Cosmology talks mini-workshop: BBN and mirror worlds




Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, Lloyd Knox, James Alvey, Miguel Escudero Abenza, Nashwan Sabti, Fei Ge, Jens Chluba, Ryan J. Cooke, Yuhsin Tsai, Nikita Blinov




29-11-2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



We are excited to tell you about the next Cosmology Talks mini-workshop, which will be held on 29 November 4pm GMT and will run for 2–3 hours. The workshop theme will be: BBN and mirror worlds.

Cosmology Talks hosts videos of technical discussions with cosmologists about their recent papers. It is aimed at PhD students, other current researchers and former researchers who are keen to keep track of developments.

The mini-workshops take recent Cosmology Talks as a starting point for further discussion, exploration and collaboration. They feature both the speakers of the initial talks and an additional collection of invited experts on related fields.

The upcoming workshop is framed around these talks:

  • A subtle cosmological symmetry & mirror dark sector might fix H₀ with Frncis-Yan Cyr-Racine and Lloyd Knox
  • Big Bang Nucleosynthesis in 2021 with James Alvey

In addition, the workshop will feature the following invited experts:

  • Miguel Escudero Abenza and Nashwan Sabti (Coauthors of James)
  • Fei Ge (coauthor of Lloyd and Francis-Yan)
  • Jens Chluba (Thomson scattering rate)
  • Ryan Cooke (deuterium measurements)
  • Yuhsin Tsai (mirror twin Higgs cosmology)
  • Nikita Blinov (dark matter mirror world)

Important! It is not expected that each talk is fully understood by all participants, but the contents of both talks will be assumed to be common knowledge of all participants before the workshop begins. This provides a common starting position from which the workshop discussions can begin. So if you are coming make sure to watch both the videos before the workshop begins!

The workshop schedule is (starting at 4pm GMT):

  1. 10 minutes introducing the invited experts and their expertise
  2. 50 minutes collective discussion about the two talks and related topics (25x2)
  3. 10 minutes break time
  4. 50 minutes breakout discussions, on ideas raised during the initial discussion
  5. Ongoing breakout discussions, combined with voluntary social events (e.g. skribbl, codewords).

All people in the cosmology community are welcome to attend.

Join URL: https://auckland.zoom.us/my/cosmologytalks

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