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Physical Cosmology

Organized by David Schramm

March 27-28, 1992
Irvine, CA

Meeting Overview:
Cosmology has now entered a "golden age" where there is a close interplay between theory on the one hand and observation and experiment on the other. The probes of cosmology are multidisciplinary. The interrelationship of structure formation scenarios with the established parts of the cosmological framework, as well as the plethora of new observations and experiments, require a high level international scientific colloquium on the subject. This colloquium will address these timely questions on the interdisciplinary topic of physical cosmology.

March 27

Session One - Introduction and Overview
David N. Schramm, Chicago, Conference Chairman, Chair

Leon Silver, California institute of Technology, Welcome Address

The Basic Big Bang Framework
P.J.E. Peebles, Princeton University

Session Two - Density Determination
Marc Davis, University of California, Berkeley, Chair

Rotation Curves
Vera Rubin, Carnegie Institute of Washington

Large Scale Flow
Michael Rowan-Robinson, Queen Mary College, London

March 28

Session Three - Dark Matter
Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University, Chair

Michael S. Turner, Chicago University

Bernard Sadoulet, University of California

Session Four - Galaxy Formation
Anthony Tyson, AT&T, Chair

Basic Framework
Joseph Silk, University of California, Berkeley

Role of Hydrodynamics
Jeremiah Ostriker, Princeton University

Quasars as Probes
Martin Rees, Cambridge University

Session Five - The Microwave Background
Nicola Vittorio, Rome, Chair

David Wilkinson, Princeton University

Brief Presentation
Paul Richards, University of California, Berkeley

Richard Bond, CITA

Session Six - Light Elements
Gary Steigman, Ohio State, Chair

David N. Schramm, Chicago University

Bernard Pagel, NORDITA

Session Seven The Hubble Expansion
John Tonry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chair

The Red-Shift Distance Relationship
Sidney van den Bergh, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory and Irving E. Segal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Distance Scales
Brent Tully, University of Hawaii

Brief Presentation
Gerald de Vaucouleurs, University of Texas

Session Eight - Large-Scale Structure
Neta Bahcall, Princeton University, Chair

John Huchra, Harvard University

Alexander Szalay, Johns Hopkins

Riccardo Giovanelli, Cornell University

Sandra Faber, University of California, Santa Cruz

George Efstathiou, Oxford University

Brief Presentation
Joel Primack, University of California, Santa Cruz

Session Nine - Gravitational Lenses and Galaxy Counts as Cosmological Probes
J. Richard Gott, Princeton University, Chair

Gravitational Lenses
Edwin L. Turner, Princeton University

Galaxy Counts
Lennox Cowie, University of Hawaii

Session Ten - Cosmological Phase Transitions
Ceceilia Jarlskog, Stockholm, Chair

Topological Seeds
Neil Turok, Princeton University

Alan Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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