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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Friday, May 19th 2017
09:00 am:
"Olivefest: Astroparticle Physics Looking Forward" workshop in in Humphrey School of Public Affairs - Cowles Auditorium

9:00 AM
Andrei Linde
Stanford University
Large field inflation: recent progress and observational predictions

9:30 AM
Jason Evans
Korea Institute for Advanced Study
Low-Scale D-term Inflation and the Relaxion

10:00 AM
Kin-Wang Ng
Academia Sinica
Ultra-light axion dark matter and CMB B-mode polarization

10:30 AM

11:00 AM
Stefano Profumo
University of California, Santa Cruz
Astrophysical Searches for Dark Matter: A Status Report

11:30 AM
Vassilis Spanos
University of Athens
Gravitino dark matter

12:00 PM
Yann Mambrini
Universite Paris-Sud
A minimal model of gravitino dark matter

12:30 PM

2:00 PM
Grant Mathews
Notre Dame University
Constraints on superstrings, inflation, and extra dimensions from the CMB and big bang nucleosynthesis

2:30 PM
Katherine Freese
University of Michigan
Dark Stars: Dark Matter Annihilation can power the first stars

3:00 PM
Pierre Salati
LAPth & Universitat Savoie Mont Blanc
Antimatter cosmic rays: recent results with the semi-analytic approach

3:30 PM

4:00 PM
Masahiro Ibe
Dark Matter Candidates in a Heavy QCD Axion Model

4:30 PM
Nemanja Kaloper
University of California, Davis

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