ECL17: Exploring the Energetic Universe 2017


The Energetic Cosmos Laboratory (ECL) announces its inaugural international conference “Exploring the Energetic Universe 2017”, to take place August 6-13, 2017 at Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan. The conference focuses on cosmology and the high energy universe, with major session themes of Cosmology, Gamma-ray Bursts, and Advanced Detectors (including MKIDs and other cryogenic sensors). Come join us for several days of leading speakers and plentiful opportunities for scientific interaction and collaboration, in Astana, one of the most unusual built environments in the world, with opportunities to visit the attractions and exhibits of World Expo 2017 (theme: Future Energy) just across the street, and many more activities in the city and surrounding area.

 Invited Speakers

George Smoot (APC, HKUST, UCB) — New Ideas for Advanced Detectors

Alexei Starobinsky (Landau Institute) — Inflation

Shuhrat Ehgamberdiev (Ulugh Beg) — High energy astrophysics at Maidanak Observatory

Pawan Kumar (UT Austin) — Gamma-Ray Bursts

Yong-Seon Song (KASI) — Cosmological Large-Scale Structure

Sergey Sushkov (Kazan Center for Cosmology) — Theories of Gravity

Osamu Tajima (KEK) — MKIDs, GroundBIRD, and the Cosmic Microwave Background

Jonas Zmuidzinas (Caltech)-Kinetic Inductance Detectors: Progress and Prospects


Steven Anlage (University of Maryland)
Tim Newell (Air Force Research Laboratory)



Kanat Baigarin- Vice President for Innovation and Research, NU
George Smoot -Nobel Laureate in Physics Founder and Director of ECL
Eric Linder-Leader of the Theory and Data Analysis program
Bruce Grossan -Leader of Observational Astrophysics and Optical Inst.
Vassilios Kovanis- Department Chair of Physics, SST, NU
Michael R. R. Good- Assistant Professor of Physics SST,NU