In memory of Jacob D Bekenstein (1947-2015) and David R Finkelstein (1929-2016)

BASIC 2016 was the first in a new series of conferences on physics. 
The meeting took place 7-12 January 2016, at Stella Maris, Long Island, The Bahamas. 

Thomas Curtright, BASIC Galileons and The BASICs of Branched Hamiltonians

Cedric Deffayet, Topics on Generalized Galileons

Eduardo Guendelman, Emergent Cosmology, Inflation and Dark Energy from Spontaneous Breaking of Scale Invariance and Stabilizing Scale Invariant Theories and a Unified Picture of DM and DE

Astri Kleppe, A Democratic Suggestion and A New Bound State

Sergei Kopeikin, Dynamic Field Theory, Gauge-invariant Perturbations and Equations of Motion in Cosmology and Post-Newtonian Reference Ellipsoid and Geoid’s Undulation and Radiointerferometric Measurement of the Speed of Gravity

Burt Ovrut, The Minimal SUSY B-L Model:  From the Unification Scale to the LHC and Cosmological Perturbations Through a Ghost Condensate/Galileon Bounce

David Owen, Bethe-Salpeter Equation with Spin-1 Constituents

Allan Spector, Columbus Pillow Exploration

Horst Stoecker, Cosmic GlueBall-Matter at CERN LHC and BNL RHIC and Cosmic Matter in the Laboratory GSI – FAIR – RHIC – LHC
The 2016 conference emphasized particle physics, cosmology, and gravitation, both theory and experiment.   Among these subjects, a consensus was used to determine the focus of the meeting.

The isolation of Stella Maris was conducive to concentrated study.  The small number of participants in the first conference allowed for in-depth talks and discussion sessions.  To the left is a list of the conference talks, along with links to the talk slides.

Suggestions are welcome for future conference themes and areas to be emphasized. 
We will seriously consider your recommendations and we hope that you will participate in future BASIC events.

Thomas Curtright and Eduardo Guendelman

Conference Organizers