CosPA 2014 is the 10th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics. It will be held from the 8 – 12 December 2014 at the University of Auckland campus, located in the heart of Auckland city, in the Pacific Rim. This international meeting will bring together theorists, experimentalists and observers in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics to discuss the latest results and ideas in this exciting and fast-moving field.
The Planck Satellite has transformed the accuracy of cosmological observations, which allows to constrain cosmological models with unprecedented precision. The Planck observations have far reaching impact on the possible cosmological models and interpretations. This MIAPP workshop “Cosmology after Planck” will bring together observers and theorists to provide a platform for presenting and discussing the Planck Satellite results in the context of cosmological models. In particular we will discuss the polarization measurements, constraints on primordial Non-Gaussianity, the effect and exploitation of CMB lensing, constraints on inflationary models, probes of the reionization history of the Universe, Sunyaev-Zel’dovich galaxy cluster observations and the future of CMB observations.
The concept of the workshop is to combine a scientific part, in which each participant delivers a review on their topic with a group activity in which every participant is engaged. To this end we have selected to conduct the workshop at several huts located in the Alps, connected by hiking trails. Each day has approximately 6 hours of the workshop and 6 hours of hiking, during which the participants usually continue the discussion of the scientific topics and establish new collaborations. The no escape principle, and no contact to outside, possible during the workshop, are unique attributes of the conference and allow participants to concentrate entirely on the subject of the conference, which includes:
- Theoretical and observational cosmology
- Physics of galaxy clusters
- Coevolution of galaxies and black holes
- Environmental effects in galaxy formation
The 14th annual international symposium “Frontiers of Fundamental Physics” (FFP14) is organized by the Labex OCEVU. It will be held in Marseille, at the Faculty of Sciences of Aix Marseille University (AMU). Continua a leggere Frontiers of Fundamental Physics 14
This ESO workshop, which will be the first ever workshop dedicated to AGN clustering, aims to summarise our current understanding of AGN clustering and how the community should prepare for upcoming data sets and challenges.
It will be 100 years since the birth of Yakov Zeldovich, whose seminal work paved the way towards a theoretical understanding of the complex weblike patterns that have been observed in our Universe. Impressive progress of observational studies, of modelling and simulations and of analytical work has led to revolutionary new insights into the structure and emergence of the Cosmic Web. With the coming years marked by major observational developments – in terms of large new telescopes, instruments and corresponding versatile surveys – and with the continuing growth of computational resources, the window will be opened towards understanding the dynamics and observing the evolution of cosmic structure. Continua a leggere IAU308: The Zel’dovich’ Universe – Genesis and Growth of the Cosmic Web
The Pan-STARRS1 Science Consortium has carried out a multi-color survey of the entire sky north of declination -30 degrees for more than 3 years using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. The observing mission formally ends in March 2014 and the project is planning to release the data publicly in 2015 through the STScI archive. This meeting will present the breadth of science from Pan-STARRS1, ranging from solar system objects, low-mass stars, galaxy structure, and the transient sky, to the most distant quasars. Presentations from the PS1SC will review the status of the project along with descriptions of the data products and data quality and plans for public release. The meeting will review the results so far and describe future public data access and science exploitation of this immense legacy archive.
The 2014 year marks the 100th anniversary of Yakov Zeldovich. The conference will commemorate his contribution to astronomy by concentrating on recent progress in cosmology and high energy astrophysics, the areas where his ideas laid the basis for revolutionary advances. Continua a leggere Cosmology and relativistic astrophysics
In 2014 it will be 10 years since the publication of the comprehensive ‘Science with the Square Kilometre Array’ book and 15 years since the first such volume appeared in 1999. In that time numerous and unexpected advances have been made in the fields of astronomy and physics relevant to the capabilities of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA itself has also progressed from an idea to a developing reality with a baselined Phase 1 design (request-for-proposals) and construction planned from 2017. Continua a leggere Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array