Talks & Tutorials

Introduction to Bouncing Cosmology

This talk explains how models that replace the big bang with a classical, non-singular transition from contraction to expansion can address many of the fundamental problems of cosmology.

Recent advances in constructing smooth cosmological bounces

In this talk, Anna describes newly discovered, smooth, non-singular bounce solutions. In particular, she focuses on how adapting insights and tools from mathematical relativity has been crucial for these constructions and why it will also be a central focus looking ahead.

Numerical approaches to Bouncing Cosmologies

In this talk, Frans gives an introduction to numerical solutions of the Einstein equations, focusing on their application to bouncing cosmologies. He reviews some work that has been done and discusses some of the challenges going forward that will need to be overcome to fully investigate generic, non-perturbative regimes in non-singular bounce models.