KITP Program: From Inflation to the Hot Big Bang
(Jan 6 - Mar 13, 2020)
Coordinators: Peter Adshead, Yanou Cui, Raphael Flauger, and Scott Watson
Scientific Advisors: Robert Brandenberger, Andrei Linde, and Raman Sundrum

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Time Speaker Title
3/12, 3:30pm Jeff Dror
Testing leptogenesis with gravitational waves[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/11, 3:30pm Gordy Kane
Understanding Our Physical Universe via Compactified M-Theory – the Inflaton and Other Results[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 1:30pm All Participants Discussion: Fuzzy dark matter[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 9:15am Cumrun Vafa
Harvard & KITP
A Stringy Perspective on Early and Late Cosmology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational meet and greet session
3/06, 1:30pm Juna Kollmeier
Carnegie Observatories & KITP
Informal Discussion: Inflation for the Future
3/05, 3:30pm Andrei Frolov
Simon Fraser & KITP
Theory of Buried Anomalies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
03/04 6:15pm Raphael Flauger
UC San Diego & KITP
Our Quantum Universe[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Friends' Talk
3/04, 3:30pm Dick Bond
Univ. Toronto & KITP
Entropy, Phonons & Phase Transitions in stochastic inflation, during and after[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 9:15am Evangelos Sfakianakis
Nikhef/Leiden & KITP
The ABC of Multi field inflation: novel Attractors, dynamical Bifurcations and Curvature effects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/02, 1:30pm All participants Organizational meet and greet session
2/28, 1:00pm Raphael Flauger
UC San Diego & KITP
Review of the Hubble Tension[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/27, 3:30pm Josef Pradler
BBN: the Hot Big Bang's first datapoint[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/26, 3:30pm Zhong-Zhi Xianyu
Recent progress in cosmological collider physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/25, 9:15am Timothy Brandt
Constraints on Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 2:30pm Lisa Randall
The Radion and the Boundaries of KKLT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 1:30pm All participants Organizational meet and greet session
02/24 12:15pm David Wands
Portsmouth & KITP
Stochastic inflation and primordial density perturbations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
2/21, 1:30pm Yuko Urakawa
(Uni Bielefeld & KITP)
Jonathan Braden
Coarse-graining in cosmology: Can we disentangle macro from micro?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/20, 3:30pm Chiara Caprini
APC Paris & KITP
Gravitational waves and cosmology: The potential of the LISA observatory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/19, 3:30pm Adrienne Erickcek
What the matter power spectrum can tell us about dark matter and the Universe's first second[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/18, 9:15am Gustavo Marques Tavares
Scalars gliding in an expanding Universe[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/13, 10:30am Matteo Fasiello
(Portsmouth & KITP)
Ema Dimastrogiovanni
Non-Gaussianities and their Offsprings
2/12, 2:30pm Brooks Thomas
Lafayette Coll. & KITP
Enlarging the Space of Viable Inflation Models: A Slingshot Mechanism[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/12, 1:30pm Keith Dienes
Arizona & KITP
Deciphering the Archaeological Record: Cosmological Imprints of Non-Minimal Dark Sectors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/11, 10:30am Gary Shiu
Wisconsin & KITP
Inflation and Quantum Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/10, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational meet and greet session
2/03-06 Conference: Inflationary Reheating Meets Particle Physics Frontier
1/31, 1:30pm Sunghoon Jung
Seoul National Univ.
Discussion: Topic Lensing probes of PBHs with the GW and light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/30, 10:30am Marek Lewicki
King's College & KITP
Cosmic Archaeology with Gravitational Wave Signals from Cosmic Strings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/29, 1:30pm Guillermo Ballesteros
PBH DM From Inflation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/28, 10:00am Yuhsin Tsai
University of Maryland & KITP
Primordial Anisotropies in the Gravitational Wave Background[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/27, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational meet and greet session
1/24, 1:30pm Mauro Pieroni
Dani Figueroa
Discussion: Cosmological gravitational waves and their detection prospects with LISA, contd.[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/23, 10:30am Anson Hook
University of Maryland & KITP
Minimal signatures of the SM at the cosmological collider[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/22, 1:30pm Dani Figueroa
Mauro Pieroni
Discussion: Cosmological sources of gravitational waves and their detection prospects with LISA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/21, 10:30am Eva Silverstein
Stanford & KITP
dS and inflation in string theory: brief overview and new approaches[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/17, 1:30pm Kaloian Lozanov, Leader
Discussion: Reheating and numerical tools[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/16, 10:30am Brian Shuve
Harvey Mudd College
Freeze-In Baryogenesis and its Tests[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/15, 1:30pm Junwu Huang
Perimeter Institute & KITP
A CMB Berry phase from Axiverse strings[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/14, 10:30am Yang Bai
University of Wisconsin-Madison & KITP
Macroscopic Dark Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/13, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational meet and greet session
1/10, 1:30pm Volodymyr Takhistov
Black Holes from the Early Universe[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/09, 10:30am Lisa Everett
Theories of Neutrino Mass[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/08, 1:30pm Alexander Vikman, Leader
Discussion: Alternatives to Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/07, 10:30am Mustafa Amin
Rice & KITP
Nonperturbative Dynamics after Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/06, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational meet and greet session
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