Apr 24 – 28, 2017
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 supposed to be allocated to discussion sessions.

   Philippe Brax (CEA IPhT Saclay)
   Chiara Caprini (CNRS APC Paris)
   Marco Cirelli (CNRS LPTHE Jussieu Paris)
   Christian Marinoni (CPT Marseille)
   Géraldine Servant (DESY Hamburg)
   Nicola Tamanini (CEA IPhT Saclay)

Palais des Papes, Avignon
Chambre du Trésorier

The conference was organized along the following broad categories:
- The future of CMB and Large Scale Structure surveys
- Gravitational Waves
- Dark Energy, Modified Gravity
- Cosmology and Particle Physics (axions, massive neutrinos, BBN...)
- Dark Matter
- N-body simulations

This was the fourth edition of the conference.
See the websites of PONT Avignon 2008, PONT Avignon 2011 and PONT Avignon 2014.  

The present website can be reached at  https://indico.cern.ch/e/PONT2017 .

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We acknowledge in particular the steady financial support from the 'Programmes Nationaux' of CNRS/INSU, France: 'Gravitation, Référence, Astronomie, Métrologie' (GRAM), 'Hautes Energies' (PNHE) and 'Cosmologie and Galaxies' (PNCG).