WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010

PROGRAM (PDF)
ROUND TABLE INSTRUCTIONS (PDF

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

PUBLIC LECTURE - CUBBERLEY AUDITORIUM 

DARK ENERGY AND THE PREPOSTEROUS UNIVERSE
Sean Carroll, California Institute of Technology

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome and goals of the workshop
Keith BakerGérard Bonneaud and Patricia Burchat

8:45 am – 10:15 am Status of Dark Energy: what do we know and how do we know it?
Chair: Gérard Bonneaud

  • 8:45 am – 9:30 am “Observation and measurement” Chris Hirata (pdf)
  • 9:30 am – 10:15 am “Theory” Eva Silverstein (pdf)

10:15 am – 10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm How can theory and experiment work together to disentangle this mystery?

Panel Discussion - Moderator: Roger Blandford ; Panelists: Andreas Albrecht, Pierre Astier, Sarah Church, Henk Hoekstra, Patrick Petitjean

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch

Questions for Round Tables 1 to 4

  • How does our understanding of astrophysics most limit our ability to extract precision cosmology using this probe?
  • How does instrumentation most limit our ability to extract cosmology using this probe?
  • How can the uncertainties be reduced through new efforts or collaborations?
  • How can uncertainties be reduced with measurements from other probes?

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Round Table discussions (a)

RT 1a Clusters
RT 2a Supernovae
RT 3a Lensing
RT 4a BAO

Pierre Binetruy (moderator), Marusa Bradac (scribe)
Robert Cahn (moderator), Pierre Astier (scribe)
Uros Seljak (moderator), Roger Blandford (scribe)
Andreas Albrecht (moderator), Steve Kahn (scribe)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Round Table discussions (b)

RT 1b Clusters
RT 2b Supernovae
RT 3b Lensing
RT 4b BAO

Steve Allen (moderator), Henk Hoekstra (scribe)
Philippe Brax (moderator), Alex Kim (scribe)
Chris Hirata (moderator), James Bartlett (scribe)
Patrick Petitjean (moderator), Risa Wechsler (scribe)

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Break
(Scribes prepare summaries)

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Reports of the scribes and discussions
Chair: Patricia Burchat

Scribes RT 1(a&b)
Scribes RT 2(a&b)
Scribes RT 3(a&b)
Scribes RT 4(a&b) 

Marusa Bradac – Henk Hoekstra
Pierre Astier - Alex Kim (pdf)
Roger Blandford - James Bartlett (pdf)
Steve Kahn (pdf) - Risa Wechsler 

7’+7’+16’ (30’)
7’+7’+16’ (30’)
7’+7’+16’ (30’)
7’+7’+16’ (30’)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010

8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

Questions for Round Table 5

  • How does our understanding of astrophysics most limit our ability to extract precision cosmology using this probe?
  • How does instrumentation most limit our ability to extract cosmology using this probe?
  • How can the uncertainties be reduced through new efforts or collaborations?
  • How can uncertainties be reduced with measurements from other probes?

8:30 am – 9:30 am Round Table discussions (a) & (b)

RT 5a CMB
RT 5b CMB
RT 6a Role of blind analyses in precision cosmology
RT 6b Role of blind analyses in precision cosmology 

Daniel Holz (moderator), David Schlegel (scribe)
Philip Marshall (moderator), Sarah Church (scribe)
Aaron Roodman
 (moderator), Saul Perlmutter (scribe)
Reynald Pain (moderator), Patricia Burchat (scribe) 

9:30 am – 10:00 am Break

10:00 am – 11:00 am Reports of the scribes and discussions
Chair: Robert Cahn

Scribes RT 5(a&b)
Scribes RT 6(a&b)

David Schlegel - Sarah Church (pdf)
Saul Perlmutter - Patricia Burchat(pdf)

7’+7’+16’ (30’)
7'+7'+16' (30')

HOW TO TACKLE THE CHALLENGES?

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Near term issues – How do we tackle the challenges?  What’s on the horizon?
Chair: Steve Allen

  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am “Observation and measurement” David Schlegel (BigBOSS), Saul Perlmutter (WFIRST) (pdf)
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm “Theory” Philippe Brax (pdf)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm What range of w(z) would be interesting to exclude?  Why?

Panel Discussion - Moderator: Gabriele Veneziano ; Panelists: François Bouchet, Stan Brodsky (pdf), Renata Kallosh, Saul Perlmutter, Leonardo Senatore

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Long term vision - Beyond the horizon, what may lie ahead?
Chair: Reynald Pain

  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm “Observation and measurement” Steve Kahn (pdf)
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm “Theory” Andrei Linde (