KITP Program: Primordial Cosmology (Apr 1 - Jun 28, 2013)
Coordinators: Christopher Hirata, Eva Silverstein, Matias Zaldarriaga
Scientific Advisor: Matias Zaldarriaga

Time Speaker Title
4/01, 2:00 p.m. All Introduction and General Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/01, 2:15 p.m. Andrew Liddle
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh & KITP
The Planck Satellite 2013 data release[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/02, 11:30 a.m. William Jones
Planck and B mode missions: implications for inflation, robustness, near-future prospects[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/03, 12:30 p.m. All Informal discussion
4/03, 12:30 p.m. Ben Monreal
(Super-Informal) Discussion of the AMS results[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/04, 2:00 p.m. Daniel Baumann
Univ. of Cambridge & KITP
Probing high-scale physics with Planck[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/08, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
4/08, 2:00 p.m. Christopher Hirata
Caltech & KITP
The CMB power asymmetry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/08, 3:15 p.m. Eiichiro Komatsu
Making sense of the "north-south" asymmetry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/09, 11:30 a.m. Marty Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
What's a Wiki Good For?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/09, 11:45 a.m. Jonathan Braden
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Density perturbations from preheating caustics and the Shock-in-time[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/11, 2:00 p.m. Hiranya Peiris
Univ. College, London & KITP
Is there evidence for additional neutrino species in cosmology?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/15, 2:00 p.m. Richard Easther
(Univ. Auckland & KITP)
Hiranya Peiris
(Univ. College, London & KITP)
Monodromy, modulated power spectra and the CMB[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 11:30 a.m. Dick Bond
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Lunch discussion, p(reheating), perturbations and structure of models[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 2:00 p.m. Joanna Dunkley
Oxford Univ. & KITP
Hubble constant[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 2:45 p.m. Eiichiro Komatsu
A candidate explanation for a parameter shift from WMAP9 to Planck[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 12:30 p.m. Mustafa Amin
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge & KITP
Nonlinear field dynamics after inflation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/18, 2:00 p.m. Christof Wetterich
Univ. Heidelberg & KITP
Universe without expansion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/22-26 Conference: Observations and Theoretical Challenges in Primordial Cosmology
4/30, 11:00 a.m. Sandip Trivedi
Tata Inst. & KITP
CMB From CFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/02, 2:00 p.m. Marilena LoVerde
Univ. Chicago & KITP
Non-Gaussian Mode Coupling and the Statistical Cosmological Principle[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/07, 2:00pm Lyman Page
Princeton & KITP
WMAP, Planck, ACT, etc.[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/08, 2:00pm Sudeep Das
CMB Lensing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/09, 2:00pm Uros Seljak
UC Berkeley & KITP
Pedagogical lecture on LSS[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/14, 2:00pm Dmitri Pogosyan
Univ. Alberta & KITP
Geometrical measures for (mildly) non-Gaussian cosmological fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/16, 2:00pm Rafael Porto
Probing the (quantum) nature of the primordial seed[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/20, 12:15pm Eva Silverstein
Stanford & KITP
π in the Sky: Precision Observations and Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
5/21, 2:00pm Lam Hui
Columbia & KITP
Testing gravity with pulsars, black holes and the microwave background[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/23, 2:00pm Daniel Harlow
Princeton & KITP
Eternal inflation, bubble nucleation, and PLANCK[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/28, 2:00pm Shirley Ho
LSS, Planck and the Cosmology Analysis Machine[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/30, 2:00pm Sarah Shandera
Penn State Univ. & KITP
Discussion: Primordial cosmology potential of future LSS surveys[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/04, 2:00pm Dragan Huterer
Univ. of Michigan & KITP
Constraining dark energy: a pedagogical overview and future prospects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/06, 2:00pm Sergei Dubovsky
From the QCD flux tubes to the hierarchy problem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/11, 2:00pm Eva Silverstein
Stanford & KITP
de Sitter and inflationary spacetimes: New Solutions and Old Problems (short talk plus discussion)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/12, 12:30pm Scott Watson
(Syracuse & KITP)
Thomas Hertog
(K.U.Leuven & KITP)
Short contributions, general discussion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/13, 2:00pm Matias Zaldarriaga
The effective theory of Large Scale Structure[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/18, 2:00pm Chao-Lin Kuo
(Stanford & KITP)
John Kovac
(Harvard & KITP)
Clem Pryke
(Univ. of Minn. & KITP)
B mode experiment primer[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/19, 12:30pm Renata Kallosh
Andrei Linde
Planck2013 and Superconformal Symmetry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 2:00pm George Efstathiou
Cambridge & KITP
Planck Unchained[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/25, 2:00pm Dick Bond
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Intermittent non-Gaussianity & Anomalies: rare patchy subdominants from Modulated Heating, Bubble Collisions & Oscillons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

6/26-6/27   ↓ B Fest ↓
6/26, 9:00am Matias Zaldarriaga
B-mode and high energy physics - why it is much more than energy scale of inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 9:45am George Efstathiou
Cambridge & KITP
6/26, 10:15am Olivier Perdereau
Planck Analysis[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 10:45am Carlo Baccigalupi
LFI, Analysis[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 11:30am John Kovac
Clem Pryke
(Univ. of Minn.)
BICEP/Keck overview[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 14:00am Clem Pryke
(Univ. of Minn.)
BICEP/Keck status[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 14:30pm Chao-Lin Kuo
6/26, 3:15pm Suzanne Staggs
ABS / ACTpol[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 4:00pm Adrian Lee
POLARBEAR/ Simons Array[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 4:45pm Tomotake Matsumura LiteBird[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 9:00am Leonardo Senatore
What can we learn about inflation from B-modes measurements beyond "r"[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 10:00am Seth Hillbrand
Shaul Hanany
(Uni. Minnesota)
6/27, 11:30am Spider SPIDER[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 12:00pm Sarah Church
Snowmass and CMB[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 2:30pm Al Kogut
PIPER / Pixie[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 15:45pm Dick Bond
Univ. Toronto
Something about r[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

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