YITP long-term workshop

Gravity and Cosmology 2018

January 29 - March 9, 2018
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University

On this long-term workshop

In 2007, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) started new project "Yukawa International Program of Quark-Hadron Sciences (YIPQS)" funded by Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In this project we select research topics for each long-term workshop and invite leading experts to stimulate discussion and to foster collaborations among workshop participants.

This time, we hold "Gravity and Cosmology 2018", as a successor of the three long-term workshops held under the same title in the past (2007, 2010 and 2012). The aim of the workshop is to have comprehensive but intensive discussion on the rapidly expanding frontiers of physics of gravity and cosmology.

During the workshop, participants stay at YITP with desks and other facilities. They can take ample time for discussions with other participants in a relaxed atmosphere of Kyoto.

Schedule & Venue

* Talks and seminars will be held during the period from February 5 to March 2.

Tentative programs



Science organizing committee

Masaki Ando (Tokyo), Antonio De Felice (YITP), Claudia de Rham (Case Western), Nathalie Deruelle (APC), Roberto Emparan (Barcelona), Renata Kallosh (Stanford), Eiichiro Komatsu (Max- Planck Inst.), David Langlois (APC), Andrei Linde (Stanford), Viatcheslav Mukhanov (Munich), Shinji Mukohyama (YITP, Chair), Frans Pretorius (Princeton), Misao Sasaki (YITP), Masaru Shibata (YITP), Tetsuya Shiromizu (Nagoya), Jiro Soda (Kobe), Alexei Starobinsky (Landau Inst.), Masahiro Takada (IPMU), Takahiro Tanaka (Kyoto), Atsushi Taruya (YITP), Clifford Will (Florida)

Local organizing committee

Antonio De Felice (YITP), Kunihito Ioka (YITP), Tsutomu Kobayashi (Rikkyo), Shuntaro Mizuno (YITP), Shinji Mukohyama (YITP, Chair), Remya Nair (Kyoto), Ryo Saito (Yamaguchi), Yuki Sakakihara (Osaka City U), Misao Sasaki (YITP), Masaru Shibata (YITP), Yudai Suwa (YITP), Takahiro Tanaka (Kyoto), Atsushi Taruya (YITP)


YITP,  Yukawa Memorial Foundation

Supported by

No. JP17H06359 "New developments of gravity theory research in gravitational wave physics / astronomy"
No. JP16K05348 "Massive gravity: theory and phenomenology"
No. JP15K21733 "Accelerating Universe"
No. 17H06357 "Gravitational wave physics and astronomy: Genesis"

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Header image: NASA/CXC/Caltech/P.Ogle et al, NASA/STScI & R.Gendler, NASA/JPL-Caltech, NSF/NRAO/VLA