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Results: 1 - 20 of 21
Results: 1 - 20 of 21
  • Instabilities of String Vacua and Cosmological Spacetimes
    2 Jul 2019 14:00 - 15:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Lars Aalsma’s research focusses on deriving macroscopic predictions of quantum gravity. Recent studies suggest that quantum gravity effects do not always decouple at low energies and Aalsma examines this phenomenon ...
  • Emergent gravity in a holographic universe
    14 Jun 2019 11:00 - 12:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Manus Visser studies thermodynamic, emergent and holographic aspects of gravity in the context of causal diamonds. A causal diamond is the largest area in space-time that is connected to an observer during its entire ...
  • Symmetries and topology in quantum baths
    12 Apr 2019 10:00 - 11:00 PhD defence ceremony
    On Friday 12 April, Moos van Caspel (Delta ITP, Amsterdam) will defend his PhD thesis 'Symmetries and Topology in Quantum Baths'.
  • Breakdown of locality in quantum gravity
    7 Sep 2017 12:00 - 13:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Robert Jefferson looks at the emerging role of nonlocality in research aimed at developing a theory of quantum gravity, the basic idea being that local physics is encoded in some equivalent, nonlocal description.He ...
  • Burning black holes and precarious precursors
    23 Jun 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PhD defence ceremony
    In his research, Laurens Kabir focuses on the way fundamental subjects such as general relativity, thermodynamics and quantum information appear to be connected. Various connections exist, manifested notably in black ...
  • Topological Phases and Phase Transitions in Magnets and Ice
    7 Jun 2017 11:15 - 12:15 PhD defence ceremony
    Rick Keesman (Instituut-Lorentz, Delta ITP): 'Topological Phases and Phase Transitions in Magnets and Ice'. Promotores: Prof.dr. G.T. Barkema (UL & UU), Prof.dr. R.A. Duijne (UU & TUE)
  • Ontwerp: Linda van Zijp, StudioLIN. Beeld: ESO/S, Brunier
    Detection techniques in the search for dark matter
    5 Oct 2016 12:00 - 13:00 PhD defence ceremony
    For decades, detectors and satellites have been searching for dark matter, mysterious particles whose existence is inferred by gravitational effects but which have never been observed. Hamish Silverwood investigates ...
  • Supersymmetric models for quantum materials
    4 Mar 2016 14:00 - 15:00 PhD defence ceremony
    The physics of condensed matter is aimed at understanding the physical properties of a large variety of materials. Theoretical physicists develop new methods to describe materials with strong interactions between the ...
  • Black hole microstates and the moonshine phenomena
    4 Mar 2016 13:00 - 14:00 PhD defence ceremony
    In his research on string theory, Paul de Lange's addresses a number of questions that are directly or indirectly related to the microscopic nature of black holes. He shows how microstate geometries can support the ...
  • The Entangled Universe
    8 Sep 2015 10:00 - 12:00 PhD defence ceremony
    General relativity and quantum mechanics have provided an enormous boost to the fields of cosmology and particle physics. Although the standard model of particle physics and the theory of cosmological inflation are ...
  • Paths towards understanding black holes
    12 Jun 2015 12:00 - 13:00 PhD defence ceremony
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  • Holography with broken Poincaré symmetry
    10 Oct 2014 12:00 - 13:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Jegor Korovins deals with the extensions of the holographic dualities to the situations where part of the Poincaré group has been broken. Such theories are particularly relevant for applications of the gauge/gravity ...
  • Topological phases in condensed matter systems
    3 Oct 2014 10:00 - 11:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Shanna Haaker focuses on topological phases in condensed matter systems from a theoretical physics point of view. Haaker combines relevant theories to the quantum Hall effect (a kind of state in which matter exists). ...
  • Holographic duality within string theory
    11 Sep 2014 12:00 - 13:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Ricardo Caldeira Costa explores the AdS/CFT correspondence, a holographic duality within string theory. Costa hereby seeks to find out whether this kind of correspondence can give him more insight into certain kinds ...
  • Holography in non-relativistic systems
    4 Jul 2014 10:00 - 11:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Kristian Holsheimer’s PhD thesis specifically focuses on one theory from string theory: holographic duality. The systems for which holographic duality exists are relativistic, which means that the particles move at ...
  • Dynamics of particles in the one-dimensional Bose gas
    9 Oct 2013 12:00 - 00:00 PhD defence ceremony
    The one-dimensional (1D) Bose gas offers an example of a complex problem with an exact solution. Milosz Panfil has described the dynamics of particles in a one-dimensional world in which movement is limited to a ...
  • Different perspectives on cosmological inflation
    24 Sep 2013 10:00 - 11:00 PhD defence ceremony
    In the 1980s, the ‘cosmological inflation’ hypothesis was formed to explain the homogeneity of the universe and the emergence of structure formation. According to the hypothesis, the universe had undergone an ...
  • A novel approach to cosmology using gauge/gravity duality
    10 Sep 2013 12:00 - 14:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Adam Bzowski presents a novel approach to cosmology using gauge/gravity duality. Analysis of the implications of conformal invariance in field theories leads to quantitative cosmological predictions which are in ...
  • Deformations of CFTs and Holography
    4 Jul 2013 14:00 - 15:00 PhD defence ceremony
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  • The Universe on Edge
    29 May 2013 12:00 - 13:00 PhD defence ceremony
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