International Conference on Two Cosmological Models

The objective of the international conference is to gather experts in the field of cosmology in order to explain and discuss the different cosmological models used to interpret the same cosmological data. The first day, spiral galaxy rotational velocity curves are analyzed; the second day, galaxy cluster gravitational dynamics; and the third day, the acceleration of the expansion of the universe. The principal cosmological models used to interpret these data, are the standard ΛCDM, on the one hand, and on the other hand, alternative relativistic models that have been proposed in recent years by different astrophysicists. If it were the case that radically different models could explain the data, and if no observable difference in the predictions would exist, then one would face the problem of how to decide which model is to be preferred. This question belongs to the realms of the philosophy of science, and a possible answer can be found from the point of view of Karl Popper’s representation of that discipline.

2010, November 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Place and address:
Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México - Department of Physics and Mathematics: Prolongación Paseo de la Reforma 880, Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico City 01219, Mexico. Tel.: (52-55) 59504000 ext. 4071

The invited experts are lodged in Hotel Camino Real Santa Fe, just across the street from the University where the Conference is held:

Published Proceedings:
The Proceedings, including 16 lectures by experts in the field, and three symposiums (where they exchange their points of view and discuss the different models, every night at 8 PM), will be published in English by the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Scientific Committee:

  • John Auping Birch
  • Alfredo Sandoval
  • Daniel Sudarsky
  • Roberto Sussman
  • David Wiltshire.

Coordinating Committee:

Inscription fee:
The inscription fee is USD $50.00 (fifty dollars). The fee entitles you to the following:
a) assistance at the International Conference;
b) the Proceedings of the International Conference, free, within one year after the Conference.
c) free dinner, at noon, in the university restaurants, November 17th to 19th






Conferencia Internacional sobre dos Modelos Cosmológicos /
International Conference on Two Cosmological Models


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Banco Nacional de México, S.A. (BANAMEX)


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Program and Invited Speakers:

1st day: Wednesday, November 17th
Conference Room: “Aula Magna San Ignacio de Loyola”

  • John Auping, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México.
  • Fred Cooperstock, University of Victoria, Canada.
  • John Moffat, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada.
  • Hans Ohanian, University of Vermont, USA.
  • Davi Rodrigues, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil
  • Octavio Valenzuela, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

2nd day: Thursday, November 18th
Conference Room: “Aula Magna San Ignacio de Loyola"

  • Jean-Michel Alimi, Laboratory Universe and Theories, Meudon, France.
  • Vladimir Ávila-Reese, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Hans Böhringer, Max Planck Institute für Extraterrestrische Physik, Germany.
  • Joel Brownstein, Utah University, Utah, USA.
  • Fred Cooperstock, University of Victoria, Canada.
  • Philip Mannheim, University of Connecticut, USA.
  • Tejinder Singh, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

3rd day:
Friday, November 19th
Conference Room: “Auditorio Crescencio Ballesteros Ibarra”

  • Alain Blanchard, Université de Toulouse, France.
  • Thomas Buchert, Centre de Récherche Astrophysique de Lyon, France
  • Alejandro Clocchiatti, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile.
  • Marina Cortés, University of California at Berkeley, USA.
  • Roberto Sussman, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Victor Toth, Perimeter Institute, Canada.
  • David Wiltshire, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.


Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México
Prol. Paseo de la Reforma 880, Col. Lomas de Santa Fe, 01219
Phone: +52 (55) 5950-4000 / 9177-4400 |


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