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Neighborhood Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology - Part II

April 3 - 4, 2014

S-5 Osmond Lab


Workshop Program


Thursday, April 3
  Speaker Title Institution
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee, light refreshments   
SESSION I: Large Scale Structure & the Hubble Constant
9:00 - 10:40
     
  9:00 -   9:05 Don Schneider Welcome PSU
  9:05 -   9:15 Melanie Simet Cluster Weak Lensing Systematics CMU
  9:15 -   9:25 Nuala McCullagh New Approaches to Modeling Nonlinear Structure Formation JHU
  9:25 -   9:35 Antonio Villarreal Environmental Effects and the Implications for the Halo Model Pitt
  9:35 -   9:45 Liang Dai Rees-Sciama Signature of Collapsed Halos in Expanding Universe JHU
  9:45 -   9:55 David Larson The Hubble Constant JHU
  9:55 - 10:05 Steve Rodney SN Time Delay Cosmography JHU
10:05 - 10:15 Kara Ponder Incorporating Astrophysical Systematics into a Generalized Likelihood for Cosmology with Type Ia Supernovae Pitt
10:15 - 10:25 Sumit Sarbadhicary Constraining Supernova Rate in the Local Group Using Supernovae Remnants Pitt
10:25 - 10:35 Catherine White Reproducing Low Mass Galaxy Properties with Semi-Analytic Models JHU
10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
SESSION II: AGN and Reionization
11:00 - 12:40
     
11:00 - 11:10 Jerod Caligiuri Tests of Inflation after BICEP Pitt
11:10 - 11:20 KwangHo Park Radiation-Regulated Accretion onto Black Holes CMU
11:20 - 11:30 Bin Luo Hunting for Intrinsically Xray Weak Active Galactic Nuclei with NuSTAR PSU
11:30 - 11:40 Jonathan Trump How Do Galaxies Grow Their Supermassive Black Holes? PSU
11:40 - 11:50 Megan Gralla The Sunyaev Zel'dovich Effect Associated with Radio Galaxy Hosts JHU
11:50 - 12:00 Sanch Borthakur A Local Clue to Reionization of the Universe JHU
12:00 - 12:10 Aravind Natarajan First Results from the SCI-HI Experiment Pitt
12:10 - 12:20 Mark Neyrinck A Transformal View of Galaxy-Matter Biasing JHU
12:20 - 12:30 Bingjie Wang The LCDM Estimate on the Stacked Late-ISW Signal Pitt
12:30 - 12:40 Simone Aiola Extreme-value Statistics for Testing Dark Energy Pitt
12:40 -   2:00 Lunch (Downtown)
SESSION III: Inflation and the CMB
2:00 - 3:30
     
  2:00 -   2:10 Junpu Wang On Effective Field Theory of Inflation JHU
  2:10 -   2:20 Suddhasattwa Brahma Regimes of Perturbative Eternal Inflation PSU
  2:20 -   2:30 Lasha Berezhiani Generalized Ward Identities for Primordial Perturbations UPenn
  2:30 -   2:40 Elliot Nelson Cosmic Variance of the Spectral Index from Mode Coupling PSU
  2:40 -   2:50 Amanda Yoho Probing Large-Angle Correlations with the Microwave Background Temperature and Lensing Cross Correlations CWRU
  2.50 -   3:00 Nicholas Battaglia Cosmology with CMB Secondaries CMU
  3:00 -   3:10 Jens Chluba CMB Spectral Distortion JHU
  3:10 -   3:20 Saroj Adhikari Higher Moments of Primordial Non-Gaussianity PSU
  3:30 -   5:30 Discussion Groups
  6:30 -   7:15 Reception - Atherton Hotel
7:15 PM Dinner - Atherton Hotel


Friday, April 4
  Speaker Title Institution
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee, light refreshments   
SESSION IV: Galaxy Evolution
9:00 - 10:50
     
  9:00 -   9:10 Lea Hagen The Star Formation Rate Density of the Universe from z=0.2-1.2 with the Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope PSU
  9:10 -   9:20 Joanna Bridge OII Emitting Galaxies in the HETDEX Pilot Survey: Morphologies and More PSU
  9:20 -   9:30 Paul LaPlante Understanding the Role of Quasars in Helium Reionization CMU
  9:30 -   9:40 Patrick Breysse Carbon Monoxide Intensity Mapping at Redshift ~3 JHU
  9:40 -   9:50 Henry Gebhardt The Fundamental Metallicity Relation of High-Redshift Emission-Line Galaxies PSU
  9:50 - 10:00 Qirong Zhu An Improved Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Galaxy Formation and Evolution PSU
10:00 - 10:10 Greg Zeimann The Difficulty of Measuring Accurate Star Formation Rates at High Redshift PSU
10:10 - 10:20 Alex Hagen Spatially Resolved Kinematics of z ~ 3 Lyman Alpha Blobs PSU
10:20 - 10:30 Can Cui Detecting Low-mass Emission-line Galaxies at z~1 in 3D-HST PSU
10:30 - 10:40 Elizabeth Blair Empirical Galaxy Formation - Separating Active and Passive Galaxies Pitt
10:40 - 10:50 A.I. Malz Probing Gravity in the High-Redshift Universe with HETDEX PSU
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break
SESSION V: The Dark Sector
11:10 - 12:40
     
11:10 - 11:20 Yi-Zen Chu Wave Tails in Minkowski and De Sitter Spacetime UPenn
11:20 - 11:30 Benjamin Elder Energy Conditions in Field Theory UPenn
11:30 - 11:40 Stefano Anselmi Is Clustering Dark Energy Non-linear? CWRU
11:40 - 11:50 Andrew Matas Deconstructing Dimensions and Massive Gravity CWRU
11:50 - 12:00 Raquel Ribeiro Does Massive Gravity Survive Quantum Corrections? CWRU
12:00 - 12:10 Eva-Maria Mueller Constraining Modified Gravity with Future Surveys Cornell
12:10 - 12:20 Jayanth Neelakanta How Cold is Cold Dark Matter? Syracuse
12:20 - 12:30 David Jacobs Macro Dark Matter CWRU
12:30 - 12:40 Richard Galvez Supersymmetry, Non-Thermal Dark Matter and Precision Cosmology Syracuse
12:40 -   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