- Organized by
Gregory Gabadadze, Ph.D.New York University
Eva Silverstein, Ph.D.Stanford University
Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D.Princeton University
Cumrun VafaHarvard University
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.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Paul Steinhardt 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Anna Ijjas 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM TBC 2:30 PM BREAK 3:00 PM TBC 4:00 PM BREAK 4:30 PM TBC 4:50 PM TBC 5:10 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Frans Pretorius 10:10 AM BREAK 10:40 AM Cumrun Vafa 11:40 PM LUNCH 12:40 PM TBC 1:40 PM BREAK 1:50 PM Greg Gabadadze 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.
Air and Train
Group AThe 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 BThe 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 CIndividuals 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 CarFor 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.
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.