
Calendar of Physics Talks Vienna
Speaker:  Christoph Saulder (Uni Wien) 
Abstract:  One of the biggest mysteries in cosmology is Dark Energy, which is required to explain the accelerated expansion of the universe within the standard model. But maybe one can explain the observations without introducing new physics, by simply taking one step back and reexamining one of the basic concepts of cosmology, homogeneity. In standard cosmology, it is assumed that the universe is homogeneous, but this is not true at small scales (<200 Mpc). Since general relativity, which is the basis of modern cosmology, is a nonlinear theory, one can expect some backreactions in the case of an inhomogeneous matter distribution. Estimates of the magnitude of these backreactions (feedback) range from insignificant to being perfectly able to explain the accelerated expansion of the universe. In the end, the only way to be sure is to test predictions of inhomogeneous cosmological theories. [...] 
Date:  Tue, 16.04.2013 
Time:  12:15 
Location:  Vienna University of Technology (Freihaus Wiedner Hauptstasse 810 , 10th floor, Sem 136) 
Contact:  Stephan Stetina 
Surface Scattering and Band Gaps in Rough Waveguides and Nanowires 
Speaker:  Otto Dietz (Institut für Physik, Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin ) 
Abstract:  The coherent scattering through systems with surface roughness is a ubiquitous phenomenon which occurs on
vastly different length and time scales. The effects induced by surface scattering often are the key for the
understanding both of natural phenomena, like the scattering of underwater waves at a rough ocean seabed,
as well as of man‐made devices like optical fibers and waveguides. The understanding of all these systems rests
on a predictive surface scattering theory that relates the properties of a rough surface to the transport
characteristics of the corresponding device and vice versa. Unfortunately conventional surface scattering
theories for the coherent transport through waveguides lack significant ingredients. They do not offer an
analytical connection between the boundary roughness and the transport properties. 
Date:  Tue, 16.04.2013 
Time:  14:15 
Location:  Seminar room 136, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 – 10, 10th floor, B (yellow tower) 
Contact:  Stefan Rotter 
Das freie Feld in verschiedenen Formulierungen 
Speaker:  Jochen Zahn (Univ.Wien) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen des Seminars für Mathematische Physik 
Date:  Tue, 16.04.2013 
Time:  14:15 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Fakultät für Physik, Erwin SchrödingerHörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stock 
Contact:  J. Yngvason 
Jet broadening in effective field theory: When dimensional regularisation fails 
Speaker:  Dr. Guido Bell (Univ. Oxford) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen des Teilchenphysikseminars 
Date:  Tue, 16.04.2013 
Time:  16:15 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Fakultät für Physik, Erwin SchrödingerHörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stock 
Contact:  I. Jemos, H. Neufeld 
The Cosmological constant puzzle 
Speaker:  Steven Bass (Innsbruck) 
Abstract:  The accelerating expansion of the Universe points to a small po sitive vacuum energy density and negative vacuum pressure. A strong candidate is the cosmological constant in Einstein‘s equa tions of General Relativity. The vacuum dark energy density ex tracted from astrophysics is 10^56 times smaller than the value expected from the Higgs potential in Standard Model particle physics and 10^44 times smaller than the contribution expected from QCD condensates. The dark energy scale is however close
to the range of possible values expected for the light neutrino mass. We discuss the cosmological constant puzzle and (new) ideas how to solve it. 
Date:  Wed, 17.04.2013 
Time:  17:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  StefanMeyerInstitut Seminar room, Boltzmanngasse 3, Room 2.08 
Contact:  Ken Suzuki ken.suzuki@oeac.at.at http://www.smi.oeaw.ac.at/groups/hephysmiseminar/ 
Conformally flat hypersurfaces 
Speaker:  Udo HertrichJeromin (TU Wien) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen des Literaturseminars 
Date:  Thu, 18.04.2013 
Time:  14:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Arbeitsgruppe: Gravitation, Währinger Strasse 17, Seminarraum A, 2. Stock 
Contact:  P. Chrusciel 
TIME REVERSAL VIOLATION FOR ENTANGLED NEUTRAL MESONS 
Speaker:  José Bernabéu (Depart.of Theor. Physics, Univ.of Valencia and IFIC, Joint Centre Univ.ValenciaCSIC) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen des Teilchenphysikseminars 
Date:  Thu, 18.04.2013 
Time:  14:15 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Fakultät für Physik, Erwin SchrödingerHörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stock 
Contact:  B. C. Hiesmayr, H. Neufeld 
Angular momentum and decay distributions in high energy physics: an introduction and use cases for the LHC 
Speaker:  Pietro Faccioli (Lisbon) 
Abstract:  Measurements of the angular distributions of particle decays give unique insights into the underlying fundamental interactions and play a central role in the determination of coupling properties, in the verification of production models and even in the discovery and identification of new particles.
However, some of the most basic properties of the decay distributions are ignored in the vast majority of the experimental analyses. For example, decades of theoretical and experimental studies used the dilepton decay distributions as crucial instruments (DrellYan and quarkonium production, StandardModel couplings of vector bosons), but only recently some general characteristics of the angular distribution have been systematically addressed, highlighting the importance of the choice of polarization axis, revealing the existence of frameindependent relations and precisely defining 
Date:  Thu, 18.04.2013 
Time:  16:30 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  HEPHY: Library, first floor, Nikolsdorfer Gasse 18 
Contact:  Ken Suzuki ken.suzuki@oeac.at.at http://www.smi.oeaw.ac.at/groups/hephysmiseminar/ 
Search for physics beyond the standard model in the Higgs sector with the ATLAS detector 
Speaker:  Martin Flechl (AlbertLudwigs Universität Freiburg) 
Abstract: 
The discovery of the Higgs bosonlike particle at the LHC last year has probably been the most spectacular event in high energy physics in the last thirty years. The big open question now is whether this is yet another boring triumph for the Standard Model or a first exciting step towards new physics. Probing such new physics in the Higgs sector can be done in two ways at the LHC: By finding deviations of the properties of the new particle with respect to the Standard Model expectation; or by finding direct evidence for the existence of additional states compatible with being Higgs bosons. I will review the status of both investigations with the ATLAS experiment: Studies of the properties of the new particle in terms of coupling strength and coupling structure (spin, CP); as well as direct searches for (additional) Higgs bosons, in particular for neutral and charged Higgs bosons. 
Date:  Fri, 19.04.2013 
Time:  14:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  HEPHY Library, 1st floor, Nikolsdorfer Gasse 18, 1050 Wien 
Contact:  Wolfgang Adam, Wolfgang.Adam@cern.ch 
Triadic Closure Dynamics Drives Scalinglaws in Social Multiplex Networks 
Speaker:  Peter Klimek (Med.Univ.Wien) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen der gemeinsam veranstalteten Seminare "Komplexe Stochastische
Systeme" (Univ.Wien) und "Analyse Komplexer Systeme" (Med.Univ.Wien) 
Date:  Fri, 19.04.2013 
Time:  14:15 
Duration:  45 min 
Location:  Medizinische Universität Wien, Informatikbibliothek Bauteil 88, E 03, Spitalgasse 23 
Contact:  H. Hüffel, Stefan Thurner 
The TransformationGroupoid Structure of the qGaussian Family 
Speaker:  Angel A. Tateishi (Med.Univ.Wien) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen der gemeinsam veranstalteten Seminare "Komplexe Stochastische
Systeme" (Univ.Wien) und "Analyse Komplexer Systeme" (Med.Univ.Wien) 
Date:  Fri, 19.04.2013 
Time:  15:00 
Duration:  45 min 
Location:  Medizinische Universität Wien, Informatikbibliothek Bauteil 88, E 03, Spitalgasse 23 
Contact:  H. Hüffel, Stefan Thurner 
Quantum probabilities (Born's rule) from classical random fields interacting with threshold detectors 
Speaker:  Andrei KHRENNIKOV (Linnaeus University, Växjö) 
Abstract:  We show that the basic rule of quantum mechanics establishing connectionbetween the wave function and probabilities can be derived in the framework of classical field theory: random fields interacting with threshold detectors. Moreover, correlated classical random fields (under special assumptions) can reproduce the EPRBohm probabilities and hence violate Bell'sinequality. Surprisingly this classical model is not objective. It is contextual: detection/non detection of a "quantum observable" depends on context. This classical (prequantum) field model can be considered as a step towards resolution of waveparticle duality in favor of the purely wave model. In the present model even the second order coherence g^(2)(0) < 1 depending on parameters of the experiment (of the Grangier type: single photon source, beam splitter and detectors in two channels). The parameters of experiment such as detection threshold, "photon duration", photon energy, time window which are typically considered as "technicalities" are elevated to the fundamental level.
[1] A. Khrennikov, Contextual Approach to Quantum Formalism, Springer, 2009

Date:  Fri, 19.04.2013 
Time:  15:30 
Location:  Atominstitut, Hörsaal, Stadionallee 2, 1020 Wien 
Contact:  H. Rauch 
