NATO’s Advanced Study Institute
This conference at Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, England was convened “by invitation only” so to involve the leading scholars of big bang cosmology. Although not quite so pointedly stated, the purpose was to explore alternatives to that longstanding theory.
Andreas Albrecht, Savas Dimopoulos, George Efstathiou, Alan Guth, S. W. Hawking, Juan Maldacena, Lisa Randall, Martin J. Rees, Paul J. Steinhardt, Leonard Susskind, Neil Turok, Joseph Silk, Gabriele Veneziano, and Alex Vilenkin.
Keith Dienes, Burt Ovrut, Valery Rubakov, David Spergel, Michael Turner and many others also attended.
2019 Analysis: Given the event was within the Isaac Newton Institute, it might be considered rather impolite if attendees were to begin to debunk Isaac Newton’s 1687 theory of absolute space and time, however, to open a truly new theory about the earliest structures of the universe, the fundamentality of space and time must be addressed. More…
Some of the chapters of the summary publication are as follows:
- Introductory Lecture, Rees, Martin J
- Cosmic Inflation, Albrecht, Andreas
- Before Inflation, Turok, Neil
- The Future Of Quantum Cosmology, Hawking, S.W
- Quintessence and Cosmic Acceleration, Steinhardt, Paul J. (PDF)
- Feedback in Galaxy Formation, Silk, Joseph
- CMB Anisotropies and the Determination of Cosmological Parameters, Efstathiou, G (ArXiv)
Some of the other primary reference pages:
Other resource materials:
- Structure Formation in the Universe (NATO Science Series C:), edited by Robert G. Crittenden & Neil Turok (2001-11-30)
- FORMATION OF STRUCTURE IN THE UNIVERSE Avishai Dekel and Jeremiah P. Ostriker, CUP, 1999
- Wikipedia: Structure formation