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IRGAC 2006

Barcelona, July 11-15 2006

2nd International Conference on Quantum Theories and Renormalization Group in Gravity and Cosmology

On line information and registration:
E-mail: irgac2006@ecm.ub.es

The number of submitted talks is limited. Interested persons should contact the chairman no later than May 25, 2006:

Joan Solà
High Energy Physics Group, Dep. ECM , Univ. Barcelona
E-mail: sola@ifae.es

For further questions related to the conference please contact the general e-mail: irgac2006@ecm.ub.es

IRGAC 2006 is sponsored by:

UB (Univ. of Barcelona)
UAB (Univ. Autonoma of Barcelona)
IEEC (Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia)
IFAE (Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies, Barcelona)
C.E.R. for Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology (CSIC)
CosmoCaixa Museum ("La Caixa", Barcelona)
DURSI, Generalitat de Catalunya
MEC (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia)
CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Journal of Physics A (Inst. of Physics Publishing)

Local Organizing Committee:

J. Garriga (UB/CER)
E. Gaztañaga (IEEC/CSIC)
J. Gomis (UB/CER)
J.A. Grifols (UAB/IFAE)
J.I. Latorre (UB/CER)
J. Solà (UB/CER) (Chairman)
E. Verdaguer (UB/CER)


Conference Secretariat

Ariadna Frutos, irgac2006@ecm.ub.es
Tel. +34-93-4021588
Fax +34-93-4037063

International Advisory Committee:

I. Antoniadis (CERN, Switzerland))
M. Asorey (U. Zaragoza, Spain)
L. Bergstrom (Stockholm U, Sweden)
S. Deser (Brandeis, US)
E. Fernández (IFAE, Barcelona)
D. Z. Freedman (MIT, US)
A. Guth (MIT, US)
J. Isern (IEEC/CSIC, Barcelona)
R. Jackiw (MIT, US)
V.F. Mukhanov (Munich, Germany)
R.D. Peccei (UCLA, US)
A. Schwimmer (Weizmann Inst., Israel)
I.L. Shapiro (UFJF, Brazil)
J. Silk (Oxford U, UK)
A. Starobinsky (Landau Inst, Moscow)
R. Tarrach (UB, Barcelona)
P.K. Townsend (Cambridge U, UK)
A. Vilenkin (Tufts U, Boston)
S. Weinberg (U. Texas, US)
C. Wetterich (U. Heidelberg, Germany)

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • E. Álvarez (UAM, Madrid)
  • I. Antoniadis (CERN, Switzerland)
  • M. Asorey (U. Zaragoza)
  • S. Bilenky (JINR, Dubna, SISSA, Trieste)
  • A. Dobado (UCM, Madrid)
  • S. Dodelson (Fermilab,US)
  • E. Elizalde (IEEC/CSIC,Barcelona)
  • B. Guberina (Rudjer Boskovic Inst., Croatia)
  • A. Guth (MIT, US)
  • A. Linde (Stanford U,US)
  • E. Linder (LBNL, U. California-Berkeley, US)
  • M. Martínez (IFAE, Barcelona)
  • R. Miquel (LBNL and ICREA/IFAE, Barcelona)
  • V. Mukhanov (Munich U, Germany)
  • C. Muñoz (UAM, Madrid)
  • S. Odintsov (ICREA/IEEC,Barcelona)
  • M. Reuter (U. Mainz, Germany)
  • I.L. Shapiro (UFJF, Brazil)
  • A. van Proeyen (Leuven U, Belgium)
  • M. Quiros (ICREA/IFAE, Barcelona)
  • G. Raffelt (MPI, Munich, Germany)
  • J. Russo (ICREA/U. Barcelona)
  • S. Sarkar (Oxford U, UK)
  • J. Silk (Oxford U, UK)
  • A. Starobinsky (Landau Inst., Moscow)
  • P. Townsend (Cambridge U, UK)
  • J. Valle (U. Valencia/IFIC))
  • A. Vilenkin (Tufts U, US)
  • C. Wetterich (U. Heidelberg, Germany)

List of topics

  • Recent developments in quantum field theory and string theory, and their influence in gravity and cosmology.
  • Dark matter, dark energy and cosmological constant.
  • Cosmological perturbations and structure formation.
  • Precision measurements in cosmology: high redshift supernovae, CMB and other cosmologically significant observables.
  • Vacuum quantum effects, renormalization group and anomalies in gravity and cosmology.

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