Inter-COST Grant for Federico Urban and his team

Cosmic WISPers member Federico Urban and his team have just been awarded a Czech Inter-COST grant to work on spin-2 WISPs over the next two years. Massive spin-2 fields typically arise in certain extensions of General Relativity, such as bigravity or higher-dimensional gravity; some of these spin-2 fields can be viable dark matter candidates, and can have masses in the WISP range. The focus of the project will be to understand if and how current astrophysical/cosmological WISP production mechanisms and WISP laboratory detection techniques can be adapted for spin-2 WISPs, what new techniques could be used to search specifically for spin-2 WISPs, and how to distinguish them from their spin-0 and spin-1 counterparts. The team will include fellow Action members Alex Vikman, Iggy Sawicki, Sabir Ramazanov and the students Georg Trenkler and Pavel Kůs and is based out of CEICO, Institute of Physics (FZU), Prague.

Participants

News

  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul (Turkey), 3-6 September 2024, Link.
  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Link
  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd Training School of the COST Action CA21106 in Ljubljiana (Slovenia), 11-14 June 2024, Link.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th March 2024, Period: 1st April-30th June
  • A collection of videos about our Action is available on Youtube on INFN Channel.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th January 2024, Period: 1st February-1st April
  • Opening of registrations for CA21106 Working Group Meeting at DESY Hamburg, 1-2 February 2024 Link 

  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey 
  • 10th-13th June 2024: 2nd Training School in Lubjiana, Slovenia
  • 1st-2nd February 2024: Working Groups Meeting at DESY (Hamburg), Germany
  • 17th October 2023: Cosmic WISPers member Federico Urban and his team have just been awarded a Czech Inter-COST grant to work on spin-2 WISPs over the next two years. Read more.

Follow Us On