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X-shooter, the new wide band intermediate resolution spectrograph at the ESO Very Large Telescope
X-shooter is the first 2nd generation instrument of the ESO Very Large Telescope(VLT). It is a very efficient, single-target, intermediate-resolution spectrograph that was installed at the CassegrainExpand
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
Following the selection of The Gravitational Universe by ESA, and the successful flight of LISA Pathfinder, the LISA Consortium now proposes a 4 year mission in response to ESA's call for missionsExpand
The cosmological constant
We discuss issues related with the cosmological constant problem in the light of recent observations which tend to indicate that the expansion of the universe is presently undergoing an acceleration.Expand
Supergravity couplings: a geometric formulation
Abstract This report provides a pedagogical introduction to the description of the general Poincare supergravity/matter/Yang–Mills couplings using methods of Kahler superspace geometry. At a moreExpand
Brane cosmological evolution in a bulk with cosmological constant
Abstract We consider the cosmology of a “3-brane universe” in a five dimensional (bulk) space-time with a cosmological constant. We show that Einstein's equations admit a first integral, analogous toExpand
Non-conventional cosmology from a brane-universe
Abstract We consider “brane universes”, where energy density is confined to four-dimensional hypersurfaces (three-branes) whereas one extra compact dimension is felt by gravity only. We show that theExpand
Sub-Femto-g Free Fall for Space-Based Gravitational Wave Observatories: LISA Pathfinder Results.
We report the first results of the LISA Pathfinder in-flight experiment. The results demonstrate that two free-falling reference test masses, such as those needed for a space-based gravitational waveExpand
Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology
1. The problems of the Standard Model 2. The singular role of supersymmetry 3. Basic supermultiplets 4. The supersymmetry algebra and its representations 5. The minimal supersymmetric model 6.Expand
Fayet-Iliopoulos terms in supergravity and cosmology
We clarify the structure of N = 1 supergravity in 1+3 dimensions with constant Fayet?Iliopoulos (FI) terms. The FI terms g? induce non-vanishing R-charges for the fermions and the superpotential.Expand