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CMB Polarization Cosmology in the Coming Decade

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June 26-29, 2012
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Building)

Introduction to Science (Hameetman)
2:00 - 3:30
  • Lecture: Lensing science, Dragan Huterer
  • Lecture: Measurement, Duncan Hanson
  • Discussion
Introduction to Science (Hameetman), ctd
4:00 - 6:00 Perspectives on CMB Measurements, John Carlstrom
7:00 Group Dinner (Athaeneum lawn)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (Fourth Floor, Keith Spalding Building)

Science with Planned Polarimeters
8:30 - 10:30
  • Workshop Goals, Jamie Bock
  • ACT-Pol and Advanced ACTPol, Mike Niemack
  • SPT-Pol: Current Performance and Future Capabilities, Bill Holzapfel
  • The Future of CMB Polarization Measurements with Planck, Charles Lawrence
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and morning nibbles
11:00 - 12:30
  • Polarbear, Brian Keating
  • POLAR-1 and POLAR Array: Optimizing a CMB Lensing Survey, Chao-Lin Kuo 
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch (Athaeneum)
Cosmology with Lensing
2:00 - 3:30
  • Lensing from a parameter cosmology oint of View, Oliver Zahn
  • Other Science Opportunities: Reionization, Non-Gaussianity, Lensing Removal, Asantha Cooray
  • Discussion
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee and snacks
Cosmology with Lensing, ctd
4:00 - 6:00
  • Lensing to Help Detect Tensor Modes, Duncan Hanson
  • Science Requirements for Parameter Cosmology, Sudeep Das
7:00 Group Dinner (self-organized)

Thursday, June 28, 2012 (Fourth Floor, Keith Spalding Building)

Large-Scale Structure
8:30 - 10:30
  • Cosmology Surveys with Massively-Multiplexed Spectrographs, an Instrument Perspective, Mike Seiffert
  • Large Scale Structure Survey Overview and Associated Science, Neal Dalal and Olivier Doré
  • Science from LSS combinations, Oliver Zhan
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and morning nibbles
Technologies for a Large Polarimeter
11:00 - 12:30
  • High Throughput Optics, Shaul Hanany
  • Mass produced receivers, John Kovac and Clem Pryke
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
Galaxy Evolution
2:00 - 3:30
  • Gal and submm, CIB, Andrew Benson
  • Hydrogen Intensity Mapping and Plans for CHIME, Gary Hinshaw
  • What Would Be the Ideal Lensing Experiment and Associated Survey? Gil Holder and Joaquin Vieira
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee and snacks
Technologies for a Large Polarimeter, ctd
4:00 - 6:00
  • RF Multiplexed Superconducting Detectors, Sunil Golwala
  • Large Bolometer Arrays, Jamie Bock
7:00 Group Dinner (Athaeneum indoors)

Friday, June 29, 2012 (Fourth Floor, Keith Spalding Building)

Discussion
8:30 - 10:30
  • Survey Results
  • Programatic questions review
  • Which instrument do we need?
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and morning nibbles
Report Outline and Writing Assignments
11:00 - 12:30 Report organization
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch (Athaeneum)
Writing
2:00 - 3:30 Wrap-up and writing session
4:00 - 6:00 Writing
7:00 End of workshop

For questions contact: Jamie Bock, Olivier Doré or John Kovac.

 

Jamie Bock

Study Co-Lead Jamie Bock, from Caltech.

Olivier Doré

Study Co-Lead Olivier Doré, from JPL.

John Kovac

Study Co-Lead John Kovac, from Harvard.