EPFL/CERN/UNIGE Discussion Sessions
at Observatoire Versoix
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,
Massive Milky Way satellites in cold and warm dark matter: dependence on cosmology,
ii) Robust weak-lensing mass calibration of Planck galaxy clusters (Kwan's suggestion)
Afterwards, we will discuss the recent BICEP2 results on B-modes.
Other suggested papers include
Dark MaGICC: the effect of Dark Energy on galaxy formation. Cosmology does matter.
A cosmic web filament revealed in Lyman-α emission around a luminous high-redshift quasar
Effects of the initial conditions on cosmological N-body simulations
On the baryon acoustic oscillation amplitude as a probe of radiation density
Detection of An Unidentified Emission Line in the Stacked X-ray spectrum of Galaxy Clusters
An unidentiﬁed line in X-ray spectra of the Andromeda galaxy and Perseus galaxy cluster
The High-z Universe Confronts Warm Dark Matter: Galaxy Counts, Reionization and the Nature of Dark Matter
The SIMP Miracle
Is the Universe Simpler than LCDM?