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CMB Canada 2008 Workshop

  • Winterschool Day 1 Schedule
  • Scientific Talks Schedule
  • Winterschool Day 2 Schedule
  • Meeting of the CSA Discipline Working Group
  • How to register
    • Confirmed Participants
  • Conference Locations

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A Canada-wide (+ international friends) CMB community workshop will take place from March 27-30, 2008 at McGill University in Montreal. The workshop is hosted by the McGill Cosmology Group as part of the Canadian Space Agency CMB Discipline Working Group (CMB-DWG, funded by the Canadian Space Agency).

Scientific Contacts: Matt Dobbs (Matt.Dobbs at mcgill.ca) or Gil Holder (holder at physics.mcgill.ca) 
Hospitality Contact: Elizabeth Shearon (Elizabeth.Shearon at mcgill.ca)

We thank the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIfAR), McGill Department of Physics, and McGill Faculty of Science for financially supporting this activity.


Winterschool Day 1 Schedule

Thursday March 27, 2008

LOCATION: Leacock Building Room 232, McGill Campus (see map at bottom of page)

8:30amregistration opens. Coffee and pastries served. 
9am-10:00CMB + Polarization TheoryDouglas ScottCMB_TheoryIntro_DouglasScott.pdf
10:20-11:20CMB Secondaries and ForegroundsGil HolderCMB_Foregrounds_GHolder.pdf
11:40-12:40Calculating CMB Power spectrumAdam MossCMB_Parameters_AdamMoss.pdf
1pm - 2pmlunch
2:00-2:30pmACTMark HalpernACT_MarkHalpern.pdf
2:30-3:30pmSPIDERBarth Netterfield
3:30-4:30InterferometryJon SieversInterferometry_JonSievers.pdf
6:30pmWelcome Dinner at Bistro Justine (30 persons) 

Each lecture has been allotted 1 hour. This is the formal lecture time. 20-30 minutes is available immediately after each lecture for discussion. We STRONGLY encourage lecturers not to go beyond their allotted hour, as the discussion time is the most fun.

Directions to dinner:

  • On foot (30 minute walk - print the map at the bottom of the page) - take Prince Arthur East 15 minutes until you dead-end in a park. Cross the park and turn left (North) on St. Denis. Walk 15 minutes to 4517 rue Saint-Denis.
  • By taxi (reduce your foot print by sharing with others please!). Walk east out of rutherford and grad a taxi on University street (there is a taxi stand one block north on university). It will cost about $10 and take 10 min.

Scientific Talks Schedule

Friday March 28, 2008

LOCATION: Rutherford Physics Building, Bell Conference Room 103, McGill Campus (see map at bottom of page)

_Preliminary Agenda_

9:15amThe South Pole Telescope Status (25+5)Kathryn Miknaitis (Chicago)SPT_KSchaffer.pdf
9:45amCluster detection in simulated SZ sky surveys (20+5)Laurie Shaw (McGill)SZ-Detections_LShaw.pdf
10:15amCMB Lensing (20+5)Ue-Li Pen (Toronto)CMB_Lensing_UeLiPen.pptx
10:45amCoffee 
11:15amEBEX instrument (20+5)Michael Milligan (Minnesota)EBEX_MMilligan.pdf
11:45pmThe BLAST Instrument and Results (25+5)Don Wiebe (UBC)Blast_DonWiebe.pdf
12:15LUNCH  
1pmDesign of WMAP (1hr)Mark Halpern (UBC)WMAP_Design-MHalpern.pdf
2:00pmNew Results from WMAP (40+5)Michael Nolta (CITA)WMap5_MNolta.pdf
2:45Separation of synchrotron and anomalous emission using WMAP polarisation data (15+5)Marc-Antoine Miville-Deschênes (Paris)WMAP_ForegroundReconstruction_MA_Miville-Deschenes.pdf
3:05pmcoffee  
3:25Status of the Planck Surveyor, Seven Months before Launch (25+5)Brendan Crill (Toronto)Planck_BrendanCrill.pdf
3:55pmMillimeter Bolometer Interferometer (15min+5)Peter Hyland (Wisconsin, McGill)MBI_PeterHyland.pdf
4:15pmCosmology with the 21 cm Line 25+5Ue-Li Pen / Jeff Peterson21cm_JPeterson.pdf
5pmCMB Polarization from Space Discussion, Adjourn  
6-8pmDinner at McGill Faculty Club Gold Room**3450 MacTavish Street, McGill Campus
-9pmEntertainment at McGill's two dimensional scattering facilities3rd floor of faculty club

Directions to dinner:

  • Walk 5 minutes to 3450 MacTavish Street on the west side of Campus. Dinner will be served in a private room on the second floor. Two dimensional scattering facilities are on the third floor.

Winterschool Day 2 Schedule

Saturday March 29, 2008

LOCATION: Rutherford Physics Building, Bell Conference Room 103, McGill Campus (see map at bottom of page)

9am-10:00CMB Obvervations on Balloon and satellite platformsBarth NetterfieldBallooning_Netterfield.pdf
10:15-11:15Bolometers and readoutMatt DobbsBolosReadout_Dobbs.pdf
11:30-12:30Simulating the mm-wavelength sky and experimentsBrendan CrillCmbSimulation_BrendanCrill.pdf
1pm - 2pmlunch  
2:00-3pmData Analysis: from timestreams to mapsOlivier DoreTimesteamsToMaps_OlivierDore.pdf
3:30-4:30Data Analysis: the cosmo parameters and the numerology of the universeMichael NoltaFromMapsToParameters_MNolta.pdf
4:30pmCMB polarimetry from Space discussionall
6pm-Dinner on your own, for suggestions see MontrealLocalInfo 
  • The best restaurants in Montreal all require reservations - don't forget to call ahead.

Meeting of the CSA Discipline Working Group

Sunday March 30, 2008 9am - 1pm (all participants are welcome and encouraged to attend)

LOCATION: Rutherford Physics Building, Bell Conference Room 103, McGill Campus (see map at bottom of page)

Discussion of requirements for space platform CMB-polarization mission and Canadian expertise (Moderated by M. Halpern & B. Netterfield)

Lunch is on your own.


How to register

Registration is now closed - sorry, we're oversubscribed and can't accept any additional attendees.

Confirmed Participants

Name,RoleDates attending 
Francois Aubin, francois.aubin mail.mcgill.caGS, McGillMar 27-30local
Amy Bender, amy.bender colorado.eduGS, ColoradoMar 26-30no grant, please book hotel with female roommate
Steve Benton, steve.benton utoronto.caGS, NetterfieldMar 26-30travel grant, any roommate
Ed Chapin, echapin phas.ubc.capostdoc, UBCMar 26-30withdrawn
Brendan Crill, crill astro.utoronto.cafaculty, Toronto? 
Matt Dobbs, Matt.Dobbs mcgill.cafaculty, McGillMar 27-30local
Olivier Dore, olivier cita.utoronto.caRA, CITAarrive early on the 27th and leave on the 29th at nighttravel grant, no roommate
John Dudley, dudleyj physics.mcgill.caGS, HolderMar 27-30local
Alex Van Engelen, engelen physics.mcgill.caGS, HolderMar 27-30local
Marzieh Farhang, farhang astro.utoronto.caGS, NetterfieldMar 26-30travel grant, no roommate
Laura Fissel, fissel astro.utoronto.caGS, Netterfield?Mar 26-30travel grant, share with Wong
Mark Halpern, halpern physics.ubc.cafaculty, UBC? 
Joachim Harnois-Deraps, jharno cita.utoronto.caGS, PenMar 26-30travel grant, no hotel
Matt Hasselfield, mhasse physics.ubc.caGS, HalpernMar 26-30travel grant, share with Marsden
Gil Holder, holder physics.mcgill.cafaculty, McGillMar 27,28 onlylocal
Peter Hyland, pohyland wisc.eduPostdoc, DobbsMar 27-30travel grant, no roommate
James Kennedy, james.kennedy2 mail.mcgill.caGS, McGillMar 27-30local
Denis Laurin, Denis.Laurin space.gc.caprogram sci, CSAMar 27-30no hotel
John Macaluso, John_Macaluso brown.eduGS, Brown UMar 26-30no travel grant, no hotel
Kevin MacDermid, kevin.macdermid mail.mcgill.caGS, McGillMar 27-28local
Gaelen Marsden, gmarsden physics.ubc.capostdoc, UBC~Mar 26-30travel grant, share with Hasselfield
Michael Milligan, mmilligan astro.umn.eduGS, Minnesota~Mar 26-30no travel grant
Marc-Antoine Miville-Deschenes, marc-antoine.miville-deschenes ias.u-psud.frRA, Paris~Mar 26-30no hotel
Adam Moss, adammoss phas.ubc.capostdoc, UBC?travel grant, no roommate
Ue-Li Pen, pen cita.utoronto.cafaculty, CITAMar 28-29please book hotel
Jeff Peterson, jeffreyb.peterson gmail.comfaculty, Carnegie MelonMar 28,30please book hotel
Dmitri Pogosyan pogosyan phys.ualberta.cafaculty, alberta27-30 
Laura Newburgh, newburgh phys.columbia.eduGS, ColumbiaMar 26-30no grant, do not book hotel
Barth Netterfield, netterfield astro.utoronto.cafaculty, Toronto? 
Michael Nolta, nolta cita.utoronto.caRA, CITA?travel grant, no roommate
Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud, britt phys.columbia.eduGS, Columbia MillerMar 26-30no grant, please book hotel to share w/ Newburgh
Douglas Scott dscott astro.ubc.cafaculty, UBC?need to reconfirm
Kathryn Schaffer, kksm kicp.uchicago.edupostdoc, U Chicago~Mar 26-30no travel grant, hotel?
Laurie Shaw, lds physics.mcgill.capostdoc, HolderMar 27-30local
Jonathan Sievers, sievers cita.utoronto.caRA, CITA?travel grant, no roommate
marco viero, viero astro.utoronto.caGS, TorontoMar 26-30travel grant, share room
Joaquin Vieira, vieira uchicago.eduGS, ChicagoMar 26-30no travel grant, please book room
Jerry Vinokurov, jerry_v brown.edu>GS, BrownMar 26-30no travel grant, no hotel
Don Wiebe, dwiebe physics.utoronto.caGS, TorontoMar 26-30travel grant, share with ?
Wan Yan Wong, wanyan phas.ubc.caGS, ScottMar 26-31withdrawn, was sharing with Fissel

Conference Locations

Thurs Mar 27 9am-12:30McGill Leacock Building, Room 232
Thurs Mar 27 LunchRotunda outside Room 232
Thurs Mar 27 1:30-5:00pmMcGill Leacock Building, Room 232
Fri Mar 28 9am-12:30McGill Rutherford Physics Bldg, Bell Room 103
Fri Mar 28 LunchRutherford Physics Bldg, Board room 104
Fri Mar 28 1:30-5:30pmMcGill Rutherford Physics Bldg, Bell Room 103
Sat Mar 29 9am-12:30McGill Rutherford Physics Bldg, Bell Room 103
Sat Mar 29 LunchRutherford Physics Bldg, Board room 104
Sat Mar 29 1:30-5:30pmMcGill Rutherford Physics Bldg, Bell Room 103
Sun Mar 30 9am-1:30pmMcGill Rutherford Physics Bldg, Bell Room 103

(we also have the board room booked all day saturday) Matt's Note: Aash needs either the board room or bell room (signed out to vicky) thurs afternoon at 5pm.



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