Cosmology and astroparticle physics
from the LHC to PLANCK
The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 2 – 4, 2010

A workshop jointly presented by

The Center for Particle Physics Discovery
The Niels Bohr International Academy
The Niels Bohr Institute

Workshop Schedule

All of the lectures for this workshop will be held in Auditorium A of the Building C of the Niels Bohr Institute [map].

A printable version of the workshop schedule is available here.

June 2, 2009

10:00 am – noon

Registration of the invited speakers
Room Fb-6

noon – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Opening remarks
J. R. Hansen, Director of the Niels Bohr Institute
P. Hansen, Director of the Discovery Center

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

“Broken scale-invariance and non-Gaussianity from multiple inflation”
Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford)

2:00 pm – 2:45 am

“Some alternatives to the standard cosmological model”
Anthony Lasenby (University of Cambridge)

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee & Discussions

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

“Dark energy, large scale magnetic field and QCD”
Ariel Zhitnitsky (University of British Columbia)

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

“Foreground removal from CMB temperature maps using an MLP neural network”
Hans Ulrik Norgaard-Nielsen (Danish Technical University)

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm

“A model independent null test on the cosmological constant”
Savvas Nesseris (Niels Bohr International Academy)

5:30 pm – onward

Reception at the Niels Bohr International Academy (Building B)

June 3, 2009

9:30 am – 10:15 am

“Looking for cosmic strings”
Alexander Vilenkin (Tufts University)

10:15 am–11:00 am

“Relic gravitational waves and cosmic microwave background radiation”
Leonid Grishchuk (Cardiff University)

11:00 am–11:30 am

Coffee & Discussions

11:30 am–12:15 pm

“Searching for primordial non-Gaussianity:  News from LSS and CMB”
Sabino Matarrese (University of Padua)

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm


1:30 pm– 2:30 pm

“Cosmic anomalies”
Peter Coles (Cardiff University)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“Low resolution analysis for future and forthcoming CMB missions”
Paolo Natoli (INFN, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffee & Discussions

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

“CMB anomalies at large angular scales: examples of residuals from systematic and astrophysical effects”
Carlo Burigana (INAF, IASF-Bologna)

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

“Puzzling aspects of the microwave sky”
Dominik Schwarz (Universität Bielefeld)

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

“Anomalous parity asymmetry of the WMAP 7 power spectrum data:  Is it cosmological or systematics?”
Jaiseung Kim (Niels Bohr Institute)

6:30 pm – onward

Workshop Dinner

June 4, 2009

10:00 am – onward

Open Discussion (Room Fb-6)

Further Information

The Visitor Pages at the Niels Bohr International Academy contain directions for travelling to the Insitute along with maps and other helpful information for your arrival in Copenhagen.


The Center for Particle Physics Discovery,
Niels Bohr International Academy and
Niels Bohr Institute