BASIC 2018 was the third in a new series of conferences on physics. 
The meeting took place 13-19 May 2018, at Stella Maris, Long Island, The Bahamas.
Support for the meeting was provided by FQXi and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.




David Benisty,
Unified DE-DM from Dynamical Space Time and Diffusive DE & DM

Pierre Brun, New strategies for the detection of axion dark matter

Thomas Curtright,
BASIC Green functions and wormholes for beginners

Eduardo Guendelman, Stabilizing Scale Invariant Theories and a Unified Picture of DM and DE


John Kulick, The Snowflake Universe

Sergio Mendoza, A metric approach to gravity in astrophysical scenarios

Peter West,
E Theory

The 2018 conference once again emphasized astrophysics, cosmology, gravitation, and particle physics, 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 this conference allowed for in-depth talks and discussion sessions.  To the left is a list of a few 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.

Finally, on behalf of all the participants, we thank the Foundational Questions Institute and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for their generous support of this conference.

Sincerely,
 
Thomas Curtright and Eduardo Guendelman

Conference Organizers