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Pan-Canadian Reionization Workshop

Advancements and future opportunities

Aug 3-4

TORONTO

Venue:

55 St George St, Myhal R360

Background image credit:

Carnegie Institution for Science/MPIA

Agenda

Agenda

August 3: Day theme: multi-probes of Reionization

08:45

Registration + Breakfast

09:15

Introduction & Welcome

jamboard activity  + workshop overview

09:45

Keynote Talk: Dick Bond

Historical Overview of Reionization Research

10:15

Coffee/tea Break

10:45

Thematic session I -part I : Reionization and LIM

--- Tracing the inception of the star-forming cosmic web with line-intensity mapping (10mins) Dongwoo Chung (CITA, UofT)

--- Creating Mock Maps for LIM Experiments (5mins) Doga Tolgay (CITA, UofT)

--- CII as an SFR indicator of high-redshift galaxies (5 mins) Lichen Liang (CITA)

--- Extreme Emission Line Galaxies Selected Using JWST/NIRCam Medium Band Photometry (5 mins) Sunna Withers (York)

--- Using 21-cm lime emission and other signals to search for traces of inflation across cosmic time (2 mins) Nathan J. Carlson (CITA, UofT)

--- Tomographic studies of reionization (2 mins) Jennifer Chan (CITA, UofT)

11:15

Thematic session I -part II : Reionization and Dark Matter

--- Dark matter annihilation and early halos (5 mis) Katie Mack (Perimeter)

--- Dark matter annihilation in 21cm signal at cosmic dawn (10 mins) Liqiang Hou (Perimeter)

--- Searching for the fundamental nature of dark matter in the epoch of reionisation (10 mins) Keir Rogers (Dunlap-UofT)

 

Thinking/Writing + Group jamboard (5 mins)

Food Tray

12:15

Lunch Break

13:30

Keynote Talk: Andrian Liu (McGill)

Current statue of reionization experiments and research

14:00

Thematic session II: Reionization and 21cm

--- Improved Constraints on the 21-cm EoR Power Spectrum with HERA (20 mins) Bobby Pascua (McGill)

--- Reanalyzing HERA Phase-I data: is there a preference for strong X-ray heating? (10 mins; virtual)Debanjan Sarkar (McGill)

--- Recovering the 21cm Power Spectrum from Intensity Mapping Cross-correlations (5 mins)Lisa McBride (McGill)

Thinking/Writing + Group jamboard (10 mins)

14:45

Coffee/tea Break

15:00

Science speed chat (Structured networking)

15:30

Thematic session III: Reionization and CMB

--- Taurus: A balloon-borne polarimeter for cosmic reionization and Galactic dust (10 mins) Steven Benton (Princeton)

--- Leveraging the wealth of reionisation observables (10 mins) Adélie Gorce (McGill)

--- CMB-kSZ-reionization (5 mins; virtual) Margaret Ikape (UofT)

Thinking/Writing + Group jamboard (5 mins)

16:00

Coffee/tea Break

16:15

Session II and III Forum

16:45

Reflective writing session

17:00

Non-alcoholic Workshop Happy Hour (@ CITA Cafe - MP 1402 (McLennan Physical Laboratories, Burton Tower 14th flr)

Aug4

August 4: Day theme: Reionization modeling and sources

08:45

Breakfast

09:15

Keynote talk: Numerical challenges in modelling Reionization (20 mins + 10 mins Q&A)

09:45

Thematic session IV: modelling, simulations and analysis

--- Application of Wavelet Based Statistics for Enhanced 21cm Parameter Constraints (10 mins) Ian Hothi (LERMA/LPENS)

--- New one-point estimators for cosmological cross-correlations (10 mins) Patrick Breysse (NYU)

Thinking/Writing (5mins) + Group jamboard (5 mins)

10:15

Coffee/tea Break

10:45

Session IV Forum

11:05

Thematic session V - Part I: Reionization sources -- quasars

--- Learning Reionization History from Quasars with Simulation-Based Inference (15 mins) Huanqing Chen (CITA)

--- Analyzing the Effects of Quasars on Reionization (10 mins) Affan Khadir (CITA, UofT)

 

Thinking/Writing/Group jamboard (5 mins)

11:35

Panel discussion: future prospects of reionization

Panelists:

Dick Bond (CITA and UofT)

Renée Hložek (Dunlap-UofT)

Rahul Kannan (York)

Adrian Liu (McGill)

Katie Mack (Perimeter)

Food Tray

12:15

Lunch Break

13:30

Keynote Talk: Chris Willott (NRCC)

Reionization quasars and galaxies

14:00

Thematic session V - Part II: Reionization sources -- quasars & galaxies

--- Observing the Host Galaxies of High-z Quasars with JWST (20 mins) Madeline Marshall (NRCC)

--- Exploring the Epoch of Reionization and Epoch of He II Reionization Using Fast Radio Bursts (15 mins, virtual) Joey Bhangal (UBC)

--- Meet-and-greet (UBC Extragalactic Astrophysics Group): charting the growth of galaxies across cosmic time (5 mins) Allison Man (UBC)

 

Thinking/Writing/Group jamboard (5 mins)

15:00

Coffee/tea Break

15:30

Conference summary, reflection and focus group outlook

16:00

Unstructured collaborative/networking time
(Rooms: MY 360, MY 370, CITA Café MP1402))

17:30

CITA Happy Hour

(Prenup Pub, 191 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P9)

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