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Neighborhood Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology

April 4 - 5, 2013

S-5 Osmond Lab


Workshop Program


Thursday, April 4
  Speaker Title Institution
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee, light refreshments   
SESSION I: High Redshift Observing
9:00 - 10:30
     
  9:00 -   9:10 Donald Schneider Welcome PSU
  9:10 -   9:20 Niel Brandt X-ray Evolution of the Highest Redshift Radio-Loud Quasars PSU
  9:20 -   9:30 Nadia Zakamska Observations and Models of Quasar Winds JHU
  9:30 -   9:40 Guilin Lin Integral Field Spectroscopy of Quasar Winds JHU
  9:40 -   9:50 Omnarayani Nayak Modeling of Emission of Quasar Winds JHU
  9:50 - 10:00 Rachel Alexandroff Observations of High Redshift Obscured Quasars JHU
10:00 - 10:10 David Jones Observations of the Most Distant Type Ia Supernova at Redshift 1.914 JHU
10:10 - 10:20 Paul La Plante Reionization on Large Scales: Predictions for the 21cm Power Spectrum CMU
10:20 - 10:30 Abhishek Prakash Luminous Red Galaxies: Target Selection for eBOSS and BigBOSS UPitt
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
SESSION II: Cosmological Black Body and Black Holes
11:00 - 12:30
     
11:00 - 11:10 Suddhasattwa Brahma Fossil Primordial Gravitational Waves with a Generalized Initial State PSU
11:10 - 11:20 Jerod Caligiuri Testing the Inflation Consistency Relation with CMB Polarization UPitt
11:20 - 11:30 Tina Kahniashvili CMB and Cosmological Magnetic Fields CMU
11:30 - 11:40 Aravind Natarajan Detecting Patchy Reionization from CMB Observations CMU
11:40 - 11:50 Liang Dai Seeking Evidence of Inflation Fossils from the Cosmic Microwave Background JHU
11:50 - 12:00 Tom Essinger-Hileman CMB Polarization Experiments (Atacama B-Mode Search and CLASS) JHU
12:00 - 12:10 Mike Eracleous On the Prospects of Observationally Detecting Close, Binary Supermassive Black Holes PSU
12:10 - 12:20 Xuesong (Sharon) Wang Accreting Supermassive Black Holes in Submm Galaxies PSU
12:20 - 12:30 KwangHo Park Radiation-Regulation Accretion onto Black Holes from Large Scales CMU
12:30 -   2:00 Lunch (Downtown)
SESSION III: HETDEX and BAO
2:00 - 3:30
     
  2:00 -   2:10 Caryl Gronwall HETDEX PSU
  2:10 -   2:20 Alex Hagen SED Fitting and Physical Properties of HETDEX Lyman-Alpha Emitters PSU
  2:20 -   2:30 Joanna Bridge Physical and Morphological Properties of [O II] Emitting Galaxies in the HETDEX Pilot Survey PSU
  2:30 -   2:40 Xin Wang Kinematics of the Cosmic Web JHU
  2:40 -   2:50 Mariana Vargas-Magana Reconstructing the Density Field for the Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations CMU
  2:50 -   3:00 Nuala McCullagh Modeling the Nonlinear and Redshift-space Behavior of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in Configuration Space JHU
  3:00 -   3:30 Coffee Break
  3:30 -   5:30 Discussion Groups
  6:30 -   7:15 Reception - Atherton Hotel
7:15 PM Dinner - Atherton Hotel


Friday, April 5
  Speaker Title Institution
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee, light refreshments   
SESSION IV: Theory
9:00 - 10:30
     
  9:00 -   9:10 Raquel Ribeiro On the Separate Universe Picture CWRU
  9:10 -   9:20 Elliot Nelson Statistical Naturalness and Non-Gaussianity in a Finite Universe PSU
  9:20 -   9:30 Ema Dimastrogiovanni Models of Axion Inflation UMN
  9:30 -   9:40 Lasha Berezhiani Solar System in Massive Gravity UPenn
  9:40 -   9:50 Melinda Andrews Galileon Forces in the Solar System UPenn
  9:50 - 10:00 Garrett Goon Galileons and Massive Gravity UPenn
10:00 - 10:10 Sohyun Park Structure Formation in Modified Gravity Models PSU
10:10 - 10:20 Matteo Fasiello Massive Gravity: Inflation/non-Gaussianity CWRU
10:20 - 10:30 Norbert Bodendorfer Time Functions in Quantum Cosmology PSU
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
SESSION V: Putting It All Together
11:00 - 12:30
     
11:00 - 11:10 Nishant Agarwal Probing the Initial Conditions of the Universe CMU
11:10 - 11:20 Patrick Breysse Dynamics of Self-Gravitating Fluid Filaments JHU
11:20 - 11:30 Saroj Adhikari Cosmological Simulations with Feeder Type non-Gaussian Initial Conditions PSU
11:30 - 11:40 Mark Neyrinck Gaussianization: How to Deal with Wrinkles in the Universe JHU
11:40 - 11:50 Xinghai Zhao The Effects of Local Primordial Non-Gaussianity on the Formation and Evolution of Visible Structures PSU
11:50 - 12:00 Steve Rodney A New Frontier for High-Redshift Supernova Discovery JHU
12:00 - 12:10 Yuexing Li Observing the First Quasars with JWST and ALMA PSU
12:10 - 12:20 Matthew Hill Warm Molecular Hydrogen in Starburst Galaxies JHU
12:20 - 12:30 Shirley Ho Improving the Cosmology Analysis Machine CMU
12:30 -   1:00 Summary and Wrap-up
  1:00 Lunch (provided) -
321 Whitmore Lounge

Workshop sponsored by the Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology

Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University