October 5-8, 2019

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 5

MORNING
8am -12:30pm

Framing talk
Where are we in cosmology today?”
Simon White

Invited talks
1) “What is the resolution of the current H0 discrepancy?”
Convenors: Wendy Freedman and Kimmy Wu

2) “Is a theory beyond Cold Dark Matter needed to describe structure formation?”
Convenors: Chihway Chang and  Andrey Kravtsov

AFTERNOON
1:30 – 5:30pm

Panels
“What is the resolution of the current H0 discrepancy?”
Chair: Wendy Freedman; Panelists: George Efstathiou, Adam Riess and Licia Verde

“Is a theory beyond Cold Dark Matter needed to describe structure formation?”
Chair: Andrey Kravtsov; Panelists: Sandra Faber, Bhuvnesh Jain and Manoj Kaplinghat

EVENING

Reception
Reception and poster viewing at Gleacher Center

SUNDAY OCTOBER 6

MORNING
9am – 12:30pm

Invited talks
3) “What is the explanation of Cosmic Acceleration?”
Convenors: Josh Frieman and Maca Lagos

4) “Can Inflation be transformed into a fundamental theory of the early Universe?”
Convenors: Wayne Hu and Marco Raveri

AFTERNOON
1:30 – 5:30pm

Panels
“What is the explanation of Cosmic Acceleration?
Chair: Josh Frieman; Panelists: Andy Albrecht, Saul Perlmutter and Rachel Rosen

“Can Inflation be transformed into a fundamental theory of the early Universe?”
Chair: Wayne Hu; Panelists: Marc Kamionkowski, Justin Khoury and Hirosi Ooguri

EVENING
6:30 – 9:30pm

Banquet
Dinner at UChicago – ERC 161 + atrium
Speaker: Marc Davis

MONDAY OCTOBER 7

MORNING
9am -12:30pm

Invited talks
5) “Is there a Dark Matter Particle or do we need another explanation for the dark matter phenomenon?
Convenors: Rocky Kolb and Yoni Kahn

6) “What more can we learn from particle physics about cosmology?”
Convenors: Michael Turner

AFTERNOON
1:30 – 5:30pm

Panels
Is there a Dark Matter Particle or do we need another explanation for the dark matter phenomenon? 
Chair: Rocky Kolb; Panelists Graciela Gelmini, Tim Tait and Kathryn Zurek

“What tools are critical for making progress in cosmology in the coming decades?
Chair: John Carlstrom; Panelists Scott Dodelson, Jonathan Feng and David Spergel

EVENING
8 – 10pm

Panel
“Do we need the Multiverse and can it made turned into a scientific theory?”
Chair: Sandra Faber; Panelists: Alan Guth and TBA

TUESDAY OCTOBER 8

MORNING
9am – 1:30pm

Panels
Best of the posters: Five 10-minute talks

“What more can we learn from particle physics about cosmology?
Chair: Michael Turner; Panelists Nima Arkani-Hamed, Gian Giudice and Lisa Randall

Summary Panel
“Convergence or Disruption”
Chair: Michael Turner; Panelists: Joe Silk and Joe Lykken

Adjourn at 1:30 PM