Origins of the Universe Conference 2019

  • Organized by
  • Gregory Gabadadze, Ph.D.New York University
  • Eva Silverstein, Ph.D.Stanford University
  • Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D.Princeton University
  • Cumrun VafaHarvard University
Date & Time


Location

Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010 United States

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Thur: 8:30 AM–5:10 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM–2:30 PM

Deadline to Register

Monday August 26, 2019

Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.

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.

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    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPaul Steinhardt
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMAnna Ijjas
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:30 PMTBC
    2:30 PMBREAK
    3:00 PMTBC
    4:00 PMBREAK
    4:30 PMTBC
    4:50 PMTBC
    5:10 PMDAY ONE CONCLUDES

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMFrans Pretorius
    10:10 AMBREAK
    10:40 AMCumrun Vafa
    11:40 PMLUNCH
    12:40 PMTBC
    1:40 PMBREAK
    1:50 PMGreg Gabadadze
    2:30 PMMEETING CONCLUDES
  • Forefronts of Gravitational Physics Workshopplus--large

    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.

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    Air and Train

    Group A
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Group A. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
    Group B
    The foundation will cover hotel accommodations for those in Group B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
    Group C
    Individuals in Group C will not receive travel or hotel support. Please register at the link above so we can capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car

    For participants in Groups A and B driving to Manhattan, the Roger Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
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    Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The Roger hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.

    The Roger New York
    131 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 30th and 31st Streets)

    To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.

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    Travel Assistance
    Elise Volpe, Protravel
    elise.volpe@protravelinc.com
    516-465-1006

    Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
    Emily Klein
    MPS Events Coordinator, Simons Foundation
    eklein@simonsfoundation.org
    (646) 751-1262

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