CMB-S4 Events
Harvard-2017: Collaboration Workshop
August 24 - 25, 2017 | Harvard University, Department of Physics | 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard-2017: Collaboration Workshop
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Cosmology with CMB-S4 workshop at Harvard University, Aug. 24-25, 2017.

The CMB-S4 Collaboration Workshop at Harvard (August 2017) will continue the series of open workshops for the CMB observational and theoretical community to define the 'Stage-4' ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment.

From the CMB-S4 homepage: ''[this experiment], consisting of dedicated telescopes equipped with highly sensitive superconducting cameras operating at the South Pole, the high Chilean Atacama plateau, and possibly northern hemisphere sites, will provide a dramatic leap forward in our understanding of the fundamental nature of space and time and the evolution of the Universe. CMB-S4 will be designed to cross critical thresholds in testing inflation, determining the number and masses of the neutrinos, constraining possible new light relic particles, providing precise constraints on the nature of dark energy, and testing general relativity on large scales.''

Topics of the workshop

  • Science case updates and discussion of a possible second edition of the science book
  • Review of the CMB-S4 technology book
  • Progress on sky models, simulations, data quality validation
  • Other inputs for the fall report of the CMB-S4 Concept Definition Team
  • Definition of the CMB-S4 collaboration model.
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SLAC-2017 Collaboration Workshop
February 27 - March 1, 2017 | SLAC, CA | Workshop
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CMB-S4 Workshop
February 27-March 1, 2017
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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UChicago 2016 Collaboration Workshop
September 19 - 21, 2016 | Chicago, IL | Workshop
UChicago 2016 Collaboration Workshop
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This is the fourth of a series of biannual "Cosmology with CMB-S4" workshops dedicated to developing the next generation ground-based Cosmic Microwave Background program, CMB-S4. The first two days of the workshop are dedicated to CMB-S4. The third day will be an overlap day with the "Futures Cosmic Surveys", which is being held at Chicago September 21-23.

The CMB-S4 workshop will start with a review of the science case presented in the recently completed first edition of the CMB-S4 Science Book, followed by sessions dedicated to working on refining the science driven requirements for the CMB-S4 instrumental configuration.

We will review the set of instrumentation white papers, now being drafted, that summarize the current state of relevant technologies for CMB-S4 and identify R&D efforts to advance them for evaluation for possible use in CMB-S4. We will work on the road map to determine the instrumental configuration of CMB-S4.

The goal of the overlap day (Wednesday September 21) with the "Cosmic Surveys" workshop is for the two communities to update each other on their future plans and to explore the synergistic and joint analysis of the combined data sets.Learn more >>