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Cargèse Summer School: Cosmology and Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Models

July 30 - August 11, 2007
Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese

The Standard Model of particle physics and General relativity offer a theoretical framework explaining properties of matter and interactions from subnuclear scales to galactic sizes. However, observational data such as well-controlled measurements of the distribution of large scale structures and cosmic microwave anisotropies indicate that these theories need to be completed at larger energies and larger scales to resolve a number of puzzles: acceleration of the expansion of the universe, nature of the dark matter component of the Universe, origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry, origin of the inflationary stage in the early Universe.

High energy theorists have been working on various extensions of the Standard Model like Supersymmetry, Grand Unified Theories, theories with extra dimensions. The next generation of particle physics experiments (LHC, neutrino superbeams, B factories...) and astroparticles/cosmology experiments (Auger, Planck, Snap, Lisa... ) will offer the possibility to test these theories and deepen our understanding of the fundamental laws. A very challenging era is awaiting us.

The aim of the school is two-fold:

  1. To teach high energy physicists the basic concepts of cosmology so that they can easily identify the signatures of their theories in cosmological data.
  2. Give cosmologists the necessary tools to analyse their results in terms of motivated theoretical models.

The school is therefore open to both high energy physicists and researchers in astroparticle physics and cosmology. Priority is given to PhD students and young postdocs. Some more advanced scientists willing to improve their competences in this research area are also welcome.

Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse

Organisers: Jean Orloff, Geraldine Servant, Gerard Smadja

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Student Session
Superstring Phenomenology
PoS(cargese)001 pdf S. Abel
Dark matter: motivations, distribution, simulations
PoS(cargese)002 file missing A. Blanchard
PoS(cargese)003 pdf C. Burgess
Phenomenology & cosmology of models with extra dimensions
PoS(cargese)004 file missing C. Csaki
Cosmological Constant and fundamental theories of dark energy
PoS(cargese)005 file missing G. Dvali
Cosmic microwave backgrond
PoS(cargese)006 pdf R. Durrer
Collider Physics
PoS(cargese)007 file missing J.F. Grivaz
Supersymmetry: motivations, phenomenology, dark matter candidates, neutrinos
PoS(cargese)008 file missing H. Murayama
Indirect and direct dark matter detection
PoS(cargese)009 pdf P. Salati
Cosmology from type Ia supernovae
PoS(cargese)010 pdf R. Taillet
Modifications of gravity
PoS(cargese)011 pdf P. Tinyakov
Baryogenesis, leptogenesis
PoS(cargese)012 file missing M. TYTGAT
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Topological roots of four dimensional gravity
PoS(cargese)013 pdf A. ANABALON, J. Zanelli and S. Willison
Brane tunneling and virtual brane-antibrane pairs
PoS(cargese)022 pdf A. BROWN
Scalar perturbations in Randall-Sundrum braneworld cosmology
PoS(cargese)019 pdf A. CARDOSO
A QCD axion from a warped extra dimension
PoS(cargese)014 pdf T. FLACKE
Multiwavelength signals from dark matter annihilation at the galactic center
PoS(cargese)020 pdf M. REGIS
Gauss-Bonnet interactions influence on the radion stabilisation in inflating backgrounds
PoS(cargese)015 pdf D. Konikowska
Brane Inflation and Fine Tuning
PoS(cargese)016 pdf E. PAJER
Flat Directions in the Early Universe: Birth Life and Death
PoS(cargese)017 pdf F. RIVA
How much of the inflaton potential do we see?
PoS(cargese)018 pdf W. VALKENBURG