14-18 April 2014
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Europe/Paris timezone
The conference addressed the cardinal issues of the dark universe today, gathering a selected number of scientists working in cosmology and particle physics in the inspiring and monumental setting of Avignon. There was a limited number of review talks by leading experts in each field and selected contributed talks, fostering thorough debates. Some time was allocated to discussion sessions.
Monday 14: special session on Inflation & BICEP2 (overview talks, dedicated talks and round table). 

   Philippe Brax (CEA IPhT Saclay)
   Chiara Caprini (CNRS IPhT Saclay)
   Marco Cirelli (CNRS IPhT Saclay)
   Géraldine Servant (IFAE Barcelona)
Starts 14 Apr 2014 08:00
Ends 18 Apr 2014 14:30
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Chambre du Trésorier


The conference was organized along the following broad categories:
- The Early Universe (inflation and alternatives, string cosmology...)
- Observational Cosmology (CMB, weak lensing...)
- Astroparticle (BBN, neutrinos, baryo/lepto-genesis...)
- Dark Matter (searches, theory, CR related aspects...)
- The accelerating Universe (Dark Energy, modified gravity...)

This was the third edition of the conference.
See the websites of PONT Avignon 2008 and PONT Avignon 2011.

Supporting agencies:

We acknowledge in particular the financial support from the 'Programme National de Cosmologie and Galaxies' (PNCG) of CNRS/INSU, France.