Organizers: Anna Ijjas (PCTS), Paul Steinhardt (PCTS/Princeton)
Cosmology is ready for some new ideas. There are the standard paradigms – inflationary theory, WIMP dark-matter, and the cosmological constant – that suggest we have an answer to the big questions about the origin, evolution, composition, and future of the universe, though, none of the standard paradigms is complete or without problems. This conference is designed to promote collaboration among theorists who share the same interest of finding truly novel approaches to the big open questions of cosmology.
We will also hold a series of small group, private meetings on related topics with visitors.