27th October 2016 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (Meet the Groups)

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

26th May 2016 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (Machine Learning)

First session:

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

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


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

3rd March 2016 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (Gravitational Waves)


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.

15:15  BREAK

16:00  Journal Club-style presentation/discussion of the LIGO papers, led by Jonathan Braden                 (UCL) & Samaya Nissanke

16:40  General Discussion

17:00  Close

10th December 2015 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Talks from the 10th December LCDM are available below!

Cosmology with Estimated Covariance Matrices — Alan Heavens (Imperial)
Developments and Prospects in the Direct Detection of Light Dark Matter — Jonathan Davis (Kings)
Measuring the CMB through Component Separation with Directional Wavelets — Keir Rogers (UCL)
Halo Detection in LSS Surveys — Alex Merson (UCL)

29th October 2015 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Update: talks now available at links below. 

The next London Cosmology Discussion Meeting will be held next week at 1400 on Thursday 29th October at the Royal Astronomical Society.

There is no overall theme, but we have two theory talks related to field theory for inflation and dark energy and two talks focusing more on methods for and analysis of data.

The talks and the speakers will be the following:

14:00 – 14:25: Soft limits in multifield inflation — David Mulryne (QMUL)
14:25 – 14:50: Effective field theory in cosmology — Raquel Ribeiro (QMUL)
14:50 – 15:15: Discussion

15:15 – 15:45: *** Tea break ***

15:45 – 16:10: Transient astronomy and machine learning for cosmology in the era of LSST — Michelle Lochner (UCL)
16:10 – 16:35: Bahamas: Bayesian reanalysis of SNe data — Hik Shariff (Imperial)
16:35 – 17:00: Discussion