International School on AstroParticle Physics (ISAPP 2012)

Every year, ISAPP is organizing Schools addressed to European Ph. D. students and young physicists (experimentalists and theorists, astrophysicists and particle physicists).
In 2012, one of these schools was dedicated to "Cosmic Microwave Background and High Energy Physics", and organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias with the support of the Severo Ochoa Programme in the island of La Palma (July 16th - 24th).

The school reviewed the physics of the CMB and the fundaments of high energy phenomena which left an imprint in the properties of this cosmological radiation. The school started with a review of the main topics of modern Cosmology and the Standard Model of Particle Physics, followed by a series of lectures on the physics of Inflation and the Very Early Universe. The basic properties of the CMB (spectrum and anisotropies) were at the core of the school and will be deeply treated. A detailed view on recent experimental developments and their implications on Cosmology, in particular on dark matter and dark energy was given. Current efforts to measure the polarization of the CMB and experimental future perspectives to search for the imprint of Primordial Gravitational Waves in the polarization pattern of the CMB were also subject of dedicated lectures. Special attention was paid to the main statistical analysis techniques used to extract the cosmological information from the CMB data. The interaction of the CMB with hot plasma in clusters of galaxies and other large scale structures of the Universe was reviewed.

More information at: ISAPP2012 La Palma

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. C/ Via Láctea s/n 38200, La Laguna. Canary Islands. Spain.
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