24th January 2019 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Theme: Cosmological probes of new physics
14.00-14.05: Updates from the organisers
14.05-14.40: Miguel Escudero (KCL) – “Relaxing the Hubble tension with a very light L_\mu – L_\tau gauge boson”
14.40-15.15: Stephen Stopyra (UCL) – “Inflationary vacuum decay as a probe of high energy physics”
15.15-15.45: Coffee break
15.45-16.20: Alistair Wickens (KCL) – “Gravitational waves from hot and cold hidden sectors”
16.20-16.55: Charalambos Pittordis (QMUL) – “Testing modified gravity theories via wide binaries and GAIA”
16.55-17.00: Discussion

29th November 2018 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Theme: Intensity Mapping and Reionisation 
14:00-14:30: Alkistis Pourtsidou (QMUL) – Cosmology with HI intensity mapping
14:30-15:00: Thomas Binnie (IC) – The Feasibility of EoR model selection with up and coming Interferometric Experiments
15:00-15:45: Coffee break/discussions
15:45-16:10: Romain Meyer (UCL) – Probing the galaxies reionising the IGM at 5 < z < 6
16:10-16:40: Adélie Gorce (IC) – The triangle correlation function of phases: a new tool to study the Epoch of Reionisation
16:40-17:00: Discussion led by Jonathan Pritchard (IC)

25th October 2018 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

25th October 2018 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Theme: Large Scale Structure Formation
14:00 – 14:20 – Meet the Groups
14:20 – 15:00 – Diego Blas (KCL):
Perturbative Approaches to Large Scale Structure.
15:00 – 15:40 – Tea/Coffee break
15:40 – 16:10 – Louis Coates (QMUL):
Relativistic ray tracing in gevolution.
16:10 – 16:40 – Luisa Lucie-Smith (UCL):
Machine learning dark matter halo formation.
16:40 – 17:00 Questions/discussion

7th December 2017 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

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

 

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.

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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

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

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