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Conference Programme

Sunday, 22 June 2014


18:00-21:00 Registration and opening reception  


DAY 1: Monday, 23 June 2014


Welcome and Opening
09:00-09:20Welcome & Opening address(es)    
Session 1Cosmology of Yakov Zel’dovich, historical & scientific perspective (chair Dmitry Pogosyan)
09:20-10:00Sergei Shandarin  Zeldovich's Legacy in the Discovery and Understanding of the  Cosmic Web
10:00-10:25Varun Sahni Ya. B. Zeldovich: Chemist, Nuclear Physicist, Cosmologist
Session 2The Cosmic Web, review (chair Dmitry Pogosyan)
10:25-11:05 J. Richard Bond  From SuperWeb Simplicity to Complex Intermittency in the Cosmic Web
11:05-11:35Coffee break
Session 3Zeldovich Legacy, theory & dynamics   (chair Sergei Shandarin)
11:35-12:15Adi Nusser Dynamics of the tranquil Cosmic Web
12.15-12:40Johan Hidding The Adhesion model and the geometry of the Local Universe
12:40-14:25Lunch in Tallinn city center, not included
Session 3Zeldovich Legacy, theory & dynamics   (chair Sergei Shandarin)
14:25-14:50Dmitri Pogosyan Statistical properties of the non-Gaussian Cosmic Web
14:50-15:05Job Feldbrugge  Statistic of caustics and Arnolds catastrophes in the Zeldovich approximation of large scale structure formation
15:05-15:20Cora Uhlemann Beyond single stream with the Schroedinger method: closing the Vlasov hierarchy
15:20-15:35Helen Dupuy Non-linear description of massive neutrinos in the framework of large-scale structure formation
Session 4Cosmic Web Morphology & Structure Identification   (chair Francisco Kitaura)
15:35-16:15Bernard Jones  Filaments, Voids and Pancakes
16:15-16:40Elmo Tempel  Detecting the filamentary pattern in the cosmic web: galaxy filaments as pearl necklaces
16:40-17:10Poster session - teabreak
Posters A:Structure Formation, Large Scale Structure & Clustering
Session 4 cont’d Cosmic Web Morphology & Structure Identification   (chair Francisco Kitaura)
17:10-17:35Miguel Aragon-Calvo  The Cosmic Graph
17:35-17:50Prakash Sarkar  Quantifying the Cosmic Web using the Shapefinder diagnostic
Session 5IGM and the Gaseous Cosmic Web   (chair Enn Saar)
17:50-18:30Avery Meiksin  The Lya forest and the cosmic web
18:30-18:55Guilhem Lavaux  Baryons tomography using kinetic and thermal SZ effects in the Planck Era
18:55-19:10Nicolas Tejos  The intergalactic medium in the cosmic web
19:10-19:25Jukka Nevalainen  New method for finding and characterizing WHIM structures


Social Event: Midsummer Night Celebrations. Bonfire in the Estonian Open Air Museum

DAY 2:  Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Session 6 Dynamics and Evolution of the Cosmic Web   (chair Nick Kaiser)
09:00-09:40  Jounghun Lee Cosmic Shear from Galaxy Spins: A Review
09:40-10:05 Marius Cautun The evolution of the Cosmic Web
10:05-10:30  Wojciech Hellwing The Cosmic Web: flows and gravity
10:30-10:45  Graziano Rossi On the initial shear field of the cosmic web
Session 7 Surveys & Observations of Large Scale Structure   (chair Luigi Guzzo)
11:15-11:55 John Peacock  Surveying and modelling the cosmic web: a selective history and outlook
11:55-12:20 Maciej Bilicki Mapping the Cosmic Web with the largest all-sky surveys
12:20-12:35 Gayoung Chon Characterizing the Large-Scale Structure with the REFLEX galaxy cluster survey
 12:35-12:50 Olga (& Tanya) Nasonova  Structure and Kinematics of the Bootes filament
Session 8 the Local Universe   (chair Nelson Padilla)
14:50-15:30 Brent Tully Cosmicflows-2
15:30-15:55 Igor Karachentsev Dynamics of galaxy structure in the Local Volume
15:55-16:20 Jaime Forero-Romero The place of the Local Group in the cosmic web
16:20-16:35 Chris Collins Characterizing the Local Underdensity with Clusters of Galaxies from REFLEX II
16:35-16:50   Ryan Keenan Local Large-Scale Structure and the Assumption of Homogeneity
16:50-17:05 George Conidis The Origin of Spin Alignment in the Local Sheet
17:05-17:35   Poster session - teabreak 
 Posters B  Groups & Clusters 
 Posters C  Voids 
Session 9 Dynamical Analysis of the Cosmic Web   (chair Varun Sahni)
17:35-18:15 Oliver Hahn Collisionless Dynamics and the Cosmic Web
18:15-18:40 Mark Neyrinck Origami constraints on structure formation
18:40-18:55 Mikhail Medvedev Disentangling Cosmic Web using Lagrangia submanifold
18:55-19:10 Tobias Baldauf Halo Bias and its Evolution in the Peak Model
19:10-19:25   Tomoaki Ishiyama Hierarchical formation of Dark Matter Halos and the Free Streaming Scale


DAY 3: Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Session 10 Primordial Universe & Primordial Signatures (chair Richard Bond)
09:00-09:40 Alexei Starobinsky Search for smooth and non-smooth deviations from the Harrison-Zeldovich spectrum of primordial density perturbations
09:40-10:05 Bruce Partridge Why Planck could have been Zel’dovich
10:05-10:20 Shaun Hotchkiss Observed and simulated imprints of superstructures on the cosmic microwave background
10:20-11:00 Coffeebreak 
Session 11 Cosmic Voids (chair Igor Karachentsev)
11:00-11:40 Rien van de Weygaert Much ado about Nothing: a review on cosmic voids
11:40-12:05  Paul Sutter Answers from the Void
12:05-12:30 Nelson Padilla Dynamics of voids in a LCDM Universe
12:30-12:45 Adam Hawken Measuring the growth rate of structure around cosmic voids
12:45-14:30 Lunch  
 Session 12  Cosmic Flows (chair Adi Nusser)
14:20-15:00 Marc Davis The cosmic velocity field: 20 years later
15:00-15:40 Mike Hudson Reconstruction of the Density and Peculiar Velocity Fields in the nearby Universe
15:40-16:05 Martin Feix Measuring large-scale peculiar velocities through the galaxy luminosity function at z~0.1
16:05-16:20 Jon Loveday Small scale anisotropic galaxy clustering and the pairwise velocity dispersion of galaxies
16:20-16:35 Christina Magoulas Measuring the cosmic bulk flow from the 6dFGS peculiar velocity survey
Free Late Afternoon …. Exploring Tallinn 

DAY 4: Thursday, 26 June 2014


Session 13 the High-z Cosmic Web (chair Brent Tully)
09:00-09:40 Luigi Guzzo Observations and statistics of the cosmic web at z~1
09:40-10:05 Katarina Kovac Satellite galaxies are the main drivers of environmental effects in the galaxy population at least to z~0.7
10:05-10:30 Maret Einasto Tracing the high redshift cosmic web with quasar systems
10:30-10:45 Khee-Gan Lee 3D mapping of the z~2 Cosmic Web with Lyman-alpha Forest Tomography
10:45-11:15  Coffeebreak 
 Session 14 Reconstructions of the Cosmic Web (chair Oliver Hahn)
11:15-11:55 Francisco Kitaura Unveiling the Cosmic Web from galaxy redshift surveys
11:55-12:20 Enn Saar Adaptive density estimator for galaxy surveys
12:20-12:35 Patrick Bos Reconstructions of clusters and the cosmic web
12:35-12:50 Florent Leclerq Bayesian inference of the initial conditions from large-scale structure surveys
12:50-14:35  Lunch 
Session 15 Galaxies in the Cosmic Web (chair Jounghun Lee)
14:35-15:15 Joss Bland-Hawthorn Galaxies in the Cosmic Web
15:15-15:40  Antti Tamm The different lives of galaxies at different environmental density levels
15:40-15:55 Heidi Lietzen It takes a supercluster to raise a galaxy
Session 16 Galaxy Formation & Evolution in the Cosmic Web (chair Elmo Tempel)
15:55-16:35 Christophe Pichon Connecting Large Scale Structures to Galaxy morphology
16:35-17:05 Teabreak - poster session 
Posters E: Galaxies, Galaxy Formation & Cosmic Environment
Posters F: AGN, Black Holes & Galaxies
Session 16 cont'd Galaxy Formation & Evolution in the Cosmic Web (chair Elmo Tempel)
17:05-17:30 Sandrine Codis How the cosmic web induces intrinsic alignments of galaxies
17:30-17:55 Noam Libeskind The universal nature of satellite galaxy accretion
17:55-18:10 Charlotte Welker How do galaxies build up their spins ?
18:10-18:25 Jorge Sanchez-Almeida Gas accretion from the local Cosmic Web in the local Universe
18:25-18:40 Peter Johansson The role of cold and hot gas flows in finding early type galaxy formation
18:40-18:55 Rosa Dominguez-Tenreiro Thin disk, thick disk and spheroid in late-type galaxies: on the light of their early web-like organizations

DAY 5: Friday, 27 June 2014


Session 1

cont’d: Cosmology of Yakov Zel’dovich, historical & scientific perspective (chair Rien van de Weygaert) 

09:00-09:40 Jaan Einasto Yakov Zeldovich and the Cosmic Web Paradigm
09:40-10:40 Rashid Sunyaev  
Panel Gruber Prize Panel Discussion: Future Challenges in Cosmology (chair Alar Toomre) 
10:40-11:45 Dick Bond, Jaan Einasto, Rashid Sunyaev, Brent Tully, Marc Davis, Gert Hütsi, Noam Libeskind
11:45-12:05 Coffeebreak 
Session 15 cont’d:Galaxies in the Cosmic Web: Void Galaxies   (chair Joss Bland-Hawthorn)
12:05-12:30 Kathryn Kreckel The Void Galaxy Survey: Galaxy Evolution and Gas Accretion in Voids
12:30-12:45 Burcu Beygu The Void Galaxy Survey: morphology and star formation properties of void galaxies
12:45-13:00 Simon Pustilnik Observations of dwarfs in nearby voids: implications for galaxy formation and evolution
13:00-13:15 Mousoumi Das Detection of Molecular Gas in Void Galaxies: implications for the star formation and galaxy evolution in voids
13:15-14:25 Lunch
Session 17 The emergence of the first structures: from the Dark Ages to Reionization (chair Bernard Jones)
14:25-14:50 Illian Illiev The Physics and Observability of the Dark Ages and Epoch of Reionization
14:50-15:15 Saleem Zaroubi The LOFAR Epoch of Reionization Project: current results
Session 18 Simulations of the Cosmic Web  (chair Bernard Jones) 
15:15-15:55 Carlos Frenk Cosmological simulations of large- and small-scale structure
15:55-16:20 Stefan Gottlöber Near field cosmology with constrained simulations: the CLUES project
16:20-16:35 Steven Rieder The cosmic environment in CosmoGrid
16:50-17:20 Teabreak - Poster session 
Posters D,G,H Cosmic Flows,Dark Ages & Reionization, Cosmology
Session 14 cont’d:   Cosmic Voids (chair Mike Hudson)
17:20-17:45 Yan-Chuan Cai Cosmic Voids as Probes for Cosymology
17:45-18:00  Nico Hamaus Modelling cosmic void statistics
18:00-18:15 Elena Ricciardelli On the universality of void density profiles
18:15-18:30  Alice Pisani  Real-space density profile reconstruction of stacked voids
 Session 1 cont’d: Cosmology of Yakov Zel’dovich, historical & scientific perspective (chair Rien van de Weygaert)  
18:30-18:55 Virginia Trimble The Quest for collapsed stars in spectroscopic binaries
20:00-23:00 Conference Dinner in the House of Blackheads

DAY 6: Saturday, 28 June 2014


Session 19 Dark Matter Cosmic Web & Gravitational Lensing (chair Antti Tamm)
09:00-09:40  Yannick Mellier From the discovery of giant arcs to the Euclid space mission: the birth and growth of cosmic shear
09:40-10:05  Joerg  Dietrich The Dark Matter filaments between Abell 222/223
10:05-10:20  Jonathan Blazek Large-scale structure and the intrinsic alignment of galaxies 
10:20-10:35 Xi Kang The origin of galaxy alignment on large and small scales
Session 20 Cosmology and Superstructures (chair Maciej Bilicki)
11:05-11:20 Sylvain de la Torre Probing the accelerating Universe with redshift-space distortions in the VIPERS survey
11:20-11:35 David Wiltshire Dark energy from cosmic structure
10:35-11:05 Coffeebreak 
Session 20 cont'd: Cosmology and Superstructures (chair Maciej Bilicki)
11:35-11:50 Joydeep Bagchi A Giant in the Cosmic Web: Discovery of A Large 700 Mpc Scale Galactic Superstructure
11:50-12:05 Stephane Ilic The impact of superstructures in the CMB 
12:05-12:20 Seshadri Nadathur The self-similarity and universality of cosmic voids
Session 21 Future Surveys of Cosmic Structure (chair Carlos Frenk)
12:20-13:00 Nick Kaiser  Non‐Mainstream Cosmology from Near Term Future Surveys
Session 22 Summary & Conclusions (chair Carlos Frenk)
13:00-13:40  Peter Coles Summary & Conclusions
End of the conference

The scientific organizing committee members:

  • Sergei Shandarin    (chair)
  • Rien van de Weygaert  (co-chair)
  • Rashid Sunyaev
  • Jaan Einasto
  • Alexei Starobinsky
  • Igor Karachentsev
  • Bernard Jones
  • Dick Bond
  • Alex Szalay
  • Carlos Frenk
  • Pirin Erdogdu
  • Adi Nusser
  • Nelson Padilla
  • Varun Sahni
  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn
  • Tom Jarrett
  • Y.P. Jing
  • Jounghun Lee