SMU TACOS Workshop

America/Chicago
Fondren Science Room 123 (SMU Dallas Texas USA)

Fondren Science Room 123

SMU Dallas Texas USA

Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
Andrew Long (Rice University) , Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , James Dent , Joel Meyers (Southern Methodist University) , Kimberly Boddy (University of Texas at Austin) , Louis Strigari (Texas A&M)
Description

Theoretical Astroparticle and Cosmology Symposium in Texas

 

Building research ties across Texas:  This meeting brings together researchers interested in topics at the intersection of theoretical particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. Participants from various institutions in Texas present and discuss the latest developments in their subfields, with the aim of fostering ideas and collaborations among faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. The host institution rotates from year to year to enable interactions with local experts in neighboring subfields.

 

Meeting Website:

https://sites.google.com/view/texas-tacos/upcoming-meeting

 

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Scientific Organizing Committee:

Kimberly Boddy (UT Austin)
James Dent (Sam Houston)
Andrew Long (Rice)
Joel Meyers (SMU)
Louis Strigari (TAMU)

  • Monday, October 10
    • 8:00 AM 8:30 PM
      Session 1
      • 8:00 AM
        Breakfast 30m Fondren Science Room 123 (SMU Dallas Texas USA)

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
      • 8:30 AM
        Welcome 10m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Joel Meyers (Southern Methodist University)
      • 8:40 AM
        Testing Deviations from General Relativity at Cosmological Scales: a new tension between Planck and LSS/Lensing data 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Mustapha Ishak (The University of Texas at Dallas)
      • 9:10 AM
        A different perspective on Primordial Black Holes 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Nicola Bellomo (Institute of Cosmos Sciences - University of Barcelona)
      • 9:30 AM
        Isolating CMB Secondaries with Deep Learning 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Eric Guzman (Southern Methodist University)
      • 9:50 AM
        Fireslides 1 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Eric Guzman (Southern Methodist University)
      • 10:20 AM
        Coffee Break 40m Fondren Science Room 123 (SMU Dallas Texas USA)

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
      • 11:00 AM
        Rapid-Turn Multi-field Inflation 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Sonia Paban (University of Texas)
      • 11:30 AM
        Absorption Effects in Coherent Crystal Photoconversion of Solar Axions 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Adrian Thompson (Texas A&M University)
      • 11:50 AM
        Constraining dark matter-helium scattering with the CMB 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Stacie Moltner (University of Texas)
      • 12:10 PM
        Group Photo 10m Fondren Science Room 123 (SMU Dallas Texas USA)

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
      • 12:20 PM
        Lunch 1h 10m Fondren Science Room 123 (SMU Dallas Texas USA)

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
      • 1:30 PM
        Probing the Universe with electromagnetic and gravitational wave signatures 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Lindsay King (UT Dallas)
      • 2:00 PM
        Beyond Fisher Forecasting for Cosmology 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Joseph Ryan (Southern Methodist University)
      • 2:20 PM
        Cosmogenic Boosted Dark Matter in Neutrino Experiments 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Dr Doojin Kim (Texas A & M University (US))
      • 2:40 PM
        Revealing the origin of binary black holes with spin precession 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Michael Kesden (UT Dallas)
      • 3:10 PM
        Fireslides 2 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Eric Guzman (Southern Methodist University)
      • 3:40 PM
        Coffee Break 40m Fondren Science Room 123 (SMU Dallas Texas USA)

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
      • 4:20 PM
        Cosmological Tensions in the JWST Era 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Mike Boylan-Kolchin (The University of Texas at Austin)
      • 4:50 PM
        WIMP dark matter limits beyond the thermal relic bound 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Louis Strigari (Texas A&M)
      • 5:10 PM
        Dark matter halo collapse with velocity-dependent SIDM 20m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Prof. Kimberly Boddy (University of Texas at Austin)
      • 5:30 PM
        New Results from The Cosmic Dawn (CoDa) Project: Simulating Reionization and Galaxy Formation 30m Fondren Science Room 123

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
        Speaker: Paul Shapiro (The University of Texas at Austin)
      • 6:00 PM
        Break / Walk to Dinner 30m Fondren Science Room 123 (SMU Dallas Texas USA)

        Fondren Science Room 123

        SMU Dallas Texas USA

        Southern Methodist University Fondren Science Building 3215 Daniel Ave. Dallas, TX 75205
      • 6:30 PM
        Dinner 2h Storey Hall 123 (Karcher Auditorium)

        Storey Hall 123

        Karcher Auditorium

        Southern Methodist University 3315 Daniel Avenue Dallas, TX 75205
  • Tuesday, October 11
    • 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
      Session 2
      • 8:00 AM
        Breakfast 40m
      • 8:40 AM
        Stepped Partially Acoustic Dark Matter 30m
        Speaker: Can Kilic (University of Texas at Austin)
      • 9:10 AM
        Gravitational Waves from First-Order Phase Transitions - observability and scaling relations 20m
        Speaker: James Dent
      • 9:30 AM
        A Universe from Gravity 20m
        Speaker: Andrew Long (Rice University)
      • 9:50 AM
        Signatures of Primordial Black Holes: Correlating gravitational wave and gamma-ray measurements 30m
        Speaker: Bhaskar Dutta (Texas A&M University)
      • 10:20 AM
        Coffee Break 40m
      • 11:00 AM
        Neutrino Self-Interactions from the Lab to the Cosmos 30m
        Speaker: Kevin James Kelly (CERN)
      • 11:30 AM
        CMB birefringence from axion defect networks 20m
        Speaker: Mudit Jain
      • 11:50 AM
        A Spin on Wave Dark Matter 30m
        Speaker: Mustafa Amin (Rice University)
      • 12:20 PM
        Closing Remarks 10m
        Speakers: Andrew Long (Rice University) , James Dent , Joel Meyers (Southern Methodist University) , Prof. Kimberly Boddy (University of Texas at Austin) , Louis Strigari (Texas A&M)
      • 12:30 PM
        Lunch - Off campus 1h 30m