Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Particle Physics

Conference Date: 
Friday, May 30, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, June 1, 2008 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Particle Physics


Recent years have brought an unprecedented improvement in the quality of predictions in the abundances of light elements due to the improved quality of observations and largely due to a precise determination of baryon-to-photon abundance ratio via the anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background. Still, several problems remain, notably those related to the abundance of Li7 and Li6 elements, which might suggest non-standard cosmological or particle physics influencing the BBN.


The workshop is designed to bring together researchers who work on the BBN calculations in the standard framework as well as in the presence of non-standard particle physics.


Richard Cyburt, Michigan State University 

Brian Fields, University of  Illinois, Urbana

Victor Flambaum, University of New South Wales

Koichi Hamaguchi, University of Tokyo

Karsten Jedamzik, Montpellier University 

Masayasu Kamimura, Kyushu University

Manoj Kaplinghat, University of California, Irvine

Kazunori Kohri, Lancaster University

Motohiko Kusakabe, University of Tokyo

Shunji Matsuura, Perimeter Institute 

Keith Olive, University of Minnesota

Maxim Pospelov, University of Victoria & Perimeter Institute 

Josef Pradler, MPI, Munich 

Jonathan Sharman, University of Victoria

Frank Steffen, MPI, Munich 

Mark Wyman, Perimeter Institute