PPC 08 – The interconnection between Particle Physics and Cosmology March 5, 2008Posted by dorigo in astronomy, internet, news, personal, physics, science, travel.
This just in – I have been notified by the head of the CDF speakers committee that I have been accepted to represent CDF at PPC08 – a conference on the interconnection between Particle Physics and Cosmology to be held in Albuquerque, NM between May 19 and 23.
In retrospect, my last posting about WIMPs was a good idea – it demonstrates my interest in the matters that I will hear about at the conference.
I also have to report a funny incident. Upon reading the e-mail, I went in search of the web site of the conference, and -by googling for “PPC08” – I found this other cosmology conference instead. I was slightly bewildered at the beginning, because I did not remember having applied for a conference in St Petersburg, and moreover in time clash with the CMS week of June 23rd -already marked in my agenda. But then I shrugged my shoulders – a CDF talk is always a great honor for me, and I would certainly never refuse the occasion.
Upon visiting the site of the PPC08 conference I noticed that the program had nothing to do with particle physics, though. Now, where was my talk going to go in the list of sessions, ranging from “Large scale structure of the Universe” to “Evolution of Galaxies” to “Cosmological models and crucial observational tests”? Admittedly all highly interesting stuff, but all talks had names attached, and none was on particle physics…
It took me about ten crazy minutes to figure out I had put too much confidence in google this one time. Luckily, the program of the Albuquerque conference is no less interesting (speaking from what I read in the poster), although St Petersburg would have been worth the visit.
It remains to be seen how I will structure my talk. It is tentatively named “Recent Results from CDF“, and I intend to stick to what the title promises: there are so many new results to show, it will be a real pleasure to pick la creme de la creme…