19-21 April 2024
The University of Edinburgh
Europe/London timezone

This year's Triangular Conference on Cosmological Frontiers in Fundamental Physics will take place from the 19th - 21st of April 2024 at 50 George Square at the University of Edinburgh.

This conference is jointly organized by the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics in Edinburgh, the Astroparticle and Cosmology (APC) Laboratory in Paris, and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo. As always, the conference will include both theoretical and observational/experimental talks.  

Astronomical observations of the early universe reveal it to be as simple as can be, with no exotica observed thus far. Similarly, laboratory and accelerator experiments so far show no sign of particles beyond the Standard Model. The extreme economy and elegance of the observed universe poses a fundamental challenge for theoretical physics, demanding comparably minimal and elegant theoretical explanations. The focus of this workshop will be on looking for new theoretical explanations that are deeper, simpler and more rigid, and that explain why the universe is as simple as we observe it to be.

Speakers include:

Christopher Berry (Glasgow)

Sayantani Bhattacharya (NISER, Bhubaneswar)

Ana Bonaca (Carnegie Observatories)

Martin Bucher (APC)

Claudia De-Rham (Imperial)

Neal Dalal (Perimeter)

John Donoghue (Amherst)

Astrid Eichhorn (CP3 Institute)

Kirill Krasnov (Nottingham)

Jonathan Oppenheim (University College London, to be confirmed)


Will Percival (Waterloo/Perimeter)

Mikhail Shaposhnikov (Lausanne)

Andy Taylor (Royal Astronomical Observatory, Edinburgh)

Andrew Tolley (Imperial)

Neil Turok (Higgs Centre, Edinburgh)

Irene Valenzuela (CERN)

Delegates will be required to book their own accommodation for the conference. Please note that accommodation in Edinburgh does get booked up quickly so we would advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible. We have attached a list of suggested venues for your reference but you are free to choose your own accommodation. If you are booking one of the suggested guest houses, please do mention that you are a visitor to the University of Edinburgh, as some offer preferential rates.

You will also be required to make your own travel arrangements. Travel expenses will not be covered by the event.

Please note that there are 2 steps to registering. First you will need to complete the registration form. 

Then, once the Indico registration is approved by one of the organizers, you will need to pay the registration fee of £50.00 There is also an option to attend the workshop dinner for an additional fee of £50.00 which will take place at Amber Restaurant on Friday the 19th of April.

To pay the registration fee and dinner fee, please use the following link: Triangular APC-HC-PI Cosmology Conference | University of Edinburgh

If you have any queries about the workshop arrangements, please email sopa.events@ed.ac.uk

The University of Edinburgh
50 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LH
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