Neutrino Mass WG Telecon

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Neutrino Mass Analysis Working Group Plan Through December 2018

Links for input to forecasts

Outline of Science Chapter

To be modeled off of the Science Book chapter, with updates and some new ingredients

  • Brief Intro
  • CMB Lensing / forecasting
   -Add updates with new noise levels
   -What can we say about CMB lensing vs RSD, weak lensing, Lyman-alpha, cluster abundance?
   -Add discussion of systematics and why the measurement should be robust
   -Expand on tau limitation. What you actually need to know about foregrounds and noise given the tau limits. Options for improving tau?
   -Discuss model independence with cross-correlations
   -Discuss influence of priors on conclusions about hierarchy, mass scale
  • Additional CMB - S4 probes
   - Add cluster based forecasts, add cross-correlation based forecasts
  • S4 constraints in context with lab experiments and neutrino model-building
   -Include input from neutrino phenomenologists and experimentalists
   -Potentially add: updates regarding Miniboone results? Updates regarding stronger hints of Normal Hierarchy or delta?
   -Detection scenarios: expand on Section 3.5 and Table 3-2 in Science Book
   -Discussion of how Mnu constraints inform model building

To-do before September Meeting:

-Preliminary forecasts on neutrino mass for each key observable

-Have conclusions in hand OR identify specific outstanding issues for what we can say about CMB lensing vs other methods

-Tau limitation and prospects for improvement

-Impact of priors

-Summary of content for context with lab experiments / model-building for comments

To-do by November:

-Draft of chapter available for circulation