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SEWM 2018

SEWM 2018


The focus of the conference is the theory of the Standard Model and beyond at finite temperature and density and in and out of equilibrium, including applications to cosmology, astrophysics and relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments. Among the topics to be discussed are:
  • QCD in extreme conditions and dense nuclear matter
  • Baryogenesis and leptogenesis
  • Heavy-ion collisions and the Quark-Gluon Plasma
  • Quantum fields in and out equilibrium and thermalisation
  • Electroweak phase transition beyond the Standard Model
  • Early Universe physics and sources for gravitational waves
  • Compact stars
  • Quantum field dynamics and inflation
In the new era of multimessenger astronomy initiated by the discovery of gravitational waves emitted from both the merger of black holes and binaries of neutron starts, this edition of the conference will devote special attention to the impact of these discoveries on the topics covered by SEWM. Prof. Barry C. Barish, Nobel Laureate 2017, will give an open outreach talk highlighting this relevant discovery, together with his personal implication on this historical episode of Physics More information: here