The Olympian Symposium 2015: Cosmology and the Epoch of Reionization


Following the success of 2014, the Olympian Symposium 2015 was attended by 120 participants, 45 universities and 25 nationalities. It covered the topic of Cosmology and the Epoch of Reionization. The public lecture was given by the Distinguished Professor and President of the Academy of Athens Dimitri Nanopoulos and it was attended by more than 500 citizens.

The event was kindly sponsored by the University College London, the Royal Astornomical Society of United Kingdom, and Hitachi.

Topics covered

Participants PhotoConference photo taken at Mediterranean Village Hotel where the conference was held
The conference was divided in different sessions covering the topics of:


Invited Speakers


Six distinguished scientists were invited in the Olympian Symposium 2015:

Committees

Scientific Organizing Committee: Local Organizing Committee:
  • Marc Manera (UCL; Chair)
  • Filipe Abdalla (UCL)
  • Benedetta Ciardi (MPA-Garching)
  • Simon Glover (ITA-Heidelberg)
  • Peder Norberg (Durham)
  • Adrianne Slyz (Oxford)
  • Martine White (Berkley)
  • Saleem Zaroubi (Kapteyn)
  • Filipe Abdalla (Chair)
  • Marc Manera (Co-chair)
  • Thomas Bisbas
  • Emma Chapman
  • Lucinda Clerkin
  • Madina Rangrej
  • Jeremy Yates

List of Participants

NameInstitution
1.Abdalla FilipeUCL
2.Alam ShadabCarnegie Mellon University
3.Ali ZakiUC Berkeley
4.Alonso DavidOxford University
5.Alvarez MarceloCITA
6.Angel PaulUniversity of Melbourne
7.Asad Khan Muhammad BinKapteyn Astronomical Institute
8.Aubert DominiqueObservatoire Astronomique- Université de Strasbourg
9.Bach KiehunnYonsei University
10.Barnett RhysImperial College London
11.Batoni Abdalla Ribeiro Maria CristinaIFT - Brazil
12.Bernardi GianniSKA SA & Rhodes University
13.Bisbas ThomasUniversity College London
14.Boldrin MicheleDepartment of Physics and Astronomy "Galileo Galilei", University of Padova
15.Bolgar FlorianLERMA
16.Bonamigo MarioLaboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
17.Bosman SarahKavli Institute for Cosmology
18.Bowman JuddArizona State University
19.Bus SanderKapteyn Astronomical Institute
20.Calvi ValentinaSpace Telescope Science Institute
21.Carucci Isabella PaolaSISSA
22.Chardin JonathanKavli institute for cosmology
23.Choi YumiUniversity of Washington
24.Choudhuri SamirIIT Kharagpur
25.Chuang Chia-HsunIFT-UAM/CSIC
26.Ciardi BenedettaMax Planck Institute for Astrophysics
27.Clerkin LucindaUCL
28.Colafrancesco SergioWits University
29.Cucciati OlgaUniversity of Bologna / INAF-OABo
30.D'aloisio AnsonUniversity of Washington
31.Dayal PratikaInstitute for computational cosmology
32.Deparis NicolasObservatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg
33.Despali GiuliaUniversity of Padova - LAM
34.Dillon JoshMassachusetts Institute of Technology
35.Dixon KeriUniversity of Sussex
36.Douspis MarianInstitut d'Astrophysique Spatiale
37.Dupac XavierESA-ESAC
38.Dvorkin CoraHarvard University
39.Eastwood MichaelCalifornia Institute of Technology
40.Fedeli CosimoINAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna
41.Fernandez ElizabethKapteyn Astronomical Institute
42.Fialkov AnastasiaEcole Normale Superiore, Paris
43.Geil PaulUniversity of Melbourne
44.Ghosh AbhikKapteyn Astronomical Institute
45.Gillet NicolasObservatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg
46.Giocoli CarloLAM - Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille
47.Gnedin NickFermilab
48.Greenhill Lincolnharvard/smithsonian
49.Greig BradleyScuola Normale Superiore
50.Harker GeraintUCL
51.Huterer DraganUniversity of Michigan
52.Ilic StephaneInstitut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie
53.Iliev IlianUniversity of Sussex
54.Jasche JensExcellence Cluster Universe
55.Jelic ViborUniversity of Groningen & ASTRON
56.Kakiichi KokiMax Planck Institute for Astrophysics
57.Kaurov Alexanderthe University of Chicago
58.Keating LauraInstitute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
59.Khrykin IlyaMax Planck Institute for Astronomy
60.Krause FabianKapteyn Astronomical Institute
61.Kulkarni GirishIoA Cambridge
62.La Plante PaulCarnegie Mellon University
63.Langer MathieuInstitut d'Astrophysique Spatiale
64.Line JackUniversity of Melbourne
65.Liu AdrianUniversity of California Berkeley
66.Liu ChuanwuUniversity of Melbourne
67.Majumdar SumanDepartment of Astronomy, Stockholm University
68.Manera MarcUniversity College London
69.Mcleod MichaelUCL
70.Meiksin AveryUniversity of Edinburgh
71.Mellema GarreltDept. of Astronomy, Stockholm University
72.Mesinger AndreiScuola Normale Superiore
73.Mondal RajeshIndian Institute of technology Kharagpur
74.Moraes BrunoUniversity College London
75.Mould JeremySwinburne University
76.Mutch SimonUniversity of Melbourne
77.Nanopoulos DimitriAcademy of Athens, Texas A&M University
78.Ocvirk PierreObservatoire astronomique de Strasbourg
79.Onorbe JoseMax Planck Institute Fur Astronomie
80.Paardekooper Jan-PieterInstitute for Theoretical Astrophysics
81.Padmanabhan NikhilYale University
82.Pandey KanhaiyaNational Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA - TIFR )
83.Park JaehongUniversity of Melbourne
84.Patil AjinkyaKapteyn Astronomical Institute
85.Pereira Eduardo S.National Institute for Space Research - Brazil.
86.Pisani AliceCPPM (Marseille) and IAP (Paris)
87.Pober JonathanUniversity of Washington
88.Pouri AthinaNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics
89.Price DanielHarvard-Smithsonian CfA
90.Pritchard JonathanImperial College London
91.Puchwein EwaldInstitute of Astronomy / KICC, Cambridge
92.Rangrej MadinaUCL
93.Reed SophieCambridge University
94.Rivera Echeverri Jose DavidIFT-UNESP
95.Rorai AlbertoInstitute of Astronomy
96.Schmidt TobiasMax Planck Institute for Astronomy
97.Semelin BenoitObservatoire de Paris - UPMC
98.Shimabukuro HayatoNagoya University
99.Sorini DanieleMax Planck Institut fuer Astronomie (MPIA)
100.Sullivan DavidUniversity of Sussex
101.Sutter PaulINFN Trieste
102.Tonegawa MotonariThe University of Tokyo
103.Trott CathrynICRAR/Curtin University
104.Upton Sanderbeck PhoebeUniversity of Washington
105.Van Engelen AlexanderCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
106.Villaescusa-Navarro FranciscoINAF-Trieste Astronomical Observatory
107.Walther MichaelMPIA, Heidelberg
108.Warren StephenImperial College London
109.Watkinson CatherineImperial College London
110.Webster RachelUniversity of Melbourne
111.White SimonMax-Planck Institute for Astrophysics
112.Xavier HenriqueUCL
113.Xu YidongNational Astronomical Observatory of China
114.Yates JeremyDiRAC HPC Facility
115.Yoshida NaokiUniversity of Tokyo
116.Yoshiura ShintaroKumamoto university
117.Zaroubi SaleemKapteyn Institute, Univ. of Groningen

Conference Poster


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