BASIC 2020 was the seventh in a new series of conferences and workshops on physics. 
  It took place
9-15 February 2020, at Stella Maris Resort, Long Island, The Bahamas.

It was sponsored in part by
the Foundational Questions Institute & Fetzer Franklin Fund,
a donor advised fund of
the Silicon Valley Community Foundation,
in part by the Centre de Recherche Mathématiques,
and in part by Stella Maris Village.


David Benisty, Unified DE-DM from dynamical spacetime cosmology

Thomas Curtright, Massive dual gravity revisited

Eduardo Guendelman, Quintessential inflation and reheating in scale invariant modified measure theory

Steven Gullberg, Astronomy in culture

Richard MacKenzie, Qubits as edge state detectors: Illustration using the SSH model

Sergio Mendoza, Accelerated expansion of the universe without dark matter/energy components using metric theories of gravity with curvature-matter couplings

Emil Mottola, What's the (Quantum) Matter with Black Holes?

Manu Paranjape, On Negative Mass

Tatsu Takeuchi,
Various non-standard interactions of the neutrino and where to find them

 
The 2020 conference and workshop 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.

As always, 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, we thank all the participants for making this another successful meeting in this series.

Sincerely,

Thomas Curtright, Eduardo Guendelman, & Manu Paranjape

The Conference and Workshop Organizers