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.

Official Workshop Website: Venue, Participants, 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:

Monday, February 27: Towards L-1 Science Requirements

All plenaries in Kavli Auditorium in Building 51

Join Monday plenary session remotely by clicking here

8:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Welcome. Plans, agenda, workshop overview - 15 minutes - Kent Irwin

9:15 am: Reports from CDT and agencies - 45 minutes

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

10:00 am: Core Science and Beyond - 10 minutes - Scott Dodelson

10:10 am: Coffee break - 35 minutes

10:45 am: Clusters and high ell science - 2 hrs 15 mins - Coordinator: Jo Dunkley

1:00 pm: Lunch

2:30 pm: Special session: LSST-CMBS4 science - 45 mins

3:15 pm: Coffee break - 30 minutes

3:45 pm: Foregrounds and simulations - 1 hour - Coordinator: Lloyd Knox

4:45 pm: Plan for Day 2 - 15 minutes - Kent Irwin

5:00 pm: DOE/NSF Project Experience - Key Ingredients to Success - 30 mins - James Yeck

5:30pm: Group photo outside Kavli building.

6:00 pm Reception.

Tuesday, February 28: From Science Requirements to Instrument parameters

All plenaries in Kavli Auditorium in Building 51

Join Tuesday plenary session remotely by clicking here

8:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am: Lessons learned from Stage-3 experiments - 1 hour - Moderator: Lyman Page

  • SPT-3G
  • AdvACT
  • BICEP/Keck
  • Polarbear/Simons Array

10:00 am: Coffee Break -- 30 mins

10:30am: Complementary opportunities - 1 hour - Moderator: John Ruhl

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

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

12:00pm: Technical Flowdown: Systems Engineering - 45 minutes - Steve Padin and Jeff McMahon

12:45pm: Lunch - 1 hour 15 minutes

2:00pm: Parallel sessions - 2 hours

4:00pm: Coffee Break - 30 minutes

4:30pm: SLAC-2017: Final session - 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Parallel session summary
  • Panel: experience with Collaborations in large DOE/NSF projects
  • Closing

6:00pm: Adjourn

Wednesday, March 1: Breakout meetings

9:00am: Sensors and Readout - Aritoki Suzuki and Zeesh Ahmed