KICP Workshops, 2017
Towards a kg-size dark matter detector with CCDs
January 25 - 27, 2017 | Chicago, IL
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Organizers: Alvaro Chavarria, Paolo Privitera

On January 25-27, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) will be holding a workshop on "Towards a kg-size dark matter detector with CCDs." The workshop will gather a group of scientists interested in developing a kg-size detector based on the Charged-Coupled Devices technology.

The first day of the Workshop will be dedicated to review the current status and lessons learned with DAMIC100, a 100 g CCD detector installed at SNOLAB. The following days working groups will focus on specific topics (e.g. CCD development, Electronics, DAQ, Simulation and Data Analysis, etc.).

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KICP Members: Alvaro Chavarria; Paolo Privitera
Scientific projects: Dark Matter in CCDs (DAMIC)
Open House: Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
March 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM | ERC 5th floor
9:00 - 10:30 am
Welcome and Presentation
Speakers Profs. Fausto Cattaneo and Scott Dodelson
ERC 545
10:30 - 11:00 am
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:30 - 12:00 pm
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Student Panel Discussion w/lunch
ERC 576
1:30 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Outreach Presentation: Randy Landsberg
ERC 545
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Graduate Program Talk: Julia Brazas and Rich Kron
ERC 545
4:00 - 4:30
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception
ERC 5th Floor Lounge
6:30 pm

April 5, 2017 | KICP
Organizers: Scott Dodelson, Alex Drlica-Wagner

The LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration will be having its second "Hack Week" from April 3-7 at Fermilab, with April 5, Wednesday, spent at KICP. This is an excellent opportunity for those of you who have been waiting to get involved with LSST to begin!

The LSST DESC Hack Week is a working meeting aimed at gathering DESC members to perform focused work on specific projects. The meeting is scheduled for a full work-week, but we expect hacks and sprints of various duration will take place. We encourage participants to attend for all or part of the week.

Supported by the LSSTC and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics.

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Students and postdocs who want to request travel support, please fill out the form.

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KICP Members: Scott Dodelson; Alex Drlica-Wagner
JEM-EUSO Collaboration Meeting
June 19 - 23, 2017 | Chicago, IL

On June 19-23, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago will be hosting a JEM-EUSO Collaboration Meeting.

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KICP Members: Angela V. Olinto