SLAC-2017: Cosmology with CMB-S4

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Welcome to the wiki for the Cosmology with CMB-S4 workshop at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, February 27-March 1, 2017.

Please register here: Official Workshop Website: Program, Participants, Registration, Hotels, Logistics.


Workshop overview

The first two days of the workshop are dedicated to CMB-S4. There are rooms available for splinter meetings on the third day; please contact the local organizers ASAP if you need a room for a third day session.

About this wiki

As for the previous two 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

Monday, February 27: All plenaries

9:00 am Welcome. Plans, agenda, workshop overview - Kent Irwin

9:15 am: Reports from agencies and CDT

  • Update from CDT - Charles Lawrence
  • Update from NSF
  • Update from DOE - Kathy Turner


10:00 am: Introduction: 15 minutes - John Carlstrom

Introduction of process and summary of L-1 Science Requirements derived for inflation, neutrinos, light relics

10:15 Coffee break 30 minutes

10:45 Cluster and related science. Coordinator: Jo Dunkley

1:00 Lunch

2:30 Foregrounds and simulations. Coordinator: Lloyd Knox

3:30 Coffee break

4:00 Plan for Day 2

4:15-5:15 Special Session: LSST-CMB S4. Coordinator:

6:00 Reception. Evening talk (30 minutes + Q&A) James Yeck: DOE/NSF Project Experience - Key Ingredients to Success.

Tuesday, February 28

9:00 Stage-3 experiment lessons learned. Moderator: Lyman Page

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Complementary opportunities. Moderator: John Ruhl

  • Simons Observatory - Mark Devlin
  • Ground-based CMB programs in Europe
  • Tibet - Chao-Lin Kuo
  • CCAT Prime - Michael Niemack

11:30 Overview of CMB-S4 Technology Book - Zeesh Ahmed and Aritoki Suzuki

12:00 Technical Flowdown: Systems Engineering - Steve Padin and Jeff McMahon

1:00 Lunch

2:00 Parallel sessions

  • Optical Coupling, Sensors and Readout (Aritoki Suzuki, Zeeshan Ahmed, and Jeff McMahon)
  • Telescopes and Receiver Optics (Michael Niemack, Nils Halverson, and Steve Padin)
  • Foregrounds, Systematics & Modeling
    • Small angular scales (Dunkley, Green, van Engelen)
    • Large angular scales (Borrill, Flauger, Kovac)


4:00 Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 Summary of parallel sessions, path forward and closing