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Start Time:

9 July 2007 at 08:15

Ends On:

13 July 2007

Location:

Trieste - Italy

Venue:

MB (Main Lecture Hall)

Organizer(s):

Directors: B. Acharya, P. Creminelli, U. Seljak

Material:

no notes available

9 July 2007
08:15
09:30
Registration and Administrate Formalities
01h15'
09:30
10:00
Introduction by the Director of the ICTP , Prof. K. R. Sreenivasan
30'
10:00
10:45
LISA and Cosmology
45'
P. Binetruy
Universite Paris 7, Denis Diderot, Paris, France
10:45
11:30
Coffee Break
45'
11:30
12:15
Lambda in the Landscape
45'
R. Bousso
University of California at Berkeley, USA
12:15
12:45
A Measure of de Sitter entropy and eternal inflation
30'
A. Nicolis
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
12:30
14:30
Lunch
02h00'
14:30
15:00
Efficient Tunneling in the Landscape
30'
S. Sarangi
Columbia University, New York, USA
15:00
15:30
A cosmological singularity in AdS/CFT
30'
B. Craps
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
16:30
Cosmologies with null Big-Bang singularities and their gauge theory duals
30'
K. Narayan
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
16:30
17:00
Astrophysics and Cosmology of Large Volume String Compactifications
30'
J. Conlon
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
10 July 2007
09:30
10:15
Blach Holes and Hierarchy
45'
G. Dvali
New York University, New York, USA
10:15
10:45
Charting the Landscape of Modified Gravity
30'
N. Kaloper
University of California at Davis, USA
10:45
11:30
Coffee Break
45'
11:30
12:15
Some speculations on inflation
45'
P. Steinhardt
Princeton University, Princeton, USA
12:15
12:45
New Ekpyrotic Cosmology
30'
B. Ovrut
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
12:45
14:30
Lunch
01h45'
14:30
15:00
Phenomenology of New Ekpyrotic Cosmology
30'
J. Khoury
Perimeter Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Ontario, Canada
15:00
15:30
Primordial perturbations in the new ekpyrotic model
30'
D. Wands
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
15:30
16:00
Tachyon condensation, string gases and structure formation
30'
R. Brandenberger
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
16:00
16:30
Coffee Break
30'
11 July 2007
09:30
10:15
Gaussianity, Flatness, Tilt, Running, and Gravity Waves: WMAP and Some Future Prospects
45'
E. Komatsu
University of Texas at Austin, USA
10:15
11:00
Inflation and Stringy Landscape
45'
A. Linde
Stanford University, Stanford, USA
11:00
11:30
Coffee Break
30'
11:30
12:00
Testing String Theory with CMB
30'
R. Kallosh
Stanford University, Stanford, USA
12:00
12:45
Stringy signatures in Brane Inflation
45'
H. Tye
Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
12:45
14:15
Lunch
01h30'
14:15
14:45
Probing Warped Geometries from Precision Cosmology and the LHC
30'
G. Shiu
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
14:45
15:30
A Reasonably Explicit Model of D-brane Inflation
45'
L. McAllister
Princeton University, Princeton, USA
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
16:30
Non-Gaussianities in extended D-term inflation
30'
F. Bernardeu
CEA/DSM/SPhT/Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France
16:30
17:00
Making and Probing Inflation
30'
L. Kofman
CITA, University of Toronto, Canada
18:30
18:30
RECEPTION
12 July 2007
10:15
10:45
Spinflation
30'
R. Gregory
University of Durham, Durham, UK
10:45
11:30
Coffee Break
45'
11:30
12:00
The fate of SUSY flat directions and their role in reheating
30'
M. Peloso
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
12:00
12:45
Cosmic (super)strings: Gravitational wave bursts, stochastic background, and experimental constraints
45'
X. Siemens
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
12:45
14:15
Lunch
01h30'
14:15
15:00
Strings with junctions
45'
E. Copeland
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
15:00
15:30
B-mode from strings
30'
L. Pogosian
Siman Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
16:30
Detecting cosmic superstrings
30'
M. Jackson
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, USA
16:30
17:00
(p,q) cosmic strings and brane inflation
30'
H. Firouzjahi
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
13 July 2007
09:30
10:15
Cosmic Microwave Background: scientific expectations from Planck and the future CMB probes
45'
C. Baccigalupi
S.I.S.S.A.. Trieste, Italy
10:15
10:45
Quantum fluctuations may give a small cosmological constant and also inflation without an inflaton
30'
G. Kane
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
10:45
11:30
Coffee Break
45'
11:30
12:00
Cosmology with pseudo Nambu-Goldstone bosons
30'
L. Sorbo
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
12:00
12:45
Overview of Large Scale Structure
45'
U. Seljak
ICTP, Trieste
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