Friday, 13 October 2017

“Guthfest”: Special Session in Honor of Alan Guth’s Birthday, in Room 34-101

2:30 - 2:40pm:  David Kaiser (MIT): Welcome and introduction

2:45 - 3:05:  Mustafa Amin (Rice)

3:10 - 3:30:  Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (University of Washington)

3:35 - 3:55:  Eduardo Guendelman (Ben Gurion University)

4:00 - 4:20:  Priya Natarajan (Yale)

4:25 - 4:45:  Chung-Pei Ma (University of California, Berkeley)

4:50 - 5:10:  Henry Tye (Cornell)

Friday, 13 October 2017

6:00pm: Public Lecture, in Room 32-123

Sean Carroll (Caltech)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

All sessions on Saturday in Room 32-123

9:00 - 9:30am:  coffee and pastries

9:30 - 10:25am:  Keynote Address: Leonardo Senatore (Stanford)

Session I: Primordial Effects

Chair: Mark Hertzberg (Tufts)

10:30 - 10:55am: Xingang Chen (Harvard)

11:00 - 11:25am:  Evan McDonough (Brown)

11:30 - 11:55am:  Stephon Alexander (Brown)

12:00 - 12:25pm:  Mohammad Hossein Namjoo (MIT)

12:30 - 1:45pm:  LUNCH

Session II: Dark Matter

Chair: Devin Walker (Dartmouth)

1:50 - 2:15pm:  Chen Sun (Dartmouth)

2:20 - 2:45pm:  Danielle Speller (Yale)

2:50 - 3:15pm:  Djuna Croon (Dartmouth)

3:20 - 3:45pm:  Tracy Slatyer (MIT)

3:50 - 4:05pm:  COFFEE BREAK

Session III, Gravity, Large and Small

Chair: Cora Dvorkin (Harvard)

4:10 - 4:35pm:  David Lowe (Brown)

4:40 - 5:05pm:  Ashley Perko (Dartmouth)

5:10 - 5:35pm:  Lisa Randall (Harvard)

5:40 - 6:05pm:  Daniel Harlow (MIT)

6:15 - 7:00pm:  Panel Discussion featuring Alan Guth (MIT), Lisa Randall (Harvard), Sean Carroll (Caltech), Cora Dvorkin (Harvard), and Leonardo Senatore (Stanford). Moderated by David Kaiser (MIT)

7:00 - 8:30pm:  Reception, R&D Pub, Stata Center (Building 32, Fourth Floor)

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