- Organized by
Gregory Gabadadze, Ph.D.New York University
Eva Silverstein, Ph.D.Stanford University
Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D.Princeton University
Cumrun Vafa, Ph.D.Hollis Professor of Mathematicks and Natural Philosophy; Professor of Physics, Harvard University
The second annual meeting of the Origins of the Universe program will bring together four diverse groups of theoretical cosmologists and string theorists, each addressing the history of the universe in their own ways. The themes of the presentations and discussions will include inflationary dynamics and its observational probes, string cosmologies, bouncing and cyclic cosmologies, and other proposals for geodesically past-complete classical models.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Paul Steinhardt | A New Kind of Cycle Universe 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Anna Ijjas| The Virtues of Slow Contraction, and Other Perks of Bouncing 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Eva Silverstein | de Sitter and Large Field Inflation in String Theory 1:40 PM BREAK 2:10 PM Victor Gorbenko | Holography and Correlation Functions in de Sitter 2:50 PM BREAK 3:20 PM Dick Bond | Novel CMB+LSS non-Gaussianities from Entropy and Particle Creation driven by Instabilities During and After Inflation 4:00 PM BREAK 4:20 PM Guido D'Amico | The Analysis of BOSS data with the EFTofLSS 5:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Frans Pretorius | Numerical Studies of Modified Gravity 10:10 AM BREAK 10:40 AM Cumrun Vafa | Swampland and Cosmology 11:40 PM LUNCH 12:40 PM Andrew Tolley | Positivity Bounds in Effective Field Theories and Gravity 1:40 PM BREAK 1:50 PM David Pirtskhalava | Early and Late Time Cosmology Beyond GR 2:30 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Forefronts of Gravitational Physics Workshop
Those who are attending the Forefronts of Gravitational Physics Workshop Sept 24-25, 2019 in Princeton should plan to arrive on Monday, September 23rd. Please make this selection when you register. Accommodations will be made for you in Princeton, and a shuttle will take participants to New York in the evening of September 25th.