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Hydrogen Cosmology Workshop

A workshop jointly sponsored with

ITC

May 18-20, 2011

Cambridge MA USA

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Workshop Schedule

All sessions will take place in Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Phillips Auditorium

Chair for morning sessions: Hossein Sadeghpour

8:559:00am

Welcome
Avi Loeb, ITC & Hossein Sadeghpour, ITAMP

9:009:40am

Overview
Avi Loeb, ITCYouTube

Session I: Hydrogen Recombination

9:4010:20am

Signals from the Cosmological Recombination Epoch YouTube
Jens Chluba, CITA

10:2010:50am

Break

10:5011:30am

Excitation and Quenching of Atomic Hydrogen YouTube
Bernard Zygelman, Univeristy of Nevada, Las Vegas

11:3011:50pm

Molecular Clouds at Reionization youTube
Alex Dalgarno, CfA

11:5012:30

Calibration of 21-cm global spectrum experiments.
Jeff Peterson, Carnegie Mellon Univ. YouTube

12:002:00pm

Lunch

Chair for afternoon sessions: Avi Loeb

2:002:40pm

Atomic Collisions for the Primordial Recombination YouTube
Hossein Sadeghpour, ITAMP

Session II: First Stars

2:403:20pm

The Clustered Formation of Population III Stars
Simon Glover, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, HeidelbergYouTube

3:204:00pm

Break

4:004:40pm

Gas in the First Generation of Galaxies YouTube
Smadar Naoz, Northwestern University

4:405:20pm

Exploring the Early Universe with Extremely Metal-Poor Stars
Anna Frebel, CfA

 

Thursday, May 19, 2011 Phillips Auditorium      

Chair for morning sessions: Anna Frebel

Session III: 21-cm Theory

9:00-9:40am

Constraining the Dawn of Cosmic Structure and the Epoch of Reionization with the 21-cm Line
Jonathan Pritchard, ITC YouTube

9:40-10:20am

Early Galaxies and 21-cm Observations
Rennan Barkana, Tel Aviv University

10:20-10:50am

Break

Session IV: 21-cm Observation

10:50-11:30am

The Murchison Widefield Array: Status and First Probes of the EoR Deep Fields with the Prototype Array
Jacqueline Hewitt, MIT  

11:30-12:10pm

Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature (EDGES): Overview and Early Results
Judd Bowman, Arizona State University

12:10-1:10pm

Lunch Break in Pratt Conference Room
(sandwiches will be provided for Thursday's lunch)

Chair for afternoon sessions: Judd Bowman

1:10-1:50pm

21-cm Cosmology in Theory and Practice
Max Tegmark, MIT

1:50-2:30pm

Search for Cosmological Hydrogen Reionization at GMRT
Ue-Li Pen, CITA

2:30-3:00pm

A Method for 21-cm Power Spectrum Estimation in the Presence of Foregrounds
Adrian Liu, MIT
5:007:00pm
 Workshop Reception Perkin Lobby, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Friday, May 20, 2011 Phillips Auditorium

Chair for morning sessions: Jim Babb

Session IV: 21-cm Observation (continued)

9:00-9:40am

Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Step (EDGES): Challenges in Calibration
Alan Rogers, MIT

9:40-10:20am

Reionization and Cosmology with 21-cm Fluctuations
Miguel Morales, University of Washington

10:20-11:00am

Break

Session V: Molecules/Dust

11:00-11:40am

H2 Formation in the Early Universe: Modern Day Measurements of Chemistry Long Ago
Daniel Wolf Savin, Columbia University

11:40-12:20pm

Three-Body Recombination of Light Atoms YouTube
Brett Esry, Kansas State University

12:20-1:50pm

Lunch Break

Chair for afternoon sessions: Jonathan Pritchard

1:50-2:30pm

GSM2: Realistic 2D Simulations of Point Sources YouTUbe
Angelica de Oliveira-Costa, ITC

2:30-3:10pm

The Case for HeII Reionization Ending at z=3 YouTube
Matt McQuinn, University of California, Berkeley

3:10-3:50pm

Break

3:50-4:30pm

Constraining the Epoch of Reionization with Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies YouTube
Mark Dijkstra, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching

4:30-5:10pm

The Effect of Distortion Photons on Atomic and Molecular Abundances in the Recombination Era YouTube
Phillip Stancil, University of Georgia`

 

         J. Pritchard and A. Loeb, Nature, 468, 772 (2010)