The discovery, in 1999, of the current accelerated expansion of the Universe changed the cosmological paradigm by adding a new ingredient: the Dark Energy. Little is know about this effective fluid with a negative pressure; is it a cosmological constant or a dynamical degree of freedom? is it a new particle or a modification of General Relativity?

Recent, current, and upcoming cosmological galaxy surveys, such as BOSS, DES, DESI and LSST, have been designed with the aim to constrain the Dark Energy properties. The complexity in the growth of structure and galaxy formation points towards using Cosmological Simulations as an invaluable tool, to make accurate predictions and disentangle the nature of Dark Energy.

The main goal of the school is to prepare the next generation of students, postdocs, and researchers in Mexico, who then will be able to design, perform and ultimately use cosmological simulations in the era of large scale surveys.

Pre-School 29-30 September
From September 29th to September 30th there will be a pre-school, consisting in lectures and tutorials to provide the basis of N-body simulations. The rest of the school will be focus on advanced topics such as: Cosmological Simulations, Analysis and Mock Catalogues for LambdaCDM and alternative models.

Salman Habib (Argone National Laboratory, USA)
Peder Norberg (Durham University, UK)
Baojiu Li (Durham University, UK)
Aldo Rodriguez-Puebla (UCSC, USA & IA-UNAM)

pre-school Lecturers
Mario Rodriguez-Meza (ININ)
Octavio Valenzuela (IA-UNAM)
Julio Clemente (UNAM)

N-body Simulations
Populating Halos
Alternative Cosmological Simulations
From Simulations to Observations

Important dates

Financial support registration deadline: 10 September 2016

Registration deadline: 10 September 2016