Implications of BICEP 2

Conference Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 (All day)
Pirsa Collection: 
Scientific Areas: 
Cosmology

 

This workshop will bring together theoretical physicists and observational cosmologists to discuss the recent detection of B-mode polarization of the CMB by BICEP2.

Sponsorship for this conference has been provided by:

Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study
Rachel Bean, Cornell University
Mark Halpern, University of British Columbia
Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University
Matt Kleban, New York University
Barth Netterfield, University of Toronto
Douglas Scott, University of British Columbia
Christopher Sheehy, University of Chicago
Eva Silverstein, Stanford University
Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute
Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute
Matias Zaldarriaga, Institute for Advanced Study

  • Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Asmina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
  • Siavash Asianbeigi, Perimeter Institute
  • James Bardeen, University of Washington
  • Rachel Bean, Cornell University
  • Florian Beutler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Tashalee Billings, Perimeter Institute
  • Nikolay Bobev, Perimeter Institute
  • Erin Bow, Perimeter Institute
  • Latham Boyle, Perimeter Institute
  • Robert Brandenberger, McGill University
  • Alex Buchel, Perimeter Institute
  • Pablo BuenoUniversidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Phil Bull, University of Oslo
  • Hilary Carteret, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Liam Connor, CITA
  • Carlo Contaldi, Imperial College London
  • Marina Cortes, University of Edinburgh
  • Matt Dobbs, McGill University
  • Kieran Finn, Perimeter Institute
  • Laurent Freidel, Perimeter Institute
  • Ghazal Geshnizjani, Perimeter Institute
  • Steffen Gielen, Perimeter Institute
  • Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute
  • Ruth Gregory, Durham University
  • Daniel Guariento, Perimeter Institute
  • Mark Halpern, University of British Columbia
  • Kurt Hinterbichler, Perimeter Institute
  • Michael Hudson, University of Waterloo
  • Shenglin Jin, University of Toronto
  • Matthew Johnson, Perimeter Institute & York University
  • Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University
  • Mansour Karami, Sharif University of Technology
  • Achim Kempf, University of Waterloo
  • Matt Kleban New York University
  • Takeshi Kobayashi, Perimeter Institute
  • Peter Koroteev, Perimeter Institute
  • Anna Kostouki, Perimeter Institute
  • Gordan Krnjaic, Perimeter Institute
  • Keith Lee, Perimeter Institute
  • Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute
  • Ipsita Mandal, Perimeter Institute
  • Robert Mann, University of Waterloo
  • David Marsh, Perimeter Institute
  • Paul McFaddan, Perimeter Institute
  • Aida Mehinrasulian, University of Waterloo
  • Jia-Wei Mei, Perimeter Institute
  • Joel Myers, University of Texas
  • Rob Myers, Perimeter Institute
  • Barth Netterfield, University of Toronto
  • Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
  • Ue-Li Pen, CITA
  • Maxim Pospelov, Perimeter Institute & University of Victoria
  • Razieh Pourhasan, Perimeter Institute
  • Josef Pradler, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jeremy Sakstein, University of Cambridge
  • Philip Schuster, Perimeter Institute
  • Morag Scrimgeour, University of Waterloo
  • Douglas Scott,  University of British Columbia
  • Richard Shaw, University of Toronto
  • Christopher Sheehy, University of Chicago
  • Kris Sigurdson, University of British Columbia
  • Eva Silverstein, Stanford University
  • Brian Shuve, Perimeter Institute
  • Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute
  • Antony Speranza, University of Maryla
  • Andrei Starinets, University of Oxford
  • Dejan Stojkovic, University of Buffalo
  • Matt Strassler, University of Washington
  • Monica Rincon Ramirez, Perimeter Institute
  • James Taylor, University of Waterloo
  • Alexandra Terrana, Perimeter Institute
  • Natalia Toro, Perimeter Institute
  • Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute
  • Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute
  • Natasha Waxman, Perimeter Institute
  • Dan Wohns, Perimeter Institute
  • Itay Yavin, Perimeter Institute & McMaster University
  • Matias Zaldarriaga, Institute for Advanced Study

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Time

Event

Location

8:50 – 9:00am

Matthew Johnson, Perimeter Institute
Introduction

Theater

9:00 – 10:00am

Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute
Overview

Theater

10:00 – 11:15am

Christopher Sheehy, University of Chicago
Results from BICEP 2

Theater

11:15 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Rachel Bean, Cornell University
Matt Dobbs, McGill University
Mark Halpern, University of British Columbia

Barth Netterfield, University of Toronto
Douglas Scott, University of British Columbia
Panel Discussion:  Prospects for Future Measurements

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch Break

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 2:40pm

Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University
B modes for galaxy surveys

Theater

2:40 – 3:20pm

Matthew Kleban, New York University
TBA

Theater

3:20 – 4:00pm

Matias Zaldarriaga, Institute for Advanced Study
TBA

Theater

4:00 – 4:20pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:20 – 5:00pm

Eva Silverstein, Stanford University
Gravity waves, large-field inflation, and string theory

Theater

5:00 – 5:40pm

Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study
TBA

Theater

5:40 – 6:20pm

Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute
TBA

Theater

6:20pm Onwards

Dinner

Bistro – 1st Floor

 

 

 

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Scientific Organizers:

Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
Latham Boyle, Perimeter Institute
Kurt Hinterbichler, Perimeter Institute
Matthew Johnson, Perimeter Institute & York University
David Marsh, Perimeter Institute
Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute
Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute