From Wall to Web

Berlin, Germany, July 24 – 29, 2016



19.00-19.15 Introduction
20.00-21.00 Kick-off Discussion: HST's Legacy on IGM & CGM Science


Hydrogen Reionization
09.00-09.10 Conference Logistics
09.10-09.40 George Becker The IGM In Transition
09.40-10.10 Adam Lidz HI Reionization
10.10-10.40 Martin Haehnelt Probing the end of hydrogen reionization with Lyman-alpha absorption
10.40-11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00-11.20 Anna-Christina Eilers Properties of the Intergalactic Medium at High Redshifts and their Implications on the Epoch of Reionization
11.20-11.40 Frederick Davies Measuring the z> 6 UV Background with Lyα+Lyβ Forest Flux PDFs
11.40-12.00 Anson D'Aloisio Large opacity variations in the z~5.5 Lyman-alpha forest: implications for cosmological reionization
12.00-12.20 Jose Onorbe Direct Constraints of HI Cosmic Reionization from Lyman-α observations at z~5-6
12.20-12.40 Mark Dijkstra The Lyman Alpha Window on the Epoch of Reionization of Hydrogen
12.40-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-14.30 Shotgun Session
14.30-16.00 Poster Session + Coffee Break
16.00-16.20 Koki Kakiichi Reionization by Galaxies and QSOs and the Thermal State of the IGM
16.20-16.40 Laura Keating Testing the effect of feedback on the high-redshift IGM with metal-line absorbers
16.40-17.00 Dijana Vrbanec 21cm-galaxy cross-power spectrum as a probe of reionization
17.00-17.20 Luca Graziani X-ray ionization of the intergalactic medium by quasars


Helium Reionization
09.00-09.30 Gabor Worseck Mapping the Helium Reionization Epoch with a Statistical Sample of HeII Absorption Spectra
09.30-10.00 Keri Dixon The Epoch of Helium Reionization
10.00-10.20 David Syphers A Closer Look at the Progress and End of Helium Reionization
10.20-10.50 COFFEE BREAK
10.50-11.10 Ilya Khrykin Thermal Proximity Effect: Constraining the He II Reionization and Quasar Lifetime
11.10-11.30 Tobias Schmidt Constraining the quasar lifetime using the helium transverse proximity effect
The Thermal State of the Intergalactic Medium
11.30-12.00 Joseph Hennawi How Smooth is the Intergalactic Medium?
12.00-12.20 Phoebe Upton-Sanderbeck The thermal evolution of the intergalactic medium
12.20-12.40 Alberto Rorai Constraints on the Low-Density IGM from the Spectrum of an Ultra-High Signal-to-Noise QSO Spectrum
12.40-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-14.20 Michael Walther A new measurement of the Lyman-alpha forest flux power spectrum
14.20-14.40 Hector Hiss Fitting Trees to the Ly-a Forest
14.40-15.00 Antonella Garzilli Measurements of the IGM temperature and filtering length from absorption line broadening
15.00-15.20 Astrid Lamberts Impact of inhomogeneous blazar heating on the Ly alpha forest
15.20-15.50 COFFEE BREAK
Cosmology and Large Scale Structure
15.50-16.20 Matthew Pieri Massive Intergalactic Medium Surveys Past, Present and Future
16.20-16.40 Zarija Lukic What 1D LyA power spectrum measures?
16.40-17.00 Vid Iršič X-Shooter: Power Spectrum of the Lyman-alpha Forest
17.00-17.20 Marta Silva Unveiling the cosmic web baryons with Intensity Mapping of IGM filaments
18.00-18.45 CONFERENCE DINNER @ Harnack-Haus
18.45-20.00 Discussion: Intergalactic Medium Science with Extremely Large Telescopes and the James Webb Space Telescope


09.00-09.30 Andrew Pontzen UV fluctuations in the large-scale Lyman-alpha forest
09.30-09.50 Stefano Cristiani The Contribution of Quasars and Galaxies to the Cosmic UV Background
09.50-10.10 Khee-Gan Lee Exploring the z=2.5 Cosmic Web with Lyman-Alpha Forest Tomography
10.10-10.30 Zheng Cai Map the Most Massive Large-scale Structures in the early Universe
10.30-11.00 COFFEE BREAK
Metals in the Intergalactic Medium
11.00-11.30 Emma Ryan-Weber Metals in Absorption at the Conclusion of Reionization
11.30-12.00 Valentina D'Odorico Metals in the high-z CGM/IGM
12.00-12.20 John O'Meara Fingerprints of PopIII
12.20-13.30 LUNCH
13.30-14.30 Discussion: Physically Relevant Processes in Numerical Simulations of the Intergalactic Medium


09.00-09.30 Kathy Cooksey Precious Metals (or Lack Thereof) in SDSS Quasar Spectra
09.30-10.00 Tae-Sun Kim Carbon absorbers at z ~ 2.5
10.00-10.20 Sebastian Lopez Probing metal-enriched gas with adjacent sightlines to lensed QSOs.
10.20-10.40 Nicolas Lehner The metallicity of the circumgalactic gas over 12 billion years
10.40-11.10 COFFEE BREAK
The Low-Redshift Intergalactic Medium
11.10-11.40 Juna Kollmeier Cosmological Calorimetry at Low Redshift
11.40-12.00 Bart Wakker Mapping a nearby Cosmic Web filament
12.00-12.20 Eric Wilcots The IGM in Galaxy Groups and Its Influence on Galaxy Evolution
12.20-14.00 LUNCH
The Circumgalactic Medium
14.00-14.25 Avery Meiksin The Circumgalactic Medium
14.25-14.40 Matthew McQuinn Understanding the CGM
14.40-15.05 Monica Turner Metal-line absorption around z~2.3 star-forming galaxies from the Keck Baryonic Structure Survey and comparison to the EAGLE simulations
15.05-15.20 Sean Johnson The relationships between galaxies/AGN and the circum-/intergalactic medium at z<1
15.20-15.50 COFFEE BREAK
15.50-16.15 Peng Oh It’s the Way it Shatters that Matters: Cold Gas in Hot Halos
16.15-16.30 Jonathan Stern New Constraints on the Density Structure of the Circum-Galactic Medium
16.30-16.45 Daniele Sorini Constraining Feedback Models with the Statistics of the Lyman-alpha Forest around Galaxies
16.45-17.10 Christopher Martin Cosmic Web Imager Observations of Circum-Galactic and Circum-QSO Medium Emission at High Redshift
17.10-17.25 Fakhri Zahedy Resolving Fe-rich inner Halo Gas around Massive Quiescent Galaxies


09.00-09.25 Lutz Wisotzki The circumgalactic medium in emission
09.25-09.40 Sebastiano Cantalupo A 3D view of the Dark Universe: illuminating intergalactic gas at high redshift with fluorescent Lyman-alpha emission.
09.40-09.55 Fabrizio Arrigoni Battaia Shedding Light on the Properties of Circum/Intergalactic Gas in Emission
09.55-10.10 Lorrie Straka The MUSE Blind QSO Survey: Correlating galaxies with CGM absorption
10.10-10.25 Erika Hamden FIREBall-2: upcoming UV observations of the circumgalactic medium
10.25-10.40 Priyanka Singh The prospects of detecting Sunyaev-Zel’dovich and X-Ray signals from the circumgalactic medium
10.40-11.10 COFFEE BREAK
11.10-11.25 Celine Peroux The Circumgalactic Medium of Gas-Rich Galaxies
11.25-11.40 Philipp Richter The HST/COS legacy survey of circumgalactic gas in the Local Group
Conference Summary
11.40-13.00 LUNCH
13.00-13.30 Jordi Miralda-Escudé Conference Summary


Julie Davis A Triple QSO and 21-cm Probe of the Photoionized Halo around MCG 01-04-005

Caitlin Doughty Metal Absorbers and the Ultraviolet Background at z~6

David French Tracing the CGM of nearby galaxies with COS

Satya Gontcho A Gontcho Quasar-CIV Forest Cross-Correlation with BOSS DR12

Theiss Heilker Determining the ultraviolet background at low redshift using the quasar proximity effect

Lluis Mas-Ribas The mean metal-line absorption spectrum of DLAs from BOSS

Ignasi Pérez Ràfols The quasar-Lyman alpha cross-correlation as a probe to IGM physics

Martin Wendt Galaxies in emission and absorption with MUSE

Jolanta Zjupa The impact of outflows on the Ly-alpha forest in the Illustris simulations