The Early Universe: A Window to New Physics

NPB 2205 (Physics department)

NPB 2205

Physics department


The workshop ``The Early Universe: A Window to New Physics" will be held October 20th - 22nd, 2023, at the University of Florida. The workshop will primarily focus on such topics as cosmic inflation, gravitational particle production, cosmic strings and domain walls in the early Universe. We would like to encourage you to register and submit an abstract for your talk. We look forward to seeing you this October! 


Primary Topics:

  • Cosmic Inflation


  • Particle Production in the Early Universe


  • Dark Matter


  • Cosmic Strings and Domain Walls


  • Gravitational Waves

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Arushi Bodas (University of Maryland)


  • Xingang Chen (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)


  • Raymond Co (Indiana University)


  • Melissa Diamond (Queen's University)


  • Yohei Ema (University of Minnesota)


  • Joshua Foster (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


  • Alex Hipp (University of Florida)


  • Anson Hook (University of Maryland)


  • Leah Jenks  (University of Chicago)


  • Rocky Kolb (University of Chicago)


  • Lingfeng Li (Brown University)


  • Andrew Long (Rice University)


  • Qianshu Lu (Institute for Advanced Study)


  • Benjamin Safdi (UC Berkeley)


  • Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford)


  • Bibhushan Shakya (DESY)


  • Zack Slepian (University of Florida)


  • Yushin Tsai (University of Notre Dame)


  • Tanmay Vachaspati (Arizona State University)


  • LianTao Wang (University of Chicago)


  • Winston Yin (UC Berkeley)


  • Wei Xue (University of Florida)


  • Pierre Sikivie (University of Florida)


  • Sarunas Verner (University of Florida)


  • Keisuke Harigaya (University of Chicago)


The workshop will commence on Friday, October 20th, 9 AM and will continue through till Sunday, October 22nd, 12 PM.


We encourage all participants to register at the earliest convenience to facilitate our planning.


Please reach out to our travel coordinator after completing your registration.

Travel Coordinator: Jessica Doty ---

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center 

1250 W. University Avenue 

Gainesville, FL  32601 

352-376-1661 ext. 132 

352-336-8717 fax 





The workshop is supported by the Institute for Fundamental Theory (IFT), the institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics (IHEPA), and the Physics Department at University of Florida, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago.

Last updated: Oct 4th, 2023