Summer quarter 2010



Cosmology lunch #33

Thursday, July 8
12:30 pm

PRB M2005


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:
  • Masui & Pen, arXiv:1006.4181, "Primordial gravity wave fossils and their use in testing inflation"
  • Blomqvist et al, arXiv:1006.4638, "Constraining dark energy fluctuations with supernova correlations"
  • Linder, arXiv:1006.4632, "Uniqueness of Current Cosmic Acceleration"
  • Guo et al, arXiv:1006.0106, "From dwarf spheroidals to cDs: Simulating the galaxy population in a LCDM cosmology"

Cosmology lunch #34

Thursday, July 15
12:30 pm

PRB M2005


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:
  • Gibelyou, Huterer, & Fang, arXiv:1007.0757, "Detectability of large-scale power suppression in the galaxy distribution"
  • Labini, arXiv:1007.1860, "Gravitational fluctuations of the galaxy distribution"
  • Simpson, arXiv:1007.1034, "Dark scattering"

Cosmology lunch #35

Thursday, July 22
12:30 pm

PRB M2005


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:
  • Ma, Zhao, & Brown, arXiv:1007.2396, "Constraints on standard and non-standard early Universe models from CMB B-mode polarization"
  • Clarkson and Regis, arXiv:1007.3443, "The Cosmic Microwave Background in an Inhomogenous Universe"
  • Hlozek, Renee & Cortes, Marina, arXiv:0801.3847, "Non-parametric Dark Energy Degeneracies"
  • Moss et al., arXiv:1007.3725, "Precision Cosmology Defeats Void Models for Acceleration"
  • Chang et al., arXiv:1007.3709, "Hydrogen 21-cm Intensity Mapping at redshift 0.8"

Cosmology lunch #36

Thursday, August 5
12:30 pm

PRB M2005


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:
  • Mortonson, Peiris, & Easther, arXiv:1007.4205, "Bayesian Analysis of Inflation: Parameter Estimation for Single Field Models"
  • Huang, Bond, & Kofman, arXiv:1007.5297, "Parameterizing and Measuring Dark Energy Trajectories from Late-Inflatons"
  • Pigozzo, Dantas, Carneiro, & Alcaniz, arXiv:1007.5290, "Background tests for L(t)CDM cosmology"
  • Daniel & Linder, arXiv:1008.0397, "Confronting General Relativity with Further Cosmological Data"
  • summary of Edinburgh weak lensing meeting (Tim)
  • Brown & Battye, 2010arXiv1005.1926B , "Polarization as an indicator of intrinsic alignment in radio weak lensing"
  • van Waerbeke, 2010MNRAS.401.2093V, "Shear and magnification: cosmic complementarity"


Cosmology lunch #37

Thursday, August 12
12:30 pm

PRB M2005


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:

  • van Waerbeke, 2010MNRAS.401.2093V, "Shear and magnification: cosmic complementarity"
  • Huang, Bond, & Kofman, arXiv:1007.5297, "Parameterizing and Measuring Dark Energy Trajectories from Late-Inflatons"
  • Mortonson, Peiris, & Easther, arXiv:1007.4205, "Bayesian Analysis of Inflation: Parameter Estimation for Single Field Models"
  • Melchior et al, arXiv:1008.1076, "Weak gravitational lensing with DEIMOS"
  • Seo et al, arXiv:1008.0349, "Re-capturing cosmic information"


Cosmology lunch #38

Thursday, August 19
12:30 pm

PRB M2005


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:

  • Discussion of Astro 2010 report
  • Brown & Battye, 2010arXiv1005.1926B , "Polarization as an indicator of intrinsic alignment in radio weak lensing"
  • Bhattacharya et al, arXiv:1008.2560, "Galaxy Peculiar Velocities From Large-Scale Supernova Surveys as a Dark Energy Probe"
  • Nulsen, Powell, & Vikhlinin, arXiv:1008.2393, "Model-independent X-ray mass determinations"
  • Appleby & Weller, arXiv:1008.2693, "Parameterizing scalar-tensor theories for cosmological probes"


Cosmology lunch #39

Thursday, August 26
12:30 pm

PRB M2015


visitor talk: Paul Sutter (UIUC)



Cosmology lunch #40

Thursday, September 2, 2010
12:30 pm

PRB M2015


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:

  • Appleby & Weller, arXiv:1008.2693, "Parameterizing scalar-tensor theories for cosmological probes"
  • Acquaviva & Gawiser, arXiv:1008.3392, "How to Falsify the GR+LambdaCDM Model with Galaxy Redshift Surveys"


Cosmology lunch #41

Thursday, September 9, 2010
12:30 pm

PRB M2015


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:
  • Brown & Battye, 2010arXiv1005.1926B , "Polarization as an indicator of intrinsic alignment in radio weak lensing"
  • Dunkley et al, arXiv:1009.0866, "The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Cosmological Parameters from the 2008 Power Spectra"
  • Kitching et al, arXiv:1009.0779, "GREAT10 Challenge Handbook"


Cosmology lunch #42

Thursday, September 23, 2010
12:30 pm

PRB M2015


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:

  • Dunkley et al, arXiv:1009.0866, "The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Cosmological Parameters from the 2008 Power Spectra"
  • Hoyle, Jimenez, & Verde, arXiv:1009.3884, "Too big, too early? Multiple High-Redshift Galaxy Clusters"
  • Linder & Smith, arXiv:1009.3500, "Dark Before Light: Testing the Cosmic Expansion History through the CMB"
  • Sato et al, 2010arXiv1009.2558S ,Simulations of Wide-Field Weak Lensing Surveys II: Covariance Matrix of Real Space Correlation Functions
  • Valageas & Nishimichi, arXiv:1009.0597, "Combining perturbation theories with halo models"
  • Biswas et al, arXiv:1002.0014, Voids as a Precision Probe of Dark Energy"


Cosmology lunch #43

Thursday, September 30, 2010
12:30 pm

PRB M2015


Suggested papers or other topics for discussion:

  • Linder & Smith, arXiv:1009.3500, "Dark Before Light: Testing the Cosmic Expansion History through the CMB"
  • Lavaux & Wandelt, arXiv:0906.4101, "Precision cosmology with voids"
  • Biswas et al, arXiv:1002.0014, "Voids as a Precision Probe of Dark Energy"
  • Dalal, Pen, & Seljak, arXiv:1009.4704, "Large-scale BAO signatures of the smallest galaxies"
  • Holsclaw et al, arXiv:1009.5443, "Nonparametric Reconstruction of the Dark Energy Equation of State"
  • Vallinotto et al, arXiv:1009.5590, "Magnification as a Tool in Weak Lensing"
  • Rozo & Schmidt, arXiv:1009.5735, "Weak Lensing Mass Calibration with Shear and Magnification"




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