Theme: Gravitational Waves

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Theme: Gravitational Waves

14:00 – 14:30 Thomas Helfer (KCL):

Gravitational Waves from Oscillaton Star Collisions

14:30 – 15:00, Ciarán Conneely (IC):

Applying CMB techniques to a gravitational wave background

15:00 – 15:40, Tea/Coffee break

15:40 – 16:10, Arianna Renzini (IC):

Incoherent Mapping of the Gravitational Wave Background

16:10 – 16:40 William Hartley (UCL):

DECam follow up of GW170817 and its host galaxy

16:40 – 17:00 Questions/discussion

Theme: Inflation

Four talks on inflation

Eugene Lim : Inhomogeneous inflation

Tommi Markkanen: Higgs dynamics during inflation

***Tea/Coffee break***

John Ronayne: Numerical simulations of inflation with curved field space

Selim Hotinli: Phenomenology of many-field inflation

2pm – 5pm at RAS

The first talk is by our guest speaker, **Nick Kaiser** (Hawaii) – *“Why there is no Newtonian backreaction?”*

Followed by two talks by PhD students:

**Niall Jeffrey** (UCL) – *“Mass mapping from weak lensing”*

**Sophia Goldberg** (QMUL) – *“Relativistic large-scale structure” *

Speaker 1: **Roberto Trotta** – *“Introduction to Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling with Python”*

Speaker 2: **David Mulryne** –* “Numerical evaluation of the bispectrum in multifield inflation and the PyTransport package”*

Discussion Session: Milestones in Cosmology led by **Ofer Lahav** and **Carlo Contaldi**.

Two talks on the imprints of broken symmetries (or lack thereof) in the CMB.

First Session:

– **Carlo Contaldi** (Imperial) – *”Parity violations in polarization”*

-Discussion

****Break****

Second Session:

–**Daniela Saadeh** (UCL) –* ”How isotropic is the Universe?”*

-Discussion

Jamboree ‘Meet the Groups’ session where people from QM, UCL, IC and UCL present 1-2 introductory slides to briefly talk about their work.

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First session : 14:00 – 15:00 QM and KCL

Break : 15:00 – 15:40

Second session : 15:40 – 17:00 IC and UCL (P&A and MSSL)

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QM’s slides: qm_lcdm

KCL’s slides: kcl_lcdm

IC’s slides: ic_lcdm

UCL P&A’s slides: ucl_pa_lcdm

UCL MSSL’s slides: ucl_mssl_lcdm

First session:

– Rob Hogan (formally of King’s College), “Introduction to Machine Learning”

– Michelle Lochner (UCL), “Photometric Supernova Classification With Machine Learning”

Break

Second session:

– Michael McLeod (UCL), “Estimating the Mass of the Local Group using Machine Learning Applied to Numerical Simulations”

– Journal club-style discussion of machine learning papers. Papers put up for discussion include: http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.08497 and http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.0790

End of Session