Scientific organizers: Marilena Loverde and Cumrun Vafa, Local organizer: Martin Rocek
This Workshop is the twelfth conducted by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook and the seventeenth in the series Simons Summer Workshops. This year’s summer workshop will focus on cosmology and its realization in string theory. We review the status of observational data, both in the context of the very early universe as well as more recent epochs, with particular focus on the observational data on dark energy and dark matter. Moreover we discuss various theoretical ideas in cosmology, such as inflationary models and the associated challenges in their realization in string theory as well as novel stringy inspired approaches to solving cosmological issues. The main aim of this workshop is to generate new ideas needed to bring string theory closer to cosmological observations as well as possibly leading to new stringy predictions for the dark sector.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
All talks will be held in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Lecture Hall (Room 102).
Breakfast will be served daily from 9:00am-10:00am in the Simons Center Cafe, 2nd floor.
Lunch will be served from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the Simons Center Cafe, 2nd floor.
Tea time will be in the Simons Center Lobby at 3:30pm.
The talk will be at Smith Point Beach lunch will be served around 12:30pm.