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
    • Session 1
      • 8:00 AM
        Breakfast 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
        Welcome 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)
      • 2
        Testing Deviations from General Relativity at Cosmological Scales: a new tension between Planck and LSS/Lensing data 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)
      • 3
        A different perspective on Primordial Black Holes 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)
      • 4
        Isolating CMB Secondaries with Deep Learning 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)
      • 5
        Fireslides 1 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 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
        Rapid-Turn Multi-field Inflation 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)
      • 7
        Absorption Effects in Coherent Crystal Photoconversion of Solar Axions 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)
      • 8
        Constraining dark matter-helium scattering with the CMB 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 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 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
      • 9
        Probing the Universe with electromagnetic and gravitational wave signatures 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)
      • 10
        Beyond Fisher Forecasting for Cosmology 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)
      • 11
        Cosmogenic Boosted Dark Matter in Neutrino Experiments 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))
      • 12
        Revealing the origin of binary black holes with spin precession 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)
      • 13
        Fireslides 2 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 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
      • 14
        Cosmological Tensions in the JWST Era 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)
      • 15
        WIMP dark matter limits beyond the thermal relic bound 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)
      • 16
        Dark matter halo collapse with velocity-dependent SIDM 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)
      • 17
        New Results from The Cosmic Dawn (CoDa) Project: Simulating Reionization and Galaxy Formation 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 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 Storey Hall 123 (Karcher Auditorium)

        Storey Hall 123

        Karcher Auditorium

        Southern Methodist University 3315 Daniel Avenue Dallas, TX 75205
  • Tuesday, October 11
    • Session 2
      • 8:00 AM
        Breakfast
      • 18
        Stepped Partially Acoustic Dark Matter
        Speaker: Can Kilic (University of Texas at Austin)
      • 19
        Gravitational Waves from First-Order Phase Transitions - observability and scaling relations
        Speaker: James Dent
      • 20
        A Universe from Gravity
        Speaker: Andrew Long (Rice University)
      • 21
        Signatures of Primordial Black Holes: Correlating gravitational wave and gamma-ray measurements
        Speaker: Bhaskar Dutta (Texas A&M University)
      • 10:20 AM
        Coffee Break
      • 22
        Neutrino Self-Interactions from the Lab to the Cosmos
        Speaker: Kevin James Kelly (CERN)
      • 23
        CMB birefringence from axion defect networks
        Speaker: Mudit Jain
      • 24
        A Spin on Wave Dark Matter
        Speaker: Mustafa Amin (Rice University)
      • 25
        Closing Remarks
        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