Welcome to the Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop 2016

McMaster University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in conjuction with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Origins Institute are hosting the 11th Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop, “Cosmology and Galaxies” at McMaster University Campus in Hamilton, Ontario from June 19th-22nd.

Our program is complete. Please go to the program page for up to date information. Regular talks will occur on Mon June 20th-Wed 22nd.

· Simon White (MPA, Garching) will give a public talk on June 21st entitled:
“All from Nothing: the structuring of our Universe”
at 8 pm in MDCL 1105.

· We have scheduled a graduate student workshop for 2-5:20 pm on the afternoon of Sunday 19th on “Python in Astrophysics” including an introduction to python, yt (Guest speaker: Nathan Goldbaum) and pynbody (Guest speaker: Andrew Pontzen).

There will be a reception on Sunday evening around 7 pm at Ye Olde Squire on Main St W.


Please register your intention to attend and indicate whether you’d like to give a talk or poster presentation. There will be nominal fee required to confirm participation by May 20th to cover coffee and so forth.

Registration/Abstract Deadline: April 22nd, 2016
Registration Fee Deadline: 20th May 2016. Registrations are now closed.


Great Lakes Cosmology workshops have a special emphasis on providing junior researchers, notably graduate students and postdocs, with an opportunity to present their work and network with the research community.

The theme for this meeting is Cosmology and Galaxies. Specific topics include: Dark Matter (direct and indirect detection), Dark Energy, Inflation, Large Scale Structure, Cosmic Microwave Background, Lensing, Galaxy Clusters, Dark Ages, Re-ionization, Dwarf Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, BAO, 21 cm Emission, Galaxy surveys, Galaxy groups, Galactic star formation, Feedback, Simulations and Computational/Analysis Tools.

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