Lorentz Center - Varying Fundamental Constants from 18 May 2009 through 20 May 2009
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    Varying Fundamental Constants
    from 18 May 2009 through 20 May 2009

 
Preliminary Program

Program

 

 

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Monday 18 May 2008

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08:30 09:30 Registration
09:30 09:45 Welcome remarks (by Lorentz Center and organizers)
09:45 10:30 P. Brax (Saclay): Fundamental scalar fields


10:30 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 11:45 J. Magueijo (Imperial): Models for varying constants
11:45 12:30 G. Luzzi (Rome): The CMB and varying constants: T(z) from SZE

 

12:30 14:00 Lunch Break in Gorleaus Restaurant


14:00 15:30 Topical (small) group meetings
14:00 15:30 D. Shaw (QMUL): Theory tutorial (Part 1)

 

15:30 16:00 Tea Break

16:00 17:30 Guided (collective) discussion
16:00 17:30 R. Srianand (IUCAA): Astronomical observations tutorial (Part 1)


17:30 19:30 Wine & cheese welcome party

 

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Tuesday 19 May 2009
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09:00 09:45 P. Petitjean (IAP): Overview of alpha measurements
09:45 10:30 R. Thompson (Steward Obs.): Overview of mu measurements


10:30 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 11:45 P. Molaro (Trieste): Spatial variations searches and ESPRESSO/CODEX

11:45 12:30 J. Black (Onsala): Future prospects for radio and sub-mm probes

of the constants

 

12:30 14:00 Lunch Break in Gorleaus Restaurant


14:00 15:30 Topical (small) group meetings
14:00 15:30 T. Mehlstaeubler (PTB): Atomic clocks tutorial (Part 1)

15:30 16:00 Tea Break


16:00 17:30 Guided (collective) discussion
16:00 17:30 D. Shaw (QMUL): Theory tutorial (Part 2)

 

17:30 18:15 Tutors? Student Projects Report

 

 

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Wednesday 20 May 2009

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09:00 09:45 J. Isern (Barcelona): Astrophysical measurements of G

09:45 10:30 W. Ubachs (Amsterdam): H2 as a probe for detecting a varying mu


10:30 11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:00 11:45 E. Peik (PTB): Laboratory searches for varying constants with

optical clocks
11:45 12:30 S. Bize (SYRTE): Search for varying constants using microwave and

optical clocks

12:30 14:00 Lunch Break in Gorleaus Restaurant


14:00 15:30 Topical (small) group meetings
14:00 15:30 R. Srianand (IUCAA): Astronomical observations tutorial (Part 2)

15:30 16:00 Tea Break


16:00 17:30 Guided (collective) discussion
16:00 17:30 T. Mehlstaeubler (PTB): Atomic clocks tutorial (Part 2)


17:30 18:00 Closing Remarks

 

 

 

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