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Observing Dark Energy

Observing Dark Energy

NOAO Workshop

March 18-20, 2004
Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa
Tucson, AZ

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 17

6:00 - 8:00pm Evening Reception

Thursday, March 18

AM Session: Introduction - Dave De Young, Chair

8:30 Jeremy Mould
Introduction
8:45 Rocky Kolb
Theorizing Dark Energy
9:30 Sean Carroll
What is w Allowed To Be?
10:00 Break
10:30 Georgi Dvali
Dark Energy or Large-Distance Modification of Gravity?
11:00 Discussion, Panel, Open Mike
11:30 Lunch (Provided)

PM Session: Supernovae - Daniel Eisenstein, Chair

1:30 Saul Perlmutter
Supernovae, Dark Energy, and SNAP
2:00 Nick Suntzeff
Dark Energy Measurements from the High-Z Supernova Survey and ESSENCE
2:30 Chris Pritchet
SNLS - the Supernova Legacy Survey at CFHT
3:00 Break
3:30 Adam G. Riess
Supernovae at z>1: Kinematics and Dark Energy
4:00 Tod Lauer
DESTINY - The Dark Energy Space Telescope
4:20 Wendy Freedman
The Carnegie Supernova Project
4:45 Discussion, Panel, Open Mike

Friday, March 19

AM Session: Gravitational Lensing - Tereasa Brainerd, Chair

8:30 Gary Bernstein
Realistic Forecasts for Dark Energy Constraints from Planned Weak Lensing Surveys.
9:00 Tony Tyson
Constraining the Physics of Dark Energy and Dark Matter via Gravitational Lensing
9:30 Bhuvnesh Jain
Probing Dark Energy with Weak Lensing Surveys
10:00 Break
10:30 Lloyd Knox
Weak Lensing and Supernovae as Complementary Probes of Dark Energy
11:00 Roger Blandford
Strong Lensing and Cosmography
11:30 Discussion, Panel, Open Mike
12:00 Conference Photograph
12:15 Lunch (Provided)

PM Session: Galaxy Clusters - Bob Nichol, Chair

2:00 Ruth Daly
A Direct Measurement of the Pressure and Energy Density of the Dark Energy as a Function of Redshift
2:30 Marc Davis
Constraining Dark Energy Using The DEEP2 abundance of distant Clusters
3:00 Joe Mohr
Studies of Cosmology and Structure Formation with Galaxy Cluster Surveys
3:30 Break
4:00 Martin White
Clusters and Dark Energy
4:30 Sarah Church
Recent Results from the SuZIE Experiment
5:00 Discussion, Panel, Open Mike

Saturday, March 20

AM Session: Acoustic Oscillations, ISW - Andy Connolly, Chair

9:00 Daniel Eisenstein
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound
9:30 Lam Hui
Geometrical Constraints on Dark Energy from Lensing and the Lyman-alpha Forest
10:00 Ryan Scranton
Looking for Dark Energy with SDSS and WMAP
10:30 Discussion, Panel, Open Mike
11:00 Break, Posters
12:00 Lunch

PM Session: CMB - Chair TBD

1:30 Rachel Bean
Can We Hope to Detect Dark Energy Perturbations?
2:00 Wayne Hu
Dark Energy Probes in Light of the CMB
2:30 Break
3:00 Licia Verde
Probing dark energy with the CMB
3:30 Discussion, Panel, Open Mike
4:00 Michael Turner
Cosmic Acceleration: The Most Profound Question in Science
 
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