## Cosmology on the Beach!
*September 1, 2010*

*Posted by CGR Section Chair in : Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO), Cosmology, Gravitation, and Relativity (CGR), Mathematical and Computational Physics (MCP), Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP) , add a comment*

Applications are now open for the Essential Cosmology for the Next Generation (aka Cosmology on the Beach) winter school/research conference! The organizers strongly encourage a diverse group of advanced graduate students and postdoc to participate. Instructors include NSBP member Edmund Bertschinger of MIT’s Department of Physics. Here is the full announcement:

**ESSENTIAL COSMOLOGY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION **

(also known as Cosmology on the Beach)

January 10−14, 2011 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Conference website and Participant Application form is now available at the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics website.

This meeting is the 3rd annual edition, following the very successful and popular 2009 and 2010 conferences. It is a combination of winter school and research conference, with course lectures, blended with recent research advances in plenary talks, and student/postdoc participation. We encourage a diverse group of advanced graduate students and postdocs interested in attending to apply. **The deadline for application is OCTOBER 15, 2010**.

LECTURE COURSES:

Ed Bertschinger, Gravity on Cosmic Scales

Neal Katz, Galaxy Formation

Mark Trodden, Particle Physics, LHC, and Cosmology

Licia Verde, Statistical and Numerical Methods in Cosmology

Martin White, Nonlinear Structure in the Universe

HOT RESEARCH TALKS:

to be announced

Organized by the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics and Instituto Avanzado de Cosmologia, Mexico.