Participants. Front row (left to right): Charling Tao, Lifan Wang, Peter Brown, Kevin Krisciunas, John Tonry, Reynald Pain, Craig Wheeler, Josh Frieman, Ariel Goobar, Alexei Khokhlov. Second and third rows (left to right): Lucas Macri, Mario Hamuy, Enrico Cappellaro, Peter Nugent, Mark Phillips, Massimo Della Valle, Chris Stubbs, Brian Schmidt, Eddie Baron, Nick Suntzeff, Peter Hoeflich. Missing from photo: Eiichiro Komatsu.
Large bass caught by Chris Stubbs in the lake at Firemeadow. Photo by Massimo Della Valle.
The official mascot of the ranch is the red cockaded woodpecker.
Abstracts of talks
These are the presentations given at Cook's Branch from 12-14 April 2012.
Eddie Baron on modelling of the slowly declining SN 2001ay
Peter Brown on ultraviolet studies of Type Ia supernovae
Enrico Cappellaro on supernovae and star formation rates
Massimo Della Valle on supernova rates vs. environments
Josh Frieman on the Dark Energy Survey
Ariel Goobar on the scattering of light near supernovae and lensing by foreground clusters
Mario Hamuy on the Calan/Tololo Survey and the Millennium Project
Peter Hoeflich on models for Type Ia supernovae
Alexei Khokhlov on incomplete detonation in Type Ia supernovae
Eiichiro Komatsu on HETDEX
Kevin Krisciunas on infrared and ultraviolet observations of Type Ia SNe
Lucas Macri on the Hubble constant, as derived from Type Ia SNe
Peter Nugent on SN 2011fe
Mark Phillips on the Carnegie Supernova Project
Brian Schmidt on Skymapper
Chris Stubbs on calibration issues
Charling Tao on warm dark matter
Lifan Wang on observations from Dome A
Craig Wheeler on the use of Type Ia's made of red dwarfs plus more massive than average white dwarfs
Things listed on the board. What people would like to see in the future: Improved photometric calibration Multi-epoch spectrophotometry for all decline rates Forget cosmology for a while. Try to make more progress on Ia subtypes and correlation to progenitors. There is a lot to be said about measuring angles rather than flux to constrain cosmology. Ia, Ib, Ic, IIp, IIn Get started on large scale flows. There are 6 more subtypes of SNe to discover, maybe 7. Are you sure the progenitors of Ia are the same at all redshifts? Supernovae - they're so "last decade". - Casey Papovich It must be nice to win a Nobel Prize. Every telescope should have a monitor providing a data stream showing if the sky is photometric. Space platform standard flux source Use Ia to | test isotropy, D_A vs. D_L | constrain structure growth from other probes So then figure out D_A for SNe! Focussed reflection off dust.Meeting summary
Given the strong Chilean connection amongst the participants of the workshop, the official drink was the pisco sour:
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