Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Unsolved problems in Astrophysics and Cosmology

2011, Feb 13 -- Feb 19

H. Peiris (U. College London)
R. Jiménez (ICREA, ICC, U. Barcelona)
C. Pena-Garay (IFIC, CSIC, U. Valencia)

The objectives of the international Workshop "Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics and Cosmology (UPAC)" are to bring together the leading scientists in those fields of Astrophysics and Cosmology that hold the promise of answering the most fundamental questions about the Universe, and to provide a forum to chart the path to progress.

To achieve these aims, the workshop will be very interactive, centering around discussions led by international experts (see list below), with the promise of fostering collaborations and promoting real advances in the different fields of expertise, in a beautiful setting. We plan to present the conclusions of the workshop in a compiled volume of Proceedings.

List of Speakers and Topics

SpeakerResearch CenterMain Topic
Alan HeavensInstitute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, United KingdomWeak Gravitational Lensing
Wayne HuDepartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago. USADark Energy
Licia VerdeInstitute of Cosmological Sciences. Facultad de Física. Universidad de BarcelonaLarge Scale Structure
Anthony LewisAstronomy Center. University of SussexCosmic Microwave Background
Marka SzabolcsColumbia University. USAImpacts of Comprehensive Multimessenger Astronomy
Brant RobertsonAstronomy Department. California Institute of TechnologyGalaxy Formation
Volker SpringelHeidelberg Institute for Theoretical StudiesNumerical Cosmology
Hitoshi MurayamaInstitute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU). University of Tokyo.Neutrino Physics
Neal WeinerCenter for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York UniversityDark Matter
Alberto VecchioSchool of Physics and Astronomy, University of BirminghamGravitational Astrophysics
Zoltan HaimanDepartment of Astronomy, Columbia UniversityFirst Galaxies
Daniel BaumannInstitute for Advances Study, PrincetonString Cosmology
Eva SilversteinDepartment of Physics, Stanford UniversityString Theory
Ruth DurrerDepartment of Theoretical Physics, Geneva UniversityTheoretical Cosmology
Raman SundrumDepartment of Physics and Astronomy. Johns Hopkins UniversityExtra dimensions
Jackie HewittKavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research. Massachusetts Institute of Technology21 cm Observations
Avi LoebInstitute for Theory and Computation. Department of Astrophysics, Harvard University21 cm Cosmology
Sabino MatarresePhysics Department Non-Gaussianity Planck/Core
Martin BucherAPC, Univ Paris 7Non-Gaussianity Planck/Core

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Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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