PASCOS 08 is the 14th in a series of interdisciplinary symposia on the interface of particle physics, string theory and cosmology. Since the first PASCOS symposium in 1991 the interaction between these disciplines has only increased and with an accelerating pace.
With the startup of LHC and the launch date of the Planck satellite both at hand, as well as many other exciting experiments under way or being planned, PASCOS-08 will look into an exciting future. It will give theorists an opportunity to prepare for this wealth of new data and the stringent tests to which they will subject the existing theories.
The aims of the conference are to review the recent progress in particle physics, string theory and cosmology, promote the exchange of ideas and discuss the future. While the conference is mainly aimed at theorists, there will also be a strong experimental component, with discussion of new results and future experiments.