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First Erlangen Workshop on Cosmology and Quantum Gravity (2014)


First Erlangen Workshop on Cosmology and Quantum Gravity

Quantum gravity effects are expected to play a prominent role in the early universe as for example in the context of primordial gravitational waves or are expected to manifest in finger prints in the cosmic microwave background. After the expected publications of the new Planck data by the end of 2014 this workshop aims to bring together researchers from quantum gravity as well as from cosmology with links to current experiments, which are interesting also from the quantum gravity perspective.

The workshop will be held at the FAU-Erlangen-Nürnberg from 9th to 13th of February and participants will be experts equally distributed from both research areas. The workshop will be comprised of introductory talks of quantum gravity and cosmology with a particular focus on topics interesting for both communities as well as specialized talks and ample time for discussion, to stimulate interaction between the participants.

Invited Speakers

  • Niayesh Afshordi (University of Waterloo)
  • Ivan Agullo (Louisiana State University)
  • Abhay Ashtekar (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Tessa Baker (Oxford University)
  • Camille Francois Bonvin (CERN)
  • Latham Boyle (Perimeter Institute)
  • Edmund Copeland (University of Nottingham)
  • Raphael Flauger (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Ghazal Geshnizjani (University of Waterloo)
  • Steffen Gielen (Imperial College London)
  • Jean-Luc Lehners (Albert Einstein Institute Golm)
  • Lucas Lombriser (University of Edinburgh)
  • Oriol Pujolas (IFAE and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
  • Tehseen Rug (LMU Munich)
  • Angnis Schmidt-May (ETH)
  • Edward Wilson-Ewing (Albert Einstein Institute Golm)

Local organizing Committee

  • Kristina Giesel (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Stefan Hofmann (LMU Munich)
  • Jochen Weller (LMU Munich)

The workshop is sponsored by the Emerging Field Project “Quantum Geometry” of the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Institute for Quantum Gravity.