UCLA Presentations

Monday April 2, 2018

Introduction and ELTs overview

Tommaso Treu: Welcome

Rachel Webster: The Dark Universe from Lanzhou
Mike Bolte: TMT Status and Promise for Dark Universe Investigations
Michele Cirasuolo: The Extremely Large Telescope: the future of European ground-based astronomy
Dennis Zaritsky: GMT's Science Capabilities and a Dark Matter Case Study
Andrea Ghez: Stellar Orbits at the Galactic Center

Tuesday April 3, 2018

Dark Matter I

James Bullock: Accurate Predictions for Substructure Lensing and Dependence on the Nature of Dark Matter
Nitiya Kallivayalil: Testing Dark Matter through Near-Field Cosmology
Simona Vegetti: Milli-lensing in the era of large telescopes
Simon Birrer: Probing Dark Matter with strong gravitational lenses
Liang Dai: Probing Cold Dark Matter Substructure With Caustic Crossing Stars In Lensing Galaxy
Daniel Gilman: Strong lensing insights into the nature of dark matter

ELT instrumentation

James Larkin: IRIS: Integral Field Spectrograph for TMT First Light
Jennifer Marshall: The Giant Magellan Telescope Multi-object Astronomical and Cosmological Spectrograph>/a>
Scott Chapman: Protoclusters at z>4 uncovered by the South Pole Telescope/Synnergies with the IRMOS spectrograph
Kevin Bundy: Dark Energy Science with TMT’s Wide Field Optical Spectrograph

Dark Matter II

Josh Simon: Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies
Anupreeta More: Mass distribution in galaxy groups
Remy Joseph: Joined lens deblending and high resolution lensed source reconstruction
Ana Bonaca: The information content in cold stellar streams

Wednesday April 4, 2018

Testing the cosmological model on cluster scale

Anja von der Linden: ELTs for Cluster Cosmology
Antonaldo Diaferio: Gravitational fields on the scale of clusters of galaxies

Dark Energy I

Lucas Macri: Supernovae Ia and the distance scale
Rupert Croft: Lyman-alpha absorption, emission and cosmology

Dark Matter III

Robyn Sanderson: Insights into dark matter from the stellar halos of galaxies
Marcel S. Pawlowski: Testing Cosmology with Phase-Space Correlations in Systems of Satellite Galaxies – Current Studies and Future Prospects
Raja GuhaThakurta: Stellar Halos of Galaxies

Adam Riess: Saxon Lecture - A New Measurement of the Expansion Rate of the Universe, Hints of New Physics?

Thursday April 5, 2018

Dark Energy II

Chris Fassnacht: Dark energy and other cosmological parameters with time delay lenses in the ELT era
Anowar Shajib: Improvement of time-delay cosmography with spatially resolved kinematics
Akin Yildirim: Time Delay Distances in the Era of JWST

Dark Matter IV

Manoj Kaplinghat: Tests of the self-interacting dark matter model in the ELT eta
Tejaswi Venumadhav: Microlensing of extremely magnified stars near caustics of galaxy clusters
Andrew Pace: Milky Way satellite galaxy kinematics and scaling relations for dark matter searches

Synergies I

Yun Wang: The WFIRST and TMT synergy in probing the dark Universe
Jeff Newman: Spectroscopy for Training Photometric Redshifts
Albert Stebbins: Spectroscopic Intensity Interferometry With Giant Telescopes

Alexie Leauthaud Physics Colloquium

Friday April 6, 2018

Synergies II

Alessandra Silvestri: Lighting up Einstein's Dark Universe
John McKean: Unveiling the dark Universe with the next generation of radio telescopes
Francisco Muller-Sanchez: Co-Evolution of Galaxies and Central Black Holes: Feeding and Feedback in Nearby Active Galactic Nuclei
Tommaso Treu: Summary


Hasrat Shah: Black hole formation due to collapse of dark matter combination with dark energy
Warren Skidmore: Observing capabilities with TMT for the Dark Universe
Debanjan Sarkar: Modelling redshift-space distortion (RSD) in the post-reionization HI 21-cm power spectrum
Aditi Agarwal: Core shift effect in blazars
Bikash Chandra Paul Evolution of a flat Emergent Universe