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]
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
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.


 
Friday noon seminars

  • 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
  • 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