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KITP Conference: Monsters, Inc.:
Astrophysics and Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters (Mar 14-18, 2011)
Coordinators: Andrey Kravtsov, Dan Marrone, Peng Oh


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Monday, March 14, 2011

Overview Talks are 35 min + 5 min Discussion; Invited Talks are 25 min + 5 min Discussion; Contributed Talks are 15 min Followed by Discussion Session

Session Chair: Dick Bond (Univ. Toronto)

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Mark Voit
(MSU)
General Overview of Cluster Properties [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Alexey Vikhlinin
(Harvard, CfA)
Cluster Cosmology Overview [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am DISCUSSION SESSION
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Session Chair: Arif Babul (Univ. Victoria)

Session Topic - Physics of Cluster Cores

11:00am Andy Fabian
(Univ. Cambridge)
Observational Overview of the Physics of Cool Cores in Clusters[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Brian McNamara
(Univ. Waterloo)
Heating Distant Clusters and Driving Metal-Enriched Outflows with AGN [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Joana Santos
(ESAC/ESA)
The Chandra View of Cool-core Clusters at High-redshift[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm DISCUSSION SESSION
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Brian O'Shea (MSU)

Session Topic - Physics of Cluster Cores: Modeling

1:45pm Ian McCarthy
(Univ. Cambridge)
The Impact of Gas Expulsion by AGN-driven Winds on Galaxy Groups and Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Romain Teyssier
(Univ. Zurich)
BCG Formation and the Role of AGN Feedback in Cluster Cores [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Norbert Werner
(Stanford Univ.)
Detailed View of AGN Feedback in Nearby Cooling Cores[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm DISCUSSION SESSION
3:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Session Chair: Marcus Brüggen (Unvi. Bremen)

Session Topic - Physics of Cluster Cores: Non-thermal Effects

3:45pm Klaus Dolag
(MPIA)
Magnetic Fields, Turbulence and Cosmic Rays in Galaxy Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
4:15pm Mateusz Ruszkowski
(Univ. Michigan)
Non-AGN Heating of Cool Cores [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Christoph Pfrommer
(CITA)
Shocking Astrophysics in Galaxy Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:15pm DISCUSSION SESSION
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Invited Talks are 25 min + 5 min Discussion; Contributed Talks are 15 min Followed by Discussion Session

Session Chair: Jon Sievers (Univ. Toronto)

Session Topic - Properties of ICM Outside the Core: Cluster Profiles

9:00am Monique Arnaud
(CEA)
Overview of the SZ effect observed by Planck [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Meghan Donahue
(MSU)
Similarity of Cluster Entropy Profiles [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Kaustuv Basu
(Univ. Bonn)
The APEX-SZ Experiment and SZ/X-ray Joint Analysis of the Intra-Cluster Medium[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am DISCUSSION SESSION
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Session Chair: Matthew Auger (UCSB)

11:00am Aurora Simionescu
(KIPAC)
Baryons in the Outskirts of the X-ray Brightest Galaxy Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Marusa Bradac
(UC Davis)
From Monsters to Monstropolis: Gravitational Lensing Sees the Invisible in a Sample of Galaxy Clusters[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Andisheh Mahdavi
(SFSU)
Multiwavelength Cluster Mass Profiles from the JACO/CCCP Collaboration[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm
Presenters One-Minute Summary of Posters [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm DISCUSSION SESSION
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Ian Parrish (UC Berkeley)

Session Topic - Astrophysics of the Intracluster Medium: Turbulence

1:45pm Marcus Brüggen
(Jacobs Univ. Bremen)
Nonthermal Signatures of Cluster Shock Waves[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Eugene Churazov
(MPA)
Gas Motions in the ICM: Observational Signatures [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Jack Burns
(Univ. Colorado, Boulder)
Searching for Shocks on Radio, SZE, and X-ray Temperature Images[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm DISCUSSION SESSION
3:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Session Chair: Peng Oh (UCSB)

Session Topic - Plasma Instabilities, Plasma Effects

3:45pm Eliot Quataert
(UC Berkeley)
The Thermal and Convective Stability of Galaxy Cluster Plasmas [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:15pm Ian Parrish
(UC Berkeley)
Simulations of Feedback Including Realistic Microphysics in Cluster Cores[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Alex Schekochihin
(Univ. Oxford)
A Thermally Stable Magnetized Intracluster Medium: From Microphysics to Global Profiles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm DISCUSSION SESSION
5:15pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Invited Talks are 25 min + 5 min Discussion; Contributed Talks are 15 min Followed by Discussion Session

Session Chair: Monique Arnaud (CEA-Saclay)

Session Topic - Scaling Relations at Different Wavelengths

9:00am Gus Evrard
(Univ. Michigan)
Size Matters: Similarity and Variety in Halos and Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Gabriel Pratt
(CEA Saclay)
SZ Scaling Relations from the First Planck All-sky Survey[Slides]
9:45am James Bartlett
(Caltech)
Planck Early Results: The SZ-Optical Scaling Relation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Thomas Reiprich
(Univ. Bonn)
X-Ray--Optical Scaling Relations of a Complete X-Ray Flux-Limited Galaxy Cluster Sample[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am DISCUSSION SESSION
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Session Chair: Marusa Bradac (UC Davis)

11:00am Adam Mantz
(GSFC)
Cluster Cosmology, Scaling Relations and Cool Cores[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:15am Myungkook James Jee
(UC Davis)
Weak-lensing Study of 22 z>1 Clusters with HST: Scaling Relations and Overabundances[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Anja von der Linden
(SLAC)
Weighing the Giants: Weak Lensing and X-ray Studies of the Most Massive Clusters[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am DISCUSSION SESSION
12:00pm Presenters One-Minute Summary of Posters [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Invited Talks are 25 min + 5 min Discussion; Contributed Talks are 15 min Followed by Discussion Session

Session Chair: Dennis Zaritsky (Univ. Arizona)

Session Topic - Cluster Cosmology: Cosmological Constraints from Cluster Abundance and Evolution

9:00am Piero Rosati
(ESO)
Testing the LambdaCDM Paradigm with the Mass Distribution of Massive Clusters out to z=1.4[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am A. Kathy Romer
(Univ. Sussex)
The XMM Cluster Survey: First Data Release[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Eduardo Rozo
(KICP)
Cluster Cosmology from Optical Surveys[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am DISCUSSION SESSION
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Session Chair: Dan Marrone (Univ. Arizona)

11:00am Brad Benson
(KICP)
The South Pole Telescope: Cluster Catalog and Cosmological Results[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Toby Marriage
(Princeton)
The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Cluster Results[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm DISCUSSION SESSION
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Simona Mei (Caltech)

Session Topic - Cluster Baryon Fractions

1:45pm Steven Allen
(Stanford Univ.)
Cosmological Constraints from the Cluster Baryon Fraction [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Stefano Andreon
(INAF-OA Brera)
Cluster Scaling Relations and Baryon Fraction: An Observational Point of View[Slides]
2:30pm Ann Zabludoff
(Steward Obs.)
Balancing the Baryon Budget in Clusters of Galaxies [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm DISCUSSION SESSION
3:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Session Chair: Christoph Pfrommer (H-ITS)

3:45pm Ewald Puchwein
(HITS)
Simulations of Galaxy Clusters and Groups: AGN Feedback, Cluster Galaxies, and Intracluster Light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Lawrence Rudnick
(Univ. Minnesota)
Finding Shocks In All The Wrong Places[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session Chair: Andrey Kravtsov (Univ. Chicago)

Session Topic - Synergy Between Clusters and Other Cosmological Probes

4:15pm Richard Bond
(Univ. Toronto)
Synergy Between Clusters and Other Cosmological Probes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm DISCUSSION SESSION
5:00pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Invited Talks are 25 min + 5 min Discussion; Contributed Talks are 15 min Followed by Discussion Session

Session Chair: Alexey Vikhlinin (Harvard, CfA)

Session Topic - Non-Gaussianity with Clusters of Galaxies

9:00am Dragan Huterer
(Univ. Michigan)
Primordial Non-Gaussianity and Galaxy Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Ryan Foley
(Harvard-Smithsonian)
Discovery and Cosmological Implications of the Most Massive Known Cluster at z > 1[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Annalisa Pillepich
(UCSC)
Cosmology and Primordial Non-Gaussianity with the X-ray Cluster Survey eROSITA[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am DISCUSSION SESSION
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Session Topic - Novel Cosmological Probes with Clusters

Session Chair: Risa Wechsler (Stanford Univ.)

11:00am Wayne Hu
(Univ. Chicago)
Probing Modifications of Gravity with Clusters of Galaxies [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am David Rapetti
(Univ. Copenhagen)
Testing Gravity on Cosmological Scales with the Observed Abundance of Galaxy Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Stefan Gottloeber
(AIP)
Bullet Clusters in the MareNostrum Universe[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm DISCUSSION SESSION
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Gustavo Yepes (Univ. Madrid)

Session Topic - Cluster Power Spectrum

1:45pm Stefano Borgani
(Univ. Trieste)
Astrophysics and Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters: a Simulator's Perspective[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Daisuke Nagai
(Yale)
The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Power Spectrum: New Crossroads of Cosmology and Astrophysics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Nick Battaglia
(Univ. Toronto)
Simulating the Thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Power Spectrum and Intracluster Medium[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm DISCUSSION SESSION
3:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Session Chair: Dan Marrone (Univ. Arizona)

3:45pm Andrey Kravtsov
(Univ. of Chicago)
Program and Acknowledgments[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:45pm Hans Boehringer
(MPE)
Astrophysics and Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters (an Overview)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm DISCUSSION SESSION
5:00pm CONFERENCE END SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location. (See Jocelyn to sign up.)

ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Veronica Biffi
(MPI Garching)
Observing Simulated Clusters: A Novel Virtual X-ray Observatory[Poster]
Mark Brodwin
(Harvard, CfA)
The Era of Star Formation in High-Redshift Galaxy Clusters in the IRAC Shallow Cluster Survey (ISCS)
Sandra Burkutean
(Univ. Bonn)
Science with APEX-SZ[Poster]
Benjamin Cain
(UC Davis)
Measuring Weak Lensing Flexion With an Analytic Image Mode[Poster]
Rebecca Canning
(Univ. Cambridge)
VIMOS Observations of NGC 4696
Tracy Clarke
(NRL)
Multi-frequency Radio and X-ray Study of the Merging Cluster Abell 2256[Poster]
Nicole Czakon
(Caltech)
Future Studies of the Intracluster Medium via the SZ Effect with MUSIC[Poster]
Will Dawson
(UC Davis)
DLSCL J0916+2953: A New "Bullet-like" Cluster Merger[Poster]
Joerg Dietrich
(Univ. Michigan)
A Weak-Lensing Signature of the LSS Filament in the Abell 222/223 Super-Cluster[Poster]
Rene Fassbender
(MPE)
Galaxy Clusters in the First Half of Cosmic Time[Poster]
William Forman
(Harvard, CfA)
A Model for the 13 kpc X-ray Shock in M87
Paul Giles
(Univ. Bristol)
The X-ray Properties of Galaxy Clusters with Comparisons to Weak Lensing Observations[Poster]
Fulai Guo
(UCSC)
The Physics of AGN Jet Feedback in Galaxy Clusters[Poster]
Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo
(Univ. Cambridge)
AGN Feedback and Iron Enrichment in the Powerful Radio Galaxy, 4C+55.16[Poster]
Erwin Lau
(SHAO)
Characterizing Galaxy Clusters with Gravitational Potential[Poster]
Hui Li
(LANL)
AGNs, Small-Scale Dynamo and Magnetic Fields in Galaxy Clusters[Poster]
Yen-Ting Lin
(IPMU)
A Large Optical Cluster Sample at z=0.05-1.2 From SDSS Stripe 82
Cheng-Jiun Ma
(SAO)
AGN Heating Rate in Galaxy Clusters: Radio AGNs in 400 Square Degree Distant Cluster Survey[Poster]
Daisy Mak
(USC)
How Well Can Planck Constrain Bulk Flow?[Poster]
Surhud More
(KICP)
The Overdensity and Masses of FOF Halos and the Universality of the Mass Function
Tony Mroczkowski
(UPenn)
SZ Observations of Galaxy Clusters with MUSTANG[Poster]
Brian O'Shea
(MSU)
Modeling Non-thermal Emission from Galaxy Clusters in Cosmological Adaptive Mesh Simulations[Poster]
Florian Pacaud
(Univ. Bonn)
XL: The Ultimate XMM Extragalactic Survey[Poster]
Elena Pierpaoli
(USC)
The SDSS Adaptive Match Filter Cluster Catalog And the Brightest Cluster Galaxies
Etienne Pointecouteau
(IRAP)
Planck Early Results: The All Sky Early Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Cluster Sample
Planck Early Results: XMM-Newton Follow-up for Validation of Planck Cluster Candidates
Planck Early Results: Statistical Analysis of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Scaling Relations for X-ray Galaxy Clusters
Planck Early Results: Calibration of the Local Galaxy Cluster Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Scaling Relations
Planck Early Results: Cluster Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Optical Scaling Relations[Poster]
Scott Randall
(Harvard, CfA)
The Role of Shock Heating in AGN Feedback: The Case of the Galaxy Group NGC 5813[Poster]
Douglas Rudd
(Yale)
Mass and Redshift Evolution of ICM Non-Thermal Pressure
Helen Russell
(Univ. Waterloo)
Revealing the ICM Transport Properties with a Deep Chandra observation of Abell 2146
Jeremy Sanders
(Univ. Cambridge)
OVII Emission in Stacked Cluster Spectra[Poster]
Jack Sayers
(Caltech)
SZ/X-ray Scaling Relations from Bolocam and Chandra[Poster]
Federico Sembolini
(UAM)
The Impact of Mergers in the Y - M Scaling Law in the MareNostrum Universe[Poster]
Keren Sharon
(Univ. Chicago)
Strong Lensing in Clusters of Galaxies: Using Nature's Largest Telescopes[Poster]
Min-Su Shin
(Univ. Michigan)
Rethinking Ram Pressure Stripping of Elliptical Galaxies in Galaxy Clusters[Poster]
Jon Sievers
(CITA)
Multi-Array Sunyaev-Zeldovich Observations of A1689
Paul Sutter
(UIUC)
A First Estimate of Radio Halo Statistics from Large-scale Cosmological Simulation[Poster]
Risa Wechsler
(KIPAC/SLAC)
Optical Cluster-finding for Cosmology: The Dark Energy Survey and Beyond Brian F. Gerke, for the DES Clusters Working Group[Poster]
Andrew Wetzel
(Yale)
The Evolution of Galaxies in Groups and Clusters[Poster]
Ka-Wah Wong
(Univ. Alabama)
Non-equilibrium Processes in Galaxy Cluster Accretion Shock Regions[Poster]
Fabio Zandanel
(CSIC)
Gamma-rays in Galaxy Clusters due to Dark Matter[Poster]
MAGIC Gamma-ray Telescope Observation of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster

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