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 Vafa, Ph.D.Hollis Professor of Mathematicks and Natural Philosophy; Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Date & Time


Videos

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 | A New Kind of Cycle Universe
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMAnna Ijjas| The Virtues of Slow Contraction, and Other Perks of Bouncing
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMEva Silverstein | de Sitter and Large Field Inflation in String Theory
    1:40 PMBREAK
    2:10 PMVictor Gorbenko | Holography and Correlation Functions in de Sitter
    2:50 PMBREAK
    3:20 PMDick Bond | Novel CMB+LSS non-Gaussianities from Entropy and Particle Creation driven by Instabilities During and After Inflation
    4:00 PMBREAK
    4:20 PMGuido D'Amico | The Analysis of BOSS data with the EFTofLSS
    5:00 PMDAY ONE CONCLUDES

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMFrans Pretorius | Numerical Studies of Modified Gravity
    10:10 AMBREAK
    10:40 AMCumrun Vafa | Swampland and Cosmology
    11:40 PMLUNCH
    12:40 PMAndrew Tolley | Positivity Bounds in Effective Field Theories and Gravity
    1:40 PMBREAK
    1:50 PMDavid Pirtskhalava | Early and Late Time Cosmology Beyond GR
    2:30 PMMEETING CONCLUDES
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    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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