David Spergel

David Spergel (Princeton University)

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Keynote Address

Time: 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 17, 2016

Location: Barus & Holley, Room 190 (182 Hope Street, Providence, RI)

Title: "Our Standard Cosmological Model: Current Status and Next Tests"

Abstract: I will review the observational status of our current standard cosmological model, LCDM with a focus on recent results from CMB experiments, distance measurements, and large-scale structure observations. I will then provide an overview of some of the upcoming experiments in the next decade with a focus on next generation CMB experiments and on NASA's WFIRST mission.