Testing Gravity 2015

15-17 January 2015, SFU Harbour Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Modifed Newton's Apple

Wed Jan 14 - The School

08:30 Registration Desk Opens

Lunch Break

12:30-13:30 (various locations)

13:30-15:00 Michael Landry

Introduction into gravitational waves

Registration Open Until 21:00

Thu Jan 15 - Workshop Day 1

08:30 Registration Desk Opens

09:00 Workshop starts

Introduction from organizers

09:05-09:15 Welcome

Joy Johnson, SFU VP Research

09:15-09:35 Dimitrios Psaltis

Overview of gravity tests

09:35-10:00 Mark Trodden

The state of theory

10:00-10:30 Eric Adelberger

Table top tests of gravity

11:00-11:30 Misao Sasaki

Creation of the universe in bigravity

11:30-12:00 Mark Kasevich

Cold atoms

12:00-12:30 Nico Yunes

Gravitational wave probes of extreme gravity

12:30-12:50 Michael Landry


Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 (various locations)

16:00-18:00 Contributed Talks

Poster Session and Reception

18:00-20:00 (snacks & cash bar)

Fri Jan 16 - Workshop Day 2

08:30 Registration Desk Opens

09:00-09:30 Douglas Scott

CMB, Planck results

09:30-09:40 Ali Narimani

MG bounds from Planck

09:40-10:05 Brian Keating

Fundamental physics from BICEP1, BICEP2, POLARBEAR

10:05-10:30 Ue-Li Pen

Testing quantum gravity with pulsar-black hole binaries

Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 (various locations)

14:00-14:30 Manuela Campanelli

GW source modeling

14:30-14:55 Ingrid Stairs


14:55-15:15 Philippe Brax

New tests of modified gravity

15:15-15:35 Ruth Gregory

Screened scalars and black holes

16:00-16:30 Avery Broderick

Near horizon effects

16:30-17:00 Bill Unruh

What analogue gravity can say about gravity?

17:00-17:30 Mark Van Raamsdonk

String theory, emergent gravity

Conference Dinner

19:00 Dockside on Granville Island

Sat Jan 17 - Workshop Day 3

09:00 Registration Desk Opens

09:30-10:00 Martin White

Redshift surveys

10:00-10:25 Ludo Van Waerbeke

Weak lensing

10:25-10:40 Mustapha Ishak and Jason Dossett

Current constraints on DE and MG

Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 (various locations)

14:00-14:25 Niayesh Afshordi

Cosmological (non-) constant problem

14:25-14:50 Makoto Fujiwara

ALPHA at CERN, testing gravity of antimatter

15:00-15:30 Lam Hui

Workshop summary

Workshop ends