CfCP Workshops
The Center for Cosmological Physics presents

GROUND-BASED SUPERNOVA SURVEYS

November 14–16, 2003
at the
University of Chicago

* Workshop Description
* Participants
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* Program
* Online Presentations
* International Advisory Committee
* Local Organizing Committee
* Photos from the Workshop


gov't supernovaWORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

A number of `second generation' ground-based Supernova surveys are either recently underway or soon to begin, while other established surveys are continuing. These different surveys have a variety of complementary drivers. The aim of this workshop is to gather together 20-30 key people involved in on-going and planned surveys to assess their goals, discuss results if they're available, and at least raise the issue of strategy and coordination. The main focus will be on the (eventual) cosmological applications of these surveys, including:

  • Direct probes of dark energy
  • Zero-point of the Hubble diagram
  • Constraining SN Ia systematics
  • Further exploration of correlators with peak Ia luminosity
  • Prospects for Cosmology with SNe II

Research Institutes at UChicago The overall goal will be to emerge with a better sense of what we expect to learn from these different efforts over the next several years, about both SNe properties and cosmology. We plan to keep the atmosphere informal, with ample time for discussions. Currently, three days are blocked out for the meeting; however, if the schedule permits, we will aim to keep it to two meeting days.

COST: There is no registration fee.

LOCATION: All sessions will be held on the campus of the University of Chicago.


WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS (as of 11/11/03)

Greg Aldering, Pierre Antilogus, Pierre Astier, Eddie Baron, Edward Brown, Alan Calder, Sofia Chabysheva, Vikram Dwarkadas, Alex Filippenko, Wendy Freedman, Josh Frieman, J. Guy, Peter Hoeflich, Saurabh Jha, Mario Hamuy, Rick Kessler, Alexei Khoklov, Robert Kirshner, Robert Knop, Marek Kowalski, Don Lamb, Brian Lee, Weidong Li, John Marriner, Thomas Matheson, Bronson Messer, Reynald Pain, John Peoples, Saul Perlmutter, Kathy Perrett, Jim Rich, Marco Riello, Adam Riess, Richard Scalzo, Brian Schmidt, Albert Stebbins, Louis Strolger, Nick Suntzeff, Jim Truran, Douglas Tucker, Michael Turner, Lifan Wang, Michael Wood-Vasey,  


ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM

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PROGRAM

The schedule of discussions and presentations for the workshop will be available at Ground-based Supernova Surveys - Program.


ONLINE PRESENTATIONS

When available, workshop presentations that can be viewed on the Web will be listed here.


INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  • Greg Aldering
  • Alex Filippenko
  • Wendy Freedman
  • Peter Garnavich
  • Reynald Pain
  • Saul Perlmutter
  • Chris Pritchet
  • Jim Rich
  • Adam Riess
  • Brian Schmidt
  • Christopher Stubbs
  • Nick Suntzeff

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

PHOTOS FROM THE WORKSHOP

Compromising snapshots of participants, presentations, and discussions will be posted after the workshop concludes.