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Triangular Conference on Cosmological Frontiers in Fundamental Physics 2024

Event description

This year's Triangular Conference on Cosmological Frontiers in Fundamental Physics will take place from the 19th - 21st of April 2024 at 50 George Square at the University of Edinburgh.

This conference is jointly organized by the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics in Edinburgh, the Astroparticle and Cosmology (APC) Laboratory in Paris, and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo. As always, the conference will include both theoretical and observational/experimental talks.

Astronomical observations of the early universe reveal it to be as simple as can be, with no exotica observed thus far. Similarly, laboratory and accelerator experiments so far show no sign of particles beyond the Standard Model. The extreme economy and elegance of the observed universe poses a fundamental challenge for theoretical physics, demanding comparably minimal and elegant theoretical explanations. The focus of this workshop will be on looking for new theoretical explanations that are deeper, simpler and more rigid, and that explain why the universe is as simple as we observe it to be.

Speakers include:

Ana Bonaca (Carnegie Observatories)

Neal Dalal (Perimeter)

Gia Dvali (LMU Munich)

John Donoghue (Amherst)

Astrid Eichhorn (CP3 Institute)

Jonathan Oppenheim (University College London, to be confirmed)

Will Percival (Waterloo/Perimeter)

Mikhail Shaposhnikov (Lausanne)

Kendrick Smith (Perimeter)

Neil Turok (Higgs Centre, Edinburgh)

Irene Valenzuela (CERN)

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Triangular Conference on Cosmological Frontiers in Fundamental Physics 2024


  • Niayesh Afshordi
  • Matteo Barsuglia
  • Latham Boyle
    • University of Edinburgh
  • Martin Bucher
  • Elias Kiritsis
  • Katie Mack
  • Francesco Nitti
  • Luca Santoni
  • Dimitri Semikoz
  • Sergey Sibiryakov
  • Neil Turok
    • University of Edinburgh