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ΛCDM and Beyond: Cosmology Tools in Theory and in Practice
A CANTATA Cost-Action Summer School

September 4 - 15, 2017
Organizing Committee:
Marco Bruni, Alessandra Silvestri, David F. Mota, Prado Martin Moruno, Vincenzo Salzano, Ruth Lazkoz, Christian Boehmer, Salvatore Capozziello, Mariafelicia De Laurentis, Jose Pedro Mimoso, Paulo Vargas Moniz, Valeria Pettorino.
Local Organizing Committee:
Ioannis Dalianis, Konstantinos Ntrekis, Emmanuel Saridakis, George Zoupanos.
School Topics and Speakers:
History of the Universe: the physics of the FLRW background Jens Chluba (University of Manchester)
Cosmological perturbation theory and the CMB Ingunn Kathrine Wehus (University of Oslo)
Dark Energy and Modified Gravity Martin Kuntz (Université de Genève)
Observational probes Carmelita Carbone, (University of Milan)
Statistics and model selection in cosmology Signe Riemer-Sørensen, (University of Oslo)
Nonlinearity in cosmology Kazuya Koyama (University of Portsmouth)

The school with have a strong practical component, with hand-on training of the CAMB and CLASS CMB codes and their modifications to consider Dark Energy and Modified Gravity models, as well as on Monte Carlo methods and codes used for testing cosmological models:

  • workshop on CAMB and EFTCAMB, Trainer Matteo Martinelli (University of Leiden): three afternoons
  • workshop on CLASS and HICLASS, Trainer Thomas Tram (AARHUS University): three afternoons

Additional training activities will be organised in the evenings and over the week-end. Support for the various activities will be provided by Marco Bruni (University of Portsmouth) David F. Mota (University of Oslo) and Miguel Zumalacarregui (University of Heidelberg)

Registered Participants: TBA
Application: You can apply for admission to the school by filling out this form. DEADLINE: June 14, 2017.
Students and young researchers may benefit of a low cost full-board package at €880 for the whole school.
Program: September 4: Registration, September 15: Departure day.
Detailed programme: download here.
Meeting Location: Mon-Repos, Corfu, Greece Mon-Repos, Corfu, Greece (google map of the area)