The time is right to take a closer look at non-Gaussian signatures from inflation because of three key recent developments:
This workshop aims to bring together many of the world's leading researchers actively working on non-Gaussianities from inflation, along with experts in searching for non-Gaussianity in observational data. The primary objectives of the workshop are to push forward the methods by which NG can be quantitatively calculated, to identify inflationary models in which large NG is generic, and to propose observational strategies for finding NG.
The workshop programme aims to maximise opportunities for interactions between all participants, with relatively short invited contributions leaving plenty of time for questions and further discussion. A preliminary schedule is now available on the Programme page. The meeting will begin after lunch on Wednesday 19th April 2006 and end formally at the end of Friday 21st April, but there will be the opportunity for further informal discussions on the morning of Saturday 22nd April.
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The workshop venue is the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the award-winning buildings that have housed the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics since 2000. With its excellent facilities and good transport connections to international airports, the CMS has an excellent track record hosting international conferences. Talks will take place in the main lecture hall (MR2) with lunches served upstairs in the central core (pictured right), a pleasant setting for research interactions. Workshop participants will be housed nearby in a modern Cambridge college, Robinson College. For local maps and further information refer to the Location page, while transport instructions can be found under Travel.
The local organising committee for this meeting consists of Paul Shellard and Bartjan van Tent (whose emails are respectively epss and bvtent at damtp.cam.ac.uk). It is being run under the auspices of the new Cambridge Centre for Theoretical Cosmology housed in DAMTP which is generously supported by the Stephen Hawking Endowment for Cosmological Research.