Special Issue "Varying Constants and Fundamental Cosmology"
A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2017).
Interests: general relativity and cosmology; alternative gravities; superstring and brane cosmology; quantum cosmology; standard and non-standard cosmological singularities; varying constants (theory, observations, experiment); superstring landscape and the multiverse
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Interests: general relativity; quantum gravity and quantum cosmology; CMB and density perturbations due to quantum effects, spacetime singularities, multiverse and varying constants
This Special Issue will be the proceedings of the conference “Varying Constants and Fundamental Cosmology”, which will take place in Szczecin, Poland, 12–17 September, 2016. This is the fourth of the fundamental cosmology conferences organized by the Cosmology Group, University of Szczecin (after Cosmofun’2005, Grasscosmofun’09, Multicosmofun’12).
The task of the conference is to bring together specialists dealing with the problems of varying (dynamical) physical constants, standard and fundamental cosmology (based on unification particle physics theories, such as superstring/brane theories, alternative gravities, etc.) and the multiverse idea (Everett many-world interpretation, quantum entanglement, superstring landscape, etc.), who want to exchange current ideas on these topics. Renowned specialists in the fields have confirmed their attendance. Among them, three Templeton Prize Awardees dealing with cosmological implications of varying constants and the mathematical structure of the universe John D. Barrow, Paul C.W. Davies and Michael Heller, the founder of the idea of the anthropic principle–Brandon Carter—as well as many specialists in the field of observational tests of varying constants, such as John Webb, Victor Flambaum, and Michael Murphy. The program of the conference will contain five plenary morning sessions and four afternoon parallel sessions. Morning sessions will mainly (though not exceptionally) be devoted to both theoretical and observational aspects of varying constants, while parallel sessions will also contain a great deal of standard and fundamental cosmology (dark energy, dark matter, inflation and the early universe, cosmic microwave background, gravitational waves, quantum gravity and cosmology, observational cosmology).
This Special Issue of Universe will contain longer review articles by invited speakers, as well as selected by the session conveners short invited articles by parallel session speakers.
For more information about the conference idea see: https://indico.cern.ch/e/varcosmo16
Prof. Mariusz P. Dąbrowski
Dr. Manuel Krämer
Dr. Vincenzo Salzano
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