The Cluster Comparison Cape Town workshop builds on the nIFTy Cosmology workshop and the Perth Simulated Galaxy Cluster Comparison workshop.
Its goal is to bring together some of the key participants from the Madrid workshop and observational astronomers and students from around South Africa, and to be a workshop in the true sense of the word — the first day will be set aside for talks (data presentation, project updates and ideas), but the emphasis during the remainder of the week will be to work on projects and write papers.
We aim to appeal to local students and researchers by providing an opportunity to be involved in a large and successful collaboration including scientists from around the world and thus give them first hand experience in such projects and build the local simulation community.
All of the simulation data — from both hydrodynamical simulations and semi-analytical models — will be made available as mock observables, and observers, simulators and modellers will be encouraged to work together on joint projects, to put observational data and theoretical/simulation prediction on the same plot.
SOC: Daniel Cunnama(Chair), Chris Power, Alexander Knebe, Frazer Pearce
LOC: Sean February, Catherine Cress