A Discussion on the Cosmological Principle, online

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Date:  2021-10-25  -  2021-10-28

Location:  Pohang, South Korea

With the growing significance of cosmological tensions, most notably Hubble tension, “precision cosmology” appears to have hit a speed bump. If the tensions are not due to experimental systematics, then we may be staring at contradictions that challenge the bedrock of cosmology. In this meeting, building on existing evidence that the cosmological principle or FLRW paradigm may be to blame, we gather international experts to debate the assumption that the Universe is isotropic and homogeneous.

Audience participation will be actively encouraged through frequent discussion (Q and A) sessions. We hope the meeting may serve as an instructive bellwether for where the cosmology community currently stands on the FLRW assumption.

Dates and Venue
25 – 28 October, 2021
Online (zoom) and on-site, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, South Korea
No registration fee
Talks are by invitation only
Register to join the mailing list and receive a zoom link to the workshop
Registration Deadline for on-site participation : 30 September
No deadline for online registration

Scientific Organising Committee
Stephen Appleby (APCTP)
Eoin O Colgain (CQUEST)
Shahin Sheikh-Jabbari (IPM, Tehran)
Sang Pyo Kim (Kunsan Ntl. U.)
Rong-Gen Cai (Beijing Inst. Th. Phys.)
Misao Sasaki (YITP, IPMU)
James Jee (Yonsei Univ.)
Jun’Ichi Yokoyama (Univ. of Tokyo)
Ming-Chung Chu (The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong)
Chiang-Mei Chen (Ntl. Central Univ. Taiwan)