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