29 June 2020

BUFFALO Collaboration Online Meeting

The BUFFALO Collaboration group picture.

The first BUFFALO 2020 meeting took place via Zoom last Thursday/Friday (June 25-26). Three DAWN members were in the OC, among which of course BUFFALO PI Charles Steinhardt.

The last observations have come in, so we are all getting ready to analyze the data. The BUFFALO observations are going to be crucial since it is the last high redshift survey to come out before the launch of JWST, making it fundamentally important for decisions made concerning observations with JWST.

During the meeting, which welcomed people from all across the world, we got to hear about everything from how intracluster light is going to change astronomy to how to use weak lensing for analysing galaxy clusters. Albert Sneppen, who recently did his bachelors thesis at DAWN, presented the findings of his thesis at the meeting as well.

Mireia Montes presenting on how intracluster light is going to change astronomy.

The meeting ended with a couple of hours of social activity with trivia quizzes and everybody getting a chance to know each other.

To find out more about BUFFALO, check out https://buffalo.ipac.caltech.edu/ and follow BUFFALO on Twitter at https://twitter.com/buffalo_survey.