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8th Northeast String Cosmology Meeting


for Members

8th Northeast String Cosmology Meeting

Friday, December 15, 2006

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the String Theory, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Discussion Group and the Columbia University Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP)


This is the golden age of cosmology. Once a data-starved science, cosmology has burgeoned as ground and space-based astronomical observations supply a wealth of unprecedently precise cosmological measurements. ISCAP is one of the few cosmology groups with the necessary breadth of interest and experience to pursue these inquiries, having expertise in traditional particle physics, string theory/quantum gravity, particle-astrophysics, inflationary cosmology, in numerical methods and observational cosmology.


11:00 am
Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking in Metastable Vacua
Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study

12:15 pm
Cosmology with Fading Gravity
Justin Khoury, Perimeter Institute

1:15 pm

3:15 pm
The Cosmology of Modified Gravity
Mark Trodden, Syracuse University

4:30 pm
Predictions in the Landscape
Raphael Bousso, University of California, Berkeley