ESO-CERN-ESA Symposium on
Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics
Garching bei München, Germany
March 4-7, 2002
The connections between Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics
are well known, and become closer every day. Recent exciting developments
in these fields include the structures in the cosmic background radiation,
evidence for an accelerating Universe, searches for dark matter candidates,
evidence for neutrino oscillations, space experiments on fundamental physics,
and discoveries of extrasolar planets. ESO, CERN and ESA are thus involved
in scientific endeavours and technologies which overlap considerably.
This joint Symposium is the first to be co-organized and co-sponsored
by all three organizations.
The symposium is meant to give a broad overview of scientific areas of
interest to the communities of the three organizations: current observational
cosmology including the microwave background fluctuations and new constraints
on the cosmological parameters, searches for dark matter, high energy
astrophysics (sources and backgrounds), recent developments and prospects
in particle physics, fundamental physics from ground and space, extrasolar
planets, and future perspectives at ESO, CERN and ESA.
Symposium Final Programme
Final List of Participants
Final List of Poster Presentations
Local and Practical Information
Detailed information about the Symposium
venue, transports, the Munich/Garching area, etc.
A Press Conference was held at the Symposium venue from 12:15 - 13:00
h CET on March 7. For further information see the ESO
Press Event Page.
Review speakers include R. Battiston, R. Bender, P. de Bernardis, C. Cesarsky,
K. Danzmann, J. Ellis, F. Gianotti, F. Halzen, G. Hasinger, P. Hernandez,
L. Krauss, B. Leibundgut, P. Madau, L. Maiani, M. Mayor, Y. Mellier, M.
Perryman, A. Pich, R. Raffelt, M. Rees, B. Schutz, D. Southwood,
C. Tao, N. Turok, E. van den Heuvel, E. van Dishoeck, M. Vietri, A. Vilenkin,
S. Vitale, H. Voelk, A. Watson, L. Woltjer.
Jean-Claude Carrière gave a special
lecture in the evening of Wednesday 6 March, with the title "Time".
Scientific Organizing Committee
R. Battiston (Univ. of Perugia), R. Bender (Univ. of Munich), A. de Rujula
(CERN), L. DiLella (CERN), C. Fabjan (CERN), A. Gimenez (ESA), M. Jacob
(CERN), F. Pacini (Arcetri), A. Renzini (ESO), P. Shaver (ESO; chair),
M. Spiro (Saclay), B. Taylor (ESA), P. van der Kruit (Univ. of Groningen),
S. Vitale (Univ. of Trento), S. Volonte (ESA), M. Ward (Univ. of Leicester).
Christina Stoffer, ESO, and Britt Sjöberg, ST-ECF
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