24 April 2019 from 12:45 to 13:45

PhD defence of Leihua Liu

Exploring new windows into fundamental physics at high energies

In this thesis, we explore two windows for the high energy physics. One is the cosmic inflation, the other one is the nature of gravity. Under the framework of inflation, we investigate the observable can be affected by the quantum effects. Furthermore, we also study the curvaton model nonminimal coupled to gravity, our results show that this coupling constant could tune the power spectrum and its spectral index. For the nature of gravity, we use the microlensing to test the Verlinde’s emergent gravity, in which we show that the essence of dark matter in his model is such that the field-like matter.

Start date and time
24 April 2019 12:45
End date and time
24 April 2019 13:45
PhD candidate
L. Liu
Dissertation
Exploring new windows into fundamental physics at high energies
PhD supervisor(s)
prof. dr. S.J.G. Vandoren
Co-supervisor(s)
dr. T. Prokopec