24 August 2020 – 04 September 2020

Cosmology from Home 2020 was an online cosmology conference with a novel format aimed at bringing the real-world workshop experience into the virtual domain. The format included the use of pre-recorded talks, and a combination of asynchronous and scheduled live discussions. A freely-navigated virtual office space also facilitated ongoing, organic discussions. The conference brought together cosmologists from around the world to discuss the current state of cosmology at the interface of theory and observations.

The topics that were discussed included:

• Inflation and the Early Universe,
• Cosmic Microwave Background and Thermal History,
• Large-Scale Structure of the Universe,
• Dark Matter, Neutrinos and Other Particle Astrophysics,
• Modified Gravity, Dark Energy and Foundations of ΛCDM,
• Gravitational Waves and Multimessenger Astronomy.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Tessa Baker (on modified gravity)

Ami Choi (on recent results of DES)

Daniel Green (on signals of a quantum universe)

Steen Hannestad (on neutrinos and other light relics)

Renée Hložek (on ultralight dark matter and the CMB)

Kavilan Moodley (on dark energy with HIRAX)

Brian Nord (on machine learning in cosmology)

Antonella Palmese (on multimessenger astronomy)


Shaun Hotchkiss (University of Auckland)

Niko Šarčević (Newcastle University)

Benjamin Wallisch (Institute for Advanced Study & UC San Diego)

Matthijs van der Wild (University of Freiburg)

Yuanyuan Zhang (Fermilab)


Richard Easther (University of Auckland)

Juan García-Bellido (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Amanda Weltman (University of Cape Town)