Contact:  saez[AT]ice.csic.esLocation:  Segovia, Spain
This is the fourth edition of a series of workshops focused on different aspects of modern theoretical cosmology, the challenge to be consistent with experimental data and the necessary connection of cosmological theories with the quantum nature of the vacuum.
The workshop will cover topics related to modified theories of gravities, other theories of Dark Energy and Inflation, the description of the universe’s evolution in these theories and the elegant and compulsory modification of these within the theoretical framework of quantum gravity. The description and understanding of the quantum vacuum is always a challenge to these theories so the understanding of the main manifestation of the quantum vacuum, the Casimir effect, is also covered during the conference. The meeting gathers some of the world leading experts on the topics.
Scientific Committee: Manuel Asorey (U. of Zaragoza, Spain), Emilio Elizalde (Institute of Space Sciences, ICE-CSIC/IEEC, Spain) and Sergei D. Odintsov (Institute of Space Sciences, ICE-CSIC/IEEC and ICREA, Spain)
Local Organising Committee: Ismael Ayuso (U. of Lisbon, Portugal) and Diego Saez-Gomez -chairman- (Institute of Space Sciences, ICE-CSIC/IEEC, Spain)
Proceedings will be published in Galaxies (MDPI editorial).