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Updated November 15, 2002

 

Location: Lorentz Centre, Leiden

Dates: 18 22 November, 2002

 

Program Branes and Cosmology

 

Monday, 18 November

 

09:00 10:00 Arrival & Registration

Coffee and tea in the Common Room

10:00 10:15 Opening remarks by the organizers

10:15 11:30 SPECIAL SEMINAR Cumrun Vafa

A Perturbative Window into Non-Perturbative Physics

11:30 12:30 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 11:30

12:30 13:30 Lunch in the Gorlaeus canteen

14:00 15:30 Ruth Gregory

Brane Gravity and Cosmology

15:30 17:00 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 15:30

17:00 18:30 Wine & Cheese Party in the Common Room

 

 
Tuesday, 19 November

09:30 11:00 Neil Turok

The Cyclic Universe: A Progress Report

11:00 12:30 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 11:00

12:30 13:30 Lunch in the Gorlaeus canteen

14:00 15:30 Mairi Sakellariadou

Cosmic Microwave Background Temperature Anisotropies:

The lessons we learned for our universe and the implications

for particle physics models

15:30 17:00 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 15:30

 

 

Wednesday, 20 November

 

09:30 11:00 Gary Gibbons

Thoughts on Tachyon Cosmology

11:00 12:30 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 11:00

12:30 13:30 Lunch in the Gorlaeus canteen

14:00 15:30 Free

15:30 17:00 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 15:30

18:00 19:30 Colloquium dinner

19:30 21:00 Ehrenfest Colloquium http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/ce/

Neil Turok

A Cyclic Universe Scenario

 

 

 

Thursday, 21 November

 

09:30 11:00 Costas Bachas

Null branes and Time-dependent Orbifolds

11:00 12:30 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 11:00

12:30 13:30 Lunch in the Gorlaeus canteen

14:00 15:30 Bob Sanders

Astronomical constraints on the accelerating Universe

and braneworld modifications of Newtonian gravity

15:30 17:00 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 15:30

18:30 Conference dinner

 

 

Friday, November 22

09:30 11:00 Willy Fischler

Thoughts, but mostly questions about cosmology

11:00 12:30 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 11:00

12:30 13:30 Lunch in the Gorlaeus canteen

14:00 15:30 Vijay Balasubramanian

A Positive Cosmological Constant, Time and String Theory

15:30 17:00 Informal and private discussions

Coffee and tea after 15:30

 

 

 

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