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Consistency of cosmological datasets: evidence for new physics?

Consistency of cosmological datasets meeting
When May 28, 2018 09:00 AM to
Jun 01, 2018 01:00 PM
Where Kavli Institute
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Consistency of Cosmological Datasets: Evidence for new Physics?

  • Date: Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 2018
  • Meeting venue: Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge
  • Accommodation: Moller Centre, Churchill College 

Data from Planck are beautifully consistent with the ΛCDM cosmology. Yet a number of other astrophysical datasets appear to be in tension with the cosmological parameters measured by Planck. Examples include local measurements of the Hubble constant, the amplitude of the mass fluctuations inferred from weak galaxy lensing and cluster abundances and the high redshift baryon oscillation acoustic scale measurements from the Lyα forest. The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading experts and key young people working on these topics to engage in a frank discussion on whether these tensions exist, whether they are symptoms of systematics in the data, or whether they indicate the need for new physics. 


Confirmed Participants

  • Graeme Addison
  • Nick Battaglia
  • Sebastian Bocquet
  • Sandrine Codis
  • Ryan Cooke
  • Stijn Debackere
  • Daniel Eisenstein
  • Anastasia Fialkov
  • Andreu Font-Ribera
  • Wendy Freedman
  • Evan Grohs
  • Henk Hoekstra
  • Taylor Hoyt
  • Lloyd Knox
  • Elisabeth Krause
  • Alexie Leauthaud
  • Boris Leistedt
  • Enrico Pajer
  • Will Percival
  • Adam Riess
  • Elena Sellentin
  • Tim Schrabback

​Organising Committee

  • Anthony Challinor
  • George Efstathiou
  • Steven Gratton
  • Catherine Heymans
  • Anthony Lasenby
  • James Parke
  • Hiranya Peiris
  • Paul Shellard
  • Blake Sherwin

Contact Information

To contact the organisers, please email .


We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Kavli Foundation and from a grant from the Templeton Foundation held by Prof. Martin Rees.

Image credits: Daniel Eisenstein and the SDSS-III collaboration; ESA.


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