Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA) The
                        Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA)
MPE Seminar Room 1.1.18
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1
85748 Garching, Germany
nirb2015 at



9:30-9:40       Welcome & Announcements

9:40-10:00     Eiichiro Komatsu: Overview talk [pdf]

Session 1: Mean Measurements, Foregrounds, and Surveys

10:00-10:30   Varoujan Gorjian: [pdf]
                      Spitzer Space Telescope and DIRBE Studies of the Near Infrared Background

10:30-11:00   Richard Arendt: [pdf]
                      CIB: The Study of Systematic Errors

11:00-11:30   Coffee Break

11:30-12:00   Toshio Matsumoto: [pdf]
                      Reanalysis of the excess brightness and fluctuation with IRTS data

12:00-12:30   Kohji Tsumura: [pdf]
                      Near Infrared Background Spectrum Obtained by AKARI

12:30-14:00   Lunch

14:00-14:30   Phillip Korngut: [pdf]
                      CIBER Estimates of the Absolute ZL Foreground Intensity through Fraunhofer Absorption Line Spectroscopy

14:30-15:00   Woong-Seob Jeong: [pdf]
                      Large Area Imaging Surveys of Near-Infrared Sky with Korean Compact Space Telescopes

15:00-15:30   Discussion

15:30-16:15   Poster Presentations & coffee

Session 2: EBL & Gamma Ray Measurements

16:15-16:45   Andrew Taylor: [pdf]
                      Extracting Information about EBL from gamma-ray Observations: the Uniqueness, Challenges and Prospects

16:45-17:15   Marco Ajello: [pdf]
                      The Gamma-ray Opacity of the Universe in the Fermi Era

17:15-17:45   Alberto Dominguez: [pdf]
                      Obtaining Galaxy Evolution and Cosmological Information from The Extragalactic Background Light

18:00             Welcome reception


Session 2 continued

9:30-10:00     Sean Scully: [pdf]
                      Closing in on the NIR Background and gamma-ray Opacities

10:00-10:30   Alex Kusenko: [pdf]
                      Understanding the Observed Blazar Spectra and Implications for Extragalactic Background Light

10:30-11:00   Coffee Break

11:00-11:30   Discussion

Session 3: Fluctuations

11:30-12:00   Ketron Mitchell-Wynne:
                      Infrared Background Anisotropies with Hubble

12:00-12:30   Andrea Ferrara: [pdf]
                      First black holes and the Near-IR Background

12:30-14:00   Lunch

14:00-14:30   Kari Helgason: [pdf]
                      Near-IR Background from Opposite Ends: First Stars or Local Halos?

14:30-15:00   Michael Zemcov: [pdf]
                      Near-IR Background Fluctuations Results from the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment

15:00-15:30   Bin Yue: [pdf]
                      Cross-correlating the NIRB with High-z Galaxies

15:30-16:00   Coffee break

16:00-16:30   Discussion

Session 4: Cross-correlations and Multi-wavelength Studies

16:30-17:00   Nico Cappelluti: [pdf]
                      Cross-correlation of CIB and CXB Fluctuations: A New Piece of the Puzzle

17:00-17:30   Matthieu Bethermin: [pdf]
                      How is Obscured Star Formation Distributed into Dark Matter Halos at High-redshift: New Constraints from Planck and Herschel

19:30         Dinner at Aumeister Biergarten


Session 4 continued

9:30-10:00     Elizabeth Fernandez: [pdf]
                      The Near Infrared Background and its Cross-Correlations as a Window to Reionization

10:00-10:30   Fernando Atrio-Barandela: [pdf]
                      Probing the Pre-reionization Epoch by Cross-correlating Cosmic Microwave and Infrared Background Anisotropies

10:30-11:00   Coffee Break

11:00-11:30   Guenther Hasinger: [pdf]
                      New Chandra and Subaru Observations

11:30-12:00   Yanxia Li: [pdf]
                      Background Fluctuations in Spitzer and Chandra Images: Preliminary Data Processing and Analysis

12:00-12:30   Discussion

12:30-13:00   Kari Helgason & Elizabeth Fernandez: [pdf]
                      Workshop Summary