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The First Annual CCAT-prime Collaboration Meeting

Program (All times EDT)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (In conjunction with Board Meeting)

10:00AM    Introduction and Overview of Meeting Goals (Fich)

10:15AM    Overview and Status of Telescope and Facility (Herter)

10:45AM Overview and Status of Instrumentation (Niemack Choi, Vavagiakis, Gallardo, Hubmayr/NIST, Duell, Cothard, Huber, Zou, Abe, Nikola, Henke, Chapman)

11:30AM    CHAI Update (Graf)


12:15PM   Data Reduction
Rosolowsky: Plans for the process/approach (10 min)
Choi: Data reduction for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (10 min)
Discussion (10 min)

12:45PM Overview of and Status of SWG activities including Surveys Strategies (Stacey)

1:00PM Continuation/Completion of Board Meeting. **End of Day for other participants**

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

10:00AM Tracing the Epoch of Ionization through Line Intensity Mapping (Coordinators: Stacey, Riechers)
Riechers: Introduction and Overview (10 min)
Chung: CCAT-prime [CII] intensity mapping signal predictions (10  min)
Karoumpis:  CCAT-prime [CII] and [OIII]  intensity mapping  predictions (10 min)
Breysse:   CCAT-prime intensity mapping AGN/SF feedback (10  min)

10:45PM Galaxy and Cluster Formation (Coordinators: Battaglia, Basu)
Battaglia: SWG introduction (4 min)
Basu: SZ spectral science overview, rSZ for cosmology & astrophysics, kSZ biases from the CIB (8 min)
Charmatent: Description of Bonn sky model, first applications and how to use (8 min)
Amodeo: Dust in tSZ cross-correlations (8 min)
Erler: SZ forecasts for CCAT-prime, combination with eROSITA (8 min)
Discussion (9 min)

11:30AM Tracing Dusty Star Formation over Cosmic Time (Coordinators: Chapman, Aravena)
Chapman: Lessons from Herschel and SCUBA-2 (15 min, incl. 8 min discussion)
Aravena: How to fill in the scientific missing pieces  (15 min, incl. 8 min discussion)


12:30PM    Characterizing foregrounds for CMB observations (Coordinators: Niemack, Choi)
Niemack: Overview of CCAT plans and motivation for measuring CMB foregrounds (10 min)
Choi: CMB foregrounds and comparison to Planck measurements (10 min)
Komatsu: Improving constraints on primordial B-modes by measuring high frequency polarization (10 min)
Discussion (~10 min)

1:15PM CMB Constraints on cosmological Rayleigh Scattering (Coordinator: Meerburg)
Meerburg: Introduction (5 min)
Meyers: Potential benefits, parameter constraints (10 min)
Beringue + Zhu: Forecasting (20 – 30 min)
Discussion (Meerburg): Experimental and data requirements (10 – 15 min)

2:00PM End of Day

Thursday, April 9, 2020

10:00AM New Windows into Time Domain Astrophysics (Coordinator: Johnstone)
Scott:  An Introduction to Time-Domain Studies
Johnstone: Sub-mm Variable Protostellar Sources: How to Observe and What We Learn (8 min)
Duell:   Transient Lessons from ACT (8 min)
Sivakoff: Time-Domain Studies Program with CCAT-prime (8 min)

10:30AM Tracing Star Formation in the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies (Coordinators: Simon, Stutz, Nikola)
Simon: Tracing Cloud and Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies with Heterodyne Spectroscopy (45 min)

11:15AM Magnetic Fields and Galactic Science (Coordinator: Fissel)
Fissel: Overview of CCAT-p plans and what can be done for Galactic polarization measurements with the different surveys (10 min)
Clark: Studying magnetic fields and turbulence in the diffuse ISM and on galactic scales (15 min)
Fissel: CCAT-p studies of the role played by magnetic fields in star formation (10 min)
Discussion: (~10 min)


12:15PM Synergies – Other compelling science? Further Discussions? (Fich)
Percival: DESI (10 min)
Hudson: Euclid (10 min)
Hlozek: LSST (10 min)
Niemack: Simons Observatory and CMB-S4 (10 min)
Stein: Sims (10 min)

1:15PM Workshop Wrap-up: Summary and Future Directions (Stacey)

1:30PM End of Day

Friday, April 10, 2020 — Breakout Discussion Sessions if requested by Session Leaders)

10:00AM         Astrophysical Constraints provided by Rayleigh Scattering

10:15AM        Galaxy and Cluster Formation

10:30AM         Magnetic Fields and Galactic Science (including variable protostars)

  • Observing strategies (particularly for small maps)
  • Data reduction (time-domain science, large scale polarization signal recovery)
  • Synergies between the different Galactic science cases

New Windows into Time Domain

  • Incorporating time-domain into ambitious extragalactic surveys
  • Survey design, scanning strategies vs. cadence, data handling etc.
  • Roll of CCAT-prime as a follow-up telescope

11:00AM         Tracing Star Formation in the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies

  • General questions people may have
  • Discuss how to complete the science working group and distribute work loads
  • Regular telecons
  • How to get started with the definition of the surveys
  • First science and first papers: what can we define already now?

11:15AM        Tracing the Epoch of Ionization through Line Intensity Mapping 

11:30AM         Tracing Dusty Star Formation over Cosmic Time

  • deep field needs, synergies and strategies

11:45AM         Characterizing foregrounds for CMB observations

12:00pm Coordinating with other projects and work on sims


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