Subhaloes Going Notts


Just like for the ”Haloes going MAD“ project we will be having a workshop for

Subhaloes going Notts

Country House Hotel Izaak Walton

Dovedale near Nottingham (UK)

May 14-18, 2012

But this time the focus of the workshop will be on future projects and not the initial code comparison:

As the first paper was limited to the comparison of standard subhalo properties solely based upon the particle ID lists and a homogeneous post-processing pipeline, there are still many open projects that can be run with this data set. Our initial brain storming included 

  1. a comparison of the standard properties of subhaloes using the different definitions actually implemented in each subhalo finder

  1. comparing shapes of subhaloes in different finders/at different resolutions

  1. comparing spins of subhaloes in different finders/at different resolutions

  1. the existence/detection of sub-substructure

  1.   ...

Therefore, we want you to "go Notts" and join us on a workshop that will summarise the results of the first paper and kick off various other papers analysing the available data set further. The complete data set will be made publicly available at the end of the workshop.

...and please fee free to distribute the poster!

The workshop is financially supported by the CosmoComp International Training Network funded under the 7th Framework Programe of the ERC.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the price for the accommodation?

The price is 145 GBP per participant per day including B&B, buffet style lunch, 3 course evening meal and 2 tea/coffee breaks. For shared rooms the prices are GBP 135 per participant. If you want to take advantage of the reduced rate, please mention this when registering also indicating with whom you like to share.

Is WIFI available?

Yes, WIFI is freely available.

Do they accept credit cards?

Yes (incl. even AMEX).

Are printing/photocopying facilities available.

Yes, they are.

What outdoor activities are possible?

The area is ideal for hiking/biking/climbing and fishing.

How do I register for the workshop?

Send an e-mail to the CosmoComp Secretary in Durham, Sabine Schindler                                                                           (sabine.schindler at

How do I get to the hotel?

Either you go to Manchester airport, where we organise a pick up service by bus or you take a train to Uttoxeter (from Manchester you have to change in Stoke-on-Trent) and a taxi from the train station.

Is there a registration fee?

No, just like for "Haloes going MAD" there is no fee.

Can I apply for financial support?

Yes, if you are a student with limited financial support we offer to cover half the hotel cost. Please appeal to Hanni Lux (hanni.lux at Note, that all CosmoComp Fellows have to pay for their own travel        expenses!

What will the weather be like?

Well, it is Britain. What do you expect? For more details refer to the reliable weather forecasts.

How quickly do I need to register?

The number of participants is limited by the number of rooms reserved for us at the hotel (25) unless people are happy to share rooms. Preference is given to everyone who has contributed to the first paper and CosmoComp Fellows.

Can I cancel my registration?

Anyone who needs to cancel their participation less than 8 weeks before the workshop has either to find a substitute participant or has to pay the hotel costs.

The workshop will take place at the picturesque Country House Hotel Izaak Walton in Dovedale near Ashborne in the lovely Peak District: