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Programme Timetable

Programme Timings

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Talk lengths for each type of talk are:

  • R (Review)- 20 minutes for the presentation with 10 minutes for questions
  • H (Highlight) - 15 minutes for the presentation with 5 minutes for questions
  • C (Contributed) - 12 minutes for the presentation with 3 minutes for questions

 

Monday (Sept 16)

CMB, Early Universe & Precision Cosmology

09:00-09:15 Introduction by Roberto Maiolino & George Efstathiou
09:15-09:45 Can LCDM survive another decade: Marc Kamionkowski (R)
09:45-10:15 What is the future of inflationary theory: Andrei Linde (R)
10:15-10:30

Nonlinear dynamics of cosmological fields: Mustafa Amin (C)

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:15 All possible symmetries of cosmological correlators: Enrico Pajer (C)
11:15-11:30 The search for inflationary B-modes: latest results from BICEP/Keck: Clem Pryke (C)
11:30-12:00 Tensions with LCDM: George Efstathiou (R)
12:00-12:15 The Inconsistent Universe: problems with KiDS, or with LambaCDM?: Benjamin Joachimi (C)
12:15-12:45

POSTER SESSION

12:45-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:30 Fundamental physics from CMB: next steps: David Spergel (R)
14:30-14:45 Cosmic growth, gravitational waves, and CMB: Eric Linder (C)
14:45-15:05 Update on standard siren science: Daniel Holz (H)
15:05-15:20 Measuring the Hubble constant with a gravitational wave black-hole merger and the Dark Energy Survey: Antonella Palmese (C)
15:20-15:35

Towards a direct measurement of cosmic dynamics: Ryan Cooke (C)

15:35-16:00

Tea break

16:00-16:30 Synergy between next generation CMB and LSS probes of cosmology: Jo Dunkley (R)
16:30-16:50 Pushing to small scales with galaxy and CMB survey cross-correlations: Eric Baxter (H)
16:50-17:05 Baryonic processes from thermal and kinetic SZ: Stefania Amodeo (C)
17:05-17:20

Correlating the CMB to observations of the low z universe with a full forward model: a robust probabilistic analysis based on BOSS and Planck dataset: Guilhem Lavaux (C)

18:00-20:00 Welcome reception

Tuesday (Sept 17)

LSS & Precision Cosmology

09:00-09:30 Future of galaxy surveys: Will Percival (R)
09:30-10:00 Emulating the Universe: Hiranya Peiris (R)
10:00-10:15 The BAHAMAS project: emulating the observable Universe: Ian McCarthy (C)
10:15-10:30

Probing cosmology and fundamental physics with counts-in cells: Cora Uhlemann (C)

10:30-11:00

Coffee break & Symposium Photo

11:00-11:30 Relating galaxies to mass distribution: methods, issues and challenges: Risa Wechsler (R)
11:30-12:00 From cosmological data analysis to fast Bayesian methods and machine learning: Uros Seljak (R)
12:00-12:15 Inflation and dark energy from high redshift surveys: Simone Ferraro (C)
12:15-12:30

Relics of cosmic reionization in the high redshift Lyman-alpha forest and their impact on dark matter constraints: Ewald Puchwein (C)

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:15 Fuzzy dark matter from intergalactic medium: Vid Irsic (C)
14:15-14:30 Massive neutrinos and scale-dependent galaxy bias: Sunny Vagnozzi (C)
14:30-15:00 Weak lensing: state-of-the-art and future prospects: Rachel Mandelbaum (R)
15:00-15:20 Cosmology with weak gravitational lensing: challenges and opportunities: Elisa Chisari (H)
15:20-15:35

KiDS-VIKING-450: Cosmic shear tomography with optical+infrared data: Hendrik Hildebrandt (C)

15:35-16:00

Tea break

16:00-16:15 Cosmological parameter constraints from weak gravitational lensing tomography and overlapping redshift-space galaxy clustering: Shahab Joudaki (C)
16:15-16:30 Constraining dark matter models with strong gravitational lensing: Guilia Despali (C)
16:30-16:50 The landscape of galaxy cluster cosmology: Steven Allen (H)
16:50-17:05 Multiwavelength galaxy cluster cosmology with the South Pole Telescope and the Dark Energy Survey: Sebastian Bocquet (C)
17:05-17:20 Quantitatively defining consistent relaxed galaxy cluster samples for precision cosmology with impending surveys: David Barnes (C)
19:00-20:00 Public talk: Martin Rees, Roger Blandford and David Spergel (Lady Mitchell Hall)

Wednesday (Sept 18)

Reionization & IGM

09:00-09:30 The quest for cosmic dawn: Richard Ellis (R)
09:30-10:00 Sources of reionization and the changing neutrality of the intergalactic medium: Piero Madau (R)
10:00-10:15 Reionization sources of Lyman continuum photons from quasars and O-stars: Michael Shull (C)
10:15-10:30

Reionization and the thermal history of the IGM: Anson D'Aloisio (C)

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:20 The intergalactic medium as a cosmological probe: Matteo Viel (H)
11:20-11:40 Islands of neutral hydrogen below redshift 5.5: Laura Keating (H)
11:40-12:00 Exploring early galaxies and cosmic structures with Subaru, HST, and ALMA: Masami Ouchi (H)
12:00-12:15 What can galaxies tell us about reionisation?: Charlotte Mason (C)
12:15-12:30

The search for AGN in the epoch of reionisation: Nicolas Laporte (C)

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:15 The gas structure and radiation field of the first galaxies: Andrea Pallottini (C)
14:15-14:30 Gaseous cosmological structures and metagalactic ultra-violet background: Avery Meiksin (C)
14:30-14:45 Probing the epoch of reionisation with cross-correlations of high-redshift galaxies and the IGM transmission: Romain Meyer (C)
14:45-15:00 Intensity mapping tomography; method and application to data: Yi-Kuan Chiang (C)
15:00-15:30

POSTER SESSION

15:30-16:00

Tea break

16:00-16:30 Progress in 21cm hydrogen line measurements of the epoch of reionization and the cosmic dawn: Jacqueline Hewitt (R)
16:30-17:00 Unveiling cosmic dawn: Anastasia Fialkov (R)
17:00-17:20 Cosmic evolution of metals and baryons: Celine Peroux (H)
17:20-17:35 A Bayesian approach to recovering the power spectrum of the epoch of reionization with HERA: Peter Sims (C)
18:45 (drinks) 19:30 (dinner) Conference dinner

Thursday (Sept 19)

Galaxies & SMBHs

09:00-09:30 Outstanding problems in galaxy formation: Simon White (R)
09:30-10:00 Evolution of galaxies from z = 2 to z = 0 from an observational perspective: Reinhard Genzel (R)
10:00-10:15 An ALMA view of galaxies in the epoch of reionisation: Renske Smit (C)
10:15-10:30

Simulating the properties of the first galaxies: insights for Hubble, ALMA, and JWST: Harley Katz (C)

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Future prospects for galaxy formation simulations: Volker Springel (R)
11:30-11:50 The three causes of low-mass halo assembly bias: Andrey Kravtsov (H)
11:50-12:05 The splashback radius as a physical halo boundary: Benedikt Diemer (C)
12:05-12:25

The origin of the golden mass of galaxies and black holes: Avishai Dekel (H)

12:25-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:30 Key open questions within the landscape of current and future galaxy spectroscopic surveys at high redshift: Alice Shapley (R)
14:30-14:50 Star formation and feedback in the multi-phase ISM: Stefanie Walch (H)
14:50-15:05 The connection between local and global star formation in galaxies: Vadim Semenov (C)
15:05-15:20

Detailed modelling of star formation in a galactic context and its impact on the efficiency of stellar feedback: Matthew Smith (C)

15:20-15:50

Tea break

15:50-16:20 The long term vision of gravitational wave astrophysics: Alberto Sesana (R)
16:20-16:40 The most distant quasars: Xiaohui Fan (H)
16:40-16:55 Evidence for quasar evolution in the first billion years: Sarah Bosman (C)
16:55-17:10 The tale of angular momentum transport in self-gravitating disks: new insights on protogalaxies, massive black hole seeds and super-Eddington accretion: Lucio Mayer (C)
17:10-17:25 Downsizing of star formation: weighing dark matter haloes hosting clustered infrared background sources: Kirsten Hall (C)

Friday (Sept 20)

Galaxies & SMBHs

09:00-09:30 Accretion dynamics of binary black holes approaching merger: Manuella Campanelli (R)
09:30-10:00

New perspectives onto the Universe in the era of multi-messenger astronomy: present status and challenges: Samaya Nissanke (R)

10:00-10:15 Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Mergers: Implications for Nuclear Physics and Cosmology: Michalis Agathos (C)
10:15-10:30

Post-Newtonian dynamical modelling of super-massive black holes in global large-scale simulations: Peter Johansson (C)

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:15 AGN jet feedback in realistic cluster environments: Martin Bourne (C)
11:15-11:30 Is star formation quenching governed by global, environmental, or local phenomena?: Asa Bluck (C)
11:30-12:30 Conference Summary:
Chair: Roger Blandford; co-chairs: Jo Dunkley, Alice Shapley, Ofer Lahav, Carlos Frenk
12:30-14:00 Lunch & End of the Symposium