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KITP Conference: Observations and Theoretical Challenges in Primordial Cosmology (Apr 22-26, 2013)
Coordinators: Richard Bond, Christopher Hirata, Eva Silverstein, Kendrick Smith, Matias Zaldarriaga

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Session: Planck Results, Chair: Matias Zaldarriaga (IAS)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am François Bouchet (Inst d'Astrophys Paris) Mission Overview[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Joanna Dunkley (Univ. of Oxford) Parameter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Paul Shellard, James Fergusson
(Univ. of Cambridge)
Non-Gaussian Inflation and Planck[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Benjamin Wandelt (Univ. P et M Curie) Non-Gaussianity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Planck Results, Chair: Dick Bond (Univ. of Toronto)

2:00pm Krzysztof Gorski (Caltech) Isotropy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Duncan Hanson (McGill University) Lensing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Guilaine Lagache (Universite de Paris Sud) CIB[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Brendan Crill (JPL) HFI[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Session: Theory, Chair: Eva Silverstein (Stanford)

9:00am Liam McAllister (Cornell) Top down overview[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Leonardo Senatore (Stanford/CERN) Bottom up overview[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Andrei Linde (Stanford) Inflation in string theory and supergravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Daniel Green (Stanford) Two Interpretations of the Bounds on Non-Gaussianity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Implications Planck, Chair: Christopher Hirata (Caltech)

2:00pm Participants (short presentations) Implications for cosmology and comparison with other experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

Session: Implications Planck, Chair: Kendrick Smith (Princeton)

4:00pm Participants (short presentations) Implications for early universe theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Session: LSS & Other probes, Chair: Uros Seljak (UCB)

9:00am Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard Univ.) Galaxy Surveys[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Anze Slosar (Brookhaven National Lab) Lyman alpha forest[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Olivier Dore (JPL) The CMB lensed by star-forming galaxies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Christian Reichardt (UCB) Small scale CMB experiment[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

FREE AFTERNOON

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Session: Frameworks and Models, Chair: Sandip Trivedi (TIFR)

9:00am Donald Marolf (UCSB) An S-matrix for interacting de Sitter QFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Gonzalo Torroba (Stanford) Holographic methods for cosmology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Matthew Kleban (NYU) Fundamental Physics from Cosmology[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Justin Khoury (Univ. of Penn) Ward Identities for Adiabatic Modes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Planck, Chair: Dick Bond (Univ. of Toronto)

2:00pm Peter Meinhold (UCSB) LFI[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Carlo Baccigalupi (SISSA) The Planck View of CMB Contamination from Diffuse Foregrounds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

Session: Planck, Chair: Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard University)

4:00pm Hiranya Peiris (Univ. College, London) Testing inflationary models with Planck[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:25pm Graca Rocha (Caltech/JPL) Parameters: another angle[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm Antony Lewis (Univ. of Sussex) Primordial and kinematic power modulation from Planck[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:15pm Dick Bond (Univ. of Toronto) Sunyaev- Zeldovich: Theory in the light of Planck, ACT and SPT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:40pm

RECEPTION

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, April 26, 2013

Session: LSS and other probes, Chair: Alexander Westphal (Stanford)

9:00am Eiichiro Komatsu (MPIA) Primordial cosmology through LSS[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Uros Seljak (UCB) LSS theoretical and modeling challenges[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Eric Switzer (Univ. of Toronto) 21 cm[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:35am Matt Dobbs (McGill) CHIME[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Lloyd Knox (UC Davis) Lensing Oddities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:35pm

Lunch Break

Session: Optional, Chair: Steve Shenker (Stanford)

2:00pm Steve Shenker (Stanford)
Eva Silverstein (Stanford)
Dick Bond (Toronto)
Discussion: Cosmology: Where we go from here?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

CONFERENCE END