Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Understanding cosmological observations

2019, Jul 28 -- Aug 09

D. Blas (KCL)
C. Byrnes (Sussex U.)
M. Crocce (ICE)
R. Flauger (UCSD)
A. Lewis (Sussex U.)
S. Nadathur (Portsmouth U.)
H. Peiris (UCL/Stockholm)

A new wave of data is arriving from large-scale structure observations and high-sensitivity CMB polarization measurements. This workshop will focus on the data and theoretical modelling required to robustly understand the new observations as non-linear and foreground physics becomes increasingly important, and on the range of theoretical models that could explain the data and be empirically tested in the next decade.

The meeting takes place in a particularly beautiful and inspiring atmosphere below the peak of Aneto, the highest point in the Pyrenees. The program will consist mainly of a few lectures and discussion sessions, leaving plenty of time in the afternoon for interactions and research, as well as for mountain hiking. There will be plenty of opportunity for people to organise more specialized discussions where they can also present contributed talks.

In the evening, the village offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere with good and mostly inexpensive bars and restaurants. The Centre is equipped with facilities such as library, wifi, blackboards, discussion rooms and coffee lounges. Participants will get a desk in a shared office. All participants will be accommodated in hotel rooms or in nice apartments managed by the Conference center (1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments available, for prices ranging approximately from about 400 to 700 euros/week , which can be shared between participants). There will be a registration fee (by default 250 euros for the two weeks, including bus transfer from Barcelona, reception and coffee breaks), but we may be able to subsidise a small number on request. Please note that the number of participants is limited, so unfortunately we usually cannot accept everyone who would like to come. We ask interested participants to (pre)register now, but payments will only be due after final confirmation of places, which will be done after May 20th, 2019.

Plenary Speakers
- Kfir Blum
- Camille Bonvin
- Cora Dvorkin
- Stephen Feeney
- Shirley Ho
- Julien Lesgourgues
- Samaya Nissanke
- Blake Sherwin
- Tracy Slatyer
- Sherry Suyu

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 250 eur.
Registration fee payment deadline is Jun 11.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2019uco Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Credit card online payments here.

* You have to be registered.
* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.

*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Jul 28.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Aug 09.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is May 15

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • logo CSIC
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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