Sunday, May 30, 2010

Advanced String School 2010 (Oct 4-10) Puri

From the school webpage:

The String Theory group at the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar is organising the Advanced String School (third in the series) from October 4-10, 2010. The school will be held in the historic town of Puri. Puri has been a seat of art, music, dance, literature and philosophy for eight hundred years and is famous for the Jagannath temple. The venue is Hotel Shree Hari, a hotel right on the beach where all the speakers and participants will be housed.

The aim of the school is to stimulate scientific interactions between students and researchers from the international community while contributing to the development of scientific research in India.

This school, in particular, is for graduate students and postdocs in India working in String Theory. Permanent faculty members are also welcome to attend. This school is open to anyone from the international community working in String Theory as well. The institute will take care of the local hospitality for the participants during the week of the school. We may also have limited funds for domestic travel for some of the participants.

Organisers of the school: Anirban Basu, J. Maharana and Sudipta Mukherji

Important Date: August 1, 2010 (last date for registration)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Meeting on "Primordial Features and Non-Gaussianities (PFNG-2010)"

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the international meeting titled "Primordial features and non-Gaussianities (PFNG-2010)" that is to be held at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, India, during December 14-18, 2010.

The meeting will focus on understanding the generation and detection of primordial (both inflationary as well as non/post-inflationary) features and non-Gaussianities. While the first four days (December 14-17, 2010) of the meeting will be dedicated to these topics, the fifth day (i.e. December 18, 2010) will focus on issues in string cosmology.

The web-site for the meeting can be accessed at either of the following URLs:
PFNG-2010 || PFNG-2010

The Scientific Organizing Committee of the meeting consists of:

* Richard Easther (Yale University)
* Alan Heavens (Institute for Astronomy, Edinburgh)
* Eiichiro Komatsu (University of Texas at Austin)
* Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
* Jerome Martin, Chair (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
* Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford)
* Tarun Souradeep (IUCAA, Pune)
* Matias Zaldarriaga (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

The program will consist of invited plenary talks and contributed talks as well as posters. Invited plenary speakers include:

* Xingang Chen (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
* Asantha Cooray (University of California, Irvine)
* Amir Hajian (Princeton University)
* Mark Hindmarsh (University of Sussex)
* Shamit Kachru (KITP, Santa Barbara)
* Liam McAllister (Cornell University)
* Dipak Munshi (Cardiff University)
* Hiranya Peiris (University College, London)
* Christophe Ringeval (Louvain University)
* David Seery (University of Sussex)
* Arman Shafieloo (University of Oxford)
* Eva Silverstein (KITP, Santa Barbara)
* Kendrick Smith (Princeton University), To be confirmed
* Licia Verde (Institute of Cosmological Sciences, Barcelona)

The registration for the meeting is now open, and we welcome contributed talks and posters.

Please visit the web-site or write to us at the address for further information about the meeting.

We would be grateful if you can forward this message to your colleagues, post-docs and students.

We look forward to seeing you at HRI in December 2010.

Yours Sincerely,

L. Sriramkumar and Sudhakar Panda.
(On behalf of the Local Organization Committee)