
Scientific Conference at Centre for Mathematical Sciences 
Public Symposium at Lady Mitchell Hall 
Time/Date 
Wednesday,
4 Jan 
Thursday,
5 Jan 
Friday,
6 Jan 
Saturday,
7 Jan 
Sunday,
8 Jan 
9:30 

Welcome and Introduction at 9:30 



9:40 

Frank Wilczek.
Time Crystals
(PDF, MOV) 
Bruce Allen.
The Einstein@Home search for gravitational waves and neutron stars (PDF, MOV) 
Simon Ross.
Holography and black holes
(PDF) 

10:20 

Renata Kallosh.
N=8 supergravity
(PDF, MOV) 
Hermann Nicolai.
Consistent Kaluza Klein universes from maximal supergravity
(PDF) 
James Sparks.
The Nuts and Bolts of AdS/CFT
(PDF) 

11:00 

Coffee 

11:30 

Juan Maldacena. The constraining power of higher spin symmetry
(PDF, MOV) 
Michael Green.
Scattering Amplitudes in String and Field Theory
(PDF, MOV) 
Harvey Reall.
Black holes and extra dimensions
(PDF, MOV)


12:10 

Gary Gibbons.
Conformal Symmetry and Scaling Limits of Black Holes (PDF) 
Andrew Strominger.
Microscopic Realization of the dS/CFT Correspondence 
Gary Horowitz.
Instability of Antide Sitter Spacetime
(PDF, MOV) 
Doors open at 13:00 
12:50 

Lunch 
Welcome at 14:00 
14:00 

David Spergel.
The State of the Universe: 380,000 Years After the Big Bang
(PDF, MOV) 
Raphael Bousso.
The State of the Multiverse
(PDF) 
Thomas Hertog.
A new twist on the noboundary state
(PDF) 
Martin Rees: 14:10
From planets to universes 
14:40 

Daniel Eisenstein.
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound
(PDF, MOV) 
Andrei Linde.
Inflation in supergravity and string theory
(PDF) 
ShingTung Yau.
Quasi Local Mass and Momentum in General Relativity (PDF) 
Saul Perlmutter: 14:55
Supernova, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe 
15:20 

Tea 
Tea break: 15:45 
16:00 

Alan Guth.
Eternal Inflation and Its Implications
(PDF) 
Neil Turok.
The Big Crunch/Big Bang Transition
(PDF, MOV) 
James Hartle.
The State of the No Boundary Wave Function
(PDF, MOV)

Kip Thorne: 16:25
Black Holes: A New Golden Age 
16:40 

Luis Lehner.
Black holes & membranes: observables & surprises?
(PDF, MOV) 
Alexander Vilenkin.
Did the universe have a beginning? (PDF) 
NONE 
Stephen Hawking: 17:15
A Brief History of Mine 
Evening 
Registration & Reception at 18:30;
Buffet Dinner at 19:00 
Drinks Reception at Gonville & Caius at 19:00 
Reception and Banquet (King's College) at 19:15 
Conclusion of Scientific Conference at 17:20 
