Cosmology: the present, the future, and opportunities in Spain.
June 3 and 4, 2013, IFIC, València.
Spain has been leading several initiatives and surveys and has remarkably increased its participation in international collaborations in observational cosmology in recent years. There is also growing interest in theoretical cosmology. We aim to gather researchers in Spain who are leading research in observational and theoretical cosmology for the small workshop CosmoRENATA in Valencia, and discuss our challenges and opportunities for the future, in preparation for the meeting of the whole Renata network that will take place at IFT in Madrid, on October 2 to 4 of 2013.
Monday, morning session
9:00-9:30 Results from Planck: Overview, by Carlos Hernández-Monteagudo. Download
9:30-9:50 The Quijote mission, by Rafael Rebolo. Download
9:50-10:10 Future polarization experiments and space missions, by Alberto Rubiño. Download
10:10-10:30 Searching for non-gaussianities and anisotropy anomalies in the CMB, by Patricio Vielva. Download
10:30-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-11:40 BAO results and present constraints on cosmology, by Licia Verde. Download
11:40-12:00 Neutrino constraints from cosmology, by Olga Mena. Download
12:00-12:20 Numerical simulations of Warm Dark Matter cosmology, by Raul Angulo. Download
12:20-13:00 Short presentations of poster papers
Monday, afternoon session
3:00-3:40 Review on weak lensing, by Alexandre Refregier. Download
3:40-4:00 The CFHTLens survey and future weak lensing surveys, by Chris Bonnett
4:00-4:20 The Dark Energy Survey, by Eusebio Sánchez. Download
4:20-4:50 Coffee break
4:50-5:20 Simulations for large surveys by Gustavo Yepes. Download
5:20-5:45 General Discussion: The RENATA network. How can it be useful to us? Open problems and challenges versus our expertise and resources.
21:00 Workshop dinner
Tuesday, morning session
Plans for ongoing and future imaging and spectroscopic surveys:
9:00-9:20 PAU by Enrique Gaztañaga. Download
9:20-9:40 JPAS by Narciso Benítez. Download
9:40-10:00 MS-DESI/BigBOSS by Francisco Prada. Download
10:00-10:20 WEAVE, by Alfonso López-Aguerri
10:20-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:20 Latest news on the acceleration of the Universe with supernovae, by Pilar Ruíz-Lapuente
11:20-11:40 Quasar absorption surveys: BOSS and eBOSS, by Andreu Font-Ribera
11:40-12:00 BOSS: Science from the galaxy survey, by Chia-Hsun Chuang
12:00-12:20 The EUCLID mission, by Francisco Castander Download
12:20-13:00 Review on 21-cm experiments by Saleem Zaroubi
Tuesday, afternoon session
3:00-3:20 Inflation: what clues can we look for in the observations? by Jaume Garriga.
3:20-3:40 Dark energy: the theoretical perspective, by Antonio Maroto Download
3:40-4:00 Dark energy and modified gravity, by Diego Blas Download
4:00-4:20 Cosmic strings and their Observational Signatures, by José Blanco-Pillado
4:20-4:40 CMB: anomalies and peculiarities, by Alessio Notari
4:40-5:10 Coffee break
5:10-5:35 General discussion: open problems and challenges versus our expertise and resources. How can we get the best science from combining
surveys: galaxy and absorption spectra surveys, multi-band photometry, weak lensing, CMB, 21-cm.