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Cosmology on Safari

“Cosmology on Safari” will focus on the interplay between cosmological models and data, with emphasis on the challenges that remain in cosmology. The conference will be held at Bonamanzi, a private game reserve in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, two hours north of Durban. Bonamanzi is home to elephants, rhinos, giraffes, zebra, hippos, cape buffalo, leopards, impala, nyala, kudu, crocodiles, wildebeest, and warthogs, along with many other species as well as countless birds.
When 26 January 2015 12:55 AM to
30 January 2015 12:55 PM
Where Bonamanzi ZA
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Topics covered during the conference will include:

  • The early universe: constraints on primordial perturbations, dark radiation, gravitational waves and inflationary models from the cosmic microwave background
  • The late-time universe: constraints on dark energy, dark matter, theories of gravity and the nature of the primordial perturbations from galaxy redshift surveys, cosmic shear, galaxy clusters, baryon acoustic oscillations, type Ia supernovae and laboratory alternative

  • Invited Speakers:

    • Markus Boettcher  (North-West University)
    • J. Richard Bond (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics)
    • Neal Dalal (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    • Romeel Dave  (University of the Western Cape)
    • Henk Hoekstra (Leiden University)
    • Jack Hughes* (Rutgers University)
    • Marc-Antoine Miville-Deschenes* (Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale)
    • Lyman Page(Princeton University)
    • Joe Silk (Johns Hopkins University)
    • Eva Silverstein* (Stanford University)
    • Rashid Sunyaev* (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics)

    *=To be confirmed



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