Royal Society Meeting: “Challenging the standard cosmological model”, 15-16 April 2024

We are pleased to invite you to a Scientific Discussion Meeting on “Challenging the standard cosmological model”, 15 & 16 April 2024, to be held at The Royal Society, London, and also broadcast on-line.

Free to attend - in-person and on-line - but advance registration is essential.

Is the universe simple enough to be adequately described by the standard ΛCDM cosmological model which assumes the isotropic and homogeneous Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker metric? Tensions have emerged between the values of cosmological parameters estimated in different ways. Do these tensions signal that our model is too simple? Could a more sophisticated model account for the data without invoking a Cosmological Constant?

There will be invited talks followed by discussions, as well as a concluding panel discussion. All talks will be published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

Speakers
Day1: Jim Peebles, George Efstathiou, Wendy Freedman, Alexandra Amon; Matthew Madhavcheril, István Szapudi, Nathan Secrest, Chris Clarkson
Day 2: Alexia Lopez, Konstantinos Migkas, Richard Watkins, Mohamed Rameez; Georgi Dvali, Oliver Philcox, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille

Chairs: John Ellis, Ruth Durrer; Pedro Ferreira, Joseph Silk

There will also be a poster session - applications must be made by 4 March (for details see webpage).

We look forward to seeing you in-person or on-line for what promises to be a memorable meeting!

James Binney, Roya Mohayaee, John Peacock & Subir Sarkar (Scientific organisers)