Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Modern Cosmology: Early Universe, CMB and LSS

2014, Aug 03 -- Aug 16

R. Durrer (UniGE, Geneva)
D. G. Figueroa (UniGE, Geneva)
J. Frieman (Fermilab, Chicago)
J. García-Bellido (IFT, Madrid)
E. Gaztañaga (ICE IEEC/CSIC, Barcelona)

Monday, August 04
  • 09:45h
  • Introduction
     Dani G. Figueroa (Geneva U.)
  • 10:00h
  • Mildly non-linear effects in the large scale structure: resummation vs effective approaches
     Diego Blas (CERN)
  • 11:30h
  • Random walks through Cosmic Epochs
     Gerasimos Rigopoulos (Heidelberg U.)
  • 18:00h
  • Discussion Session: Bias, redshift-space distortions, etc
     V. Desjacques (Geneva U.), H. Gil-Marin (Portsmouth) and M. Manera (UCL London)

    Tuesday, August 05
    • 10:00h
    • HeII-ionizing background fluctuations from clustered sources
       Vincent Desjacques (Geneva U.)
    • 11:30h
    • Relativistic effects in large-scale structure
       Camille Bonvin (Cambridge U.)

      Wednesday, August 06
      • 18:00h
      • The large-scale structure of the Higgs vacuum
         Antonio Maroto (Madrid U.)
      • 18:55h
      • Non-local infrared modifications of gravity
         Stefano Foffa (Geneva U.)
      • 19:20h
      • Subtleties in Higgs-inflation
         Marieke Postma (Nikhef)

        Thursday, August 07
        • 10:00h
        • The MICE simulations for cosmological surveys: DES, PAU, DESI and Euclid
           Francisco Castander (IEEC-CSIC)
        • 10:55h
        • A Supervoid Imprinting the Cold Spot in the Cosmic Microwave Background
           Francesco Paci (SISSA)
        • 11:40h
        • New observables for future CMB anisotropy observations
           Antony Lewis (Sussex U.)
        • 18:00h
        • Discussion Session: Cold spots and super-voids
           S. Nadathur (Helsinki U.), others

          Friday, August 08
          • 10:00h
          • Cosmology meets Quantum Gravity ?
             Sergey Sibiryakov (CERN)
          • 11:30h
          • Dissipation during inflation: Warm inflation after Planck
             Mar Bastero-Gil (Granada U.)

            Monday, August 11
            • 10:00h
            • HALOgen: a tool for fast generation of halo mock catalogs
               Santiago Avila (IFT, Madrid)
            • 10:20h
            • Nonlocal bias with and without massive neutrinos
               Matteo Biagetti (Geneva U.)
            • 10:40h
            • Relativistic galaxy number counts: spectrum and bispectrum
               Francesco Montanari (Geneva U.)
            • 11:00h
            • Measuring Baryon Acoustic Oscillations with the Dark Energy Survey
               Ana Isabel (Madrid, IFT) + F. Javier Sanchez (CIEMAT, Madrid)
            • 11:40h
            • The Cosmic Web: Large Scale Structure in Different Geometric Environments
               Lizzie Eardley (Edimburgh U.)
            • 12:00h
            • Measuring the growth of matter fluctuations with third-order galaxy correlations
               Kai Hoffmann (ICE, Barcelona)
            • 12:20h
            • Light propagation in the averaged universe
               Samae Bagheri (Bielefeld U.)
            • 18:00h
            • Scalar perturbations in f(R)-gravity in the late Universe
               Jan Novak (MIAS, Prague)
            • 18:20h
            • Renormalization of fermion fields in cosmological spacetimes
               Paco Torrenti (IFT Madrid)
            • 18:40h
            • Late time quantum backreaction in cosmology
               Drazen Glavan (Utrech U.)

              Tuesday, August 12
              • 18:00h
              • Gauge invariant Cosmological Perturbations, Unitarity and Frame Independece in Higgs Inflation
                 Tomislav Prokopec (Utrech U.)
              • 19:00h
              • Infrared physics of inflationary correlation functions
                 Yuko Urakawa (Nagoya U.)

                Wednesday, August 13
                • 10:00h
                • Testing Gravity on Cosmological Scales
                   Ignacy Sawicki (Geneva U.)
                • 10:55h
                • Transforming gravity: islands of stability beyond the land of Horndeski
                   Miguel Zumalacarregui (Heidelberg U.)
                • 11:40h
                • Dark Matter - present situation and future prospects
                   Lars Bergstrom (Stockholm U.)
                • 18:00h
                • Constraining cosmic growth combining WiggleZ and BOSS galaxies
                   Felipe Marin (Swinburne U.)
                • 18:30h
                • The power spectrum and bispectrum of the CMASS BOSS galaxies
                   Hector Gil-Marin (Portsmouth U.)
                • 19:00h
                • Remapping cosmological simulations from standard to modified gravity
                   Alex Mead (Edimburgh U.)
                • 19:30h
                • Challenges for HI intensity mapping
                   David Alonso (Oxford U.)

                  Thursday, August 14
                  • 10:00h
                  • The curvaton scenario: Pre and post BICEP
                     Chris Byrnes (Sussex U.)
                  • 10:30h
                  • Perturbative reheating after multiple field Inflation
                     Ewan Tarrant (Sussex U.)
                  • 10:45h
                  • Analytic reheating
                     Joseph Elliston (Sussex U.)
                  • 11:40h
                  • Probing the inflationary Universe with gravitational waves
                     Tomo Takahashi (Saga U.)

                    Friday, August 15
                    • 10:00h
                    • Large-scale structure, non-Gaussianity, and gravitational waves
                       Fabian Schmidt (MPA Munich)
                    • 10:55h
                    • N-body methods for relativistic cosmology
                       Julian Adamek (Geneva U.)
                    • 11:40h
                    • Relativistic corrections in cosmological modelling
                       Chris Clarkson (Cape Town U.)

                      This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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                      • Gobierno de Aragón
                      • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
                      • DPH
                      • Universidad de Zaragoza
                      • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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