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The Age of the Universe, Dark Matter, and Structure Formation

Organized by David Schramm and P. J. E. Peebles

March 21-23, 1997
Irvine, CA

Friday, March 21

NAS Vice President: Jack Halpern

Session I
John Huchra, Harvard University, Chair

The Hubble Constant Using Type IA Supenovae
Robert Kirshner, Harvard University

Cosmological Parameters
Wendy Freedman, Carnegie Institute of Washington

New Hipparcos Results
I. Neill Reid, California Institute of Technology

Session II - Independent Age Determinations
Sandra Faber, UCO/Lick Observatory, Chair

Globular Clusters
Raul Jimenez, Royal Observatory in Edinburgh

James W. Truran, University of Chicago

Galaxies At High Redshifts
Charles Steidel, California Institute of Technology

Saturday, March 22

Session III - The Microwave Background Anisotropies
Cecilia Jarlskog, University of Stockholm, Chair

David Wilkinson, Princeton University

J. Richard Bond, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

Light Element Synthesis
David N. Schramm, University of Chicago

Session IV - D/H in QSO Absorption Systems
Jean Audouze, Institu d' Astrophysique de Paris, Chair

D/H - Low
David R. Tytler, University of California, San Diego

D/H - High
Lenniox L. Cowie, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Emergence of Structure Beyond z=5: a Probe of Cosmological Parameters
Martin Rees, Cambridge University

Session V - Dark Matter
Bernard Sadoulet, University of California, Berkeley, Chair

Astrophysical Arguments
Michael S. Turner, University of Chicago

Particle Components
John Ellis, European Laboratory for Partical Physics

New Experimental Results
Leslie Rosenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Galaxy Formation
P.J.E. Peebles, Princeton University

Session VI
Anthony Tyson, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Chair

Gravitational Lensing
Ramesh Narayan, Harvard University

Bohdan Paczynski, Princeton University

Weak Lensing
Nick Kaiser, University of Hawaii

Sunday, March 23

Session VII
Neta Bahcall, Princeton University, Chair

X-ray Observations of Groups and Clusters
Richard Mushotzky, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect
John Carlstrom, University of Chicago

Large-Scale Structure
Margaret Geller, Harvard University

Large-Scale Flows
Marc Davis, University of California, Berkeley

Session VIII
David N. Schramm, University of Chicago, Chair

Numerical Models
J.P. Ostriker, Princeton University

Finite Open Universes
David N. Spergel, Princeton University

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