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Beyond Einstein Meeting Announcement

                    Meeting Announcement

         Beyond Einstein: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
                    Stanford University
                       12-15 May 2004

Sponsored by NASA, DOE, SLAC and hosted by KIPAC

This meeting will focus on the NASA Beyond Einstein Program, with 
particular emphasis on recent results on Black Holes, Dark Energy, 
and the Early Universe. The science capabilities and implementation 
plans for the Constellation-X and LISA observatories will be 
reviewed. Possible implementation plans for Einstein Probe missions 
to survey Black Holes, study Dark Energy, and test theories for the 
Early Universe will be discussed.

The meeting will include both invited reviews and contributed papers. 
For more information and registration please visit the web site:



R. Kolb (Chair) Fermilab
C. Baltay Yale University
R. Blandford SLAC
P. de Bernardis Rome
A. Fabian IOA Cambridge
K. Flanagan MIT
W. Freedman OCIW
G. Hasinger MPE
C. Hogan Washington
S. Kahn SLAC
C. Kouveliotou MSFC
S. Phinney Caltech
J. Siegrist LBNL
D. Spergel Princeton
S. Staggs Princeton
H. Tananbaum SAO
N. White GSFC


S. Kahn (Chair) SLAC
S. Church Stanford University
G. Madjeski SLAC

Preliminary Program

Wednesday May 12
Welcome Remarks (P. Drell, SLAC)

Keynote address (TBD)

The Beyond Einstein Program (A. Kinney, NASA Hq.)


Overview (TBD)
Strings, gravity beyond Einstein (TBD)
Cosmology and the CMB (W. Hu, Chicago)
WMAP (C. Bennett, Goddard)
Planck (J.-L. Puget, IAS)

Big-Bang Einstein Probes:
    Einstein Polarization Interferometer for Cosmology (P. Timbie, Wisconsin)
    Experimental Probe for Inflationary Cosmology (J. Bock, Caltech)
    EIP (G. Hinshaw, Goddard)

Thursday May 13
International Beyond Einstein: Europe (TBD)


The new physics of dark matter and dark energy (J. Lykken, FNAL)
Particle dark matter (M. Kamionkowski, Caltech)
Dark energy overview (R. Bean, Princeton)
Weak lensing and cluster counting (A. Refregier, CEA/Saclay)
SZ (A. Miller, Columbia)
Supernovae (W. Freedman, Carnegie)

Dark Energy Einstein Probes:
          SNAP (S. Perlmutter, LBNL)
          Destiny (J. Morse, Arizona State)
Other Space Opportunities:
          DUO (R. Griffiths, Carnegie Mellon)

Friday May 14
International Beyond Einstein: Japan (T. Takahashi, Tokyo)


Overview and innerview of black holes (K. Thorne, Caltech)
Black hole astrophysics (C. Reynolds, Maryland)
The saga of Sag A* (F. Melia, Arizona)
LIGO (S. Finn, Penn State)
GLAST (P. Michelson, Stanford)
CON-X (N. White, Goddard)
LISA (T. Prince, Caltech)

Black Hole Einstein Probes:
          EXIST (J. Grindlay, CFA)
          CASTER (M. McConnell, New Hampshire)
Other Space Opportunities:
          NuSTAR (F. Harrison, Caltech)

Ground-based particle astrophysics (R. Ong, UCLA)

Saturday 15 May
Available for private mission team meetings at SLAC
A service of the
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)

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