The Dark Energy Collaboration Meeting

University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
6-10 November 2017

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is an international project with over 400 scientists from 25 institutions in 7 countries.  The DES Collaboration meets twice yearly to advance the scientific goals of the project, discuss operational issues for the survey, and plan the strategy for forthcoming observing seasons.  Collaboration members share the progress made in recent months on both the key cosmology science  goals and the numerous ancillary science projects they are undertaking.  The forthcoming meeting in Brisbane in November 2017 is particularly noteworthy because the Collaboration will be finalising the results from the Year 1 dataset, which have the potential to yield significant new insights into the fundamental behaviour of the universe, and especially its most mysterious constituent: Dark Energy.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Blanco Telescope dome and Milky Way (Reidar Hahn, Fermilab)

CONFERENCE FEES (in $AUD and incl GST)

  • General Registration                            $250
  • Student/Postdoc/ECR Registration       $160

KEY DATES

  • Registration opens:                            May, 2017
  • Registrations Close:                           October 30, 2017

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • Adam Amara, ETH (MSC chair)
  • Gary Bernstein, U Penn (SOC co-chair)
  • Francisco Castander, ICE
  • Tamara Davis, UQ (LOC Co-Chair)
  • Josh Frieman, Fermilab (PI)
  • Alex Kim, LBNL
  • Kyler Kuehn, AAO (SOC co-chair)
  • Ting Li, Fermilab (ECS Representative)

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • Adam Amara, ETH
  • Jacobo Asorey, UQ
  • Tamara Davis, UQ (Co-Chair)
  • Samuel Hinton, UQ
  • Kyler Kuehn, AAO (Co-Chair)
  • Chris Lidman, AAO
  • Tara Massingham, UQ
  • Michael Troxel, OSU
  • Brad Tucker, ANU
  • Kylie Williams, USYD

Participants may also be interested in the following event

A night in the deep beyond

Brian Schmidt hosts three international astrophysicists, discussing dark energy, unseen planets, and gravitational waves.
7pm-8:30pm Tuesday 7th November, 2017

The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Steele Building (3), Theatre 206