Harvard-2017: Cosmology with CMB-S4

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Welcome to the wiki for the CMB-S4 Collaboration workshop at Harvard, August 24-25, 2017.

Official Workshop Website: Registration, Participants, Hotels, Logistics.

Workshop overview

CMB-S4@Harvard continues a successful series of workshops bringing together the CMB experimental and theoretical community to plan a coordinated, stage-4 ground-based CMB experiment.

Topics of this workshop may include

  • Science case updates and discussion of a possible second edition of the science book
  • Review of the CMB-S4 technology book
  • Progress on sky models, simulations, data quality validation
  • Other inputs for the fall report of the CMB-S4 Concept Definition Team
  • Definition of the CMB-S4 collaboration model.

The program for the two days of the main workshop will be developed below. Meetings of the CMB-S4 CDT will continue over the weekend (Aug 26-27).

About this wiki

As for previous workshops, we will use this wiki to organize the sessions and to capture the input from the sessions, and develop next steps. Initial page stubs will be provided for each break-out session. The wiki will be used during the break-out sessions, and also for the plenary session. Participants are encouraged to edit the wiki directly, including uploading plots or a few slides.

Hints for formatting this wiki can be found here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting

Thursday, 24 August

8:00 AM Light Breakfast, Coffee

Plenary S4 Vision and CDT Synchronization 9:00 AM Kickoff -- welcome, logistics, workshop goals, context (10-20m?) 9:20 AM S4 Overview + Community Vision as expressed so far: Science Book, (Technology Book?) (20-30m?) 9:40 AM CDT overview & schedule (10 + 5m?)

Updates on CDT deliverables: 9:55 AM

BREAK (30m) 10:40 AM High-Ell Science overview (25 + 5 min?) 11:10 AM Strawman Instrument Design(s) (with construction cost estimate, 10 + 20 min) 11:40 AM Surveys (5+15m) 12:00 PM Telescopes (5+15m) 12:30 PM LUNCH (60m) Plenary S4 Vision and CDT Synchronization, cont. 1:30 PM Sites (5+15m) 1:50 PM Cost Lego Blocks (5+15m) 2:10 PM Timing, operations (10 + 10 min) 2:30 PM R & D (5 + 15 min?) 2:50 PM session wrap up: open Q&A? (not much time left)

3:00 PM BREAK (30m)

Elements of the S4 Collaboration (2h, maybe 45 + 5*15?) 3:30 PM Collaboration Elements by Example 4:00 PM Governance structures [charge to moderator: find 2-3 examples to display as kickoff] 4:25 PM Membership policy + mentoring [charge to moderator: find 2-3 examples to display as kickoff] 4:50 PM Publication + talks policy [charge to moderator: find 2-3 examples to display as kickoff] 5:15 PM wrap up interim planning and charge to next day parallels Plenary Poster session 5:30 PM Lightning talks 6:00 PM Posters + drinks and light food in reception area

Friday, 25 August

8:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 5:00 Day 2 meetings

5:00 pm Closing and Adjourn