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Cosmologists from Texas and England gathered on the UT campus Friday to network, consider forming an official Texas Cosmology Network and discuss the "big bang" theory and the early universe and dark energy. full story

Welcome to the first Texas Cosmology Network Meeting

The aim of this meeting is to bring first-rank active cosmologists from the universities within Texas, and build the "Texas Cosmology Network". The motivation came from a "wonderful coincidence" in which Texas A&M, UT Austin, UT Dallas, and UT San Antonio have hired cosmologists in the past few years, and are developing research activities in cosmology, although somewhat independently. flagTherefore, it would be a good idea to have a small get-together among us now, get to know each other, discuss a possibility that we may join the force together, and motivate/stimulate more frequent interactions. It would also be a nice opportunity to discuss the future directions of research in cosmology, and what we can contribute to this enterprise from a "Texan" point-of-view. We may even think about convincing the State of Texas to fund such an effort in some way. The first meeting will consist of a dozen of short talks, followed by open discussion on the organization, future meetings, as well as directions of cosmology and the Texas Cosmology Network.

September 14-15, 2006

Texas Union
Eastwoods Room (2.102)
24th and Guadalupe
Austin, Texas

If questions, please contact:

Eiichiro Komatsu
Department of Astronomy
University of Texas at Austin
Tel: (512) 471-1483
Email: komatsu@astro.as.utexas.edu


This meeting is supported by the Department of Astronomy and the Theory Group in the Department of Physics.

18 September 2006
Astronomy Program · The University of Texas at Austin · Austin, Texas 78712
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