Predictions of Cold Dark Matter models
on small scales:
current and future tests
July 31-August 2, 2002
Chicago, Illinois, USA
All talks will take place in Research Institutes building
Wednesday, July 31
8:15am - 9am - breakfast (provided on location)
9:00 - 9:15am - Andrey Kravtsov - Welcome
Structure of DM halos: observational constraints (Chair: Avishai Dekel)
9:15 - 9:45am Stacy McGaugh, "Are Cuspy Halos Viable?"
9:50 - 10:20am Licia Verde "Abundance of dwarf galaxies and
DM halo profiles from observed rotation curves"
10:25 - 10:40am Coffee break
10:40 - 11:25am Leo Blitz "High-resolution rotation curves of dwarf
11:30 - 12:15am Discussion on rotation curves
12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch and informal discussion (lunch will be
provided on location)
1:00 - 1:25pm David Johnston "Weak lensing
constraints on halo bias models"
1:30 - 1:55pm Brian Yanny, "Constraints on
the shape of the dark halo of the Milky Way from SDSS observations"
Structure of DM halos: theoretical models (Chair: Joel Primack)
2:00 - 2:25pm Andrew Zentner, "Inflation, cold dark matter,
and the central density problem"
2:30 - 3:00pm Neal Katz "Dynamical Friction: It's not
what your father taught you!"
3:05 - 3:25pm Coffee break
3:25 - 3:55pm Avishai Dekel, "The Role of Feedback in
the Formation of LSB/Dwarf Galaxies"
4:00 - 4:25pm Milos Milosavljevic, "Black hole mergers
and implications for dark matter halo cores"
4:30 - 4:55pm Risa Wechsler, "Consequences of Halo
Assembly Histories for the Structure of Dark Matter Halos and Galaxies"
5:00-8 pm CfCP BBQ party (Lawn in front of Astronomy Department and LASR
Thursday, August 1
8:15am - 9am - breakfast (on location)
Structure of DM halos: non-CDM dark matter (Chair: Joel Primack)
9:00 - 9:25am Pedro Colín "Is SIDM still a good substitute
for collisionless CDM?"
9:30 - 9:55am Oleg Gnedin "Self-interacting dark matter: the
rise, demise, and afterglow"
10:00 - 10:35am Lam Hui, "Unitarity bounds on self-interacting dark
and density-ellipticity correlations in weak lensing studies"
10:40 - 11:00am Coffee Break
Observational signatures of dark matter (Chair: Joel Primack)
11:00 - 11:25am Kev Abazajian, "Direct Detection of Dark Matter in the X-ray"
11:30 - 11:55am Ben Wandelt, "Baryon-Dark Matter Interactions"
12:00 - 1:00pm lunch and informal discussion on theoretical models/observational
signatures of DM
(lunch will be provided on location)
Observational signatures of halo substructure (Chair: Angela Olinto)
1:00 - 1:35pm Chuck Keeton "Detecting Substructure with Strong
1:40 - 1:50pm Jacqueline Chen "Substructure lensing: effects
of isolated clumps"
1:55 - 2:20pm Scott Dodelson "Detecting galactic substructure
with CMB Lensing"
2:25 - 3:00pm Paolo Gondolo "Methods to detect WIMP streams
and clumps in the halo"
3:05 - 3:25 Coffee break
3:30 - 3:55pm Pasquale Blasi, "Multifrequency Brightness of
Galactic Dark Matter"
4:00 - 4:25pm Roberto Aloisio, "Neutralino Annihilation in the
4:30 - 4:55pm Argyro Tasitsiomi, "The detectability of DM clumps
via Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes."
5:00 - 5:25pm Felix Stoehr, "The LCDM Milky Way: On substructure
and neutralino annihilation"
5:30pm - 6:20pm Observational signatures Discussion, Angela Olinto
6:30pm - Workshop dinner at the Greek Islands restaurant (Chicago Greek
bus to and from the dinner
will be provided. On the way back the bus
will drop people at both
the Ramada Inn hotel and Wooded Isle suites.
Friday, August 2
8:45am - 9:30am - breakfast
Dynamics of bars: implications for structure of DM halos (Chair: Monica
9:30 - 10:05pm - Martin Weinberg "Bars, Cusps, and Cores"
10:10 - 10:45am - Anatoly Klypin "Secular bar formation in galaxies with significant
amount of dark matter"
10:50 - 11:15am - Coffee break
11:15 - 11:50am - Jerry Sellwood "Dark Matter Halo Cores"
11:55 - 12:30am - Victor Debattista "Bar Pattern Speeds and the Density
of Dark Matter Halos"
12:30 - 1:30 pm - lunch and informal discussion (lunch will be provided
1:30 - 2:50pm - Bar dynamics: discussion, Monica Valluri (Chair)
2:50 - 3:30pm - "Where do we go from here?" concluding remarks
by Joel Primack.
End of workshop
Friday night is free. We can give recommendations for restaurant/entertainment
A group of people are likely to go listen to some jazz or blues in the evening