The aim of the program is to highlight the common thread which links together various sub-fields in cosmology — theoretical advances in light of increasingly better-quality data — and boost cooperation and overlap between different areas. We thus encourage program participants to stay for a period of at least two weeks. During the program (weeks 1, 2, and 4), there will be typically one or two talks per day, leaving ample time for interaction and collaboration.

Albanova university centre
Albanova university centre

Conference: Inflation and the Cosmic Microwave Background, 17-21 July 2017.

This conference will bring together experts from multiple sub-fields, including: early universe models; observational CMB; and cosmological data analysis; as well as general experts in cosmology. This conference is intended to provide the state-of-the-art as well as future directions in the field of inflation physics. Although CMB is considered the main observable, crucial results from complementary probes will be also discussed. Topics include: Current constraints on the constituents of the inflationary paradigm. Alternative early universe models. Projecting fundamental limits on the tensor to scalar ratio from Galactic foregrounds. Validity of the inflationary consistency relation. Parity violation. The future of CMB polarimetry.

Local Organizing Committee : Katherine Freese (Oskar Klein Centre), Martina Gerbino (Oskar Klein Centre), Jon Gudmundsson (Oskar Klein Centre), Shirley Ho (Carnegie Mellon University), Ingunn Wehus​ (University of Oslo)

Deadline for early registration is March 31, 2017.

Find more information and register for the conference here.