The final session of the first day is about inflation and cosmology. We have only two talks.
4:30 pm: Aligned Natural Inflation, Hans Peter Niles
Inflation needs flat potentials. Flat potentials are not generic. BICEP points to trans-Planckian field evolution and people who need to learn they don't need to shout, they have a microphone. Perhaps fake this using multiple fields?
Paraphrasing: Don't have to worry when theory is at edge of well-defined region, as noone can prove you are wrong.
5:00 pm: Mimetic Cosmology, Slava Mukhanov
Mimetic matter: modified gravity that mimics gravity.
These slides are nothing but equations.
I don't care.