The CMB in HD: The Low-noise High-resolution Frontier
The CMB still contains a wealth of information about the cosmology and fundamental physics of our Universe. Unlocking all the information likely necessitates opening up a new window of CMB observations over a significant portion of the sky (~10%) that is of much lower noise (0.1 uK-arcmin) and higher resolution (10 to 20 arcsec) than previous CMB surveys. Such ultra-deep, high-resolution CMB measurements could potentially provide a novel way to map small scale dark matter, allowing, for example, a new probe of dark matter’s particle properties. They would also open a new window on galaxy cluster physics through the thermal and kinetic SZ effects and high-z cluster detection, and on extragalactic mm/submm source populations. In addition, such observations would push the boundaries of our knowledge about the early Universe, dark energy, reionization, and galaxy evolution.
The aim of this workshop is to explore the science gain of and instrumental paths forward for such an ultra-deep, high-resolution CMB survey. We will bring together theorists exploring this frontier of CMB measurements as well as instrumentalists working to make high-resolution CMB surveys a reality, via, for example, the Green Bank Telescope (https://greenbankobservatory.org/) or AtLAST (http://atlast-telescope.org/). One goal of the workshop will be the drafting of one or more science white papers for the Astro2020 Decadal highlighting the new science gain from opening up this new regime of CMB observations.
If you are interested in attending please fill out the form linked here by November 9: https://goo.gl/forms/ErBbCl9pEeIlA0Gl2. We will accommodate as many as possible given space limitations.
For a detailed schedule of the workshop go here.
Name Institution Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine Harvard University Kendrick Smith Perimeter Institute Simone Ferraro LBNL Matthew Johnson Perimeter Institute/York University Daan Meerburg Cambridge Nicholas Battaglia Cornell University Eric Baxter University of Pennsylvania David Spergel Flatiron Institute Alexander van Engelen CITA Steven White Green Bank Observatory Charles Romero University of Pennsylvania Colin Hill IAS/CCA Tristan Smith Swarthmore College Selim Hotinli Imperial College London Emmanuel Schaan Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Stephen Feeney Flatiron Institute Simon Dicker University of Pennsylvania Moritz Munchmeyer Perimeter Institute Bhuvnesh Jain Bhuvnesh Jain James G. Bartlett APC - Universití© Paris Diderot Kaustuv Basu University of Bonn Asantha Cooray UC Irvine Kev Abazajian UC Irvine George M. Fuller UCSD Luke Denny Florida State University Sara Simon University of Michigan Evan Grohs UC Berkeley Grace Chesmore University of Michigan Theodore Macioce California Institute of Technology Srinivasan Raghunathan University of Melbourne Johannes Hubmayr NIST Brad Johnson Columbia University David Frayer Green Bank Observatory Mathew Madhavacheril Princeton University Tom Crawford UChicago / KICP Pavel Motloch Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto Farnik Nikakhtar University of Pennsylvania Simon Foreman Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics Pete Barry ANL Hy Trac Carnegie Mellon University Victor Chan University of Toronto Alex Laguë University of Toronto Dominic Beck APC Paris, CNRS Daisuke Nagai Yale University Doyeon Avery Kim Columbia University Erminia Calabrese Cardiff University Blake Sherwin University of Cambridge Dongwon 'DW' Han Stony Brook University Gil Holder University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Joel Meyers Southern Methodist University Neelima Sehgal CCA/Stony Brook University Tony Mroczkowski European Southern Observatory Luca Di Mascolo MPA
Gil Holder (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Joel Meyers (Southern Methodist University)
Tony Mroczkowski (European Southern Observatory)
Neelima Sehgal (CCA/Stony Brook University)