Copernicus Webinar and Colloquium Series


Dear Colleagues,

To promote scientific discussions during this pandemic, we are organizing an online seminar series, i.e. Copernicus Webinar Series, seeking the most outstanding speakers to introduce innovative ideas and important progress in the field of gravity and cosmology. This series is named after the famous Polish Astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, whose discovery eventually marked the dawn of modern science.

We would like to invite you to take part in the upcoming 124th Copernicus Webinars.

Time:               21st March, Tuesday, at 4:30 pm CET (11:30 pm Beijing, 0:30 am JST date +1, 8:30 am EDT)

Speaker:          Mark Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)

Title: Cosmology via holography

Abstract: We describe how the standard tools of holography might be used to define microscopic models of big-bang cosmology.  We consider models where a bubble of the cosmological spacetime is embedded in an asymptotically AdS spacetime, and models where an asymptotically AdS Euclidean spacetime obtained by analytically continuing the cosmological spacetime is described via a Euclidean CFT construction. While the effective field theories we consider have negative cosmological constant, they can describe realistic accelerating cosmologies via the positive potential energy of time-dependent scalar fields.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 421 480 1692
Passcode: cosmology