Dark EnergyMar 02, 2009 - Mar 04, 2009
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.
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?
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).
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)
New Horizons for Modern Cosmology (Workshop) - Jan 19, 2009
|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|