The String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
Many new and exciting sources of information about the cosmos have been uncovered in the past couple of years, ranging from previously unexplored electromagnetic wavelengths to gravitational waves, promising to constrain a plethora of properties of the universe even more precisely. At the same time, many aspects of the cosmological standard model remain deeply mysterious. What is the connection to the fundamental physics underlying accelerated expansion, dark matter, and the cosmic beginning?
The outstanding challenge is to identify the most promising observables, as well as to construct optimal methods for (combined) data analysis, that can revolutionize the field. This requires forging strong, active, and innovative connections between cosmological observation and fundamental theory. This GRC meeting serves to bridge between communities to confront current thought in fundamental physics with the latest data, learn from each other, and propose new and collaborative ways towards unraveling the main puzzles of our universe.
In the spirit of past GRCs, this conference will focus on the latest (unpublished) results, and serve to define new promising research directions in a retreat-style environment conducive to informal discussion and collaboration. Financial aid will be available upon request (limited by availability of funds).
The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include 9 sessions and the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.