KICP Seminars & Colloquia, Current and Future
Upcoming Seminars

Seminar schedule for Current (Summer 2014) & Future Quarters
July 24, 2014
Open Group seminar
Renee Hlozek
Princeton University
Cosmology with small-scale CMB polarization with ACTPol and AdvACT   [Abstract]
October 1, 2014
Wednesday colloquium
Daniel Holz
The University of Chicago
TBA   [Abstract]
October 3, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Anja von der Linden
DARK + KIPAC
Weighing the Giants: Accurate Weak Lensing Mass Measurements for Cosmological Cluster Surveys
October 15, 2014
Wednesday colloquium
Daniel Chung
University of Wisconsin, Madison
TBA   [Abstract]
October 17, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere
Northwestern University
Feedback-regulated star formation on galactic and cosmological scales
October 24, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Beth A Reid
UC Berkeley
TBD
October 31, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Esra Bulbul
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The Curious Case of the 3.57 keV Emission Line
November 7, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Benjamin R. Safdi
MIT
Directional Detection of the Cosmic Neutrino Background
November 14, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Anna Franckowiak
SLAC / KIPAC
The Fermi bubbles
November 21, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Liang Dai
Johns Hopkins University
TBD
December 12, 2014
Friday noon seminar
Brendan Crill
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Results from Planck 2014
June 16, 2016
Open Group seminar
David N Spergel
Princeton University
Toward an Understanding of Foreground Emission in the BICEP2 Region (placeholder)
 
Wednesday colloquia
KICP Wednesday Colloquia: Unless otherwise noted, all talks are held in BSLC 115 at 3:00 PM on Wednesdays. A reception will be held in the LASR conference room following the talk.

  • October 1, 2014 | 3:00 PM | BSLC 115
    TBA
    Daniel Holz, The University of Chicago
    Note: Cheese & Wine Reception will follow talk in the LASR Conference Room

    TBA
  • October 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | BSLC 001
    TBA
    Daniel Chung, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Note: Cheese & Wine Reception will follow talk in the LASR Conference Room

    TBA

 
Friday noon seminars

  • October 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    Weighing the Giants: Accurate Weak Lensing Mass Measurements for Cosmological Cluster Surveys
    Anja von der Linden, DARK + KIPAC
  • October 17, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    Feedback-regulated star formation on galactic and cosmological scales
    Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere, Northwestern University
  • October 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    TBD
    Beth A Reid, UC Berkeley
  • October 31, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    The Curious Case of the 3.57 keV Emission Line
    Esra Bulbul, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • November 7, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    Directional Detection of the Cosmic Neutrino Background
    Benjamin R. Safdi, MIT
  • November 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    The Fermi bubbles
    Anna Franckowiak, SLAC / KIPAC
  • November 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    TBD
    Liang Dai, Johns Hopkins University
  • December 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    Results from Planck 2014
    Brendan Crill, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 
Special seminars


 
Open group seminars

  • July 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room
    Cosmology with small-scale CMB polarization with ACTPol and AdvACT
    Renee Hlozek, Princeton University

    Measurements of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Backround (CMB) complement existing measurements of temperature anisotropies. I will present results from ACTPol, the polarization sensitive receiver for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), which measures CMB polarization from arcminute to degree scales. In addition I will discuss the recently-funded Stage III Advanced ACTPol project, AdvACT, which will offer improved sensitivity and frequency coverage than ACTPol. In this talk I will discuss ACTPol constraints and projections achievable with the Advanced ACTPol experiment. In addition to constraining the standard cosmological model parameters, I will focus on projected constraints on dark energy and modified gravity from cross-correlations of CMB polarization with optical surveys. Finally I will highlight recent work on the power of combining AdvACT polarization with temperature data to constrain the physics of reionization through the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.
  • June 16, 2016 | |
    Toward an Understanding of Foreground Emission in the BICEP2 Region (placeholder)
    David N Spergel, Princeton University

 
Thursday lunch discussions
KICP's Thunch: KICP Cosmology Lunch (Thunch) Weekly on Thursdays, Noon, LASR 152 (Conference Room).

Please join us for an informal lunch discussion, led by KICP fellows, of recent news and papers in cosmology. Topics range from experiment and observations to theory in all areas of KICP science. To submit or view papers for this week's Thunch please visit the Thunch website.


 
Astronomy colloquia