15th - 20th June 2003

New Results in Cosmology
and the Coherence of the Standard Model

Château de Blois (France)

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During the last decade, a coherent cosmological model has emerged that is currently being subjected to severe, precision observational tests. The year 2003 in particular will see the publication of the first results from the Microwave Anistropy Probe (MAP) and a data release by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Capitalizing on this exciting situation, the Blois Cosmology meeting of 2003 aims to provide a comprehensive review of the field and an opportunity to discuss at length the status of present and future research efforts. Emphasis will be on topical reviews and on presentation of the latest results. In addition there will be a small number of parallel sessions. The range of topics includes: the cosmological parameters, the early universe, dark energy, dark matter, CMB physics and results, structure formation and cosmic shear, and galaxy formation.

Invited Speakers will include: 

T. Abel (Harvard)
D. Bond (Toronto)
R. Brustein (Beer-Sheva)
G. Bryan (Oxford)
S. Cole (Durham)
H. Feldman (Kansas U.)
J. Frieman (Fermilab)
B. Guiderdoni (Paris)
M. Halpern (Vancouver)
G. Kauffmann (Garching)
L. Krauss (Cleveland)
O. Le Fèvre (Marseille)
B. Nichol (Pittsburgh)
Y. Mellier (Paris)
S. Meyer (Chicago)
L. Page (Princeton)
B. Partridge (Haverford)
J. Silk (Oxford)
G. Steigman (Columbus)
M. Steinmetz (Postdam)
R. Teyssier (Saclay)
L. van Waerbecke (Paris)
D. Weinberg (Ohio)
C. Wetterich (Heidelberg)

  International Advisory Committee

T. Damour (France), J. Frieman (USA), O. Lahav (UK), L. Page (USA), J.L. Puget (France), M. Rees (UK), M. Sazhin (Russia), J. Silk (UK), G. Smoot (USA), N. Vittorio (Italy), .

  International Program Committee

  Réza Ansari (Orsay), James Bartlett (Paris), Ludwik Celnikier (Meudon), Sergio Colafrancesco (Roma), Stéphane Colombi (Paris), Bernard Degrange (Palaiseau), Jacques Dumarchez (Paris), Yannick Giraud-Héraud (Paris), Marc Kamionkowski (Pasadena), David Langlois (Paris), Christophe Magneville (Saclay), Bruce Partridge (Haverford), Marie Treyer (Marseille), Jean Tran Thanh Van (Orsay) - Chairperson.

  Sponsored by

 CEA, CNRS, Conseil Régional de la Région Centre, Ministère de la Recherche, NASA, NSF, Ville de Blois.

URL: http://blois.in2p3.fr/2003

Conference secretary

Rencontres de Blois, Blois2003 
B.P. 33, F-91192 Gif sur Yvette, France 
tel 33 (0)1 69 29 05 50; fax 33 (0)1 69 28 86 59 
email Laurence.Moutie@th.u-psud.fr

Jacques Dumarchez
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