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Conference

Dark Energy

Mar, 02 2009 - Mar, 04 2009



Attendance will be limited to about 80 participants who are supposed to arrange their accommodation by themselves. (take a look to hotel list at accommodation link).


Organizers
Marc Kamionkowski (Caltech, USA) Carlos Martins (CAUP, Porto, Portugal) Alessandro Melchiorri (University of Rome La Sapienza") Antonello Polosa (INFN, Rome) Licia Verde (ICE/CSIC Barcelona, Spain)

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New Horizons for Modern Cosmology (Workshop) - Jan, 19 2009




Abstract
The observation of dark energy demonstrates that our well established theories of particle physics and gravity are incomplete if not incorrect. This conference will bring together theorists, phenomenologists, observers and experimentalists to discuss optimal ways to probe the dark side of the universe.


Topics
Key questions to be discussed include
- What mechanism is driving the acceleration of the universe?
- Is gravity purely geometry as envisaged by Einstein?
- Is there evidence for extra dimensions and varying couplings?
- Which local and astrophysical probes are optimal to answer the above?





Talks
Mar, 02 2009 - 10:00 D. Huterer Falsifying Paradigms for Cosmic Acceleration Slides
Mar, 02 2009 - 10:30 R. Caldwell Dark Forces and Reference Frames Slides
Mar, 02 2009 - 11:30 A. Cooray Constraining modified gravity at cosmological scales
Mar, 02 2009 - 12:00 J. Weller Probing Modified Gravity with Weak Lensing
Mar, 02 2009 - 12:30 R. Trotta Dark energy: a model comparison perspective
Mar, 02 2009 - 14:30 P. de Bernardis with Future CMB observations
Mar, 02 2009 - 15:00 T. Giannantonio Constraints on dark energy from the ISW effect and combination with the SDSS supernovae
Mar, 02 2009 - 15:20 P. Serra Lensed CMB Constraints on Post-General Relativity Parameters
Mar, 02 2009 - 15:40 D. Sarkar Running After w(z): The Stumbling Blocks
Mar, 02 2009 - 16:30 M. Baldi N-body simulations of interacting dark energy models Slides
Mar, 02 2009 - 16:50 E. Majerotto Instability in interacting dark energy and dark matter fluids
Mar, 02 2009 - 17:10 R. Hlozek New Statistical tools for Dark Energy
Mar, 03 2009 - 10:00 D. Holz Constraining cosmology with gravitational waves
Mar, 03 2009 - 10:30 C. Shapiro Are Gravitational Wave Standard-Sirens Ruined by Gravitational Lensing? Slides
Mar, 03 2009 - 11:30 L. Amendola New observables for dark energy
Mar, 03 2009 - 12:00 A. Silvestri Constraining modified growth patterns with tomographic surveys Slides
Mar, 03 2009 - 12:30 Y. Song Test of general relativity using weak gravitational lensing and redshift surveys
Mar, 03 2009 - 14:30 F. de Bernardis Delayed Recombination and Standard Rulers
Mar, 03 2009 - 14:45 M. de Laurentiis Stochastic Background of Relic Scalar Gravitational Waves from Extended Gravity
Mar, 03 2009 - 15:00 M. Martinelli New Constraints on f(R) theories
Mar, 03 2009 - 15:15 L. Casarini Dynamical Dark Energy simulations: high accuracy Power Spectra at high redshift Slides
Mar, 03 2009 - 15:30 G. D'Amico The Effective Theory of Quintessence: the w<-1 Side Unveiled
Mar, 03 2009 - 15:45 G. La Vacca Do WMAP data favor neutrino mass and a coupling between Dark Matter and Dark Energy ? Slides
Mar, 03 2009 - 16:00 G. Gubitosi Testing Planck Scale with CMB Observations
Mar, 04 2009 - 10:00 P. Molaro Astronomical searches for varying fundamental constants: the present controversy and future prospects
Mar, 04 2009 - 10:30 L. Moscardini Redshift distortions as observational test of cosmic acceleration Slides
Mar, 04 2009 - 11:30 A. Cimatti Dark energy and cosmology with large spectroscopic surveys from space
Mar, 04 2009 - 12:00 A. Refregier Probing the Dark Universe with weak lensing from space
Mar, 04 2009 - 12:30 R. Jimenez Direct measurements of the expansion history of the Universe Slides
Mar, 04 2009 - 14:30 F. Ferrer Cosmological acceleration from a gas of strings Slides
Mar, 04 2009 - 15:00 C. Burrage Searching for Chameleons in the Sky Slides
Mar, 04 2009 - 15:30 C. Skordis The Bekenstein-Sanders Tensor-Vector-Scalar theory and cosmology Slides
Mar, 04 2009 - 16:30 L. Mersini Probing Dark Energy with Black Hole Binaries Slides
Mar, 04 2009 - 17:00 S. Capozziello Testing DE models by GRBs. A new distance indicator? Slides