UCSD-2019: Cosmology with CMB-S4

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Workshop overview

The San Diego workshop continues a successful series of meetings bringing together the CMB experimental and theoretical community to plan a coordinated, stage-4 ground-based CMB experiment.

The meeting will be held at UC San Diego, October 17th-19th 2019, starting first thing Thursday morning and ending Saturday lunchtime.

Meeting Info & Registration

Official Workshop Website: Registration, Participants, Hotels, Logistics.

About This Wiki

As for previous workshops, we will use this wiki to organize the sessions, to capture the input from them, and to develop next steps. Participants are encouraged to edit the wiki directly, including uploading plots or a few slides.

Hints for formatting this wiki can be found here


Agenda

Preliminary agenda - work in progress

Thursday October 17th

08:00 - Coffee

08:30 - Plenary 1

  • Introduction & Updates

12:30 - Lunch (catering just outside of the Auditorium)

13:30 - Parallel 1

  • Technical Working Groups: Detectors, LATs, Data Management
  • Science Drivers: PGW+Inflation, Dark Universe, Matter Mapping, Transients

15:45 - Parallel 2

  • Technical Working Groups: Readout, SATs, DAQ
  • Science to Measurement Flowdown

17:30 - Fireslides 1

18:00 - Posters/Social, appetizers and drinks offered on the patio outside the Auditorium

[19:00 - Governing Board]

Friday October 18th

08:00 - Coffee

08:30 - Plenary 2

  • Reports back from Parallels 1 & 2

12:30 - Lunch (catering just outside of the Auditorium)

13:30 - Parallel 3

  • Measurement to Technical Requirements Flowdown
  • Analysis/Pipeline Working Groups: Low-ell BB, Maps to C_ell, Maps to Other Stats, Sources

15:45 - Parallel 4

  • Technical Working Group: Modules + Detector/Readout Testing
  • Cross-Cuts: Site Resource Requirements, Cryo-Optics, Sidelobes & Shielding, Atmosphere/Ground-Pickup Simulation, Delensing, Sky Modeling

17:30 - Fireslides 2

Saturday October 19th

08:00 - Coffee

08:30 - Parallel 5

  • Cross-Cuts: Pixel Size/f-Number Optimization, Readout/DAQ/Control Testing, Simulations for Technical Requirements, Joint Probes & Cross-Correlations
  • Committees: Education & Public Outreach

09:30 - Parallel 6

  • Cross-Cuts: Receiver Interfaces, Validation & Calibration, Simulations for Measurement Requirements
  • Committees: Education & Public Outreach (continued)

11:00 - Plenary

  • Reports back from selected Parallels 3-6

12:30 - Closeout, no lunch provided