Dark Energy Survey Theory Workshop

Workshop

- Monday December 5, 2011

Organized by Tim Eifler and Michael Mortonson - The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is holding a workshop on "Dark Energy Survey Theory" in Columbus, Ohio on Monday Dec 5, 2011. Participation is restricted to members of the DES Collaboration.

Agenda

9.00 - 9.15 | Discussion of agenda..."what do we want to discuss/achive" |

9.15-10.30 | Combining Probes: - General discussion, e.g. combining different posterior probabililties if they are not independent - Specific: Inclusion of WMAP/Planck priors into DES likelihood analysis |

10.30 - 11.00 | astro-ph coffee |

11.00 - 12.00 | Theoretical uncertainties in likelihood analyses (power spectrum, mass function, covariances) |

12.00 - 13.00 | Lunch |

13.00 - 14.00 | Seminar talk: "N-body simulations of galaxy clusters: Is overmerging still an issue?" (McPherson 4045) |

14.00- 16.00 | Combining WL and Clusters: - joint modeling of nuissance parameters - fit simultaneously for the mass-observable relation and cosmology |

16.00 | End coffee / discussions / individual conversations |

Participants

- Heidi Wu (U. of Michigan)
- Dragan Huterer (U. of Michigan)
- Elisabeth Krause (Caltech)
- Michael Mortonson
- Tim Eifler

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