XVIIIth IAP Colloquium


Observational and theoretical results on the accelerating universe

Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris 
July 1-5, 2002


Scientific program now available

french version of this document
The XVIIIth IAP astrophysical colloquium will be held from July 1, 2002 until July 5, 2002 at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, (France). The topic of this yearly meeting is the nature of the dark energy and the cosmological constant problem. The aim of the conference is to gather astrophysicists, cosmologists and particle physicists to review observational and theoretical results on the accelerating universe and to initiate new directions of research.
International Scientific Organizing Committee
  • Pierre Binétruy (LPT, Orsay)
  • Thibault Damour (IHES, Bures)
  • Yannick Mellier (IAP, Paris)
  • Joseph Silk (Oxford)
  • Alexei Starobinski (Moscow)
  • Neil Turok (DAMTP, Cambridge)

    Local Scientific Organising Committee
  • Francis Bernardeau (SPhT, CEA)
  • Philippe Brax (SPhT, CEA)
  • Gilles Esposito-Farese (IAP, Paris)
  • Michael Joyce (LPT, Orsay)
  • Jérôme Martin (IAP, Paris)
  • Reynald Pain (LPNHE, Paris)
  • Jean-Philippe Uzan (LPT, Orsay)

    Local Organising Committee
  • Philippe Brax
  • Christophe Gobet
  • Jérôme Martin
  • Lionel Provost
  • Jean-Philippe Uzan
  • Françoise Warin

    The registration fee is  200 Euros and includes a copy of the proceedings, the conference dinner, the cocktail and the five lunch tickets. The registration fees can be paid at the conference. Cheques can also be sent before the conference to :
      Françoise Warin - IAP - 98bis, Bd Arago - 75014 PARIS - FRANCE
    The number of participants will be restricted to 120 due to the institute capacity so that early registration is recommended.To register, please click-here


    Pre-registration Sunday, 30th 17h - 19h

    Academic (Preliminary) Program
    The academic program will consist of plenary lectures in the  morning and of research talks in the afternoon. A preliminary list of plenary lectures can be consulted here . A preliminary list of research talks can be consulted here. A preliminary list of poster presentation can be consulted here.

    The proceedings of the conference will be published by the Frontier Group. To prepare your contribution, you are kindly requested to use the Conference files which can be retrieved here

    Social events
    On Monday 1st of July, a welcoming cocktail will be offered in the historical hall "Salle Cassini" of the Observatoire de Paris. A 5mn walk through the observatory gardens leads to the "Salle Cassini" from IAP.
    The conference banquet will take place on Thursday 4th, at the "restaurant de la tour Eiffel" located at the first floor of the Eiffel tower. The dinner will start at 7 pm. After the dinner, the participants will be invited to access the third floor from which a nice view of Paris by night is offered.

    How to reach the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris?
    IAP is located at 98 bis, boulevard Arago, in the 14th "arrondissement", very close to Place Denfert-Rochereau and the  Denfert-Rochereau metro and RER-B (suburban) stations. More information is given here .
    A map of the metro can be found  here  and a map of the IAP district can be found  here .

    The hotels in this list are located close to IAP (in some cases, the tenant will be willing to give a discount for participants: make sure to ask and mention that you are attending a conference at IAP!). Participants must book their hotel as soon as possible.

    Any Problem?
    You can contact us! 
    The e-mail of the conference is col2002@iap.fr