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CERCA: CONFRONTING GRAVITY WORKSHOP, MARCH 16-21,


Ritz-Carlton Hotel


6900 Great Bay, ST. Thomas, USVI 00802


SCHEDULE


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH


1:00PM PUBLIC LECTURE BY LAWRENCE KRAUSS, CHASE AUDITORIUM, UVI, ST. THOMAS CAMPUS – “Einstein’s Blunder”


THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH


7:00PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR PARTICIPANTS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AT RITZ CARLTON HOTEL - IGUANAS


FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH


SESSION 1: 8:00 AM -12:30 PM (INCLUDING BREAKFAST)

Windward Room


CLASSICAL GRAVITY, GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, LIGO, CMB

Leeward Room

9:00AM DAMOUR "Theoretical challenges in coalescing binary black holes"

9:30AM BARISH “Status and Prospects for LIGO”

10:00AM Break

10:15AM THORNE “Future gravitational wave detectors”

10:45AM RUHL “CMB Polarization and Gravitational Waves”

11:15AM Three mini talks:

KRAUSS Primordial Grav. Waves a signal of inflation?

DAMOUR Gravitational wave bursts from cosmic (super) strings

VILENKIN Cosmic String Evolution: New Results

11:45 AM OPEN DISCUSSION-PEEBLES MODERATING


AFTERNOON: OPEN

1:45 PM-4:45 PM OPTIONAL BEGINNER’S SCUBA DIVE, BY ARRANGEMENT)


5:30 PM LEAVE FOR DINNER ON LITTLE ST. JAMES ISLAND - J. EPSTEIN

SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH


7:30AM – 8:45AM Breakfast for participants and guests

Windward Room


9:00AM- 1 PM SNORKLING TRIP ON LADY LYNSEY BOAT- SIGN UP REQUIRED.


AFTERNOON: SESSION 2: 3:00-6:45 PM


COSMOLOGY AND GRAVITY: LARGE SCALE STRUCTURE, DARK ENERGY, ETC.

Leeward Room


3:00PM KRAUSS “Why we will need theory to understand dark energy”

3:20PM BOND “CMB and Lambda CDM”

3:50AM VACHASPATI “Island universes”

4:20PM Break

4:40PM PEEBLES “And now for something not completely different”

5:10PM STARKMAN “Large Scale CMB. Cause for worry?”

5:40 PM OPEN DISCUSSION-GUTH MODERATING


8:00PM DINNER AT HAVANA BLUE RESTAURANT


SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH


SESSION 3: 8:00 AM -12:45 PM (INCLUDING BREAKFAST)

Windward Room


THE MULTIVERSE, ANTHROPICS, AND LANDSCAPES

Leeward Room


9:00AM VILENKIN “Probabilities in the Landscape”

9:30AM TEGMARK “anthropic stuff 1”

10:00 AM Break

10:30AM WILCZEK “anthropic stuff 2”

11:00PM DIMOPOULOS "Splitting Supersymmetry ”

11:30 AM GUTH “words of reason”

12:00 PM OPEN DISCUSSION-GROSS MODERATING


AFTERNOON: OPEN


2:00 PM-5:00 PM OPTIONAL ADVANCED SCUBA DIVE, BY ARRANGEMENT


7:00 PM DINNER AT HOTEL – Great Bay Terrace

MONDAY MARCH 20TH


SESSION 4: 7:30 AM -11:00 AM (INCLUDING BREAKFAST)

Windward Room


QUANTUM GRAVITY, QUANTUM COSMOLOGY, COSMO CONSTANT, ETC

Leeward Room


8:45AM GROSS “Quantum gravity and strings”

9:15AM THOOFT "Complex transformations and the Cosmological Constant Problem”

9:45 AM WALD “Renormalization and the Cosmological Constant Problem”

10:00 AM HAWKING “Quantum Cosmology”

10:30 AM OPEN DISCUSSION –KRAUSS MODERATING


11 AM NOBEL LAUREATES VISIT ANTILLES SCHOOL – MCM CENTER


AFTERNOON: OPEN


12:30 PM- 4:30 PM OPTIONAL SUBMARINE EXCURSION


SESSION 5: 5:00-7:15 PM


EXTRA DIMS, TESTS, THEORY


5:00PM ADELBERGER “testing gravity on small scales”

5:30PM SPIROPULU “testing gravity at even smaller scales”

6:00PM BREAK

6:15PM RANDALL “warped extra dimensions and cosmology’

6:45PM OPEN DISCUSSION-WILCZEK MODERATING


8:00PM DINNER AT CORAL WORLD



TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST


8:00AM BREAKFAST AND INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS

Leeward Room