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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  8:55-9:00   Welcome and introduction
  9:00-9:30 Katrin Heitmann Cosmic Calibration
  9:30-10:00 Masahiro Takada Towards Precision Cosmology with Halos and Halo Emulator
10:00-10:30 Risa Wechsler Simulation-based predictions of galaxy observables
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Martin Crocce Numerical Simulations for Large Galaxy Surveys
11:30-12:00 Jens Jasche Deciphering the Dynamical Universe via Non-linear Bayesian Inference
12:00-12:30 Sandrine Codis Modelling Galaxy Clustering in the Large Deviations Regime
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-13:50 Andrew Pontzen

Accelerating statistical structure formation simulations using
controlled initial conditions

13:50-14:10 Guillhem Lavaux Non-linear Bayesian inference of cosmic fields in SDSS3 and 2M++
14:10-14:30 Marc Manera

Obtaining non-linear galaxy bias constraints from galaxy-lensing
phase differences

14:30-14:50 Julien Peloton Analyzing large-scale structure data with Apache Spark
14:50-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-15:40 Eric Gawiser Simultaneous estimation of large-scale structure and Milky Way dust
15:40-16:30 Early Career Talks

Marika Asgari - Cosmic shear with care
Ben Giblin - Enhanced cosmic shear with clipping in KiDS-450
Vasiliy Demchenko - Weak lensing with voids
Marco Gatti - Weak lensing mass mapping with DES Y3
Antonino Troja - Prediction and measurements of the angular bispectrum
Georgios Valogiannis - Beyond delta
Alex Hall - Modelling the likelihood of maps and power spectra
David Copeland - The impact of baryons on dark energy measurements
Alessio Spurio Mancini - Weak lensing as a 3D probe of gravity

16:30-16:35 5-min break
16:35-17:15 Panel discussion: Modelling astrophysics
Thursday, April 19, 2018
  9:00-9:30 Alan Heavens Statistical challenges for large-scale structure in the era of LSST
  9:30-10:00 Tim Eifler Modeling the Universe – Interfacing Numerical Simulations, Theory, Statistical Methods, and Observations
10:00-10:30 Hiranya Peiris The posterior predictive distribution as a measure of tension between datasets
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Elisabeth Krause Lessons learned from two-point function cosmology with DES Year-1 data
11:30-12:00 Alex Barreira Responses on Sample Covariance: what do we really need to model
12:00-12:20 Zvonimir Vlah Advances in the perturbative description of LSS
12:20-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-13:50 Fabian Koehlinger A consistent approach to inconsistencies
13:50-14:10 Chia-Hsun Chuang Optimal BAO measurement from galaxies+
voids & robust covariance matrix estimation
14:10-14:30 Alex Mead

A multi-component halo model for cross correlations and understanding
the baryon distribution

14:30-14:50 Jonathan Blazek Tools for modeling tracers of LSS
14:50-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-16:10 Early Career Talks

Ben Moews - Non-parametric Bayesian methods
Doogesh Kodi Ramanah - Bayesian forward modelling
Tom Charnock - Automatic physical inference with neural networks
Giuseppe Congedo - Accurate weak lensing shear measurement with LensMC
Louis Legrand - Stellar to halo mass relation
Matteo Cataneo - Beyond LCDM with halo model responses
Danielle Leonard - Measuring IAs with multiple shear measurements
Chieh-An Lin - Photometric redshifts by machine learning
Constance Mahony - The Potential of Weak Lensing Magnification at LSST
Luisa Lucie-Smith - Machine learning dark-matter halo formation

16:10-16:15 5-min break
16:15-17:15 Panel discussion: KiDS & DES
Friday, April 20, 2018
  9:00-9:30 Eduardo Rozo A Precise H0 Measurement from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data
  9:30-10:00 Florian Beutler Beyond the standard Baryon Acoustic Oscillation measurement
10:00-10:30 William Hartley Photo-z challenges for 2-pt cosmology at LSST depths
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Boris Leistedt

Hierarchical modeling and statistical calibration of photometric redshifts
for deep galaxy surveys

11:30-12:00 Ashley Ross Measurig galaxy clustering at gigaparsec scales
12:00-12:20 Alex Malz Toward stack-free cosmology
12:20-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-13:50 Andreu Font-Ribera Statistical challenges in the Lyman-α forest
13:50-14:10 Maciej Bilicki

Probing the large-scale structure with the largest photometric catalogues: today and tomorrow

14:10-14:30 Ann Lee Nonparametric inference for complex data and simulations in astronomy
14:30-14:50 Hector Gil-Marin

Redshift-space distortion analysis from the DR14 eBOSS quasar sample in Fourier space

14:50-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-15:40 Seshadri Nadathur

Constraints on cosmology and gravity using voids in large-scale
structure surveys

15:40-16:00 Jon Loveday Small-scale galaxy dynamics: the pairwise velocity dispersion
16:00-16:40 Early Career Talks

Pauline Zarrouk - Towards precision cosmology with quasar anisotropic clustering
Rongpu Zhou - Galaxy clustering with photo-z's
Ken Osato - Orientation dependence of surface mass density profiles of halos
Simon Samuroff - Exploring Galaxy Intrinsic Alignment in DES Y1
Victoria Calafut - Cluster Mislocation in kSZ effect extraction
Humna Awan - Partial Galaxy Clustering
Robert Schuhmann - LSST+Euclid: galaxy shape measurement synergies

16:40-16:45 5-min break
16:45-17:25 Panel discussion: Ask a photo-z expert! Slides: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5