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PARALLEL SESSION: Gravity/Branes/Strings

Organizing Chairs: Richard Easther (Yale University) & Ruth Gregory (University of Durham)

December 12, 2005 (Crystal ballroom A, West Tower)



Session 1

Chair: Richard Easther (Yale University)

Crystal ballroom A, West Tower

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

An effective theory of initial conditions in inflation [PDF format], [Abstract]

Hael Collins (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Heavy cosmic strings [Abstract]

Arttu Rajantie (Imperial College London)

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

String Pair Production in a Time-Dependent Gravitational Field [Abstract]

Daniel H. Wesley (Princeton University)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Coffee Break/ Poster viewing

Session 2

Chair: Ruth Gregory (University of Durham)

Crystal ballroom A, West Tower

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

Constraining Inverse Curvature Gravity with Supernovae [PDF format], [Abstract]

Jose Santiago (Fermilab)

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM

Resonant modes in brane-world inflation [PDF format], [Abstract]

Andrew Mennim (University of Portsmouth)

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM

Perturbations in a Regular Bouncing Universe [PDF format], [Abstract]

Ghazal Geshnizjani (UW-Madison)

4:45 PM - 5:05 PM

Enhanced gravitational scattering from large extra dimensions [Abstract]

Federico Piazza (ICG Portsmouth UK)



Poster Presentation Information


Evolution of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Dark Radiation in Brane-World Cosmology [Abstract]

Grant J. Mathews (University of Notre Dame)


Short and Long Distance Effects in Cosmology and Dark Energy [Abstract]

Emil Mottola (Los Alamos National Laboratory)


Friedman's equations and the apparent horizon (from wood to marble). [Abstract]

Antonio J. Segui (Universidad de Zaragoza)


Direct detection of the inflationary gravitational-wave background [Abstract]

Tristan L. Smith (Caltech)


Symposium Materials

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics The University of Chicago