Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


TPPC 2024 Kick-off meeting

Feb 02, 2024

Just an informal meeting to discuss current directions in particle physics and cosmology

Local organizer
Michele Redi



Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
Feb 02, 2024 - 10:00-10:35 Marko Simonovic (UNIFI) Cosmological information in perturbative forward modelling Talk
Feb 02, 2024 - 10:40-11:15 Arsenii Titov (University of Pisa and INFN) Modular invariance and the strong CP problem Talk
Feb 02, 2024 - 11:45-12:20 Mauro Valli (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) The QCD Axion: Some Like It Hot Talk

The QCD Axion: Some Like It Hot

The QCD axion is a compelling target for physics beyond the Standard Model which offers also a characteristic imprint in the Early Universe as a hot relic. In this talk we present a state-of-the-art bound on the QCD axion from Cosmology by confronting momentum-dependent Boltzmann equations against up-to-date measurements of the CMB – including ground-based telescopes – and abundances from BBN. We conclude presenting forecasts using dedicated likelihoods for future cosmological surveys and recent non-perturbative computations at the crossover from lattice QCD.

Feb 02, 2024 - 12:25-13:00 Daniele Barducci (INFN Pisa) PM Closing in on new chiral leptons at the LHC Talk
Feb 02, 2024 - 14:30-15:05 Michele Tammaro (INFN Florence) Flavor violating Higgs and Z decays at future lepton colliders Talk
Feb 02, 2024 - 15:10-15:45 Florentin Jaffredo (INFN) Constraining Flavor from the semi-leptonic decays of baryons Talk
Feb 02, 2024 - 15:50-16:25 Angelo Esposito (University and INFN Roma1) Low energy avenues in sub-MeV dark matter searches Talk

Low energy avenues in sub-MeV dark matter searches

I will present two complementary ideas to look for sub-MeV dark matter: superfluid helium-4 and anti-ferromagnetic materials. I will discuss advantages and possible difficulties, and argue that a prominent theoretical tool to tackle these problems should be Goldstone’s theorem for spontaneously broken spacetime symmetries.

Feb 02, 2024 - 16:30-17:05 Alfredo Leonardo Urbano (INFN) Topics at the intersection of Particle Physics and Cosmology Talk

Topics at the intersection of Particle Physics and Cosmology

In this talk, three topics concerning aspects of cosmology and particle physics will be discussed: 1) primordial black hole production during the early universe; 2) higher-order computations of cosmological correlators in non-single-clock inflation, and 3) QCD axion dynamics and the role of gravitational anomalies.