SKA Cosmic Dawn-Epoch of Reionization Science Assessment Workshop

Europe/London
Steve Rawlings Boardroom (SKA Office)

Steve Rawlings Boardroom

SKA Office

Description
A science assessment workshop focused on the SKA1 Baseline Design and its ability to conduct science observations relevant to Cosmic Dawn and the Epoch of Reionization was hosted by the SKA Office on 2013 March 26–28.
Working group summary
Workshop Agenda
    • 09:00 13:00
      Introduction & Science Overview
      • 09:00
        Welcome and Introduction 20m
        Speakers: Dr Joseph Lazio (SPDO) , Prof. Philip Diamond (SKA Organisation)
      • 09:20
        Science Overview: H I global signal and power spectrum 45m
        Speaker: Pritchard
        Slides
      • 10:05
        Science Overview: 21 cm forest 20m
        Speaker: Mack
        Slides
      • 11:00
        Science Overview: foregrounds 30m
        Speaker: Abdalla
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Science Overview: radio recombination lines and foregrounds 20m
        Speaker: van Bemmel
      • 11:50
        Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Santos (Chair)
    • 13:00 17:00
      Session: Precursor and Pathfinder lessons
      • 13:00
        PAPER 40m
        Speaker: Aguirre
        Slides
      • 13:40
        GMRT 40m
        Speaker: Chang/Pen
        Slides
      • 14:20
        LOFAR 40m
        Speaker: de Bruyn
        Slides
      • 15:00
        MWA 40m
        Speaker: Briggs
        Slides
      • 15:40
        LEDA 40m
        Speaker: Greenhill
      • 16:20
        EDGES 40m
        Speaker: Bowman
        Slides
    • 09:00 12:30
      Baseline Design
      • 09:00
        Science requirements: Office perspective 15m
        Speaker: Huynh
        Slides
      • 09:15
        Science requirements: Community perspective 15m
        Speaker: Koopmans
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Baseline Design 1h
        Speaker: Dewdney
        Slides
      • 11:00
        Computational issues 30m
        Speaker: Cornwell
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Discusson of Baseline Design 45m
        Speaker: Mellema, Huynh
    • 14:00 17:30
      Operations Concept
      • 14:00
        State of Numerical Simulations 1 25m
        Speaker: Semelin
        Slides
      • 14:25
        State of Numerical Simulations 2 25m
        Speaker: Ahn
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Discussion: expected data products (including intermediate products), ancillary data, meta-data 1h
        Speaker: Cornwell
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Path to SKA2 45m
        Speaker: Webster, Koopmans, Huynh, Dewdney
      • 16:45
        Discussion 45m
    • 09:00 12:30
      Changes and Summary
      • 09:00
        Changes to the Baseline Design 30m
        Speaker: Stevenson
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Summary of workshop 30m
        Speaker: Lazio, Huynh, Koopmans, Pritchard
      • 10:00
        Document preparation (with coffee break when needed) 1h 30m
      • 11:30
        Presentation of summary document 1h