Upcoming and future spectroscopic surveys (e.g. DESI, PFS, Euclid, WFIRST) will expand the cosmic volumes probed with galaxy redshifts by orders of magnitude. With their unprecedented statistical precision, these surveys have the potential to precisely measure the growth of structure, constrain dark energy, measure the sum of neutrino masses, and constrain inflation.

In this workshop, we aim to bring experts together and discuss how we can best tackle the challenges that limit the scientific value of these spectroscopic surveys as well as new ideas to increase their science output. We hope to have talks, informal discussions, and lively debates on variety of topics including

  • developments in perturbation theory models,
  • emulator and other simulation based methods,
  • BAO and reconstruction methods,
  • observational systematics,
  • covariance matrix estimation,
  • and future spectroscopic surveys.
Please check the program for more details.

Where: UC Berkeley Campbell Hall
Dates: January 13-15, 2020


The registration is now closed due to capacity. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact the organizing committee.

Also, if you require an invitation letter for visa applications, please contact the organizing committee.


The workshop will take place in Campbell Hall.

Talks will be in Room 131.

Breakfast, lunch, and poster sessions will be in Room 355 and the BCCP Common Area next to it.

The reception and dinner on Monday, January 13, will take place on the roof of Campbell Hall (6th floor), starting at 6pm.

Code of conduct

We are committed to making the meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:

Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.

Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to any of the meeting organizers.


Below are some recommended hotels in Berkeley that are conveniently located. Please feel free to contact the organizing committee if you have any questions.

  • Berkeley Lab Guest House
    One Cyclotron Road, Building 23 (LBL)
    Reservations: 510-495-8000
    [email protected]
  • The Faculty Club
    UC Berkeley campus
    Reservations: 510-540-5678, ext 0
    [email protected]
    Mention that you are attending a UCB workshop to try to get lower rates
  • Rose Garden Inn
    2740 Telegraph Avenue
    Berkeley, CA, 94705
    Reservations: 510-549-2145
    [email protected]
    Mention that you are attending a UCB workshop to try to get lower rates
  • Bancroft Hotel
    2680 Bancroft Way
    Berkeley, CA, 94704
    Reservations: 510-549-1000
    Mention that you are attending a UCB workshop to try to get lower rates
  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza
    2086 Allston Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    Reservations: Tel: (510) 845-7300 /[email protected]
    Please request the discounted UCB/LBNL rate. Parking lot near hotel.
  • Downtown Berkeley Inn
    2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Tel: 510-843-4043 Reservations: [email protected]
    To secure your reservation please call the hotel directly at 510/843-4043 and indicate you are requesting the UCB/LBNL Campus Rate. Parking lot next to the hotel.
  • Graduate Berkeley Hotel (formerly Hotel Durant)
    2600 Durant Avenue
    Berkeley, CA, 94704
    Tel: 510.845.8981
    To secure your reservation, please call the hotel directly at 800/238-7268 and indicate you are requesting the UCB/LBNL Campus Rate. Unfortunately, you cannot use the online booking feature to secure a room at the LBNL/Campus Rate so please call directly. Parking available at the hotel for a small fee.
  • SenS Hotel & Bistro (formerly French Hotel)
    1538 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA, 94709
    Tel: 510-548-9930 / [email protected]
    Please mention UCB/LBNL to receive a discounted rate. Parking is available near the hotel. Located in Berkeley's 'Gourmet Ghetto' in a three-level brick building with a cafe on the ground floor.