The 5th neighborhood workshop

6 - 7 April 2023, Penn State University, State College, PA

Workshop Description

The Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Penn State will host an informal neighborhood workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology beginning Thursday, 6 April through noon or so on Friday, 7 April 2023.

We want to provide a way for faculty, students and postdocs to meet each other, exchange ideas and hear about the latest research. Talks will be short and informal with a strong preference for blackboard presentations and discussions. The specific topics are flexible since the aim of the meeting is to explore the most interesting and active areas of research. Everyone is welcome to speak, and we will give a prize for the best student presentation.

Participating Institutions

Workshop Program

An agenda can be found here


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There is no registration fee. However, because of limited seating capacity, all participants must register by Friday, 24 March 2023. Banquet registration is due by Thursday, 23 March 2023

We will attempt to schedule everyone who requests a talk slot; preference will be given to those who include a talk title at the time of registration. Talk slots fill up quickly so prompt registration is encouraged.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is available in the Graduate State College Hotel for 4/5-4/7. The rate for Wednesday/Thursday night is $129, and $199 for Friday night. Please indicate on the form if you'd like to book a room for one or both nights.

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Update: Banquet registration is now closed.
A banquet will be held at the Hyatt State College on Thursday night at 6:00pm. The Hyatt is about a 5-minute walk from the Graduate Hotel. Please indicate on the form if you'd like to attend.


Please email Nick Mateer with any questions regarding the organization or content of the workshop.