The Cosmological Model

Les Arcs, France (March 16-23, 2002)

Important advances have been made in cosmology in recent years to the extent that one now often invokes the term "Standard Cosmological Model".
Although certainly premature to speak of a precision-tested model, it is all the same appropriate to speak of a relatively well-defined scenario for cosmic evolution. The cosmological model is under rapid construction.
The spirit of the meeting will be to examine the status of this effort: the observational and theoretical basis of the model (historical perspective included), the current state of affairs and future directions. In other words, what is accepted as well-established, what needs to be tested and how do we expect to do so.
At the start of the second century of modern cosmology, what do we really mean today by "the cosmological model"?

Agenda (and link to the transparencies)

Program Committee :

R. Ansari (Orsay), J. Bartlett (Paris), J. Dumarchez (Paris), Y. Giraud-Héraud (Paris), M. Kamionkowski (Pasadena), D. Langlois (Paris), C. Magneville (Saclay), G. Smoot (Berkeley), J. Trân Thanh Vân (Orsay), M. Treyer (Marseille), S. Vauclair (Toulouse).

You can find more organizational details in the Bulletin Nr 1

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The deadline for sending the manuscripts is: May 15, 2002
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Mr Christophe Nodé-Langlois
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Jacques Dumarchez
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