KICP Workshop

SCAM 2019: SNIa-Cosmology Analysis Meeting

October 2-4, 2019 in Chicago, IL

The era of large photometrically identified samples of Type Ia Supernovae (SNIa) has begun, opening the door to a variety of cosmological probes. This workshop will focus on analysis methods being applied to current data sets (e.g., CfA, CSP, DES, Foundation, PS1, SDSS, SNf, SNLS) and new methods anticipated for future data sets (e.g., LSST, WFIRST). We will discuss how current methods need to evolve for the challenge of much larger SNIa samples, and also discuss the challenges of developing new analysis methods. This meeting will include presentations with significant discussion time. We have limited travel support for early career scientists.

KICP Conference

Cosmic Controversies Conference Poster

Cosmic Controversies

A conference organized by the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Saturday October 5 – Tuesday October 8
UChicago Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL

Is cosmology on the verge of a fundamental description of the Universe from a tiny fraction of a second after the big bang until today based upon LCDM, or is it on the cusp of major disruption and re-organization of our understanding of the Universe?

Our cosmology conclave will focus on eight cosmic controversies and address how best to resolve them.