Organised by AIMS-ICTP-PI
15-28 January 2012
Registration at: http://cdsagenda5.ictp.trieste.it/full_display.php?ida=a10194
Deadline for Registration: 30 September 2011
This two-week school aimed at PhD students and postdocs in cosmology will take place during summer in one of the world's most beautiful cities. The school will be interactive and broad, covering all aspects of modern cosmology from theoretical to observational and from statistical to philosophical. Lectures will be supplemented in two key ways with tutorials in the first week and research projects supplied by the lecturers in the second week with support from post-doc tutors. Participants will leave having had a cutting-edge introduction to modern cosmology and developed hands-on research skills and a network of potential future collaborators. We expect some of the research projects to lead to publications. The school will be strictly limited to 50 participants and 8 tutors.
The next UK Particle Cosmology Meeting, to be held at the Institute for Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, 13-14 September 2011. The meeting is preceded by a one-day meeting on Cosmic SuperStrings, 12 September, and followed by an informal Workshop on Theoretical Cosmology, 15-23 September.
We can accommodate at most 50 external participants in our lecture room. Participation will be granted in a first come first served basis, so please register soon.
The meeting of the Dark Energy Survey collaboration - 27th June to 1st July.
These are exciting years for galaxy formation and evolution studies. From the observational side enormous progress has been made thanks to forefront instrumentation which allows us to view galaxies at unprecedented detail and at the same time to break statistical problems with large galaxy surveys. From the modelling side, the increased computing power allows to simulate at growing sophistication the evolution of structure in the Universe from the dark ages up to the present accelerating Universe. In parallel, progress in stellar evolution and population modelling allows for a much improved interface between observations and interpretation.
Yet many problems remain. We still do not understand why the most massive galaxies assemble first and host the oldest stars and which feedback mechanisms are effective. We need to disentangle the role of mergers vs. steady accretion and clarify the need for dry mergers. We have a problem in reconciling the cosmological star formation history with the global mass density. We keep discussing exotic exponents for the IMF.
Alvio Renzini's recent research has been focused on 'diving' into the mysteries of the high-redshift Universe. His knowledge spans from exploiting modern instrumentation to understanding stellar evolution to postulate galaxy evolution. He plays a key role in large observational programs as well as in more theoretical papers.
We shall meet in Portsmouth to discuss the above questions - and many more.
The 3rd VIPERS collaboration meeting will take place at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, in Portsmouth, from the 14th-16th of June.
On the 23rd of June 2008, The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth will this year, host their annual one day workshop on "modified gravity on cosmological scales". The meeting will focus on both theoretical and observations aspects of modified gravity as an explanation to the measured accelerated expansion of the universe. We will explore new theoretical developments, planned surveys and results from various fields, including large scale structure, weak lensing, supernovae, clusters and the microwave background.
Please note, there is no conference fee and the ICG will provide coffee and lunch on the day.