|The deadline to submit contributions for the conference proceedings has been extended to
April 1, 2017.
|Photos||» Conference photo
» Thursday’s plenary lecture
» Public lecture by Paul C. W. Davies “Are We Alone in the Universe?”
» Conference dinner at the restaurant “Dzika Gęś”
» Excursion to the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald
» Excursion to the Historical Technical Museum in Peenemünde
» Saturday session “Philosophy and cutting edge of physics and cosmology”
|» “Are We Alone in the Universe?” by Paul C. W. Davies
» “Plato and Modern Physics” by Krzysztof Meissner
» “Where do the laws of physics come from?” by Paul C. W. Davies
» “Do we live in the Best of all Worlds?” by Thomas Naumann
» “How to justify the history of the universe?” by Michael Heller
News and Updates
“Varying Constants and Fundamental Cosmology” – VARCOSMOFUN’16
took place in Szczecin, Poland from 12th to 17th September 2016.
This time the aim of the conference was to bring together specialists dealing with the problem of varying (dynamical) physical constants and a broad range of other topics in Fundamental Cosmology, who wanted to exchange the current ideas in these topics.
The program of the conference contained 5 plenary morning sessions with invited lectures and 10 parallel afternoon sessions with contributed talks.
The last day of the conference was devoted to philosophical aspects of the variability of physical constants and the frontiers of physics and cosmology.
Varying constants – theory, laboratory experiments, astronomical observations
Modified gravity ∙ Quantum cosmology ∙ Quantum entanglement ∙ Multiverse ∙ Anthropic principle
Dark matter – theory and experiment ∙ Dark energy – theory and observations
Inflation and large-scale structure ∙ Early Universe ∙ Gravitational waves ∙ Cosmic Microwave Background
Organizers: Cosmology Group of the University of Szczecin
in collaboration with the Polish Physical Society, the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (Kraków), the National Centre for Nuclear Research (Świerk) and the Maritime University of Szczecin.
The Organizing Committee
|Julian Berengut||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Carsten van de Bruck||University of Sheffield, United Kingdom|
|Paul C. W. Davies||Arizona State University, USA|
|Michael Heller||Vatican Astronomical Observatory; Copernicus Center, Kraków, Poland|
|Hidetoshi Katori||University of Tokyo, Japan|
|Andrzej Królak||Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland|
|João Magueijo||Imperial College, London, United Kingdom|
|M. C. David Marsh||DAMTP, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom|
|Carlos Martins||Center for Astrophysics, University of Porto (CAUP), Portugal|
|Laura Mersini-Houghton||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|John Moffat||Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada|
|Michael Murphy||Swinburne University of Technology, Australia|
|Ekkehard Peik||Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany|
|Wim Ubachs||VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Jean-Philippe Uzan||Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France|
|John Webb||University of New South Wales, Australia|