Apr 18 – 21, 2023
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Europe/Berlin timezone

Line-Intensity mapping (LIM) is a novel technique to map cosmological volumes which allows to access unexplored regimes and unique cosmological and astrophysical information. This invaluable potential comes along with observational and theoretical challenges that will need to be addressed to fulfill the promise of LIM. With the first measurements already coming around, it is crucial to reassess the current status of LIM and the roadmap for the forthcoming years. 


The workshop “Present and Future of Line-Intensity Mapping”, which will take place on April 18-21 at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, in Garching, Germany, will cover the study of the final stages of reionization, cosmic noon and low redshift with LIM (i.e., z <~ 10). Special emphasis will be put on the challenges (instrumental, observational and theoretical) that need to be addressed to fulfill LIM's potential and turn this technique into a mature cosmological and astrophysical probe.

There will be sessions covering current and forthcoming experiments and LIM measurements, the modeling of the connection to astrophysics and the summary statistics of the line-intensity maps, synergies between different lines and other cosmological and astrophysical probes, and future science cases.

We are especially interested in contributions from early-career scientists; in addition to contributed talks, there will also be invited talks and extended time for discussions.  The deadline for the abstract submission is January 8, 2023. All talks will be in person, and also streamed for eventual remote participants (the streaming link will be shared closer to the workshop dates); unfortunately, discussion sessions will not be streamed due to logistic complications. 



There is no registration fee for the workshop.

There is a dedicated budget to provide financial aid for a small group of participants; please contact the organizers in case you need funding to attend the workshop, with an estimation of the total cost. Participants will need to cover for lunch and dinner expenses.

Please use this registration form to register your application to participate in the workshop. The deadline is January 8, 2023. You will be directed to a form to submit your application and, if needed, to submit an abstract for your contribution and/or your interest for leading one of the discussion sessions.

Note that if you intend to participate remotely following the live stream you do not need to register. As the main purpose for the workshop is to have lively discussions, we aim to have a limited number of participants on-site. If the number of registrants is too large the SOC will select the participants from the registrations received.

Important dates:

- December 5, 2022:  Registration open

- January 8, 2023: Registration closed

- End of January/Beginning of Feburary: Confirmation of participants and contributions

- April 18, 2023: Start of the workshop


Confirmed invited speakers:

- Matthieu Béthermin (LAM)

- Patrick C. Breysse (NYU)

- Yun-Ting Cheng (Caltech)

- Dongwoo T. Chung (CITA)

- Caroline Heneka (University of Heidelberg)

- Adam Lidz (UPenn)

- Laura Wolz (University of Manchester)


- Science Organizing Committee:

- José Luis Bernal (IFCA/MPA)

- Tzu-Ching Chang (JPL)

- Benedetta Ciardi (MPA)

- Abigail Crites (Cornell)

- Andrea Ferrara (SNS Pisa)

- Ely Kovetz (Ben Gurion University)

- Guilaine Lagache (LAM)

- Alkistis Pourtsidou (University of Edinburgh)

- Eric Switzer (GSFC)

- Joaquin Vieira (UIUC)


Local Organizing Committee:

- José Luis Bernal: jlbernal@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE

- Benedetta Ciardi: ciardi@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE

- Sonja Gruendl: sonja@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE

- Eiichiro Komatsu: komatsu@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE

- Mahdieh Schmidt: mschmidt@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE

- Maria Depner: maria@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE

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