UCSD-2019: Cosmology with CMB-S4

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Workshop overview

The San Diego workshop continues a successful series of meetings bringing together the CMB experimental and theoretical community to plan a coordinated, stage-4 ground-based CMB experiment.

The meeting will be held at UC San Diego, October 17th-19th 2019, starting first thing Thursday morning and ending Saturday lunchtime.

Meeting Info & Registration

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

Code of Conduct

During the meeting, each participant should adhere at all times to the UC Standards of Ethical Conduct. In case of violations, you can contact the CMB-S4 Ombudspeople, Andrea Zonca or any other member of the Local Organizing Committee, or the UC San Diego Office for the prevention of harassment & discrimination.

Attend remotely

We will use Zoom to broadcast all the plenaries from the auditorium, see connection details below. For the parallel sessions, each session has a Zoom link assigned, see the dedicated pages on the wiki linked from the agenda (email zonca@sdsc.edu if you want your account to be a Host so you have admin permissions).

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Join by Skype for Business https://ucsd.zoom.us/skype/424492016

Slack channel

Please join the #ucsd2019 channel on CMB-S4 organization on Slack.

About This Wiki

As for previous workshops, we will use this wiki to organize the sessions, to capture the input from them, and to develop next steps. Participants are encouraged to edit the wiki directly, including uploading plots or a few slides.

Hints for formatting this wiki can be found here

Posters, Fire slides and Randomized Coffee Trial

Attendees can introduce themselves or a new project/concept/idea with a one-minute, one-slide "fire slide." Two fire slide sessions will be held, end of the day on Thursday and Friday. Poster session is on Thursday evening right outside the Auditorium, you are very welcome to introduce your poster with a "fire slide". Please sign up for both using this form by the end of the day October 11th.

The Junior Scientist Advancement Committee is running a Randomized Coffee Trial as a way to create new connections for our junior members. Each junior member will be randomly paired with a senior member who they do not already know well. The only obligation is to meet and have at least a 10 minute conversation about your work over one of the coffee breaks. We encourage everyone (junior and senior) to sign up using this link by 5pm PDT on Tuesday, October 15.


Draft agenda below.

If you would like to contribute to a parallel session, please contact the chairs (in brackets).

Plenary speakers are asked to upload their talks to the wiki, linked to the title.


Plenaries: SDSC Full Auditorium

Parallels, sorted from larger to smaller, go up the stairs in front of the auditorium and follow the signs for the other rooms:

  • Auditorium: larger split
  • Auditorium: smaller split
  • East Wing: Synthesis Center E-143
  • Central Wing: Conf room 408
  • East Wing: Conf room E-330 (Thu) East Wing: E-145 (Fri-Sat)
  • Central Wing: Conf 567
  • Central Wing: Conf room 575

Small meeting room for telecons: East Wing: Conf room E-322 or any of the other rooms when not used.

Thursday October 17th

08:00 - Coffee and breakfast

08:30 - Plenary 1, Welcome & Status Reports - Chair: Julian Borrill

  • 08:30 - Welcome (Mike Norman)
  • 08:35 - Logistics (Andrea Zonca)
  • 08:40 - Executive Committee & Governing Board Update slides
  • 09:10 - Project Office + charting the path to CD-1/3a and NSF PDR (Jim Yeck) File:Plenary Yeck.pptx
  • 09:20 - Agency Representatives (Drew Baden, Vladimir Papitashvili)

9:30 - Plenary 2, Science Themes - Chair: Lloyd Knox

10:15 - Coffee (at 10:17 the alarm siren will go off for Earthquake preparedness drill, we can stay inside the auditorium)

10:45 - Plenary 2 - continue

  • 10:45 - Transients (Nathan Whitehorn) slides

11:00 - Plenary 3, Project L2 Elements - Chair: Gil Gilchriese

  • 11:00 - Overview + Charge to L2s (Jim Yeck) File:Plenary 3 Yeck.pptx
  • 11:20 - Combined L2 Presentation slides
    • Detectors
    • Readout
    • Module Assembly + Testing
    • Large Aperture Telescopes
    • Small Aperture Telescopes
    • Data Acquisition + Control
    • Data Management
    • Site Infrastructure: Atacama
    • Site Infrastructure: South Pole
    • Integration & Commissioning

12:30 - Show of hands to assign rooms for the 2 afternoon parallel sessions and update the agenda accordingly

12:35 - Group picture outside the auditorium (photo by Ben Tolo)

CMB-S4 group picture highres.jpg

12:40 - Lunch (catering just outside of the Auditorium)

We have some attendees with severe allergy to nuts. Corner Bakery will serve no food containing nuts, do not bring peanuts / peanut butter / tree nuts into the meeting rooms)

13:30 - Parallel 1

15:30 - Coffee

15:45 - Parallel 2

17:45 - Fireslides 1

18:15 - Posters/Social, please remember to sign up for a poster (see above). We will also have a "Job board" where people can tack ads. Appetizers and soda offered on the patio outside the Auditorium (no food containing nuts, no alcoholic drinks)

[19:00 - Governing Board in Room E-145]

Friday October 18th

08:00 - Coffee and breakfast

08:30 - Plenary 4a, Reports Back From Technical Parallels - Chair: Brenna Flaugher. Slides

10:30 - Coffee

11:00 - Plenary 4b, Reports Back From Science Parallels - Chair: Gil Holder

12:30 - Instructions for report-back of parallels (John R. and Lloyd Knox): Fill in slides here: Plenary 5 Slides

12:35 - Show of hands to assign rooms for the 2 afternoon parallel sessions and update the agenda accordingly

12:40 - Lunch (catering just outside of the Auditorium)

  • During the lunch break Kathy Turner will discuss DOE funding opportunities for University faculty and faculty-to-be in the auditorium.

13:30 - Parallel 3

15:30 - Coffee

15:45 - Parallel 4

18:15 - A few options for dinners below, please call to make reservations in small groups:

Saturday October 19th

08:00 - Coffee and breakfast

08:30 - Parallel 5

09:30 - Parallel 6

10:30 - Coffee

11:00 - Plenary 5, Reports Back From Selected Parallels 3-6 - Chair: Knox/Ruhl/Arnold Plenary 5 Slides

12:15 - Closeout (Spokespeople)

12:30 Workshop Ends (no lunch provided)