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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
JENAM 2010 symposium, 6-7 September 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

Clicking a title will take you to the respective abstract. A full list of abstracts (including posters) can be found here.

Monday, 6th September
Session I - Chair: Carlos Martins (CAUP)
11:30 - 12:00 Astrophysical Probes of Fundamental Physics
Carlos Martins (CAUP)
12:00 - 12:15 Probing Dark Energy with Varying Fundamental Parameters
Nelson Nunes (Heidelberg)
12:15 - 12:45 Varying Speed of Light and Cosmic Structure
João Magueijo (Imperial)
12:45 - 13:00 Beyond Bekenstein's Theory
Lucila Kraiselburd (La Plata)
Session II - Chair: Wim Ubachs (Amsterdam)
14:30 - 15:00 Varying Fundamental Constants from Big Bang to Atomic Clocks
Victor Flambaum (UNSW)
15:00 - 15:30 Experiments with Optical Clocks Based on Trapped Ions
Ekkehard Peik (PTB)
15:30 - 16:00 Testing the stability of fundamental constants using LNE-SYRTE clock ensemble
Sébastien Bize (Paris)
Session III - Chair: João Magueijo (Imperial)
16:30 - 17:00 White Dwarf Constraints on Varying Constants
Enrique Garcia-Berro (Barcelona)
17:00 - 17:30 Constraining the variation of fundamental physics with the cosmic
microwave background

Silvia Galli (APC)
17:30 - 17:45 The Variation of G in a Negatively Curved Space-time
José Pedro Mimoso (Lisbon)
17:45 - 18:00 String Theory, Dark Energy and Varying Couplings
Marco Zagermann (Hannover)
Tuesday, 7th September
Session IV - Chair: Patrick Petitjean (IAP)
9:00 - 9:45 New Analysis of a Large Sample of VLT Quasar Spectra for Varying Fine-structure Constant
John Webb (UNSW)
9:45 - 10:00 The Value of the Fine-structure Constant over Cosmological Times
Carlos Gutierrez (IAC)
10:00 - 10:30 Current State of μ Measurements Versus Cosmic Time
Rodger Thompson (Steward Obs.)
Session V - Chair: Rodger Thompson (Steward Obs.)
14:30 - 15:00 On the Variation of the Proton-to-electron Mass Ratio
Wim Ubachs (Amsterdam)
15:00 - 15:15 Robust Limit on a Varying Proton-to-electron Mass Ratio from a Single H2 System
Martin Wendt (Hamburg)
15:15 - 15:30 Sensitivity of Molecular Microwave Spectra to Varying Fundamental Constants
Mikhail Kozlov (Petersburg Inst.)
15:30 - 16:00 Searching for Chameleon-like Scalar Fields
Sergey Levshakov (Ioffe Inst.)
Session VI - Chair: Paolo Molaro (Trieste)
16:30 - 17:00 Detection of 21cm, H2 and D Absorption at z>3 Along the Line of Sight of J1337+3152
Patrick Petitjean (IAP)
17:00 - 17:15 Cosmological Birefringence
Sperello Di Serego Alighieri (Arcetri)
17:15 - 17:45 Future Facilities for Probing Fundamental Constants
Paolo Molaro (Trieste)
17:45 - 18:00 Closing Remarks
Carlos Martins (CAUP