Carnegie Mellon University

Workshop on Cosmic Acceleration

August 24, 2012 - August 26, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 

Location:  Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51

The Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon University will host a Workshop on Cosmic Acceleration from August 24-26, 2012 (Friday-Sunday) in Pittsburgh, PA.  The workshop aims to bring together leading researchers and students, working on both the theory and observations of the inflationary Universe and various areas of dark energy such as modified gravity. 

Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate in the workshop.  There is no registration fee for students.  For all other participants, the registration fee is $125. The registration fee includes a workshop dinner at the Carnegie Museum (see schedule).

Registration is now closed.

Plenary Speakers

Rachel Bean, Cornell
Claudia de Rham, CWRU
Gregory Gabadadze, NYU
Dragan Huterer, Michigan
Will Kinney, Buffalo
Kazuya Koyama, ICG Portsmouth
Rachel Mandelbaum, CMU
Alberto Nicolis, Columbia
Sarah Shandera, Penn State
Henry Tye, IAS HKUST/Cornell
Mark Wyman, UChicago

Local Organizing Committee

Nishant Agarwal, CMU
Fred Gilman, CMU
Shirley Ho, CMU
Richard Holman, CMU
Tina Kahniashvili, CMU
Arthur Kosowsky, Pitt
Rachel Mandelbaum, CMU
Ross O'Connell, CMU
Andrew Zentner, Pitt

Advisory Board

Rachel Bean, Cornell
Justin Khoury, UPenn
Uros Seljak, Berkeley
Sarah Shandera, Penn State
Andrew Tolley, CWRU
Mark Trodden, UPenn            

In case of any questions, please contact Nishant Agarwal at