KITP Conference: First Light and Faintest Dwarfs:
Extreme Probes of the Cold Dark Matter Paradigm (Feb 13-17, 2012)
Coordinators: Nick Gnedin, Léon Koopmans, Risa Wechsler
Scientific Advisors: Tom Abel, James Bullock, Marla Geha, Julia Navarro, Laura Sales, Simona Vegetti

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Monday, Feb 13, 2012

Morning Session, Chair: Nick Gnedin (Fermilab)

8:45am Lars Bildsten (KITP Permanent Member) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8:55am Léon Koopmans (Kapteyn) Why We Are Here[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Piero Madau (UCSC) Opening Remarks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session: Re-Ionization, Chair: Nick Gnedin (Fermilab)

9:40am Steve Furlanetto (UCLA) An Overview of Cosmological Reionization[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Andrew Bunker (Univ. Oxford) Star Forming Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Michele Trenti (Univ. Colorado) The Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies Survey: Observations Meet Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Distant QSOs, Chair: Nick Gnedin (Fermilab)

2:00pm Xiaohui Fan (Univ. Arizona) Surveys of the Most Distant Quasars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Christopher Pfrommer (H-ITS, Heidelberg) The Cosmological Implications of TeV Blazars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Afternoon Break
3:50pm Art Wolfe (UCSD) Metallicity and Kinematics of Damped Lyman-alpha Systems Out to z~5[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm Presenters Poster Advertisements[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012

Session: First Stars and Galaxies, Chair: Risa Wechsler (Stanford)

9:00am Pascal Oesch (UCSC) Uncovering the First Galaxies with HST: New Insights from Deep WFC3/IR Fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Oleg Gnedin (Univ. Michigan) Some Recent Developments in Cosmic Studies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Massimo Ricotti (Univ. Maryland) Fossils of the First Galaxies, Ghost Halos, and the Missing Massive/Bright Satellites Problem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Anna Frebel (Harvard, CfA) Extremely Metal-poor Stars in the Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies and Their Relation to the First Galaxies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break
2:00pm John Wise (Georgia Tech) The Transition from the First stars to the First galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Naoki Yoshida (IPMU) Primordial Star Formation: Physics, Simulations, and Prospects for Observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Afternoon Break

Session: Dwarf Galaxies, Chair: Risa Wechsler (Stanford)

3:50pm Andrew Pontzen (Univ. Oxford) Erasing Dark Matter Central Cusps with Supernova Feedback[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Tomasso Treu (UCSB) The Cosmic Evolution of Faint Satellites as a Test of Cold and Warm Dark Matter Models of Galaxy Formation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012

Session: Dwarf Galaxies(cont.), Chair: Marla Geha (Yale)

9:00am Amina Helmi (Kapteyn) Dwarf Galaxies: Probes of Cosmology on Small Scales[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Andrey Kravtsov (Univ. Chicago) Towards Understanding Star Formation - Feedback Loop in Dwarf Galaxy\tFormation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Ewa Lokas (Copernicus Center) Formation of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies via Tidal Stirring and Mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Josh Simon (Carnegie Obs.) Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Least Evolved Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012

Session: Ultra-Faint Dwarfs, Chair: Marla Geha (Yale)

9:00am Beth Willman (Haverford College) What Is a (Ultra-faint Dwarf) Galaxy?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Vasily Belokurov (Univ. Cambridge) The Faintest of the Milky Way Satellites[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:40am Evan Kirby (Caltech) Metal Outflows from Dwarf Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Laura Sales (MPI) Infalling Together: Faint and Dark Companions of Dwarf Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: CDM Substructure, Chair: Laura Sales (MPA)

2:00pm Michael Kuhlen (UC Berkeley) CDM Substructure: Clumps, Streams, and Debris Flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Anatoly Klypin (NMSU) Velocity Function of Galaxies in the Local Volume[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Afternoon Break
3:50pm Carlos Frenk (Durham Univ.) The Satellites of the Milky Way and the Nature of the Dark Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Michael Boylan-Kolchin (UC Irvine) The Puzzling Darkness of Massive Milky Way Subhalos[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Friday, Feb 17, 2012

Session: Accretion Relics, Chair: Léon Koopmans (Kapteyn)

9:00am Matthias Steinmetz (AIP, Potsdam) Substructure and Asymmetries in the Milky Way[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Connie Rockosi (UCSC) Accretion Relics in the Galactic Halo: Near and Far, Present and Future[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Kathryn Johnston (Columbia Univ.) Reading the Elements[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Louis Strigari (Stanford Univ.) Making Heads or Tails of Dark Matter Detection Results[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Substructure Observational Probes, Chair: Léon Koopmans (Kapteyn)

2:00pm Chuck Keeton (Rutgers) Probing Dark Matter Substructure with Quasar Lensing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Simona Vegetti (MIT) Mass Substructure in Gravitational Lens Galaxies - First Constraints on the Mass Function Beyond the Local Universe[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Afternoon Break
3:50pm Eric Tollerud (UC Irvine) Small-Scale Structure in the SDSS and LCDM[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm Richard Ellis (Caltech) Closing Remarks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]


  Joshua Adams (Carnegie Obs.) The Central Dark Matter Distribution of NGC 2976[Poster]
  Antonio Aparicio (IAC) IAC-POP: Finding the Star Formation History of Resolved Galaxies[Poster]
  Jacob Arnold (UCSC, UCO) Chemo-dynamics of Accretion Beyond the Local Group
  Jeremy Bailin (Univ. of Michigan) Stellar Halos of Galaxies Beyond the Local Group[Poster]
  J. Bland-Hawthorn (Univ. of Sydney) et al. A New Model of Local Group dwarfs. II. Episodic Star Formation
  Ana Bonaca (Yale) et al. A New Milky Way Stellar Stream in the Direction of Andromeda
  Maarten Breddels (Kaptyen Astro. Inst.) Schwarzschild Models of dSph Galaxies
  Jun-Hwan Choi (Univ. of Kentucky) Properties of Very High-z Galaxies[Poster]
  Jun-Hwan Choi (Univ. of Kentucky) Early Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) from a Direct Collapse[Poster]
  Lauren Corlies (Columbia Univ.) Chemical Abundance Patterns and the Early Environment of Dwarf Galaxies
  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine (Univ BC) et al. Old Physics, New Tricks, and the Theory of Atomic Dark Matter[Poster]
  Mariano J. Dominguez R. (Univ. Cordoba) Properties of Satellite Galaxies in the SDSS Photometric Survey: Luminosities, Colours and Projected Number Density Profiles
  Denis Erkal (Univ. of Chicago) On the Origin of the High Column Density Turnover in the HI Column Density Distribution
  Ross Fadely (Haverford) Challenges in Finding the Milky Way's Faintest Companions: Star-Galaxy Separation
  Ross Fadely (Haverford) Characterization of the Satellite Population Around a Lens Galaxy at z = 0.46
  Chris Fassnacht (UC Davis) A SHARP-eyed Search for Substructure around Distant Galaxies
  Ignacio Gargiulo (IALP) et al. Alpha-element Abundances in a LCDM Universe
  Alexei Golovanov (MSU) et al. The Strange Behavior of The Massive Space Objects[Poster]
  Sebastian Luis Hidalgo (IAC) Isolated Dwarf Galaxies of the Local Group: Searching for UV-background Iimprint in the Star Formation History[Poster]
  Ayuki Kamada (Univ. of Tokyo) Structure Formation in Cosmological Models with Nonthermally Produced Warm Dark Matter and with Decaying Charged Massive Particles
  Torgny Karlsson (Uppsala Univ.) The Chemical Signature of a Relic Star Cluster in the Sextans Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy - Implications for Cosmology
  Duane Lee (Columbia Univ.) Progenitors of Ultra-Faint Dwarfs and the Milky Way Halo: Constraints from the Distributions of Neutron-Capture Elements
  Sarah Loebman (Univ. of Washington) The Origin of Chemical Trends in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
  Mikhail Medvedev (Univ. Kansas) Cosmological Simulations Evidence in Favor of Two-Component Flavor-Mixed Cold Dark Matter
  Matthew Nichols (Univ. of Sydney) et al. A New Model of Local Group Dwarfs. I. Gas depletion
  Pascal Oesch (UCSC, UCO) The z~10 Universe Explored with HST
  Annalisa Pillepich (UCSC, UCO) Eris vs Dark Eris: The Effects of Baryons on Dark-Matter Haloes with SPH
  Valery Rashkov (UCSC) Testing the "Common Mass Scale" of Milky Way Dwarf Spheroidal Satellites
  Aaron J Romanowsky (UCSC, UCO) Dwarfs, Reionization, and Accretion Around Giant Ellipticals
  Tjitske Starkenburg (Kaptyen Astro. Inst) Interactions Between Dwarf Galaxies and Dark Satellites[Poster]
  James Taylor (Univ. of Waterloo) et al. Can We Find Faint Dwarfs in Other Groups?
  Ugur Ural (AIP) Constraining the Masses of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies[Poster]
  Luis C. Vargas (Yale) et al. Distribution of Alpha Elements in Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxies[Poster]
  Carlos A. Vera (Kaptyen Astro. Inst.) Not Too Big, Not Too Small: the Dark Halos of the Dwarf Spheroidals in the Milky Way[Poster]
  Laura Watkins (MPIA Heidelberg) Discrete Dynamical Modelling of Local Group Stellar Systems[Poster]
  Stephen Wilkins (Univ. of Oxford) The UV Properties of Star Forming Galaxies
  Beth Willman (Haverford) Searching for MW Dwarfs in RCS2/CFHTLS Survey Data
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