cargese

July 30 - August 11, 2007

Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese

published February 19, 2009

Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese

published February 19, 2009

The Standard Model of particle physics and General relativity offer a theoretical framework explaining properties of matter and interactions from subnuclear scales to galactic sizes. However, observational data such as well-controlled measurements of the distribution of large scale structures and cosmic microwave anisotropies indicate that these theories need to be completed at larger energies and larger scales to resolve a number of puzzles: acceleration of the expansion of the universe, nature of the dark matter component of the Universe, origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry, origin of the inflationary stage in the early Universe.

High energy theorists have been working on various extensions of the Standard Model like Supersymmetry, Grand Unified Theories, theories with extra dimensions. The next generation of particle physics experiments (LHC, neutrino superbeams, B factories...) and astroparticles/cosmology experiments (Auger, Planck, Snap, Lisa... ) will offer the possibility to test these theories and deepen our understanding of the fundamental laws. A very challenging era is awaiting us.

The aim of the school is two-fold:

- To teach high energy physicists the basic concepts of cosmology so that they can easily identify the signatures of their theories in cosmological data.
- Give cosmologists the necessary tools to analyse their results in terms of motivated theoretical models.

The school is therefore open to both high energy physicists and researchers in astroparticle physics and cosmology. Priority is given to PhD students and young postdocs. Some more advanced scientists willing to improve their competences in this research area are also welcome.

Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse

http://cern.ch/servant/cargese/

Sessions |
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Lectures |

Student Session |

Lectures |

Superstring Phenomenology PoS(cargese)001 pdf |

Dark matter: motivations, distribution, simulations PoS(cargese)002 |

Inflation PoS(cargese)003 pdf |

Phenomenology & cosmology of models with extra dimensions PoS(cargese)004 |

Cosmological Constant and fundamental theories of dark energy PoS(cargese)005 |

Cosmic microwave backgrond PoS(cargese)006 pdf |

Collider Physics PoS(cargese)007 |

Supersymmetry: motivations, phenomenology, dark matter candidates, neutrinos PoS(cargese)008 |

Indirect and direct dark matter detection PoS(cargese)009 pdf |

Cosmology from type Ia supernovae PoS(cargese)010 pdf |

Modifications of gravity PoS(cargese)011 pdf |

Baryogenesis, leptogenesis PoS(cargese)012 |

Student Session |

Topological roots of four dimensional gravity PoS(cargese)013 pdf |

Brane tunneling and virtual brane-antibrane pairs PoS(cargese)022 pdf |

Scalar perturbations in Randall-Sundrum braneworld cosmology PoS(cargese)019 pdf |

A QCD axion from a warped extra dimension PoS(cargese)014 pdf |

Multiwavelength signals from dark matter annihilation at the galactic center PoS(cargese)020 pdf |

Gauss-Bonnet interactions influence on the radion stabilisation in inflating backgrounds PoS(cargese)015 pdf |

Brane Inflation and Fine Tuning PoS(cargese)016 pdf |

Flat Directions in the Early Universe: Birth Life and Death PoS(cargese)017 pdf |

How much of the inflaton potential do we see? PoS(cargese)018 pdf |