Lorentz Center - Laboratory Cosmology from 4 Sep 2006 through 9 Sep 2006
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    Laboratory Cosmology
    from 4 Sep 2006 through 9 Sep 2006

 
Monday, September 4

Monday, September 4

 

09.15 – 09.45         Registration at the Lorentz Center

09.45 – 10.00         M. Kruk / Ana Achϊcarro: Welcome / Practical information (Room 201)

10.00 – 10.45         Tom Kibble: Review of Cosmic Strings

10.45 – 11.15         COFFEE

11.15 – 12.15         Grisha Volovik: From superfluids to vacuum of relativistic quantum fields

12.30 – 14.00         LUNCH

14.00 – 14.45         Lev Pitaevskii: A pedagogical introduction to Bose Einstein Condensates

14.45 – 15.30         Luis Garay: Stability of sonic horizons in BECs

15.30 – 16.00         COFFEE

16.00 – 16.45         Ralf Schόtzhold: Simulating Inflation

17.00                       Wine & Cheese party

 

 

Tuesday, September 5

 

09.00 – 09.45         Matti Krusius: Vorticity and dynamics in 3He superfluids

09.45 – 10.30         Wojciech Zurek:Topic

10.30 – 11.00         COFFEE

11.00 – 11.45         Bill Unruh: Black Hole Analogues

11.45 – 12.30         Vladimir Eltsov: New vortex state in rotating superfluids

12.30 – 14.00         LUNCH

14.00 – 14.45         Rich Haley: Review of Recent 3He Interface Manipulation Experiments

14.45 – 15.30         Shaun Fisher: Quantum Turbulence in superfluid 3He-B

15.30 – 16.00         COFFEE

16.00 – 16.20         Peter Skyba: Andreev reflection – a tool probing properties of superfluid 3He-B

16.20 – 17.45         Informal discussion (Q & A)

19.00                       Conference dinner at Poort van Leyden

 

 

Wednesday, September 6

 

09.00 – 09.45         Matt Visser: Analogue models for Finsler space and Rainbow geometry

09.45 – 10.30         Tanmay Vachaspati: Formation and Observation of Black Holes

10.30 – 11.00         COFFEE

11.00 – 11.45         Carlos Barcelσ: Quasiparticle production from analogue black holes

11.45 – 12.30         Informal discussion (Q & A)

12.30 – 14.00         LUNCH

14.00 – 16.00         Discussion Session (analogues, horizons, etc.) led by George Pickett (Weinfurtner, Philbin and others)

16.00 – 16.30         COFFEE

16.30 – 18.00         Discussion continues

18.30 – 19.30         TAKE-AWAY DINNER at the Lorentz Center

20.00 – 21.00         Discussion continues

 

 

Thursday, September 7

 

09.00 – 09.45         Ajit Srivastava: Review of Liquid Cristal Analogues

09.45 – 10.30         Brandon Carter: Domain walls as a mechanism for cosmic acceleration

10.30 – 11.00         COFFEE

11.00 – 11.45         Stefan Vandoren: Ultracold Superstrings I

11.45 – 12.30         Henk Stoof: Ultracold Superstrings II

12.30 – 14.00         LUNCH

14.00 – 15.00         Informal discussion (Q & A)

15.00 – 15.30         COFFEE

15.30 – 18.00         Discussion Session on inflation & strings led by Anne Davis (C. Burrage, S. Davis, R. Jeannerot, C. Martins, M. Postma, M. Sakellariadou, K. Sousa, and others)

18.30 – 19.30         TAKE-AWAY DINNER at the Lorentz Center

20.00 – 21.00         Discussion continues

 

 

Friday, September 8

 

09.00 – 09.45         Ray Rivers: Introduction to Fluxon Production experiments in JTJ

09.45 – 10.30         Roberto Monaco: Fluxon Production in Josephson Tunnel Junctions

10.30 – 11.00         COFFEE

11.00 – 11.20         Henryk Arodz: Signum-Gordon model and its applications

11.20 – 11.40         Petja Salmi: Numerical investigation of oscillons in 2 dimensions

11.40 – 12.30         Informal Discussion Session (Q & A)

12.30 – 14.00         LUNCH

14.00 – 16.00         Discussion Session on Cosmic String Network (small scale structure) (C. Martins, K. Olum, M. Sakellariadou, P. Shellard, D. Steer and others)

16.00 – 16.30         COFFEE

16.30 – 18.00         Informal Discussion Session

 

 

Saturday, September 9

(de Sitter Room, ground floor; this day is open to the public)

 

09.55 – 10.00         Ana Achϊcarro: Welcome and opening remarks

10.00 – 10.45         Alexander Vilenkin: 30 years of Cosmic Strings

10.45 – 11.15         COFFEE

11.15 – 12.00         Paul Shellard: Cosmic String Networks and their Observational Consequences

12.00 – 12.45         Ed Copeland: Cosmic String Junctions

12.45 – 14.15         LUNCH

14.15 – 15.00         Anne Davis: Cosmic D-Strings

15.00 – 15.45         Hassan Firouzjahi: Warped brane inflation and cosmic string spectrum

15.45 – 16.15         COFFEE

16.15 – 17.00         Mark Hindmarsh: Simulating cosmic strings in field theories

17.00 – 17.05         Ana Achϊcarro: Closing Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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