BICEP2 Discussion Session

Monday, 31 March 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
Description i) Review on the signal
a) Why B-modes at these scales are so relevant for cosmology
b) Other possible sources + systematics
c) Other experiments
Discussion leaders: Jan Hamann, Julien Lesgourgues

ii) Primordial gravity waves and theory
a) Robustness of the Lyth bound
b) Large field inflation in string-inspired models
c) Is it possible to obtain blue tilt of gravity waves ?
d) Alternative ways to generate primordial gravity waves
Discussion leaders: Sergey Sibiryakov, Subodh Patil
Go to day
  • Monday, 31 March 2014
    • 17:00 - 18:00 i) Review on the signal 1h0'
      ) Why B-modes at these scales are so relevant for cosmology
      b) Other possible sources + systematics
      c) Other experiments
      Speakers: Julien Lesgourgues (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH)), Jan Hamann (CERN)
      Video in CDS
    • 18:00 - 19:15 i) Primordial gravity waves and theory 1h15'
      Speakers: Sergey Sibiryakov (CERN), Subodh Patil (CERN)
      Video in CDS