As part of activity of the Yukawa International Program for Quark-Hadron Sciences, we will organize a two-week molecule-type workshop in March 2011 on cosmological perturbations and CMB.
The precision of cosmological observations is improving very rapidly in recent years. In particular, the PLANCK satellite, which was lauched last year, is expected to bring us very precise data of the temperature fluctuations and polarizations in cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). As a result, various information about the early stage of the universe is going to be obtained. Stimulated by such progress in observations, various novel inflation models were proposed, and their observational properties have been studied actively.
Our main focus will be on the physics related to present and future CMB observations, but we also want to widely discuss various topics in cosmology since new directions of research are often obtained by looking at the problem from different angles. The period of this workshop is relatively long, but we will have only a small number of formal seminars during the workshop because we want to reserve as much time as possible for informal discussions. In responce to the requests from the participants for giving talks, we schedule concentrated two-day workshop on March 21 and 22.
We welcome all who are interested in this and related topics, though we may need to restrict the number of participants because of the limitation of the office capacity. Please contact us at the e-mail address below. We may also have some amount of funds for finantial support upon request.
This workshop is held as one of the YIPQS molecule-type workshops. This workshop is also partly supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) No. 21244033, JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research No. 19GS0219 and the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (No. 22111507) from the MEXT. For acknowledgement to this workshop, please indicate the workshop number T-10-05.