Original URL: http://www.newton.ac.uk/programmes/SFU/sfuw02.html
July - December 1999
Organisers: VA Rubakov (Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow), PJ Steinhardt (Princeton), NG Turok (Cambridge)
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Morning - Chair: A Albrecht
09.45-09.50 HK Moffatt (Director of the Newton Institute)
09.50-10.00 A Albrecht (UC Davis)
10.00-10.50 O Lahav (Cambridge)
Spectral classification of 2dF galaxies vs. models
11.10-12.00 K Griest (UC San Diego)
Getting science out of large data sets: example of the MACHO project
12.00-12.50 F Sylos-Labini (Geneva)
Correlation, bias and fractals
Afternoon - Chair: Rob Crittenden
14:30-14:55 M Montuori (Rome)
Recent finding from CfA2 and SSRS2
14.55-15.20 B Sathyaprakash (Cardiff)
Shapefinders: a tool to characterise the morphology of large-scale structure
Morning - Chair: J Silk
09.00-09.50 A Dekel (Jerusalem)
Statistics of velocity fields and galaxy biasing
09.50-10.40 M Joyce (Rome)
Comments on recent evidence for homogeneity in galaxy surveys
11.10-12.00 M Kerscher (Munich)
Cosmological applications of Minkowski functionals
12.00-12.50 R Juszkiewicz (Warsaw)
A Direct Estimator of Omega
Afternoon - Chair: M Hobson
14.30-15.20 C Dodson (UMIST)
Information geometry for evolution of the void probability function
15.20-15.45 W Godlowski (Krakow)
Analysis of the distribution of angular momentum in galaxies
16.05-16.30 C Beisbart (Munich)
Morning - Chair: J Maggueijo
09.00-09.50 50 B Nichol (Carnegie Mellon)
The sloan digital sky survey: navigating this multi-dimensional universe
** An apparatus for viewing the eclipse on a screen will be set up at the Newton Institute **
Afternoon - Chair: M Joyce
14.00-14.50 S Shandarin (Kansas)
Morphological Statistics for CMB and LSS
14.50-15.15 L-Y Chiang (QMW)
Phase information and the evolution of density perturbations
15.40-16.10 R Barreiro (Cantabria)
Morning - Chair: J Barrow
09.00-09.50 D Spergel (Princeton)
Multi-frequency analysis of the MAP Data
09.50-10.40 A Heavens (Edinburgh)
Where and how to test the Gaussian hypothesis
11.10-12.00 A Jaffe (UC Berkeley)
CMB data analysis in 1999 - why it's still hard
12.00-12.50 Laura Cayon (Cantabria)
Wavelet applications to the CMB
Afternoon - Chair: A Jaffe
14.30-14.55 S Oh (Princeton)
A fast algorithm for determining the power spectrum of CMB temperature maps
14.55-15.20 J Diego (Cantabria)
Fractals applied to CMB analysis
15.40-15.45 H El-Ad (Harvard)
Bigger, deeper, everywhere: cosmological voids and their detection
Friday 13 August
Chair: A Albrecht
09.00-09.50 M Hobson (Cambridge)
Maximum-entropy reconstruction of gravitational lenses
09.50-10.40 W Saslaw (Cambridge)
Cosmic many body clustering and the galaxy distribution
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