Workshop Presentations

The First Billion Years

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August 16-20, 2010
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

Short Course: Cosmic Microwave Background Spectral Distortions from the Early Universe

Jens Chluba (CITA) Atomic lines from the recombination era, Compton parameter (y), and chemical potential (mu)
(video) (17 MB pdf)
Chris Hirata (Caltech) Stuff other than H I in the Early Universe
(video) (454KB pdf)
Steve Furlanetto (UCLA) The Redshifted 21 cm signal
(video) (15 MB pdf)
Mike Seiffert (JPL) CMB spectral distortion constraints from ground, sub-orbital, and space experiments
(video) (2.5 MB pdf)


Chris Carilli (NRAO) Metal and molecular lines from the ALMA and EVLA perspective (8.24 MB pdf)
Tzu-Ching Chang (CITA) Lessons from 21 cm intensity mapping with the GBT (1.7 MB pdf)
Ranga Ram Chary (Caltech) What Constraints Can we Get on the Reionization History from the Optical/Near-Infrared?
(1.25 MB pdf)
Jens Chluba (CITA) The Cosmological Recombination Spectrum: So What? (15 MB pdf)
Olivier Dore (JPL) New signals in the frequency dependent angular power spectrum? (3.2 MB pdf)
Yacine Ali-Haimoud (Caltech) Foregrounds and secondary science:
Spinning dust radiation (4 MB pdf)
Angelica de Oliveira-Costa (CfA) Microwave Foregrounds (14 MB pdf)
Jonathan Pritchard (CfA) Lessons from constraining global 21 cm spectrum in the presence of foregrounds (5 MB pdf)

For questions contact: Michele Judd

Ingredients for Life

Early Molecules

This artist's conception represents complex organic molecules, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, seen in the early universe.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech