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RAS Discussion Meeting on Intensity Mapping

Friday 9 May 2014

 

Mapping the integrated emission from redshifted neutral hydrogen is a new and completely independent way to measure baryon acoustic oscillations in the nearby universe. This technique can achieve powerful statistical constraints with relatively few data. New special purpose instruments are being proposed and will be built in the next few years. The meeting will include discussion of the theory behind the method, description of new instruments and how the use of the compact core of SKA might revolutionize the subject.

Agenda

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 11:00 The cosmological context (A. Refregier, ETH Zurich)
11:00 - 11:30 Intensity mapping - science and simulations (Ue-Li Pen, CITA)
11:30 - 12:00 Foregrounds (C. Dickinson, JBCA)
12:00 - 12:15 BAO radio work in France (Reza Ansari, Universite Paris-Sud)
12:15 - 12:30 Foreground removal (Laura Wolz, UCL)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 GBT + Chime + Tianlai (Jeff Peterson, Carnegie Mellon)
14:00 - 14:15 BINGO (Richard Battye, JBCA)
14:15 - 14:30 BINGO end-to-end simulations; the beginning (Anne-Marie Bigot-Sazy, JBCA)
14:30 - 14:45 Living with radio interference (Christian Monstein, ETH Zurich)
14:45 - 15:00 CO intensity mapping (Jamie Leech, Oxford)
15:00 - 15:30 Future prospects: SKA (Phil ip Bull, UiO, Olso)
15:30 - 16:00 Tea at the Geological Society
16:00 - 18:00 RAS Monthly A&G (Ordinary) Meeting
18:00 - 19:00 Drinks Reception (in the RAS Burlington House Apartments)