Essential Cosmology for the Next Generation
Cosmología en la Playa / Cosmology on the Beach
Puerto Vallarta , Mexico    January 10-14, 2011


Puerto Vallarta (20.6° N, 105.2° W) sits between the foothills of the Sierra Madre and the second largest bay in the Western Hemisphere. The city has beautiful beaches, authentic architecture, and a beautiful boardwalk along the Pacific. The movie The Night of the Iguana was filmed nearby, with its Tennessee Williams quote appropriate for our cosmological explorations: We live on two levels, the realistic level and the fantastic level, and which is the real one, really...


Hotel: Dreams Puerto Vallarta


Conference Poster


Organizing Institutions

Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics

Advanced Institute for Cosmology, Mexico


A range of topics in cosmology will be covered at the conference by eminent scholars in the field, with elements of both a winter school and the latest research topics. Students and postdocs will present posters and gave short talks. We hope that the beauty of the natural and cultural environment will act as a catalyst for young researchers to interact and generate new ideas. We encourage a diverse group of advanced graduate students and postdocs interested in attending to submit the Participant Application form below.

See the general Cosmology on the Beach website for information on the whole series.

Cosmology on the Beach 2011 is over!
Look for Cosmology on the Beach 2012 information in September 2011.



Contributed Talks

Participant List

Logistical Information

Course Lectures

  • Licia Verde (UBarcelona) - Statistical and Numerical Methods in Cosmology
  • Martin White (Berkeley) - Nonlinear Structure in the Universe

We gratefully acknowledge sponsorship by:


US Department of Energy, Office of Science

Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Excellence Cluster for the Universe

Plenary Talks