February 28, 2011 to March 18, 2011
Europe/Stockholm timezone
The goal of the program is to bring together leading researchers in observational and theoretical physics focusing on the evidence for dark energy and its technical natural embedding within the effective field theory framework and fundamental theories.

The intention is to create a stimulating atmosphere with plenty of time for discussions and for exploring new paths to physics beyond the standard models of particle physics and gravity in a friendly and warm environment.

The program will include a 1 week introductory course aiming to introduce beginning graduate and advanced level undergraduate students to the basic observational and theoretical aspects of the subject.

The research topics to be covered include:

  • Cosmological Probes of Dark Energy
  • Induced gravity on higher codimension surfaces and defects
  • K–Essence
  • Alternatives to the Cosmological Constant
  • Technical Naturalness as a qualified guide to new physics
  • Vacuum structure
  • Stringy perspectives
Program Posters (PDF format, A4)
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<bf> The program includes a preparatory school (Feb 28 - March 4) and a workshop (March 7 - 16). Workgroup activities will take place outside these periods.</bf>