June 1, three new people join CP3-Origins. Jussi Virkajärvi starts as Post Doc. Matin Mojaza and Esben Mølgaard both start as PhD students.
Jussi Virkajärvi got his PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. After his graduation in October 2010, he has been a Post Doc in the particle physics and cosmology group at the University of Jyväskylä till May 2011.
Virkajärvi’s main research interests are Beyond the Standard Model physics, Dark matter problem, Technicolor model building and phenomenology. Previously he has studied minimal walking technicolor model motivated weakly interacting dark matter in standard cosmology and in cosmologies including dynamical dark energy.
Matin Mojaza got his M.Sc. in physics with honors from University of Southern Denmark under supervision of Prof. Francesco Sannino from CP3-Origins, where he will proceed with his PhD studies under the tentative title “Secrets of Strongly Interacting Theories and their use in Particle Physics and Cosmology”.
Mojaza is mainly interested in formal aspects of Quantum Field Theory, Strong Dynamics and beyond the Standard Model physics. He has publications in both low energy physics (Quantum Chemistry) and most recently in high energy physics where the work has been ranging from the finite temperature structure of non-Abelian gauge theories possessing an infrared stable fixed point to investigations of nonsupersymmetric gauge-gauge dualities and fixed point structure of their coupling constants.
Esben Mølgaard got his M.Sc. in physics from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen under supervision of Paolo Di Vecchia and Niels Obers.
Mølgaard is interested in Beyond the Standard Model Physics, and he is working on how we can shed light on this huge and fascinating area using results from conformal field theory. He is also fascinated by the ideas of Timeless Quantum Gravity and Vanishing Dimensions as two radically different approaches to finding a Theory of Everything.