Scientific Calendar Event

Description TOPICS of the Workshop:

Expectations from data at low and high redshift;
Analytical methods for the clustering of Dark Matter and Baryons:
  from Perturbation Theory to the Halo Model;
(Semi)-Numerical methods for Galaxy Clustering and Voids;
(Semi)-Numerical methods for Reionization;
Challenges and opportunities from large-volume Observations;

The idea behind this Workshop is to bring together and foster discussion between groups that use similar analytical, numerical and statistical tools for the Large-Scale Structure but in different settings which together span multiple cosmological epochs.
The Workshop sessions will be structured around specific cosmological applications involving large galaxy surveys, epoch of reionization, Lyman alpha forest, HI intensity mapping, voids, the role of baryonic physics in cosmology, etc. In keeping with the over-arching theme, we also plan to have several review level talks aimed at a broad audience and focusing on the tools themselves (including the halo model and excursion set formalism, numerical simulations, semi-analytic techniques for galaxy evolution and 21cm, statistical methods for large volume surveys, etc).

The Workshop will be followed by the First ICTP Advanced School on Cosmology (

A. Mesinger (SNS, Pisa)
A. Paranjape (IUCAA, Pune)
E. Sefusatti (INAF - Brera, Milan)

J. Aguirre (UPenn, Philadelphia)
R. Angulo (CEFCA, Teruel)
C. Baugh (ICC, Durham)
M. Dijkstra (ITA, Oslo)
A. Ferrara (SNS, Pisa)
L. Guzzo (INAF - Brera, Milan)
L. Koopmans (KAI, Groningen)
I. McGreer (UA, Tucsan)
J. Miralda-Escudé (ICREA/U. Barcelona)
M. Ouchi (IPMU, Tokyo)
L. Pentericci (INAF, OA Roma)
A. Refregier (ETH, Zurich)
M. Dos Santos (UWC, Cape Town)
R. Sheth (UPenn & ICTP)
T. Theuns (ICC, Durham)
F. Van den Bosch (Yale)
M. Viel (INAF - Trieste)
S. Zaroubi (KAI, Groningen)

J. Adamek (Geneva, Switzerland)
P. Behroozi (Baltimore, USA)
J. Bolton (Nottingham, UK)
C. Carbone (Milano, Italy)
T. Choudhury (Pune, India)
M. Crocce (Barcelona, Spain)
B. Greig  (SNS, Pisa)
O. Hahn (Zurich, Switzerland)
J. Jasche (Bonn, Germany)
J. Koda (Milano, Italy)
A. Liu (Berkeley, USA)
I. Mohammed (Zurich, Switzerland)
S. Nadathur (Helsinki, Finland)
M. Neyrinck (Baltimore, USA)
P. Sutter (Ohio, USA)
C. Wagner (Garching, Germany) * (tbc)
J. Yoo (Zurich, Switzerland)

* to be confirmed
Go to day
  • Tuesday, 12 May 2015
    • 08:30 - 09:15 Registration, Leonardo Building entrance, outside Budinich Lecture Hall
    • 09:15 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:15 Welcome Remarks 15'
      • 09:30 Numerical Simulations for the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe 30'
        Speaker: Raul Esteba ANGULO DE LA FUENTE (MPI Astrophysics, Garching, Germany & CEFCA Teruel, Spain)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Phase Space Methods for the Analysis and Simulation of CDM Dynamics 20'
        Speaker: Oliver HAHN (Lab. Lagrande, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:20 The Bursty Cosmic Dawn 20'
        Speaker: Umberto MAIO (Leibniz Inst. Astrophysics AIP, Potsdam, Germany and INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 Modelling the connection between galaxies and their host dark matter halos 30'
        Speaker: Carlton BAUGH (Durham Univ., Physics, Durham, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:40 Modelling Galaxy Formation and the EoR with DRAGONS 15'
        Speaker: Simon MUTCH (School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Australia)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:55 The UV Luminosity Function of High Redshift Star-forming Galaxies in DRAGONS 15'
        Speaker: Chuanwu LIU (School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Australia)
      • 12:10 Reionisation and the Build-up of the UV-background in the Eagle Simulations 30'
        Speaker: Tom THEUNS (Univ. of Durham, Inst. Computational Cosmology, Durham, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h20'
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Modeling Nonlinear Structure Formation: Perturbation Theory and Simulations 20'
        Speaker: Martin CROCCE (ICE, IEEC, Astrofisica y Cosmologia, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain)
      • 14:20 Edgeworth Streaming Model for Redshift Space Distortions 15'
        Speaker: Cora UHLEMANN (Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosmology, Munich, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:35 Separate Universe Simulations 20'
        Speaker: Christian WAGNER (MPI for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:55 Extracting Non-Gaussian Information from Large-scale Structure 15'
        Speaker: Nuala McCULLAGH (Univ. of Durham, Inst. Computational Cosmology, Durham, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:10 The Non-Linear Power Spectrum of the Lyman Alpha Forest 30'
        Speaker: Jordi MIRALDA ESCUDE (Institut de Ciencies del Cosmos, Univ. de Barcelona, Spain)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:40 The Thermal History of the Intergalactic Medium 20'
        Speaker: James BOLTON (School of Physics & Astronomy, The Univ. of Nottingham, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 The Lyman-alpha Forest as a Cosmological Probe 30'
        Speaker: Matteo VIEL (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy)
      • 17:00 Measuring the Metal Content of the DLAs, Cosmological and Astronomical Implications: A Tale of Observations and Theory 15'
        Speaker: Andreu ARINYO-I-PRATS (Inst. de Ciencies del Cosmos ICC IEEC, Univ. Barcelona, Spain)
      • 17:15 New Insights into Halo and Void Formation, Abundances and Clustering 30'
        Speaker: Ravi K. SHETH (Univ. of Pennsylvania, Davi Rittenhouse Lab., Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
    • 18:30 - 20:30 GET TOGETHER DRINK at Leonardo Building Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, 13 May 2015
    • 09:30 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:30 The Epoch of Reionization from LOFAR: Current Status 30'
        Speaker: Saleem ZAROUBI (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen, Netherlands)
      • 10:00 Constraints on Heating During the Era of First Galaxies: Recent Results from PAPER 20'
        Speaker: Adrian LIU (UC Berkeley, Astronomy, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:20 21CMMC: an MCMC framework for the astrophysics of reionisation 20'
        Speaker: Bradley GREIG (Scuola Normale Superiore SNS, Pisa, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 The Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA): A next generation experiment for reionization studies 30'
        Speaker: James E. AGUIRRE (Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:40 Angular Power Spectrum Estimation in Radio Interferometric Observations 15'
        Speaker: Samir CHOUDHURI (Centre for Theoretical Studies, IIT, Kharagpur, India)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:55 Detecting individual QSO HII regions during Reionization Era in HI 21cm maps 15'
        Speaker: Kanan Kumar DATTA (Dept. of Physics, Presidency Univ., Kolkata, India)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:10 Exploring the Cosmic Dawn and Epoch of Reionization with the Square Kilometre Array 15'
        Speaker: L.V.E. Leon KOOPMANS (Univ. Groningen, Zernike Inst. for Advanced Materials, Groningen, Netherlands)
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h20'
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Cosmology with HI intensity mapping: the SKA view 30'
        Speaker: Mario Goncalo Rodrigues DOS SANTOS (Univ. of the Western Cape, Physics, Cape Town, South Africa)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:30 Probing High-redshift Galaxies with Intensity Mapping of the Ly-∝ line 15'
        Speaker: Paolo COMASCHI (Scuola Normale Superiore SNS, 4C Research Group, Pisa, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:45 Exploring the Early Universe with the Near Infrared Background 30'
        Speaker: Andrea FERRARA (Scuola Normale Superiore SNS, Pisa, Italy)
      • 15:15 Probing the Reinoization Process and its Sources with Line Intensity Mapping 15'
        Speaker: Marta BRUNO SILVA (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Univ. Groningen, Netherlands)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Semi-numerical Models of Reionization and Cosmic Dawn 30'
        Speaker: Andrei MESINGER (Scuola Normale Superiore SNS, Pisa, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Simulating N-body Simulations: Quick Generation of Halo Catalogs and its Applications from Reionization to Galaxies 20'
        Speaker: Pierluigi MONACO (Univ. of Trieste, Physics, Trieste, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:50 Precision Cosmology with 21cm Intensity Mapping in the Post-reionization Era 20'
        Speaker: Francisco VILLAESCUSA-NAVARRO (Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:10 Observational Constraints on Cosmological Reionization 20'
        Speaker: Tirthankar Roy CHOUDHURY (TIFR, Radio Astrophysics, Pune, India)
      • 17:30 21-cm Signal from Cosmic Dawn: Imprints of the Light-cone Effects 15'
        Speaker: Raghunath GHARA (Nat. Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune, India)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:45 Effects of the Sources of Reionization on 21cm Redshift Space Distortions 15'
        Speaker: Suman MAJUMDAR (Stockholm Univ., Astronomy, Stockholm, Sweden)
        Material: Slides
  • Thursday, 14 May 2015
    • 09:30 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:40 Advance in Phase-Space Halo & Galaxy Finding 20'
        Speaker: Peter BEHROOZI (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Generating Fast and Accurate Mock Galaxy Catalogues of Low Mass Galaxies 20'
        Speaker: Jun KODA (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:20 Towards Precision Cosmology: The Halo Model and Necessary Modifications 20'
        Speaker: Irshad MOHAMMED (Institute for Computational Science, Zurich, Switzerland)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 Constraining Reionization with Lya Emitting Galaxies: Unleashing their True Potential 30'
        Speaker: Mark DIJKSTRA (Univ. Oslo, Inst. Theoretical Astrophysics, Oslo, Norway)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:40 Galaxy Formation with Chemical and Radiative Feedback 15'
        Speaker: Luca GRAZIANI (INAF, OAR, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:55 Clustering Properties and Halo Occupation of Lyman-break Galaxies at z~4 15'
        Speaker: Jaehong PARK (School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Australia)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:10 Lya Emitter Observations: Progresses and Future 30'
        Speaker: Masami OUCHI (Univ. Tokyo, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, Tokyo, Japan)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h20'
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Forward Modelling in Cosmology 30'
        Speaker: Alexandre REFREGIER (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:30 Inferring past and present cosmic structures from observations 20'
        Speaker: Jens JASCHE (TU Muenchen, Excellence Cluster Universe, Munich, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:50 How is the Cosmic Web Woven? A Bayesian Approach 15'
        Speaker: Florent LECLERCQ (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:05 The nature of watershed voids 20'
        Speaker: Seshadri NADATHUR (Univ. of Bielefeld, Physics, Bielefeld, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:25 Relativistic Dynamics in N-body Simulations 20'
        Speaker: Julian ADAMEK (Dept. Physique Theorique, Univ. Geneve, Switzerland)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:45 Bridging the gap between small and large scales: A nonlinear post-Friedmann framework for relativistic structure formation 15'
        Speaker: Marco BRUNI (Inst. of Cosmology and Gravitation, Univ. of Portsmouth, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Ultra-Large Scale Cosmology 15'
        Speaker: Stefano CAMERA (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The Univ., of Manchester, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:45 Testing Gravity in the Cosmic Web 15'
        Speaker: Bridget FALCK (Inst. of Cosmology and Gravitation, Univ. of Portsmouth, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:00 On the Statistics of Biased Tracers in the Effective Field Theory of Large Scale Structures 15'
        Speaker: Zvonimir VLAH (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Univ., U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:15 Tiamat Cosmological N-Body Simulation 15'
        Speaker: Paul ANGEL (Univ. of Melbourne, Australia)
    • 20:00 - 23:00 SOCIAL DINNER: please refer to notice board for further details
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  • Friday, 15 May 2015
    • 09:30 - 13:00 Morning Session
      • 09:30 Which Redshift Surveys for Cosmology? 30'
        Speaker: Luigi GUZZO (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Quantifying the Cosmic Web Using the Shapefinder Diagonistic 15'
        Speaker: Prakash SARKAR (TIFR, Dept. of Theoretical Physics, Mumbai, India)
      • 10:15 Minkowski Functionals as a Tracer of Cosmic Inhomogeneity 15'
        Speaker: Alexander WIEGAND (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 How the Cosmological Dark-Matter Sheet Stretches and Folds up to Form Cosmic Structures 20'
        Speaker: Mark NEYRINCK (Johns Hopkins Univ., Dept. of Physics & Atronomy, Baltimore, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:20 Quasar Evolution at High Redshift 30'
        Speaker: Ian D. McGREER (Univ. of Arizona, Steward Observatory, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:50 Connecting Star-Forming Galaxies and Dark Matter Halos at z = 4 - 7 by the Clustering Analysis of Subaru / Hyper Suprime-Cam and Hubble Data 15'
        Speaker: Yuichi HARIKANE (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:05 A Comprehensive Assessment of the Too-Big-to-Fail Problem 15'
        Speaker: Fangzhou JIANG (Dept. of Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:20 Clustering, Lensing and ISW-RS from the DEMNUni Massive Neutrinos Simulations 20'
        Speaker: Carmelita CARBONE (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:40 Closing Remarks 10'