Conference program and YouTube live stream

YouTube live stream

Please use this link to join via YouTube live stream. The live stream should be active from approximately 12:45 UTC to 15:15 UTC on each of the conference days.

The recorded live streams will be linked to on this page after the end of the day's sessions.


Program information

Please see the online meeting information page for technical information on how the meeting will be run. Please make sure to ensure that all technical issues are solved prior to the first session. We will unfortunately not be able to provide technical support.

Most, if not all questions will be channeled through Slido using the links given in the schedule. NB: each talk & panel has a separate link.

Live and asynchronous discussions will be possible through Slack (registration required).

Monday, 22.06.2020
Time UTC Time CEST Speaker Subject  

12:50 - 13:00

14:50 - 15:00

Richard Anderson Welcome & announcements  

13:00 - 13:25

15:00 - 15:25

Adam Riess

SH0ES Q&A

13:25 - 13:50

15:25 - 15:50

Rachael Beaton
Chicago-Carnegie Hubble Project Q&A

13:50 - 14:15

15:50 - 16:15

Silvia Galli
Planck and the CMB Q&A

14:15 - 14:40

16:15 - 16:40

Lloyd Knox
The theoretical picture Q&A

14:40 - 15:10

16:40 - 17:10

Panelists & speakers Discussion Q&A
  Panelists: B. Javanmardi, E. McDonough, D. Huterer, J. Mould, W. Freedman
  Link to YouTube Recording
Tuesday, 23.06.2020
Time UTC Time CEST Speaker Subject  

12:50 - 13:00

14:50 - 15:00

  Announcements  

13:00 - 13:25

15:00 - 15:25

Lennart Lindegren 

Gaia astrometry and its contributions to the distance scale Q&A

13:25 - 13:50

15:25 - 15:50

Grzegorz Pietrzynski Absolute distances to standard candles Q&A

13:50 - 14:15

15:50 - 16:15

Caroline Huang The Mira distance ladder Q&A

14:15 - 14:40

16:15 - 16:40

Bruno Leibundgut Supernovae as standardizable candles Q&A

14:40 - 15:10

16:40 - 17:10

Panelists & speakers Discussion Q&A
    Panelists: P. Kervella, D. Scolnic, R. de Grijs, M. Rigault, M. Rejkuba
    Link to YouTube Video
Wednesday, 24.06.2020  
Time UTC Time CEST Speaker Subject    

12:50 - 13:00

14:50 - 15:00

  Announcements    

13:00 - 13:25

15:00 - 15:25

Tamara Davis

On redshift measurements Q&A  

13:25 - 13:50

15:25 - 15:50

Kenneth Wong H0 from strong gravitational lenses Q&A  

13:50 - 14:15

15:50 - 16:15

Dominic Pesce The Megamaser Cosmology Project Q&A  

14:15 - 14:40

16:15 - 16:40

Bernard Schutz Standard Sirens Q&A  

14:40 - 15:10

16:40 - 17:10

Panelists & speakers Discussion Q&A  
    Panelists: S. Birrer, S. Suyu, R. Anderson, O. Lahav  
    Link to YouTube Video  
Thursday, 25.06.2020
Time UTC Time CEST Speaker Subject  

12:50 - 13:00

14:50 - 15:00

  Announcements  

13:00 - 13:25

15:00 - 15:25

Hendrik Hildebrandt

Weak gravitational lensing Q&A

13:25 - 13:50

15:25 - 15:50

Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille Baryon Acoustic Oscillations with DESI Q&A

13:50 - 14:15

15:50 - 16:15

Julien Lesgourgues The sound horizon from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Q&A

14:15 - 14:40

16:15 - 16:40

Vivian Poulin Theoretical explanations/solutions Q&A

14:40 - 15:10

16:40 - 17:10

Panelists & speakers Discussion Q&A
    Panelists: P. Lemos, M. Colless, N. G. Sanchez, L. Pogosian
    Link to YouTube Video
Friday, 26.06.2020
Time UTC Time CEST Speaker Subject  

12:50 - 13:00

14:50 - 15:00

  Announcements  

13:00 - 13:25

15:00 - 15:25

Giuliana Fiorentino

The distance ladder in the ELT era Q&A

13:25 - 13:50

15:25 - 15:50

Stefano Casertano JWST and the distance ladder Q&A

13:50 - 14:15

15:50 - 16:15

Elisabeth Krause Future probes of dark energy Q&A

14:15 - 14:40

16:15 - 16:40

Raphael Flauger The future of the CMB Q&A

14:40 - 15:10

16:40 - 17:10

Panelists & speakers Discussion & farewell Q&A
    Panelists: L. Verde, T. Shanks, S. Jha, J. L. Bernal
    Link to YouTube Video