Cosmology, Strings, and Phenomenology Conference

Oscar Klein Auditorium, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm

Oscar Klein Auditorium, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm

Anupam Mazumdar, Ariel Goobar, Lars Bergström, Ulf Danielsson
Workshop: June 11 - June 15, 2007
Conference: June 17 - June 20, 2007

Host and Funding

To Nordic Students and Post-Docs

Limited funds are available for Nordic post-docs and students. If you wish to be considered, apply to the workshop secretary Anne Jifält (anne at by April 15 with your List of Publications. Travel arrangements have to be made and paid from your home institution. Shared accomodation in double rooms will be provided and covered by us. Therefore Nordic students and postdocs those who wish to apply for accommodation DO NOT book your own.

Local Organisers

  • Lars Bergström, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm University
  • Ulf Danielsson, Uppsala University
  • Ariel Goobar, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm University
  • Anupam Mazumdar, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

Advisory Committees

International Advisory Committee
Michael Dine (Santa Cruz) Richard Ellis (Caltech) Renata Kallosh (Stanford))
Gordon Kane (Michigan) Edward W Kolb (Chicago) Andrei Linde (Stanford)
Slava Mukhanov (Munich) Lyman Page (Princeton) Saul Perlmutter (LBL)
Joe Polchinski (UCSB) Fernando Quevedo (Cambridge) Alexei Smirnov (ICTP)
Max Tegmark (MIT) Gabriele Veneziano (CERN)
Nordic Advisory Committee
Jan Ambjörn (NBI) Axel Brandenburg (NORDITA) Lars Brink (Chalmers)
Poul Henrik Damgaard (NBI) Paolo Di Vecchia (NORDITA) Øystein Elgarøy (Oslo)
Kari Enqvist (Helsinki) Steen Hannestad (Aarhus) Cecilia Jarlskog (Lund)
Niels Obers (NBI) Poul Olesen (NBI) Hector Rubinstein (AlbaNova)
Lárus Thorlacius (Iceland)

Workshop Secretary

  • Anne Jifält (anne at

Funding Agencies

    This workshop is funded by Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel Institute for Physics and the Swedish Research Council.
    • 1
      Speaker: Lars Bergström (Stockholm)
    • 2
      An Experimentalist's Perspective on Testing Field Theories with the CMB
      Speaker: Lyman Page (Princeton)
    • 3
      Status of the Super Nova Legacy Survey
      Speaker: Reynald Pain
    • 3:35 PM
    • 4
      Update from SDSS: Wiggles and Bangs
      Speaker: Bob Nichol (Portsmouth)
    • 5
      Neutrino properties from cosmological observations
      Speaker: Steen Hannestad
    • 6
      New Cosmic Maps & Measurements
      Speaker: Max Tegmark
    • 7
      Does Dark Energy exist?
      Speaker: Subir Sarkar
    • 10:20 AM
      Cofee break
    • 8
      Graviton production in braneworlds by the dynamical Casimir effect
      Speaker: Ruth Durrer (Geneva)
    • 9
      Astrophysical constraints to dark-matter properties
      Speaker: Marc Kamionkowski
    • 10
      Tachyon Condensation, String Gases and Structure Formation
      Speaker: Robert Brandenberger
    • 12:50 PM
      Lunch break
    • 11
      Inflationary Cosmology
      Speaker: Andrei Linde (Stanford)
    • 12
      MSSM Inflation
      Speaker: Kari Enqvist
    • 13
      k-Essense, superluminal propagation and causality causality
      Speaker: Slava Mukhanov
    • 7:00 PM
      Conference dinner - BOAT TRIP
    • 14
      Dark matter's X-files
      Speaker: Alexander Kusenko (UCLA)
    • 15
      UV modes on co-dimension 2 branes and the vacuum energy
      Speaker: Cliff Burgess
    • 10:20 AM
      coffe break
    • 16
      Thermodynamics of Large AdS Black Holes
      Speaker: Larus Thorlacius
    • 17
      Black Holes and Hierarchies
      Speaker: Gia Dvali (NYU)
    • 12:10 PM
      Lunch break
    • 18
      cosmological and astrophysical implications of large volume string models
      Speaker: Fernando Quevedo
    • 19
      Particle physics from string theory with D-branes--New non-perturbative effects
      Speaker: Mirjam cvetic
    • 3:00 PM
      Coffe break
    • 20
      The 2007 Klein Lecture: String theory, gravity, and cosmology
      Speaker: Gabriele Veneziano (CERN)
    • 21
      Strings, gravity, and nonlocality
      Speaker: Steve Giddings (UC Santa Barbara)
    • 22
      Metastable supersymmetry breaking in string theory
      Speaker: Shamit Kachru
    • 10:20 AM
      coffee break
    • 23
      String cosmology
      Speaker: Renata Kallosh (Stanford)
    • 24
      Challenging the Cosmological Constant
      Speaker: Nemanja Kaloper (UC Davis)
    • 12:10 PM
      Lunch break
    • 25
      Where is Supersymmetry ?
      Speaker: Savas Dimopoulos
    • 2:25 PM
      coffee - end of conference
    • 6:00 PM
      Reception at City Hall