UK Meeting 2017


The meeting will be held in the Portland building, room 0.28. It will be hosted by the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG), Portsmouth (nearby).


See The venue lies across the courtyard from the ICG and the Dennis Sciama building.

The talks will all be held in room 0.28 of the Portland building.

During the breaks, coffee, lunch, and tea will be served in the Atrium of the Portland building, just outside the meeting lecture hall (room 0.28).

Dates: registration is now closed

Monday 18th December 2017 –  Tuesday 19th December 2017

Coffee and pastries will be served from 10:30 on the Monday, with talks starting at 11:00. The meeting will finish on the Tuesday at 17:00.

Meeting format

    • Please bring your own lanyard / plastic conference badge holder!
    • Don’t plan to work during the talks!
    • Be prepared to take notes on a common Google Doc and summarise the session based on these notes!
    • Latest 10 min before the session start, your talk should be on the chair’s USB stick!
    • The session chairs will be available in the lecture room in the break before the each session to receive the talks.
    • Given the timing, we be will extremely strict on talk lengths. You will be cut off after your talk time has elapsed.
      • 5 min slot has no questions,
      • 10 minute slot is 8min talk + 1 question,
      • 15min slot is 10min talk + 2 questions,
      • 20min slot is 15 min talk + 2 questions.
    • Speakers should come to the front while questions are being asked for the previous talk.




The talks have been grouped by topic only approximately.

Download the full agenda as a PDF file here.

Quick agenda (see full PDF agenda above for talk times and titles)

Monday, 18th of December
10:30-11:00     Break: Coffee and pastries
11:00-12:30 Session 1: Introduction + Weak Lensing (chair: Will)
                       Mueller, Kitching, Congedo, Gillis, Pyne, 
                       Mawdsley, Heavens, Abdalla
12:30-13:30     Break: Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session 2: Theory + Simulations (chair: Santiago)
                       Hogg, Zhao, Wright, Loureiro, Hall, Linton,
                       Copeland, Koyama, Patrick, Schewtschenko
15:30-16:00     Break: Afternoon tea
16:00-18:00 Session 3: Observations + Strong Lensing (chair: Dida)
                       Cropper, Conselice, Nichol, Loveday,
                       Shirley, Bremer, Percival, Collet,
                       Nightingale, Whalen, Smith
18:00-21:00     Break: Pub

Tuesday, 19th of December
08:45-09:15     Break: Coffee and breakfast snack
09:15-10:30 Session 4: Clusters + Science Portal (chair: Eva)
                       Romer, Khaimova, Vergara, Bhargava, Hatch,
                       Turner, Schewtschenko
10:30-11:00     Break: Coffee and pastries
11:00-12:30 Session 5: Galaxy Clustering (chair: Jascha)
                       Markovic, Ruggieri, Nadathur, Wang, Avila,
12:30-13:30     Break: Lunch
13:30-15:35 Session 6: Infrastructure + Galaxies (chair: Rossana)
                       Peacock, Noddle, Blake, Welikala, Bowler,
                       Ross, Hatfield, Kuchner, Bunker, Snodgrass
15:35-16:00     Break: Afternoon tea
16:00-16:40 Session 7: Infrastructure + Objects (chair: Paul)
                       Taylor, Wilkinson, Foxley-Marrable, Inserra

Joint SKA-Euclid day

This meeting will be followed up by a one day joint meeting of the SKA Cosmology science working group and the Euclid collaboration on the 20th December at Queen Mary, University of London as part of the SKA Cosmology SWG meeting. Detail can be found here:


All participants are giving a talk, therefore, see the agenda for a list of participants.


Options for accommodation for a range of prices can be found at all the usual travel web sites such as . Visitors frequently stay at the Ibis Portsmouth Centre.


There is no registration fee. Morning coffee, a cold lunch, and afternoon tea are provided on both days. Travel funding for Euclid members is provided by Carlton Baugh from a separate grant. Please contact him to request support (

Code of Conduct

The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
Please follow these guidelines:

  1. Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race or religion.

  2. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate.

  3. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

  4. Discretion should be used when posting any meeting pictures to social media sites, in particular to protect the privacy of individuals as part of large crowd scenes. Consent for photography may be assumed when the subject is giving a talk during the meeting. In addition, attendance of the meeting signifies consent for appearing in the background of photos where the individual is not the central focus of the image. Publicizing/posting photos of individuals without consent is not permitted.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the meeting at the sole discretion of the organizers. Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to a meeting organiser or a member of the Euclid Consortium Diversity Committee.

The above is adopted from the official Euclid Code of Conduct, which should be considered generally applicable at the meeting or any activity related to the meeting.


Will Percival, Dida Markovic, Santiago Avila, Eva-Maria Mueller