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The CCAPP Symposium 2009

 

Scientific Program

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The CCAPP Symposium will be held in the Robert Smith Seminar Room (1080 PRB) from October 12-14, and consist of six plenary sessions split between topics in high energy particle astrophysics and cosmology.

Posters will be displayed throughout the Symposium in the PRB Atrium.

Sunday (October 11, 2009): Day 00
6:00 - 8:00pm Welcome/Registration Reception "Second floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Fusion Room"
Provided at the reception will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
 
Monday (October 12, 2009): Day 01
HEP Session 1: UHE Cosmic-Rays/Photons/Neutrinos Part I (Convener - Stamatikos)
8:00am Bus Transportation from Crowne Plaza to Physics Research Building
8:00 - 8:50 Yavonne/Lisa Registration
8:50 - 9:10 Terry/Mike/Jim/Brad Welcome/Opening Remarks/Announcements
9:10 - 9:55 Francis Halzen "IceCube—First Light" -- (PPT)
9:55 - 10:15 Terri Brandt "Ballooning for High Energy Cosmic Rays: the CREAM Experiment" -- (PDF)
10:15 - 10:35 Asaf Pe'er "Radio Quiet AGNs as Possible Sources of Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays" -- (PPT)
10:35 - 11:10   Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:55 Peter Meszaros "GRB as sources of VHE gamma-rays, cosmic rays and neutrinos" -- (PDF)
11:55 - 12:15 Michael Stamatikos "Multi-Messenger GRB Astrophysics" -- (PPT)
12:15 - 12:35 Kohta Murase "Ultrahigh-energy photons as a probe of the highest-energy cosmic-ray sources" -- (PDF)
12:35 - 2:00   Lunch
HEP Session 2: UHE Cosmic-Rays/Photons/Neutrinos Part II (Convener - Rott)
2:00 - 2:20 Douglas Bergman "Recent Result from HiRes" -- (PPT)
2:20 - 2:40 Hajime Takami "Possible correlation between the highest energy cosmic rays and their sources" -- (PDF)
2:40 - 3:00 Shunsaku Horiuchi "The production of ultra-high energy cosmic rays in the early epochs of radio-loud AGNs" -- (PDF)
3:00 - 3:20 Brian Baughman "Relative Fluxes in Backtracked Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays" -- (PDF)
3:20 - 3:50   Coffee Break
3:50 - 4:10 Gary Hill "Search for high-energy extra-terrestrial neutrinos with IceCube" -- (PPT)
4:10 - 4:30 Rasha Abbasi "Large Scale Cosmic Ray Anisotropy Wtih IceCube" -- (PDF)
4:30 - 4:50 Andrew Zentner "New Perspectives on Indirect, Astrophysical Dark Matter Limits" -- (PDF)
4:50 - 5:10 Carsten Rott "Indirect Searches for Dark Matter with IceCube" -- (PDF)
5:10 - 5:30 Katie Richardson-McDaniel "Prospects of Indirect Sneutrino Dark Matter Detection with IceCube" -- (PDF)
5:30 - 7:30   Open Discussion / Dinner
6:00pm Bus Transportation from Physics Research Building to Crowne (if not attending public lecture)
7:30 - 8:30 Francis Halzen "Ice Fishing for Neutrinos" (Public Lecture)
8:45pm Bus Transportation from Physics Research Building to Crowne (after public lecture)
 
Tuesday (October 13, 2009): Day 02
HEP Session 3: DM explanations of local CR fluxes (Convener - Siegal-Gaskins)
8:00am Bus Transportation from Crowne Plaza to Physics Research Building
8:00 - 9:00 Yavonne/Lisa Registration
9:00 - 9:45 Marco Cirelli "Seeing signs of Dark Matter in Cosmic Rays?" -- (PDF)
9:45 - 10:05 Hasan Yuksel "Origin of the Cosmic Electron/Positron Excess"
10:05 - 10:25 Matt Kistler "High-energy Electrons, Positrons, and Gamma Rays from Geminga" -- (PDF)
10:25 - 10:45 Patrick Smith "Prospects for Measuring the Cosmic-Ray Proton Spectrum" -- (PDF)
10:45 - 11:10   Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30 Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins "Gamma-rays from annihilation to charged leptons in Milky Way substructure" -- (PDF)
11:30 - 11:50 Tim Linden "The morphology of the dark matter haze with self-consistent diffusion models" -- (PDF)
11:50 - 12:10 Savvas Koushiappas "Galactic substructure and high-energy neutrinos" -- (PDF)
12:10 - 12:30 Adam Bradley "LUX_0.1: The Engineering Prototype" -- (PDF)
12:30 - 2:00   Lunch (Symposium Group Photo - Atrium)
COS Session 1: (Convener - Eduardo)
2:00 - 2:45 Gary Bernstein "The power of weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering surveys" -- (PDF)
2:45 - 3:05 Szymon Kozlowski "OGLE View on Dark Matter in the Galactic Halo"
3:05 - 3:25 Tim Eifler "Optimized E/B mode decomposition for cosmic shear" -- (PDF)
3:25 - 4:00   Coffee Break (Machine-gun Poster Session) Watch the video!
4:00 - 4:20 Jonathan Bird "Radial Mixing in Galactic Disks: The Effects of Disk Structure and Satellite Bombardment" -- (PPT)
4:20 - 4:40 Michael Mortonson "Testing generic predictions of dark energy" -- (PDF)
4:40 - 5:00 Mandeep Gill "Weak lensing tests on DES cluster simulation" -- (PPTx)
5:00pm Bus Transportation from Physics Research Building to Crowne
6:30 - 7:30   Cash-bar Cocktails at Gordon Biersch
7:30 - Symposium Banquet at "Gordon Biersch"
401 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
(http://www.gordonbiersch.com/)
Within walking distance from the Crowne.
 
Wednesday (October 14, 2009): Day 03
COS Session 2: (Convener - Mat Pieri)
8:00am Bus Transportation from Crowne Plaza to Physics Research Building
8:00 - 9:00 Yavonne/Lisa Registration
9:00 - 9:45 David Schlegel "Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Surveys (BOSS and BigBOSS)" -- (PDF)
9:45 - 10:05 Mat Pieri "Insights into the Enrichment of the Intergalactic Medium from SDSS" -- (PDF)
10:05 - 10:25 Eduardo Rozo "Cosmological Constraints from the maxBCG Cluster Catalog"
10:25 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:20 Chris Orban "Self-similar Bumps and Wiggles: Isolating the Evolution of the BAO Peak with Power-law Initial Conditions" -- (PPT)
11:20 - 11:40 Kyler Kuehn "Prospects for the Dark Energy Survey" -- (PDF) (PPT)
11:40 - 12:00 Eric Grashorn An Overview of ANITA -- (PPT)
12:00 - 2:00   Lunch
COS Session 3: (Convener - Haojing)
2:00 - 2:45 Risa Wechsler "Recent Insights and Current Puzzles in Galaxy Formation" -- (PDF)
2:45 - 3:05 Haojing Yan "Galaxy Formation in the Early Universe" -- (PPT)
3:05 - 3:25 Stelios Kazantzidis "Coevolution of Galaxies & Supermassive Black Holes: A Key to
Fundamental Physics and Galaxy Formation"
3:25 - 4:00   Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:20 Pascal Vaudrevange "On the Eta problem and freeze-out in inflationary cosmology" -- (PDF)
4:20 - 4:40 Mattias Dietrich "High-Redshift Quasars: Probing Early Star Formation" -- (PPT)
4:40 - 4:55 Mike Closing remarks
5:00pm Bus Transportation from Physics Research Building to Crowne Plaza

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