Date: Wednesday 15th May 2002
Title: Cosmological Parameters: Status and Prospects
Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Melchiorri (Oxford)
"A survey is made of the present observational status on cosmological parameters covering both microwave background anisotropies and large scale structure observations such as galaxy clustering and object abundances. I then move to some non-standard aspect of parameter extraction like quintessence, extra-background of relativistic particles and variations in fundamental constants. Finally, I will discuss a few mechanisms of secondary anisotropies and new experimental constraints."