Four talks on inflation
Eugene Lim : Inhomogeneous inflation
Tommi Markkanen: Higgs dynamics during inflation
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.
– Carlo Contaldi (Imperial) – ”Parity violations in polarization”
–Daniela Saadeh (UCL) – ”How isotropic is the Universe?”
Jamboree ‘Meet the Groups’ session where people from QM, UCL, IC and UCL present 1-2 introductory slides to briefly talk about their work.
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)
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
– Rob Hogan (formally of King’s College), “Introduction to Machine Learning”
– Michelle Lochner (UCL), “Photometric Supernova Classification With Machine Learning”
– Michael McLeod (UCL), “Estimating the Mass of the Local Group using Machine Learning Applied to Numerical Simulations”
End of Session
14:00 Malcolm McCallum (QMUL): Overview – the theory and history of gravitational waves.
14:30 Samaya Nissanke (LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, Radboud University): Insider’s view of the LIGO detection and the work of their collaboration.
16:00 Journal Club-style presentation/discussion of the LIGO papers, led by Jonathan Braden (UCL) & Samaya Nissanke
16:40 General Discussion