This international conference on DARK ENERGY is
jointly organized by the Origins Institute (OI) at
McMaster University and by Perimeter Institute (PI),
co-sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Theoretical
The conference portion of this meeting will hosted by
the Origins Institute for 4 days - Monday May 14 through
Thursday May 17, on the campus of McMaster University,
in Hamilton Ontario. The conference will be immediately followed by a more focused workshop to be held from Friday May 18 through Sunday May 20 at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) in nearby Waterloo, Ontario.
The conference is meant to bring together observers
and theorists in astronomy, cosmology and particle physicists to highlight the
observational evidence and theoretical ideas for Dark
Energy, and to highlight the most promising future
directions. To this end the meeting includes broad
review talks with which to start the discussion on each
of the main areas of enquiry.
The workshop will focus novel theoretical ideas on the nature of the dark
sector and their prospects for observations. The workshop format is
intended to be very informal, with few talks and ample time for
discussions and interactions.
Free transportation from the conference at OI, to the workshop
at PI, will be provided on Thursday afternoon, May 17.
The main topics to be covered during the conference are:
I OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE FOR DARK ENERGY
2. SN/Weak Lensing
3. Large Scale Structure
II THEORETICAL APPROACHES
4. Cosmology-Driven Approaches
5. IR Modifications to Gravity
6. Vacuum Issues and the Cosmological Constant Problem
7. More Radical Approaches
8. Future Directions
Click here to view our exciting programme of speakers.
We intend to create a unique and very interesting week,
and we look forward to seeing you here in the spring.