Cosmology Miniworkshop

Start time: February 20, 2014

Ends on: February 21, 2014

Location: São Paulo, Brazil


Raul Abramo and Rogerio Rosenfeld

Speakers include:

  • Jailson Alcaniz (ON, Rio de Janeiro)
  • Luca Amendola (Univ. of Heidelberg)
  • Irène Balmès (USP Sao Paulo)
  • Nicolás Bernal (ICTP-SAIFR)
  • Fedor Bezrukov (Univ. of Connecticut)
  • Julio Fabris (Univ. Fed. Espirito Santo)
  • Fabio Iocco (IFT Madrid)
  • Gilberto Kremer (Univ. Fed. Parana)
  • Fabien Lacasa (ICTP-SAIFR)
  • Morgan Le Delliou (IFT-UNESP)
  • Marcello Musso (Univ. Catholique de Louvain)
  • Alessio Notari (Univ. Ferrara, Italy)
  • Thiago Pereira (Univ. Estadual de Londrina)
  • Paulo Reimberg (USP Sao Paulo)
  • Riccardo Sturani (ICTP-SAIFR)
  • Amol Upadhye (Ewha Univ., Seoul)
  • Ioav Waga (Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro)

We plan to have a 2-day gathering with several visitors and posdocs to discuss many topics in Cosmology, such as Inflation, CMB, Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Gravitational Waves. In order to encourage discussions, we plan to have short (~20 min) talks, followed by questions (~10 min), as well as extended free periods for open discussions.
The only exception will be the opening talk by Luca Amendola.

Preliminary Program:

Thursday Feb. 20 Friday Feb. 21
10:00 – 10:30 Amendola Sturani
10:30 – 11:00 Amendola Waga
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Bezrukov Bernal
12:00 – 12:30 Upadhye Fabris
12:30 – 13:00 Discussion Discussion
13:00 –14:30 Lunch Lunch
14:30 – 15:00 Musso Kremer
15:00 – 15:30 Iocco Balmès
15:30 – 16:00 Alcaniz Le Delliou
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break Coffee  break
16:30 – 17:00 Pereira Reimberg
17:00 – 17:30 Notari Lacasa
17:30 – 18:00 Discussion Discussion


  •  Jailson Alcaniz
    Testing the cosmic duality relation with galaxy clusters
  • Luca Amendola
    Testing modified gravity: a unified approach
  • Irène Balmès
    Imprints of structure formation history on dark matter halo profiles
  •  Nicolás Bernal
    Systematic uncertainties in dark matter searches due to halo asphericity
  • Julio Fabris
    Non-linear analysis of unified models of the dark sector
  •  Fabio Iocco
    The lithium problem, a phenomenologist’s perspective.
  • Gilberto Kremer
    Fermions as sources of accelerated regimes
  • Fabien Lacasa
    Non-Gaussianity of extragalactic foregrounds to the CMB with Planck
  • Morgan Le Delliou
    Separating expansion and collapse in general fluids: local conditions and spherically symmetric models
  • Marcello Musso
    Halo statistics for cosmology: the excursion set approach with correlated steps
  • Alessio Notari
    CMB anomalies and peculiarities
  •  Thiago Pereira
    Weak-lensing as a probe of the Universe’s geometry.
  • Riccardo Sturani
    Gravitational waves from coalescing binaries as testbeds of cosmology and fundamental physics
  • Ioav Waga
    f(R) gamma-gravity