Dark Energy Survey Theory 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.



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




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