SKA Cosmology SWG Meeting

We will be hosting a Cosmology SWG meeting at Queen Mary, University of London, in December 2017. The aim of the meeting is to discuss various cosmology-relevant topics (e.g. recent changes to the SKA specifications), and to spend time working on collaborative projects within the focus groups (e.g. developing simulations, updating the Red Book, improving requirements documents).   

Date(s)

Monday 18th December 2017 -  Thursday 21st December 2017

Venue

The meeting will be held in the G. O. Jones building at Queen Mary's Mile End campus in London, UK. We will have several rooms available, including a lecture theatre and a couple of smaller meeting rooms. We also hope to support remote participation through video-conferencing software.   

Programme

The bulk of the meeting is expected to take place over the first three days (18th - 20th), but rooms should also be available on Thursday December 21st.  A joint Euclid-SKA meeting will take place on Wednesday December 20th. The full programme can be found here. The detailed programme for the joint Euclid-SKA day can be found here.

Registration

To help us gauge numbers of attendees, please register here by the 1st of August 2017. There is no registration fee. Please also register if you intend to participate remotely.   

Travel

Queen Mary is close to central London, and is easily accessible by public transport from most London airports and train stations. The nearest Underground stations are Stepney Green (District/Hammersmith & City lines) and Mile End (District/Hammersmith & City/Central lines), both within easy walking distance of the campus.   

Accommodation

The Queen Mary campus is readily accessible from most locations in Central and East London, so there's a wide range of hotels and hostels to choose from. Demand for hotels is likely to be quite high in the run-up to Christmas, so we suggest booking early. 

Contact Information

Please contact someone from the local organising committee if you have any questions, need an invitation letter for visa purposes etc: •