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The Cosmic Distance Scale
Workshop Program

Workshop

The Cosmic Distance Scale
March 31 – April 2, 2014

Program

 
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Time Event Location
4:00 - 6:00 Welcome Reception Cafe Azafran
 
Monday, March 31, 2014
Time Subject Location
8:00-9:00 Registration Muller Rear Lobby
8:15-9:00 Breakfast Cafe Azafran
Time Subject Speaker
Session Chair: Michael Rowan-Robinson
8:50-9:00 Welcome Address Matt Mountain
9:00-9:30 Introductory Overview Wayne Hu
9:30-9:45 Discussion  
9:45-10:15 Local Results Adam Riess
10:15-10:30 Discussion  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:30 Results from PLANCK Brendan Crill
11:30-11:45 Discussion  
11:45-12:15 Results from WMAP Charles Bennett
12:15-12:30 Discussion  
12:30-2:00 Lunch  
Time Event Speaker
Session Chair: Rosemary Wyse
2:00-2:30 Results from Strong Lensing Tommaso Treu
2:30-2:45 Discussion  
2:45-3:15 Cepheids Lucas Macri
3:15-3:30 Discussion  
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break  
4:00-4:30 Results from NGC 4258 Mark Reid
4:30-4:45 Discussion  
4:45-5:15 Masers James Braatz
5:15-5:30 Discussion  
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Time Subject Location
8:15-9:00 Breakfast Cafe Azafran
Time Subject Speaker
Session Chair: Antonella Nota
9:00-9:30 RR Lyr and TRGB Victoria Scowcroft
9:30-9:45 Discussion  
9:45-10:15 Eclipsing Binaries Alceste Bonanos
10:15-10:30 Discussion  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:30 Type Ia Supernovae Saurabh Jha
11:30-11:45 Discussion  
11:45-12:15 Miras Patricia Whitelock
12:15-12:30 Discussion  
12:30-2:00 Lunch  
Time Event Speaker
Session Chair: Fred Lo
2:00-2:30 Improving the Precision of Lensing Measurements Chris Fassnacht
2:30-2:45 Discussion  
2:45-3:15 Surface Brightness Fluctuations John Blakeslee
3:15-3:30 Discussion  
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break  
4:00-4:30 HST Fine Guidance Sensors Fritz Benedict
4:30-4:45 Discussion  
4:45-5:15 Scanning Techniques Stefano Casertano
5:15-5:30 Discussion  
Time Event Location
6:00 Dinner Cafe Azafran
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time Subject Location
8:15-9:00 Breakfast Cafe Azafran
Time Subject Speaker
Session Chair: Barry Madore
9:00-9:30 Baryon Acoustic Oscillations Daniel Eisenstein
9:30-9:45 Discussion  
9:45-10:15 Importance to Cosmology Licia Verde
10:15-10:30 Discussion  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:30 GAIA Gerry Gilmore
11:30-11:45 Discussion  
11:45-12:15 Workshop Summary Mario Livio
12:15-12:30 Discussion