Final program for Aspen 2006 Winter Conference

Cosmological Probes of Baryons and Dark Matter

January 22-28, 2006

SUNDAY evening, January 22

18:30 - 20:30 : Welcoming Reception at the Annabelle Inn

MONDAY, January 23

9:00 - 11:00 : Reionization I

Chair: Rennan Barkana

Matias Zaldarriaga, Harvard University, "Observing fluctuations from the epoch of reionization and beyond", 25+5

Oliver Zahn, Harvard University, "Cosmology from 21cm Emission Primary and Secondary Fluctuations", 15+5

Zoltan Haiman, Columbia University, "Feedback Processes During Reionization", 25+5

Evan Scannapieco, KITP UC Santa Barbara, "Small-scale Structure and Reionization", 25+5

17:30 - 19:40 : Galaxies I

Chair: Zoltan Haiman

Raul Jimenez, University of Pennsylvania, "Feedback and the baryon content of galaxies", 25+5

Ken Lanzetta, SUNY Stony Brook, "How to Measure Faint Galaxies in Deep Spitzer Images, I", 25+5

Stefan Gromoll, Stony Brook University, "How to Measure Faint Galaxies in Deep Spitzer Images, II", 15+5

George Rhee, University of Nevada Las Vegas, "The Rotation Curves of Dwarf Galaxies: Testing LCDM Predictions", 25+5

George Djorgovski, Caltech, "Biasing and Cosmic Variance at the end of Reionization", 10+5

TUESDAY, January 24

9:00 - 10:40 : Reionization II

Chair: Licia Verde

Joanne Cohn, UC Berkeley, "Mergers of Ionization Sources and Bubble Growth, I", 15+5

Tzu-Ching Chang, UC Berkeley, "Mergers of Ionization Sources and Bubble Growth, II", 15+5

Rennan Barkana, Tel Aviv University, "Reionization, High-Redshift Galaxies, and 21cm Anisotropies", 25+5

Peng Oh, UC Santa Barbara, "Quasar Probes of Preheating and Reionization", 25+5

17:30 - 19:10 : Lensing and Clusters I

Chair: Raul Jimenez

Licia Verde, University of Pennsylvania, "Stacking weak lensing signals of SZ clusters to constrain cluster physics", 25+5

Jaiyul Yoo, Ohio State University, "Gravitational lensing: Halo structures and Galaxy-galaxy lensing", 15+5

Doron Lemze, Tel Aviv University, "Combining Weak Lensing and X-ray Measurements in Clusters", 15+5

Marusa Bradac, KIPAC Stanford University, "Hot, Massive, and Awfully Complicated: Measuring the Mass Distribution of the Merging Cluster 1E0657-56", 25+5

WEDNESDAY, January 25

9:00 - 10:30 : Lensing and Clusters II

Chair: Rodger Thompson

Chris Kochanek, Ohio State University, "The Average Properties of Clusters", 25+5

Carlos Hernandez-Monteagudo, University of Pennsylvania, "Correlation Properties of the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect and implications for Dark Energy", 25+5

Dave Goldberg, Drexel University, "Weak Gravitational Flexion", 25+5

16:00 - 18:00 : Galaxies and Neutrinos

Chair: Peng Oh

Rodger Thompson, "Star Formation History of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field and its Comparison with the NHDF", 25+5

Oren Zoran, Tel Aviv University, "A Cosmic Relation between Extinction and Star Formation", 15+5

Kentaro Nagamine, UC San Diego, "Distribution of DLAs and Galaxy Formation in a LCDM Universe", 25+5

Anze Slosar, University of Ljubljana, "Constraining neutrinos of different masses with cosmology", 25+5

19:30 : Public Lecture at the Wheeler Opera House: Lawrence Krauss, Case Western Reserve University, "Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions"

THURSDAY, January 26

9:00 - 11:00 : Structure Formation

Chair: Regina Schulte-Ladbeck

Richard Battye, University of Manchester, "Anisotropic cosmological perturbations and dark energy", 25+5

Niayesh Afshordi, Harvard University, "Dark Matter Caustic Structure in the Galactic Halo", 25+5

Aravind Natarajan, University of Florida, "Dark Matter Caustics in Galaxies", 15+5

Mark Neyrinck, Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii, "Halo Model Predictions for Cosmological Information Transfer in the Dark-Matter Power Spectrum", 25+5

17:30 - 19:00 : 21cm Fluctuations and the First Stars

Chair: Chris Kochanek

Miguel Morales, Harvard University, "The Sensitivity of Upcoming EOR Observations", 25+5

Smadar Naoz, Tel Aviv University, "The First Star in the Universe", 15+5

Paul Shapiro, University of Texas, "New results on reionization and the 21-cm background", 35+5

20:15 : Conference Banquet at the Annabelle Inn

FRIDAY, January 27

9:00 - 10:40 : 21cm Fluctuations and Early Structure

Chair: David Goldberg

Kris Sigurdson, Institute for Advanced Study, "The 21-cm Line Profile of Dark-Age Gas", 25+5

Michael Kuhlen, UC Santa Cruz, "The Spin Temperature and 21cm Brightness of the Pre-Reionization IGM", 15+5

Matt Hansen, UC Santa Barbara, "Statistical Measurements of the HI Filling Fraction from 21cm Tomography", 15+5

Richard Matzner, University of Texas at Austin, "Early structure from semilocal cosmic strings?", 20+5

17:30 - 19:00 : The IGM; Summary Talk

Chair: Rennan Barkana

David Tytler, UC San Diego, "Baryons in the IGM", 25+5

Corey Dow-Hygelund, UC Santa Cruz, "Constraining Ultraviolet Background Models Using IGM Enrichment", 15+5

Marc Kamionkowski, Caltech, "Summary Talk", 25+5

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