This one-day meeting aims to showcase and discuss the recent detection of B-mode polarization in the CMB by BICEP2, and other upcoming experiments. These observations may carry information about gravitational waves in the early universe, and therefore have the potential to open an entirely new window on the earliest stages of cosmological evolution. This meeting will bring together some of the leaders of this field, to share and discuss their work. Speakers include:
Alexander Polnarev (Pioneer in the calculation of B-mode polarization)
Sigurd Naess (Member of the ACT and QUIET experiments)
David Mulryne (Expert in early universe physics)
Attendees are also invited to submit abstracts for their own 15-minute talks on related topics. For more information on this please email Timothy Clifton (email@example.com). There is no fee for attending this meeting.