Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Cosmology and the Quantum Vacuum

2014, Sep 07 -- Sep 13

M. Asorey (U. Zaragoza)
E. Elizalde (ICE/CSIC, Barcelona)
S. Odintsov (ICE/CSIC, Barcelona)

Monday, September 08
  • Chairman: Álvaro de la Cruz Dombriz
  • 09:30h
  • Registration
  • 09:50h
  • Welcome and opening
  • 10:00h
  • Unification of inflation with dark energy in viable modified gravity and superheavy neutron stars
     S.D. Odintsov (ICREA and ICE-IEEC, CSIC Barcelona)
  • 10:45h
  • Inflationary models and recent cosmological observations
     K. Bamba (Ochanomizu University)
  • 12:00h
  • The Big Bang, BICEP2 and quantum fluctuations
     E. Elizalde (ICE-CSIC & IEEC, Barcelona)
  • 12:45h
  • 15 minutes discussion about the morning Session.

  • Chairman: Emilio Elizalde
  • 16:00h
  • Covariant gauge-invariant perturbations in multifluid extended theories of gravity
     A. de la Cruz Dombriz (UCM and ACGC University of Cape Town)
  • 16:45h
  • Covariant Stückelberg analysis of dRGT massive gravity
     M. Yamaguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • 18:00h
  • Discussion of the day

    Tuesday, September 09
    • Chairman: Diego Sáez-Gómez
    • 10:00h
    • c-theorem, a-theorem, F-theorem and all that. Entropic theorems and renormalization group flow
        M. Asorey (University of Zaragoza)
    • 10:45h
    • Thermodynamics of scalar fields on spherical space forms
       M. Santangelo (Departamento de Física e IFLP, Universidad Nacional de La Plata - CONICET)
    • 12:00h
    • Study of Zeroes of combinations of Bessel functions with application to grapheme nano dots
       C. G. Beneventano (Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

    • Chairman: Manuel Asorey 
    • 16:00h
    • Does the universe evolve towards a phantom epoch?
       D. Sáez-Gómez (Basque Country University and ACGC University of Cape Town)
    • 16:45h
    • Noncommutative Field Gas Driven Inflation
       A. Rabelo de Queiroz (Universidade de Brasília)
    • 18:00h
    • Discussion of the day

      Wednesday, September 10
      • Free day

        Thursday, September 11
        • Chairman:  Sergey Odintsov
        • 10:00h
        • Palatini-Born-Infeld Gravity and Black Hole Formation
           Shin'ichi Nojiri (Nagoya University)
        • 10:45h
        • Thermodynamic relations for the Exact Lifshitz Black Hole Solutions
           M. Park (Sogang University CQUeST )
        • 12:00h
        • Anti-evaporation in bigravity (15+5 minutes)
           T. Katsuragawa (Nagoya University)
        • 12:20h
        • New model of massive spin-2 particle (15+5 minutes)
           Y. Ohara (Nagoya University)

        • Chairman: Shin'ichi Nojiri
        • 16:00h
        • Viability of matter bounce scenario in f(T) gravity
           J. Haro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
        • 16:45h
        • Study of Antigravity in F(R) and Brans-Dicke Theories
           V. K. Oikonomou (AUTH Thessaloniki, MIS MPI Leipzig, HEI Rhodes)
        • 18:00h
        • Discussion of the day

          Friday, September 12
          • Chairman:  K. Bamba
          • 10:00h
          • Quantum Singularities in Horava-Lifshitz Cosmology
             A. Saa (UNICAMP)
          • 10:45h
          • Lattice Approach to the Quantum Vacuum
             K Olaussen ( Institutt for fysikk, NTNU)
          • 12:00h
          • Cosmology with non minimal derivative coupling
             S. Sushkov
          • 12:45h
          • Final remarks and conclusion
          • 13:15h
          • Lunch

            This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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            • Gobierno de Aragón
            • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
            • DPH
            • Universidad de Zaragoza
            • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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