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:

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Theory:
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 ***

Data:
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
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28th May 2015 – London Cosmology Discussion Meeting – Dark Matter Extravaganza !

The next London Cosmology Discussion Meeting will be held next week at 1400 on Thursday 28th May at the Royal Astronomical Society on the theme of Dark Matter.

The talks and the speakers will be the following (precise titles may change)

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Dark Matter Cosmology:
14:00 – 14:25: New results from DES dark matter mapping – Ofer Lahav
14:25 – 14:50: New results from dark matter mapping (Clusters and A3827) – Tom Kitching
14:50 – 15:15: Discussion

15:15 – 15:45: *** Tea break ***

Dark Matter Particle Physics:
15:45 – 16:10: Status of dark matter searches at colliders – Sarah Malik
16:10 – 16:35: The direct search for Dark Matter with underground experiments – Chamkaur Ghag
16:35 – 17:00: Discussion
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29th January 2015 — London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

On Thursday 29th January 2015 a LCDM was held with the programme below.

14:00 Katy Clough “Adaptive Mesh Numerical Relativity and Critical Phenomena in Bubble Collapse” (KCL)
14:30 Jonathan Braden “Preheating : A Shock-in-Time Connecting Inflation to the Hot Big Bang” (UCL)
15:00 Break
15:30 Alexander Khanin – “Bayesian Analysis of Cosmic Rays” (IC)
16:00 Robert Hogan – “GAz: A Genetic Algorithm for Photometric Redshift Estimation” (KCL)
16:30 Discussion
17:00 Close

11th December 2014 — London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

On Thursday 11th December 2014 a LCDM was held with the programme below.

14:00 – 14:25: Alvina On (MSSL), “Cosmic Magnetic Fields”
14:25 – 14:50: Emma Chapman (UCL), “Foregrounds in 21cm Cosmology”
14:50 – 15:15: Discussion
15:15 – 15:45: *** Tea break ***
15:45 – 16:10: Zac Kenton (QMUL), “Inflation in String Theory”
16:10 – 16:35: Arttu Rajantie (IC), “Spacetime curvature and the Higgs stability during inflation”
16:35 – 17:00: Discussion

 

30th October 2014 — London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

On Thursday 30th October 2014 a LCDM was held with each of the London cosmology groups providing an introduction to their members and research interests. The programme is below with links to talks where available.

2:00 – QMUL Overview
2:10 – MSSL Overview
2:20 – Imperial Overview
2:30 – KCL Overview
2:40 – UCL Overview
2:50 – Brainstorming
3:10 – Group Discussion/Coffee
4:00 – Final Summary leading into – Website discussion (for organisers)
/ General discussion (everyone else)

13th February 2014 London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Update: some talks from the day are now available below.

The next London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (LCDM) is on the topic of numerical cosmology.

The meeting will take place in the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) at Burlington House from 2-5pm on Thursday 13th February.

The provisional schedule is:

14:00 – 14:25: Nina Roth (UCL), “Large-scale structure with N-body simulations

14:25 – 14:50: Marc Manera (UCL), “Mock galaxy catalogues for big surveys

14:50 – 15:15: Discussion

15:15 – 15:45: *** Tea break ***

15:45 – 16:10: Arttu Rajantie (IC), “Simulating quantum fields

16:10 – 16:35: David Mulryne (QMUL), “Numerically calculating inflationary correlation functions

16:35 – 17:00: Discussion

17:00 To the pub

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the RAS