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Agenda for the meeting

Second Kavli Institute for Cosmology Workshop

Dates: June 27 ­ - July 1 2016

REGISTRATION OPEN FROM 8.30AM ON MONDAY 27 JUNE 2016

 **Updated 30/06/2016 15:20 - Please note that day 5 begins at 9:00 am**

Schedule: 4 days + 1 day informal discussion + tour Lord’s Bridge HERA work

Daily Schedule skeleton

  •   9:30 to 11:00: Formal talks morning: 20 to 30min talks

  •   11:30 to 13:00: Working group sessions ­ semi­formal talks

  •   14:00 to 16:00: Working group sessions ­ structured break out

  •   16:30 to 17:30: Topical plenary discussions led by group leads, plus break­out as needed

Morning Session Talks (30 min in day 1 and 20 min in days 2, 3 and 4 inc. questions)

  • 21cm implications for astrophysics: ­ Benoit Semelin (Day 1)
  • 21cm implications for cosmology:­ Liu (Day 1)
  • HERA: precision 21cm cosmology: Parsons (Day 1)
  • Project updates: MWA (Jacobs), PAPER (Aguirre), LOFAR (Zaroubi), SKA (­Wagg) (Day 2)
  • Limits from high­z quasars: ­McMahon (Day 3)
  • Limits from high­z galaxies: Michele Trenti (Day 3)
  • Insights from the Lya forest: ­Haenhelt (Day 3)
  • Cross­correlation galaxies: Lidz (Day 3) 
  • Update from Planck and what’s next in CMB: Efstathiou (Day 4)
  • Some Bayesian statistical tools and their use in Planck data analysis: ­Lasenby (Day 4)
  • Bayesian approach to complex data analysis: Hobson (Day 4) 
  • ­Cross­correlation CMB: Jelic (Day 4) ­

Topics for afternoon workshops AND MORNING INTRO TOPICAL SESSIONS

 

  • Pipelines and Calibration - Day 1  (Lead: Bernardi)

    • 11.30-12.00: SKA calibration framework (Alexander, 30min);
    • 12.00-12.30: Interferometric calibration (Grobler, 30min);
    • 12.30-13.00: LOFAR calibration and imaging (Offringa, 30min);
    • 14.00-14.30: All-sky, full-polarization simulations (Nunhokee, 30min);
    • 14.30-15.00: Redundant calibration and working examples on PAPER data (Cheng & Kohn, 30min);
    • 15.00:15.30: MWA Calibration and imaging (and demo?) (Hazelton, 30min);
    • 15.30:16.00: A first look at HERA data (Jacobs, 30min);
    • 16.30-17.30: plenary discussion: a comparative discussion of the various calibration/processing approaches taken by the various experiments, including beam calibration, ionospheric calibration, requirements for imaging, RFI excision.

 

  • Data/Instrument Simulation - Day 2 (Lead: Hazelton)

    • Imaging 

    • Visibility 

    • Instrument Parameterization  (E/M sims, real measurements) 

    • Presentations

      • Eloy/Fagnoni: E/M modelling

      • Ewall-Wice: HERA dish measurements

      • Nithya: instrument design

      • Dulwich/Mort: OSKAR 

      • FHD: (either Jonnie or Bryna)

      • Carilli: Closure phase plus imaging with HERA

 

  • Data reduction to power spectra (or similar statistics) - Day 3 (Dillon)

    • Rapid fire morning talks to get ideas out (what are you focusing on / unique to you, what’s currently limiting you, how does it fit into the bigger problem), and afternoon more detailed and breakouts 

    • Power spectrum estimation

    • Foreground avoidance/removal

    • Presentations

      • Zaki Ali: paper power spectrum pipeline (post calibration)

      • Sims: Bayes stuff

      • Josh: Mapmaking and Power Spectra

      • Chapman: GMCA/FastICA

      • Bryna: eppsilon

      • Liu: Spherical Harmonics Power Spectra

      • Mondal: statitistics of 21cm

 

  • Parameter estimation - Day 4  (Mesinger)
    • 11:30 -- 12:00 Review: 21cm simulations of the EoR/CD (Mesinger)
    • 12:00 -- 12:20 EoR parameter recovery from interferometry (Greig)
    • 12:20 -- 12:40 Parameter recovery from the global signal (Pritchard)
    • 12:40 -- 13:00 Tools for 21cm tomography (Mellema)
    • 13:00 -- 14:00  Lunch
    • 14:00 -- 14:20 Beyond PS (Watkinson)
    • 14:20 -- 14:40 Cosmology parameter recovery (Liu; tentative...)
    • 14:40 -- 15:00 21cm simulations (Hassan)
    • ------------ Code Demos ----------------------------------
    • 15:00 -- 15:20 SimFast21 demo (Santos)
    • 15:20 -- 15:40 21cmFast demo (Mesinger)
    • 15:40 -- 16:00 21CMMC demo (Greig)
    • 16:00 -- 16:30 coffee break
    • 16:30 -- 17:30  Unstructured break-out sessions with code discussion leaders

  • Workshop "The HERA Antenna System: Design and Performance" - Day 5 - morning (Hewitt/de Lera Acedo)

  • ROOM F17 Battcock Centre
  • 9:00 - 10:35 Group Status Reports and Updates - **Please note that day 5 begins at 9:00 am**
    • 9:00 Cambridge1 - Eloy de Lera Acedo
    • 9:10 Cambridge2 - Nima Razavi-Ghods (receivers)
    • 9:20 NRAO - Rich Bradley
    • 9:35 MIT - Jackie Hewitt
    • 9:50 Berkeley - Aaron Parsons
    • 10:05 Penn - James Aguirre
  •  10:20 - 10:40 Break
  •   10:40 - Noon Discussion and Planning

 

LB tour: 2pm on Friday 1 July. Assembly point is the Battcock Centre/Kavli Institute visitor car park.

Conference Dinner at St. Edmunds college, Wednesday.

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