Cosmology on Safari 2023 : 6 – 10 March 2023, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cosmology on Safari 2023


“Cosmology on Safari” will focus on the interplay between cosmological models and data, with emphasis on the challenges that remain in cosmology. Topics covered during the conference will include:

  • Theoretical perspectives on dark matter, dark energy, gravitational theories and gravitational waves, and the early universe including inflation and primordial physics
  • Observational probes including cosmic microwave background experiments, large-scale structure surveys, 21cm intensity mapping and global measurements, galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, supernovae, and baryon acoustic oscillations

The conference will be held at the Anew Hotel, Hluhluwe in South Africa from 6 – 10 March 2023 and will be hosted by the Astrophysics Research Centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the National Research Foundation.

Invited speakers

  • Satya Gontcho a Gontcho (LBNL/Berkeley)
  • Kenda Knowles (Rhodes/SARAO)
  • Martin Kunz (Geneva)
  • Michelle Lochner (UWC)
  • Sphesihle Makhathini (Wits)
  • Tony Mroczkowski (ESO)
  • Anthony Pullen (NYU)
  • Mario Santos (UWC)
  • Suzanne Staggs (Princeton)
  • Stefan Taubenberger (Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik)

Local organising committee

  • Prof Hsin Cynthia Chiang
  • Prof Matt Hilton
  • Prof Yinzhe Ma
  • Prof Kavilan Moodley
  • Prof Jonathan Le Roy Sievers
  • Dr Kenda Knowles
  • Dr Edwin Retana
  • Dr Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • Dr Mugundhan Vijayaraghavan
  • Dr Anthony Walters

Important Dates

  • 04 Nov 2022: Registration opens
  • 25 Jan 2023: Abstract submission deadline (presenters will be notified by 30 Jan 2023)
  • 15 Feb 2023: Final registration/payment deadline [unpaid bookings will be cancelled on this date]
  • 6 – 10 Mar 2023: Conference


Please contact