Sep 2 - 5, 2009
Schedule and Talks
The conference will start on Sept. 1st with a Reception at 7:00 pm in the Tufts European
Center at Talloires. The first talk will be on the morning of September 2nd and
the last one on the afternoon of September 5th followed by the trip to Annecy.
You can download a pdf version of the conference schedule from the
following link. (CONFERENCE
SLAVA MUKHANOV: "Magnetic Fields from
Inflation ? "
LAWRENCE FORD: "Quantum stress tensor
fluctuations and inflation"
ERICK WEINBERG: "A new look at
Coleman-De Luccia tunneling"
ANTHONY AGUIRRE: "A status report on
the observability of cosmic bubble collisions"
JOSE JUAN BLANCO-PILLADO: "Tunneling in
THIBAULT DAMOUR: "Hidden Symmetries
in Cosmological Crunches"
MISAO SASAKI: "A thought on conformal
SOO A. KIM: "Nflation:
observational predictions with several different spectra"
ATSUSHI NARUKO: "Non-Gaussianity
in the CMB temperature fluctuations from Cosmic Strings"
SERGEY SIBIRYAKOV: "Is there a
consistent non-relativistic theory of gravity ?"
INYONG CHO: "BTZ string in
URJIT YAJNIK: "Quantum stability
of cosmic strings and Dark Matter"
WESSEL VALKENBURG: "The CMB in a
PAUL SHELLARD: "Primordial Non-Gaussianity:
Cosmic Strings and Inflation"
MARK HINDMARSH: "Cosmic strings in classical
field theory: where did all the loops go?"
KEN OLUM: "Scaling distribution of large
cosmic string loops"
TOM KIBBLE: "Kinks and small-scale
structure on strings"
ANA ACHUCARRO: "Multiple reconnections
of type II Abelian Higgs strings"
TANMAY VACHASPATI: "New Ways to Look
for Cosmic Strings"
VENYA BEREZINSKY: "Ultra High
Energy Cosmic Rays: From Crisis To Crisis"
XAVIER SIEMENS: "Gravitational waves from
LEVON POGOSIAN: "Strings in the
BENJAMIN SHLAER: "The Bursts and
the Beads: Gravitational waves from broken cosmic strings"
MARK WYMAN: "Cosmic strings as a
source of observable 21cm cross correlation"
ANASTASIOS AVGOUSTIDIS: "Velocity-dependent
models for cosmic (super)string evolution"
ERAY SABANCILAR: "Constraints on
strongly coupled moduli from Cosmic Strings"
DIMITRI SKLIROS: "Vertex Operators
for Cosmic Strings"
ALAN GUTH: "Probabilities in
Eternally Inflating Universes: Scale-Factor Cutoff Measure"
ANDREI LINDE: "Counting and Measuring
ALEXANDER VILENKIN: "Holographic
JAUME GARRIGA: "Conformal
Invariance and the Multiverse"
RAPHAEL BOUSSO: "Predictions in the
MICHAEL DOUGLAS: "String Landscape
and Questions for Cosmologists"
RICHARD GOTT : "Boltzmann Brains and
JAMES HARTLE: "Global and local
predictions in Quantum Cosmology"
THOMAS HERTOG: "Large- and small-scale
Inhomogeneities in No-Boundary cosmology"
J. P. VAN DER SCHAAR: "A bit
about de Sitter"
MICHAEL SALEM: "Anisotropic
MATTHEW JOHNSON: "Dynamical
compactification from higher dimensional de Sitter space"
DELIA SHWARTZ-PERLOV: "The
measure of a trans-dimensional multiverse "
RUEDIGER VAAS: "The Science of
other universes - a philosophical challenge"
NEIL TUROK: " Holographic Bounce "
CRAIG HOGAN: "Holographic Noise in
experimental probe of Planck scale unification"
LAWRENCE KRAUSS: "Cosmology as
science?: Falsification, Inflation, Gravitational Waves and the Multiverse"
RENATA KALLOSH: "String Theory, Supergravity and Cosmology"
FERNANDO QUEVEDO: "Closed string
moduli and Inflation "
JUAN GARCIA-BELLIDO: "Primordial
gravitational waves from preheating and self-ordering
fields after inflation "
QAISAR SHAFI: "Realistic
GIA DVALI: "Black hole bridge to