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SUMMARY:Quantum Vacuum: Renormalization Group and Anomalies in Cosmology
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190923T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190927T160000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20181216T222419Z
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DESCRIPTION:The standard cosmological model is ΛCDM\, in which the domina
nt dark energy component of the energy density of the universe is assumed
to be a cosmological constant term\, which is of the same form as quantum
vacuum energy. This suggests that quantum effects may be relevant at cosmo
logical scales\, and leads to possible viable alternative models\, which m
ay soon be testable with increasingly more detailed data. At the same time
the direct detection of gravitational waves by LIGO has ushered in the er
a of gravitational wave and multi-messenger astronomy\, which allow Einste
in’s classical General Relativity to be put through more stringent tests
in strong gravitational fields and finally probe possible quantum effects
in extreme compact stars and black holes.The subject of the one-week topi
cal workshop will be quantum effects in gravitation and cosmology\, in par
ticular\, focusing on the following issues:\n\n\n Conformal Invariance\, t
he Conformal Anomaly\, and Applications of the Effective Action of the Tra
ce Anomaly to Cosmology\;\n The a and c Theorems and Application of Renorm
alization Group Methods to Gravity and Cosmology\;\n Gravitational Condens
ates\, Dynamical Vacuum Energy and Tests of the ΛCDM Model\;\n Quantum Ef
fects in Black Holes\, Quantum Information\, and Prospects for Observation
al Tests of Black Hole Physics with Gravitational Waves by aLIGO\;\n Gravi
tational Stability of the Standard Model Higgs Field at High Energies and
in Inflation.\n\n\nhttps://indico.mitp.uni-mainz.de/event/187/
LOCATION:Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics\, Johannes Gutenberg Univ
ersity 02.430
URL:https://indico.mitp.uni-mainz.de/event/187/
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