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

12th December 2013 LCDM

Update: The schedule below now links to some of the talks given on the day.

The next London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (LCDM) is on the topic of “Large Scale Structure.”

The meeting will take place at the RAS

The schedule is:

Large Scale Structure LCDM

14.00-14.25 Tom Kitching (MSSL/UCL): “LSS with Imaging Surveys”
14.25-14.50 Andrew Jaffe (Imperial): “Optimising surveys with sparse random sampling”

14.50-15.20 Discussion
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15.20-15.50 Coffee break
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15.50-16.15 Ofer Lahav (UCL): “The Dark Energy Survey”
16.15-16.40 Boris Leistedt (UCL): “Cosmology with photometric quasar surveys”
16.40-17.00 Discussion
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17.00 Drinks in a nearby pub.

September London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

The LCDM on Thursday 19th September took place at the RAS and was on inflation after the Planck satellite.

The speakers, with links to their talks, were:

David Mulryne (QMUL): “Introduction to multifield Inflation

Jonny Frazer (UCL): “Predictions in multifield inflation

Eugene Lim (Kings): “Inflation after Planck

John Ellis (Kings): “Planck-compatible inflationary models

April London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Update — there are now links to some of the talks given on the day from the program below.

The next London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (LCDM) is on the Cosmic Microwave Background.

The meeting will take place in the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) at Burlington House from 2-5pm on Thursday 18th April.

The details:

This meeting will be more pedagogical than usual, with the aim being to give everyone – particularly the graduate students – a solid grounding in both the physics and observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation.  The program is:

‘CMB physics’
Jonathan Pritchard (Imperial)

‘Baryon acoustic oscillations’
Will Sutherland (QMUL)

‘CMB data analysis’
Stephen Feeney (UCL)

‘Exploiting sparsity for CMB data analysis’
Jason McEwen (UCL)

Each speaker has been asked to prepare about 30 minutes of material and there will be a half-hour caffeine break after Will’s presentation.

7th March London Cosmology Discussion Meeting

Update: The schedule below now links to some of the talks given on the day.

The next London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (LCDM) is on two topics: Inhomogeneous Cosmology and Modified Gravity.

The meeting will take place at Queen Mary, University of London, in the G.O. Jones building (physics department), room 601, from 2-5pm on Thursday 7th March. Coffee will be provided and there will be subsidised drinks in the senior common room bar in the Queens Building afterwards.

Maps of campus can be found here.

The provisional schedule is:

Inhomogeneous Cosmology and Modified Gravity LCDM

14.00-14.25 Tim Clifton (Queen Mary): An overview of the Inhomogeneous Universe
14.25-14.50 Donnacha Kirk (UCL): An overview of the Modified Gravity Landscape
14.50-15.20 Discussion
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15.20-15.50 Coffee break
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15.50-16.15 Malcolm Fairbairn (Kings): Testing Cosmological Models using Gamma Rays
16.15-16.40 Ali Mozaffari (Imperial): Testing Modified Gravity in the Solar System
16.40-17.00 Discussion
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17.00 Drinks in senior common room bar