EPFL/CERN/UNIGE Discussion Sessions

Thursday, 20 March 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at Observatoire Versoix
51 Chemin des Maillettes, 1290 Sauverny
Description To prompt collaboration among the different groups in cosmology in the Léman area, we hold a common discussion session every month and a half. In those, recent news in the field are addressed by experts at a level that we can all understand. Please, suggest papers/subjects to the local organizers. The suggested papers so far are:

i) The Milky Way's bright satellites as an apparent failure of ΛCDM, 
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012MNRAS.422.1203B
To be presented by Matthew Nichols.

Massive Milky Way satellites in cold and warm dark matter: dependence on cosmology,
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014MNRAS.437.2922P
To be presented by Matthew Nichols.

ii) Robust weak-lensing mass calibration of Planck galaxy clusters (Kwan's suggestion)

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.2670v1.pdf
To be presented by Francesco Montanari.

 
Afterwards, we will discuss the recent BICEP2 results on B-modes.

Other suggested papers include

 

LSS

Dark MaGICC: the effect of Dark Energy on galaxy formation. Cosmology does matter.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.3338.pdf 

A cosmic web filament revealed in Lyman-α emission around a luminous high-redshift quasar

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.4469.pdf

Effects of the initial conditions on cosmological N-body simulations

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.6180.pdf

On the baryon acoustic oscillation amplitude as a probe of radiation density

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.3240.pdf

DM

Detection of An Unidentified Emission Line in the Stacked X-ray spectrum of Galaxy Clusters

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.2301.pdf

An unidentified line in X-ray spectra of the Andromeda galaxy and Perseus galaxy cluster

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.4119.pdf

The High-z Universe Confronts Warm Dark Matter: Galaxy Counts, Reionization and the Nature of Dark Matter

http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.3769

The SIMP Miracle

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.5143.pdf

Is the Universe Simpler than LCDM?
http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.1146

 


 

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