# Agenda

# Wednesday 20 March 2019

11h00 – 12h00, CPT, Amphi 5

### Effective field theories for phases of matter and cosmology

#### Alberto Nicolis (Columbia University)

I will review some modern applications of effective field theories outside their traditional particle physics domain. In particular, I will focus on spontaneous symmetry breaking for spacetime symmetries. The effective theories for the associated Goldstone excitations capture the low-energy/long-distance dynamics of a number of physical systems, from ordinary macroscopic media (solids, fluids, superfluids, supersolids) to more exotic cosmological ones

14h00 – 15h00, CPT, Amphi 5