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Neighborhood Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology - Part III

March 26 - 27, 2015

S-5 Osmond Lab


Workshop Program


Thursday, March 26
  Speaker Title Institution
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee, light refreshments   
SESSION I: Donghui Jeong (chair)
9:00 - 10:30
     
  9:00 -   9:10 Don Schneider Welcome PSU
  9:10 -   9:20 Yacine Ali-Haimoud Perturbative Interaction Approach to Cosmological Structure Formation JHU
  9:20 -   9:30 Shadab Alam Redshift Space Distortion Measurement CMU
  9:30 -   9:40 Marcello Musso Statistics of Large-Scale Structure UPenn
  9:40 -   9:50 Alvise Raccanelli Testing Cosmological Models with Future Galaxy Surveys JHU
  9:50 - 10:00 Eva-Maria Mueller Constraining Massive Neutrinos with Future Surveys Cornell
10:00 - 10:10 Juliana Kwan Fast, Non-Linear Prediction Schemes for Galaxy-Galaxy Lensing in DES UPenn
10:10 - 10:20 Federico Lelli The Intimate Dark Link between Baryons and Dark Matter in Galaxies Case Western
10:20 - 10:30 Michelle Ntampaka A Machine Learning Approach for Dynamical Mass Measurements of Galaxy Clusters CMU
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
SESSION II: Scott Watson (chair)
11:00 - 12:20
     
11:00 - 11:10 Elliot Nelson Generating Non-Gaussian Initial Conditions from Inflation PSU
11:10 - 11:20 Tereza Vardanyan A Cosmological Slavnov-Taylor Identity CMU
11:20 - 11:30 Liang Dai Conformal Fermi Coordinates and Long-Short Mode Couplings JHU
11:30 - 11:40 Anne-Sylvie Deutsch Long Wavelength Modes and non-Gaussianities during Inflation PSU
11:40 - 11:50 Suddhasattwa Brahma Non-Gaussianities from Super-Horizon Coupling 2 PSU
11:50 - 12:00 Saroj Adhikari Power Asymmetry PSU
12:00 - 12:10 Ogan Ozsoy How Well Can We Really Determine the Scale of Inflation Syracuse
12:10 - 12:20 Gizem Sengor Black Hole Constraints on Moduli Cosmology Syracuse
12:20 -   2:00 Lunch (Downtown)
SESSION III: Juliana Kwan (chair)
2:00 - 3:10
     
  2:00 -   2:10 Moupiya Maji Dwarf Galaxies around Milky Way - Formation and Evolution of the Disk of Satellites PSU
  2:10 -   2:20 Matthew Schell Constraining the Progenitors and Explosion Mechanisms of Young Type Ia Supernovae with Remnants UPitt
  2:20 -   2:30 Marcel Pawlowski LCDM's Most Severe Small-Scale Problem: The Ubiquity of Thin Planes of Co-orbiting Satellite Galaxies Case Western
  2:30 -   2:40 Jessie Runnoe The Ongoing Hunt for Supermassive Black Hole Binaries PSU
  2.40 -   2:50 Sukhdeep Singh Intrinsic Alignments of Galaxies CMU
  2:50 -   3:00 Ananth Tenneti Comparison of Intrinsic Alignment of Galaxies in the Massive Black-II Hydrodynamic and Dark Matter Only Simulations CMU
  3:00 -   3:10 Arun Kannawadi Jayaraman Impact of Cosmic Variance in Realistic Weak Lensing Simulations CMU
  3:10 -   3:30 Coffee Break
  3:30 -   5:30 Discussion Groups
  6:30 -   7:15 Reception - Atherton Hotel
7:15 PM Dinner - Atherton Hotel


Friday, March 27
  Speaker Title Institution
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee, light refreshments   
SESSION IV: Federico Lelli (chair)
9:00 - 10:50
     
  9:00 -   9:10 Patrick Breysse Line Foregrounds in Intensity Mapping Surveys JHU
  9:10 -   9:20 Julian Munoz Bispectrum with 21-cm Line JHU
  9:20 -   9:30 Paul LaPlante Helium Reionization: Source Characterization and Initial Results CMU
  9:30 -   9:40 Joanna Bridge What Can Spatially-Resolved Emission Line Gradients Tell Us about High Redshift Galaxies? PSU
  9:40 -   9:50 Alex Hagen What Makes a Lyman-Alpha Emitter PSU
  9:50 - 10:00 Greg Zeimann The Dust Attenuation Relation at z=2 PSU
10:00 - 10:10 Dritan Kodra Improving Photometric Redshifts with CANDELS UPitt
10:10 - 10:20 Mallory Molina Unraveling the LINER Conspiracy with HST PSU
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee Break
SESSION V: Dejan Stojkovic (chair)
10:50 - 1:00
     
10:50 - 11:00 Ruifeng Dong Greybody Factors of Black Holes Buffalo
11:00 - 11:10 Anshul Saini Radiation from a Collapsing Object Buffalo
11:10 - 11:20 Beatrice Bonga Asymptotics with a Positive Cosmological Constant: Implications for our Universe PSU
11:20 - 11:30 Aruna Kesavan Asymptotics with a Positive Cosmological Constant PSU
11:30 - 11:40 Lucas Hackl Quantum Fields in Elliptic de Sitter PSU
11:40 - 11:50 Sina Bahrami Sensitivity of Inflationary Predictions to Pre-Inflationary Phases Cornell
11:50 - 12:00 Joyce Byun Constraining Inflation from General Excited Initial States Cornell
12:00 - 12:10 Brajesh Gupt Observational Consequences from Loop Quantum Cosmology PSU
12:10 - 12:20 Zhou Shuangyong Charge-swapping Q-balls Case Western
12:20 - 12:30 Xu Zhilei Detecting Primordial B-mode CMB Polarization: The Cosmology Large Angular Surveyor (CLASS) JHU
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