Quantum Vacuum and Gravitation: Testing General Relativity in Cosmology

from Monday, 13 March 2017 (08:00) to Friday, 24 March 2017 (19:00)
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University (02.430)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
13 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017
15 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017
AM
09:00 --- Coffee ---
10:00 Welcome: Organizational Meeting   (02.430)
10:30 Loop quantum cosmology and the cosmic microwave background - Dr Ivan Agullo (Louisiana State University)   (02.430)
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11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 Cosmic Evolution and Large-Scale Structure - Prof. Matthias Bartelmann (Heidelberg University)   (02.430)
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10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Cosmology with relativistic effects - Dr Daniele Bertacca   (02.430)
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11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 CMB Anomalies 25 years after COBE - Prof. glenn starkman (Case Western Reserve University)   (02.430)
10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Do we understand the cosmic dipole? - Prof. Dominik Schwarz (Bielefeld University)   (02.430)
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11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 What is the Quantum Matter with Black Holes? - Dr Emil Mottola (Los Alamos National Laboratory)   (02.430)
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10:45 Gravitational-wave signatures of exotic compact objects and of quantum corrections at the horizon scale - Paolo Pani (Sapienza University of Rome & INFN Roma1 - IST, Lisbon)   (02.430)
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11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 The Cosmic Microwave Background: what can we learn from the most precious cosmological data ? - Prof. Ruth Durrer (Universite de Geneve)   (02.430)
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10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Testing Infinite derivative gravity: Bounce and Cosmic inflation - Dr Anupam Mazumdar (Lancaster)   (02.430)
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11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 Effective Field Theories and Modifying Gravity: The View from Below - Prof. Cliff Burgess (McMaster University & Perimeter Institute)   (02.430)
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10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Positivity Constraints on Effective Field Theories of Gravity - Dr Andrew Tolley (Imperial College London)   (02.430)
11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 Testing gravity on large scales with current and future Galaxy Surveys. - Dr Martin Crocce (Institute for Space Science (ICE-CSIC/IEEC))   (02.430)
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10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Planck results on inflation and perspectives for future observations - Dr Fabio Finelli (INAF - IASF Bologna)   (02.430)
11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 Effective action and very early quantum Universe - Dr Andrei Barvinsky (Lebedev Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia)   (02.430)
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10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Weyl symmetry in the standard model and gravity - Prof. Tomislav Prokopec (Utrecht University)   (02.430)
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11:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
09:00 The Next Theoretical Challenges for Gravitational-Wave Observations - Alessandra Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)   (02.430)
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10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Theoretical Physics Implications of the Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Observation - Prof. Nicolas Yunes (Montana State University)   (02.430)
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09:00 Viscous models for the dark sector of the Universe - Prof. Julio Fabris (Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo)   (02.430)
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10:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
10:15 --- Coffee ---
10:45 Multi-messenger time delays from lensed gravitational waves - Prof. Mark Trodden   (02.430)
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11:15 Scalar Gravitational Waves in the Effective Theory of Gravity - Dr Emil Mottola   (02.430)
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PM
12:00 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Infrared dynamics of massive scalars from the complementary series in de Sitter space - Dr Emil Ahkmedov   (02.430)
15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45 Electrodynamic Effects of Inflationary Gravitons - Dr Drazen Glavan (University of Warsaw)   (02.430)
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16:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Scale hierarchies and string cosmology - Prof. Ignatios Antoniadis (LPTHE Paris and AEC Bern)   (02.430)
15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45 Cosmology with arbitrary spin coherent fields - Antonio L. Maroto (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)   (02.430)
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16:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Recent developments in the inflationary scenario - Prof. Alexei Starobinsky (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics)   (02.430)
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15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45 Testing primordial non-Gaussianity with CMB and LSS data - Dr Michele Liguori (Univ. of Padova)   (02.430)
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16:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Remarks on non-singular black hole models - Prof. Valeri Frolov (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)   (02.430)
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15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45
Panel Discussion: Quantum Effects in Black Holes - Emil Mottola Paolo Pani Valery Frolov (until 17:00) (02.430)
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Recent progress in higher-derivative gravity theories - Prof. Ilya Shapiro (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)   (02.430)
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15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45
Panel Discussion: CMB and LSS - Ruth Durrer Glenn Starkman Dominik Schwarz Matthias Bartelmann (until 17:00) (02.430)
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 CAN QUANTUM-GRAVITATIONAL EFFECTS BE OBSERVED IN THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND? - Prof. Claus Kiefer (University of Cologne)   (02.430)
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15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45 Cosmological implications of massive vector fields - Dr Lavinia Heisenberg (ITS-ETH Zurich)   (02.430)
16:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Testing early Universe physics with upcoming observations - Prof. Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni (Case Western Reserve University)   (02.430)
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15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45 LSS probes of Cosmic Acceleration - Dr Matteo Fasiello (Stanford University)   (02.430)
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16:45 --- Questions/Discussion ---
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 The theta-dependent vacuum energy. The application to cosmology and axion search experiments - Prof. Ariel Zhitnitsky (University of British Columbia)   (02.430)
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15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45
Panel Discussion EFT & Modified Gravity (until 17:00) (02.430)
12:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00 Nonperturbative renormalization group for scalar fields on de Sitter space - Dr Julien Serreau (University Paris Diderot)   (02.430)
15:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
15:15 --- Coffee ---
15:45 --- Panel Discussion: Testing General Relativity with Gravitational Wave Astronomy ---
12:00 --- Questions/Discussion ---
12:15 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Can Quantum Effects in Gravity be Tested with Forthcoiming Observations: Open Discussion (until 15:15) (02.430)
15:15 --- Coffee/End of Program ---