Diving into the Dark: Bridging Cosmological Theory & Observation

18-22 July 2016, Pullman Cairns International Hotel
2016 CAASTRO Annual Scientific Conference

Welcome Drinks - Sunday 17 July 2016 at 5pm

 
Photo credit: Alex Cherney, Lake Tyrrel, North-Western VictoriaPhoto credit: Alex Cherney, Lake Tyrell, North-Western Victoria

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TALK SLIDES

ABSTRACT BOOKLET

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This conference will bring together theorists and observers studying the dark sectors of the universe - dark energy and dark matter.  

The search for a physical understanding of the dark sector continues, and progress will depend on the intricate interplay of new, large cosmological datasets, the predictions of physical theories, and accurate simulations.  Which combinations of observable signatures are most interesting for distinguishing between models?  How can we mitigate systematic errors in these measurements?  What are the most exciting new theoretical developments?  The conference will cover a diverse range of scientific topics including large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, peculiar velocities, and supernovae as cosmological probes.

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Chris Blake
  • Josh Frieman
  • Austin Joyce
  • Konrad Kuijken
  • Dan Scolnic
  • Douglas Scott
  • Rita Tojeiro
  • Hans Winther

KEY DATES

  • First Announcement: 21 September 2015
  • Registration/Abstracts open: 4 January 2016
  • Abstract Deadline: 25 March 2016
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 29 April 2016
  • Final Program: 16 May 2016
  • Registrations Closes: 30 June 2016

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • Sarah Bridle (U.Manchester)
  • Tamara Davis (U. Queensland), Chair
  • Catherine Heymans (U.Edinburgh)
  • Wayne Hu (Chicago)
  • Mike Hudson (U.Waterloo)
  • Dragan Huterer (U.Michigan)
  • Andrew Pontzen (UCL)
  • Nikhil Padmanabhan (Yale)
  • Mark Sullivan (Southampton)
  • Risa Wechsler (Stanford)

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • Ixandra Achitouv (Swinburne)
  • Tamara Davis (U. Queensland), Chair
  • Catherine Gunn (U. Sydney)
  • Edward Macaulay (U. Queensland)
  • Katie Mack (U. Melbourne)
  • David Parkinson (U. Queensland)
  • Chris Springob (UWA)
  • Brad E. Tucker (ANU)
  • Kylie Williams (U. Sydney)

Photo Credit: Front page tile: Alex Cherney, Lake Hart near Woomera, South Australia