[ASA] Fwd: Cosmic Flows 2020 registration and call for abstracts is open

Matthew Colless matthew.colless at anu.edu.au
Fri Nov 1 23:19:02 AEDT 2019

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From: Cosmic Flows 2020 <cosflow2020 at idia.ac.za<mailto:cosflow2020 at idia.ac.za>>
Subject: Cosmic Flows 2020 registration and call for abstracts is open
Date: 1 November 2019 at 21:52:00
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Dear Colleagues

we are pleased to announce that the portals for registration and abstract submission are now open for the conference

Cosmic Flows, Large-Scale Structure and Visualisation

that will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 17-21 Feb 2020

Deadline for
- for submission of abstracts is 7 December  2019,
- for registration 15 January 2020.
You will be notified at the latest by 6 January about the acceptance of your proposed contribution.

The motivation, topics, invited speakers, SOC and LOC members are summarised below. All further information can be found at  the conference website www.idia.ac.za/cosflow2020/

Should you have any questions, queries or comments you can send them through to the CosFlows LOC Team at cosflow2020 at idia.ac.za<mailto:cosflow2020 at idia.ac.za>

Hoping to welcome you all in South Africa in February.
Remember to book your accommodation early; Stellenbosch is a popular destination.

Please distribute this information as widely as you deem appropriate.
Motivation, topics, invited speakers, SOC and LOC members
This international conference is part of a series of conferences that have been dedicated to the topic of Cosmic Flows over the last two decades. Progress has been made on various fronts — such as on the reconstruction and presentation of flow fields from peculiar velocity catalogues and surveys like 2MTF and 6dFGRS, first results from the SKA Pathfinders and the TAIPAN survey, and the 3D-visualisation front where sophisticated tools are now being used to scientifically analyse data sets such as HI-data cubes, cosmological maps, simulations, by immersing yourself inside the data using Virtual Reality to interactively view and interrogate the data using varying parameter settings.
This conference will be also honouring the career and 65th birthday of Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg.

Topics covered at the CosFlow2020 meeting will focus on:

Distance determinations, redshift and peculiar velocity surveys
Large-scale structures in the nearby Universe
Surveys of the Zone of Avoidance
Local voids and superclusters
First results from new surveys (SKA Pathfinders, TAIPAN, etc.)
Peculiar velocity surveys and catalogues (FP, TF, SNe, kSZ, CosmicFlows, etc.)
Redshift space distortions in BAO Surveys (WiggleZ, BOSS, eBOSS, DESI, TAIPAN, Euclid, etc.)
Distance ladder and H0
Promising future methods: transverse velocities  (GAIA, LSST, etc.)
Cosmic flow fields
Linear and non-linear velocity field reconstructions
Comparison of redshift data and flow fields
Bulk flows and velocity field models
Visualisation and Modelling (at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome in Cape Town)
New immersive tools and software of 3D-visualisation
New approaches to modelling and fitting the peculiar velocity field
Natural and efficient multi-dimensional inspection using Virtual Reality

Invited Speakers
Miguel Aragon-Salvo, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Tracing the Cosmic Web
Rachael Beaton, Princeton University, USA
       H0 tension and the distance ladder
Christopher Fluke, Swinburne University, Australia
       Changing the way we visualise: one galaxy at a time
Noam Libeskind, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany & Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon (IPNL), Université de Lyon
       Insights from the Lorentz theoretical Cosmic Web workshop (27-31 Jan 2020)
Yin-Zhe Ma, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
       The kinetic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect: new window for probing dynamics of the Universe
Lucia Marchetti, University of Cape Town & University of the Western Cape, South Africa
       New immersive tools and software of 3D-visualisation
Elena Pierpaoli, University of South Carolina, USA
       Pairwise velocity measurements with upcoming surveys
Khaled Said, RSSA, Australian National University, Australia
       Analysis of the 6dFGSv and SDSS peculiar velocities for structure growth rate and tests of gravity
Pauline Zarrouk, Durham University, UK
       The DESI Bright Galaxy Survey
Ofer Lahav: Conference Summary

Renée Kraan-Korteweg, University of Cape Town, South Africa – Chair
Maciej Bilicki, Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Acad. of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Matthew Colless, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Hélène Courtois, University of Lyon, France
Mike Hudson, University of Waterloo, Canada
Tom Jarrett, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Alice Pisani, Princeton University, USA
Ivy Wong, International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research, Australia

Renée Kraan-Korteweg, University of Cape Town – Chair
Roslyn Daniels, University of Cape Town
Lucia Marchetti, Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy
Brian Masara, South African Institute of Physics
Carolina Ödman-Govender, Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy
Anja Schroeder, South African Astronomical Observatory

Professor Matthew Colless <matthew.colless at anu.edu.au<mailto:matthew.colless at anu.edu.au>>
Director, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Work: +61-2-6125-0266 Mobile:+61-431-898-345

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