Novel Theories of the Early Universe

Conference Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2008 (All day) to Saturday, March 8, 2008 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 


This meeting brings together a small number of experts to discuss recent developments in ekpyrotic/cyclic models, string/M-theory approaches to cosmology, and other alternatives to cosmic inflation. The format will be very informal, with plenty of time for interruptions and discussions both plenary, breakout and just ad hoc.


Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute

Daniel Babich, CalTech

Neil Barnaby, CITA

Bruce Bassett, University. of Cape Town

Daniel  Baumann, 

Rachel Bean, Cornell

Latham Boyle, CITA

Robert  Brandenberger, McGill University

Xingang Chen, MIT

Daniel  Chung, Wisconsin-Madison

Asantha Cooray, Caltech

Ben  Craps, Vrije University Brussels & Intl. Solvay Institute

Sumit Das, University of Kentucky

Olivier Dore, CITA

Franz Elsner , Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Munich 

Hassan  Firouzjahi, McGill University

Ghazal  Geshnizjani, Perimeter Institute

Thomas  Hertog, APC, Paris 

Dragan Huterer, Michigan

Liudmila  Joukovskaya, University of Cambridge

Mike  Kesden, CITA

Lev Kofman, CITA

Eiichiro  Komatsu, University of Texas at Austin 

Jean-Luc Lehners, Princeton University 

Eugene  Lim, Columbia 

Marilena  LoVerde,  

Paul  McFadden, Institute for Theoretical Physics 

John Moffat, Perimeter Institute

Burt  Ovrut, University of Pennsylvania 

Eliezer  Rabinovici, Hebrew University 

Omid Saremi, McGill

David Seery, Cambridge

Sarah Shandera, Columbia

Ravi  Sheth, Penn State University 

Kendrick Smith , University of Chicago 

Paul  Steinhardt, Princeton University 

Licia  Verde, Institute of Space Sciences 

Aaron  Vincent, McGill

Ben Wandelt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel  Wesley, University of Cambridge