Dec 7 – 11, 2020
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Europe/Paris timezone

[7.12.2020]: The conference started on this day! A Zoom link was sent by email every evening to all registered participants. You were invited to please contact the Organizers if you had not received it.

NEWS [25.11.2020]: The conference was announced to be held fully online via Zoom. All registrants were informed they would receive the Zoom link just before the sessions. An email message was sent to all registered participants on this day.

NEWS [03.11.2020]: The conference was confirmed for 7-11 December 2020. The format was predicted to be most probably a fully online one.
An email message was sent to all registered participants today.

NEWS [28.9.2020]: The conference was confirmed for 7-11 December 2020 in person in Avignon (unless further changes). A web broadcasting was however also announced.
An email message was sent to all registered participants today.

NEWS [17.3.2020]: Because of the COVID-19 outbreak and in compliance with public health policies, the conference was moved to 7-11 December 2020.
An email message was sent to all registered participants today.

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 were a limited number of review talks by leading experts in each field and selected contributed talks, fostering thorough debates. Some time was allocated to discussion sessions.

   Philippe Brax (CEA IPhT Saclay)
   Chiara Caprini (CNRS APC Paris)
   Marco Cirelli (CNRS LPTHE Jussieu Paris)
   Christian Marinoni (CPT Marseille)

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
- The Early Universe

This was the fifth edition of the conference.
See the websites of PONT Avignon 2008, PONT Avignon 2011, PONT Avignon 2014 and PONT Avignon 2017.   

The present web page can be reached at  

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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).