To accomplish the extraordinary, you must seek extraordinary people. — James Lee Byars
In this two day retreat we hope to bring together the top minds (thinkers and doers) in the fields of the physics of the universe both theoretical and experimental. We want to ask and answer questions like “How much can we understand about the universe, soon?” “What is the role of theory and of experiment in getting there?” “Are there things we may not understand?” and “How much of what we think we know might be wrong?”. The meeting fosters discussion and we are convinced that when the best people talk the outcome is advance and growth. We are hoping we can avoid standard prepared talks, and focus on exciting forefront issues, where there may be differences of opinion, or new results that will provoke wide discussion. The summit is inspired by the onset of the Large Hadron Collider, the recent results by satellite and ground based experiments on dark matter searches, and the vast progress in theory. Also by meetings such as the workshops of the past years at the MCTP, KITP and Perimeter as well as interdisciplinary gatherings of the ASU Origins, the Edge Master-Classes and SciFoo.
SpaceX day contact: Mary Beth Brown @ 310-403-0188
Caltech/Cahill day contact: Mary Cross @ 626-262-3770
Participants: Asimina Arvanitaki; Barry Barish; Laura Baudis; Roger Blandford; Adam Bly; Mirko Boezio; Matthew Buckley; Sean Carroll; Daniel Chung; Walter De Logi; Alvaro De Rujula; Savas Dimopoulos; Georgi Dvali; Jesse Dylan; Richard Ellis; Lyn Evans; Lisa Everett; Jonathan Feng; Ted Field; Catherine Field; Martin Flug; Wendy Freedman; Sunil Golwala; Stephen Hawking; Danny Hillis; Lynda Hughes; Marc Kamionkowski; Gordon Kane; Peter Kaufman; Sarah Kennedy Flug; Edward (Rocky) Kolb; Lawrence Krauss; Andrew Lange; David Lee; Britta Lindgren; Joseph Lykken; Konstantin Matchev; Bob McKeown; Simona Murgia; Elon Musk; Harvey Newman; Hirosi Ooguri; Jennifer Ouellette; Dennis Overbye; Larry Page; Piergiorio Picozza; Aaron Pierce; Maurizio Pierini; David Politzer; John Preskill; Nick Pritzker; Susan Pritzker; Lisa Randall; Talulah Riley; Christopher Rogan; David Saltzberg; Kevin Savage; John Schwarz; Lucy Southworth Page; Maria Spiropulu; Alexa Staley; Tim Tait; Kip Thorne; Dennis Tito; Elizabeth Tito; Thomas Tombrello; Michael Turner; Liantao Wang; Neal Weiner; Mark Wise; Kathryn Zurek