Program

Overview:
The main conference will be held in the building 50 Auditorium. The program will consist of both invited and contributed talks as well as poster sessions. The invited talks will each be 30 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions. The contributed talks will each be 10 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions. Poster sessions will be held in the Poster Pavilion, and will be available for viewing throughout the conference.


 

Preliminary Agenda

Sunday, May 16

8:30 - 9:00
Registration - 50 Auditorium Lobby
Continental Breakfast - Poster Pavilion

9:00 - 10:35
Morning Session 1

Session Chair: Saul Perlmutter
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction: Andy Fruchter
9:15 - 9:55 Dark Energy Overview: David Weinberg
9:55 - 10:35 Exploring Dark Energy with SNAP: Greg Aldering

10:35 - 11:00
Coffee Break - Poster Pavilion

11:00 - 12:35 pm
Morning Session 2

Session Chair: Sally Heap
11:00 - 11:40 Type Ias and Cosmology -- Destiny: Tod Lauer
11:40 - 12:20 Weak Lensing: Prospects for Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy: Richard Ellis
12:20 - 12:35 Weak Lensing: Ground vs. Space: Alexandre Refregier

12:35 - 14:00
Catered Lunch - Buffet style in the LBNL Cafeteria

14:00 - 15:35
Afternoon Session 1

Session Chair: Hy Spinrad
14:00 - 14:40 Large Scale Structure: Dan Eisenstein
14:40 - 15:20 Galaxy Formation: Rachel Somerville
15:20 - 15:35 Redshift surveys through slit-less imaging: Karl Glazebrook

15:35 - 16:00 pm
Coffee Break - Poster Pavilion

16:00 - 17:35
Afternoon Session 2

Session Chair: Raja Guhathakurta
16:00 - 16:40 Galaxy Evolution: David Hogg
16:40 - 16:55 Galaxy Formation and Evolution using Spectroscopy from Space: Sangeeta Malhotra
16:55 - 17:10 The SNAP Strong Lensing Survey: Phil Marshall
17:10 - 17:25 Weak Lensing from GEMS: Catherine Heymans
17:25 - 17:40 General Astrophysics and the Optical Terrestrial Planet Finder Mission: Karl Stapelfeldt

17:40 - 18:30
Reception -
Poster Pavilion

18:30
Catered Working Dinner in the LBNL Cafeteria

19:45
Guest Dinner Speaker: Rocky Kolb

Monday, May 17

8:30 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast - Poster Pavilion

9:00 - 10:35
Morning Session 1

Session Chair: Rachel Somerville
9:00 - 9:40 Clusters of Galaxies: Pieter van Dokkum
9:40 - 10:20 The Infrared Sky: Ned Wright
10:20 - 10:35 The Formation of Early Type Galaxies and their Globular Clusters: Steve Zepf

10:35 - 11:00
Coffee Break - Poster Pavilion

11:00 - 12:35
Morning Session 2

Session Chair: Meg Urry
11:00 - 11:40 Quasars: Xiaohui Fan
11:40 - 11:55 Probing the Universe at Redshift 10 and Beyond: Wei Zheng
11:55 - 12:10 The Nature of Galaxies in the Densest Environments at High-Redshift: Lexi Moustakas
12:10 - 12:25 Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field:Kazuhiro Sekiguchi

12:25 - 14:00
Lunch break in the LBNL Cafeteria

14:00 - 15:35
Afternoon Session 1

Session Chair: Eric Linder
14:00 - 14:15 Early Results from the Spitzer First Look Survey: Lin Yan
14:15 - 14:55 Ground-based Surveys: Steve Kahn
14:55 - 15:35 Micro-Lensing: Andy Gould

15:35 - 16:00
Coffee Break - Poster Pavilion

16:00 - 17:35 pm
Afternoon Session 2

Session Chair: Ethan Schreier
16:00 - 16:40 The X-ray Sky: Niel Brandt
16:40 - 16:55 An Ultimate Wide-Field Hard X-ray Imaging Survey -- EXIST: Josh Grindlay
16:55 - 17:35 The Radio Sky: David Helfand

17:35 - 18:30
Reception - Poster Pavilion

18:00
Reception with Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director of the Office of Science, DOE

Tuesday, May 18

8:30 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast - Poster Pavilion

9:00 - 10:35
Morning Session 1

Session Chair: Judy Cohen
9:00 - 9:40 Lessons from Wide-Field Surveys: Mauro Giavalisco
9:40 - 10:20 Galactic Structure: Heidi Newberg
10:20 - 10:35 A Wide-Field Proper Motion Survey: Bertrand Goldman

10:35 - 11:00
Coffee Break - Poster Pavilion

11:00 - 12:35
Morning Session 2

Session Chair: Steve Kent
11:00 - 11:40 Star Formation: Evan Skillman
11:40 - 11:55 The Cosmos 2-Degree HST/ACS Survey: Anton Koekemoer

11:55 - 12:35 Core Collapse Supernovae: Bob Kirshner

12:35 - 14:00
Lunch break in the LBNL Cafeteria

14:00 - 15:35
Afternoon Session 1

Session Chair: David Alves
14:00 - 14:40 The Ultraviolet Sky: Chris Martin
14:40 - 15:20 Stellar populations: Mike Rich
15:20 - 15:35 Star-Formation Histories in the Local Group: Tom Brown

15:35 - 16:00 pm
Coffee Break - Poster Pavilion

16:00 - 17:25
Afternoon Session 2

Session Chair: Tim McKay
16:00 - 16:40 The Solar System: Gary Bernstein
16:40 - 16:55 The Kepler Mission: Gibor Basri
16:55 - 17:25 Summary: Rachel Webster

All breaks and the breakfasts will be held adjacent to the posters. In addition, posters will be available electronically on the wireless web throughout the conference.

As Of: 11 May 2004