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Colloquiums, Schools, and Workshops to come

From 14 to 19 May
Hot Topics in Modern Cosmology
CargeseSpontaneous workshop XII
coorganisé par R. Triay (CPT)Spontaneous Workshop (SW) brings together specialists on recent insights in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology. The aim is to stimulate debate on common topics in views of providing us with innovating ideas on emerging problems. The workshop’s organization is based on an optimal number of concise presentations and with enough space for discussions in order to favour interactions among participants. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to attend.

From 28 to 31 May
CosmoBack
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille
Pôle de l’Étoile Site de ChâteauGombert
38, rue Frédéric JoliotCurie
13388 Marseille, FranceFrom Inhomogeneous gravity to cosmological backreaction: Theoretical opportunity? Observational evidence?, coorganized by Thomas Schucker (CPT)
CosmoBack is the opportunity to bring together two communities who rarely meet: theoretical cosmologists who actively work on inhomogeneous models and general relativity, possibly open to the backreaction conjecture, and physical cosmologists and astronomers including the leaders of the major past, ongoing, and future observational projects, which standardly use the FLRW model to interpret the data. In order to foster stimulating interactions the contributed talk will be 2025 minutes long, every day will be concluded by a keynote session led by a senior scientist, and the attendance will be limited to about 50 people. The closing discussion of the workshop will be introduced by a review by G.F.R. Ellis (University of Cape Town). Inspiring discussions about the actual opportunity to revisit the cosmological standard model are expected!
In order to assure a broad audience and a rare opportunity for Ph.D. students and curious researchers, this workshop will be prepared by a series of six introductory lectures for a total of about ten hours: Measures in General Relativity (T. Schucker, CPT Marseille), Relativistic cosmology: From perturbation theory to Nbody simulations (R. Durrer, Geneva), From the averaging problem to backreaction (T. Buchert, CRAL Lyon), Cosmic variance and other fluctuations (N. Kaiser, IfA Honolulu & U. ParisSorbonne), Cosmological models beyond ΛCDM (P. Brax, IPhTCEA Saclay), Bayesian inference in cosmology: statistical evidence against Lambda? (A. Heavens, Imperial College, London).

From 11 to 15 June
NetSci 2018
ParisNetSci 2018, the flagship conference of the Network Science Society, aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners working in the emerging area of network science. The conference fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in network science research across computer and information sciences, physics, mathematics, statistics, the life sciences, neuroscience, environmental sciences, social sciences, finance and business, arts and design.

From 9 to 10 July
Workshop on Frontiers in Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology (ICNFP 2018)
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and share new developments, experimental and theoretical, in Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology.
It is part of the International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, which aims to promote scientific exchange and development of novel ideas in science with a particular accent in interdisciplinarity. The conference will bring together worldwide experts and promising young scientists working on experimental and theoretical aspects of particle, nuclear, heavy ion and astroparticle physics and cosmology, with colleagues from other disciplines, for example solid state physics, mathematics, mathematical physics, quantum optics and other.The conference will be hosted in the Conference Center of the Orthodox Academy of Creta (OAC), an exceptionally beautiful location only a few meters from the mediteranean sea.

From 21 to 28 July
L’Agape: SELFORGANISED SUMMERSCHOOL FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Mézeyrac (Auvergne, France)
Mézeyrac (France)Young physicists, mathematicians and philosophers shall meet for a crazy oneweek expedition lost between earth and sky at the boundary of the thinkable world. The goal of this summerschool is to share deep discussions about physics and its foundations in an open and creative way for an intense time of learning, reflection and enlightenment – and all in a joyful atmosphere. With up to 17 commensals, this year’s instalment of l’agape will see a partition between more indepth courses given in the mornings and radical, open and creative activities in the afternoons.