The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago
welcomes you to the Spring 2017 DES Collaboration Meeting

The Dark Energy Survey is a collaboration of 400 scientists from 25 institutions in 7 countries using the Dark Energy Camera on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory to carry out a 5-year multi-band imaging survey to probe the nature of dark energy and the physics of cosmic acceleration. Our Spring 2017 collaboration meeting will take place at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), in the Eckhart Research Center at the University of Chicago.

Local Organizing Committee
Lindsey Bleem
Elizabeth Buckley-Geer
Chihway Chang
Scott Dodelson
Alex Drlica-Wagner
Joshua Frieman
Fermilab/U. Chicago
Aimee Giles
Richard Kessler
University of Chicago
Richard Kron
University of Chicago
Helen Pates
Daniel Scolnic
KICP at University of Chicago

William Eckhart Research Center (ERC), the University of Chicago
William Eckhart Research Center (ERC),
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics,
5640 South Ellis Avenue,
Chicago, IL

Logistics & Hotels
For Logistics and Hotel information please visit "Logistics & Hotels" page.

UChicago Transportation & Parking Guide
Parking: there is Visitor parking in the U. Chicago lot at 55th St. and Ellis Avenue for:
  • 0 - 2 hours $8.00
  • 2 - 3 hours $16.00
  • 3 - 4 hours $20.00
  • 4 - 24 hours $25.00

Conference banquet dinner
Conference dinner will be held on the Odyssey, a chartered ship that leaves from Navy Pier on Thursday, June 15 (buses will be provided from KICP to the ship), and will cruise Lake Michigan. It's included in the registration fee. The fee for an extra dinner ticket is $110.

The banquet schedule
  • 4:45 pm - Shuttle for Navy Pier Boarding Time (meeting point: ERC main entrance)
  • 5:00 pm - Shuttle Departs from the ERC
  • 5:30 pm - Odyssey Boarding Time (Navy Pier)
  • 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Odyssey Cruise Time

Note: Transportation won't be provided after the cruise. The boat will dock at Navy Pier where ample taxis are available. Taxis will accept cash or credit cards.

Registration & Payment
To register for the workshop please submit the online Registration Form. Registration deadline: May 19, 2017.

Registration fees
  • $240 (standard rate)
  • $160 (students and postdocs)

The registration fees include continental breakfasts, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunches, the banquet dinner (including transportation from the meeting to the banquet venue), and a brand-new DES T-shirt. The fee for an extra dinner ticket is $110.

Please fill out the Registration Form (or the Payment form) and you will be directed to the Sallie Mae Secure Payment Site where you may submit your payment using a credit card.

Please fill out the Registration Form (or the Payment form) and then submit your payment using the following instructions
Wire Transfer / ACH Instructions for Depositing Funds into U Chicago Bank
The following information will be required by the payer:
  • Bank Name: The Northern Trust
  • Bank Address: 50 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60675
  • Bank Phone Number: 312-557-1776
  • Account Name: University of Chicago Bank
  • Account Number: 28509
  • ABA/Routing Number: 071000152
  • Swift Code: CNORUS44
  • Type of Account: Checking

Once your payment has been initiated by your bank, please email to Invite2017_DES-Chicago@box.uchicago.edu the following information:
  1. US Dollar Amount of Transfer
  2. The Payer's name and location
  3. Name and rank of participant(s) covered by this payment
  4. The approximate date of the transfer

Contact Us
For questions about the workshop, please contact us at DES-2017@box.uchicago.edu.