Essential Cosmology for the Next Generation
Cosmología en la Playa / Cosmology on the Beach
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  ·  January 13-17, 2014


Los Cabos (22.89° N, 109.90° W) lies on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. The area has excellent conference facilities, beautiful beaches, superb snorkeling and whale watching, and a January temperature of 15-26 C (60-80 F). The hotel will be all-inclusive, with room, meals, drinks, and most activities included in one price. Expect infinity pools (suitable for contemplating cosmology) and possibly dolphins (suitable for questions about life, the universe, and everything).



2014 Conference Poster


Organizing Institutions

Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics

Advanced Institute for Cosmology, Mexico

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Jorge Cervantes-Cota, Axel de la Macorra,
Eric Linder, George Smoot

Local Organizing Committee:


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 results. Students and postdocs will present posters and give 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, postdocs, and researchers interested in attending to apply.

See the general Cosmology on the Beach website for information on the whole series since 2009.

Participant Application Form
Deadline 20 September 2013 - Past



Contributed Talks

Participant List

Logistical Information

Course Lectures


Public Talk by George Smoot

Plenary Talks

  • Uros Seljak (Berkeley) - Large Scale Structure: Recent Results and Future Challenges
  • Licia Verde (Barcelona) - Planck and the Recent Universe: Quantifying Tensions