Other Events
Other Events
May 6, 2019EFI Colloquium: Zohar Komargodski, "The Power of Conformal Symmetry"
April 9, 2019Brinson lecture: Sara Seager, "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds"
February 25 - 26, 2019Midwest Workshop on Supernovae and Transients
February 21, 2019Physics colloquium: Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University, "Heretical hypotheses in the hunt for dark matter"
February 1, 2019PSD colloquium: Pierre-Louis Lions, College de France, "Mean Field Games: What? Why? How?"
January 7, 2019EFI colloquium: Damiano Caprioli, "On the origin of the cosmic radiation - 70 years later (a tribute for Fermi's pioneering paper of 1949)"
November 8, 2018Physics colloquium: Helen Quinn, "Science, Engineering and Art as well - why is it hard to teach Science well?"
October 30, 2018Inaugural John A. Simpson lecture: Martin H. Israel, Washington University, "What Rare Isotopes and Rare Elements Tell Us About the Origin of Cosmic Rays"
October 2, 2018"On the Future: Prospects for Humanity" with physicist Martin Rees
May 17, 20182018 Brinson Lecture: Richard Ellis, "Let There Be Light: The Observational Quest for the First Galaxies"
April 14, 2018Speak Up for Science
March 14, 2018EFI seminar: Nahee Park, University of Wisconsin, "Probing high energy particle dynamics in our Galaxy with multimessenger observations"
December 9, 2017Physics with a BANG
May 30, 2017NASA's Solar Probe mission discussion
April 25, 20172016-2017 Brinson Lecture: Nergis Mavalvala, "The Warped Universe: the one hundred year quest to discover Einstein's gravitational waves"
April 24, 2017EFI colloquium: Adrienne Kolb, "Tunnel Visions: The History of the Superconducting Super Collider"
March 10, 2017Society of Women in Physics: Dr. Kawtar Hafidi, "A Personal Odyssey: From Africa to America"
November 3, 2016Physics colloquium: Elisabeth Krause, Stanford University/SLAC, "Dark Energy Science with the Dark Energy Survey, and Beyond"
October 27, 2016Argonne OutLoud: Clarence Chang, "To the ends of the Earth...and the beginning of the cosmos"
October 24, 2016Cafe Scientifique: Dan Scolnic, "Tension in the Universe: Dark Energy, Dark Matter & Different Numbers"
October 24, 20162016 Leon Lederman Lecture: Rocky Kolb, "The Mysterious Dark Universe"
August 7, 2016Windy City Physics Slam: Where Particle Physicists Collide
May 19, 2016The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20: Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing
May 5, 2016Kavli Lecture: Michael Turner, "From The Big Bang To The Multiverse & Beyond"
April 21, 2016Astrophysics for Older Adults
April 18, 2016Chicago Astronomy on Tap
April 15, 2016Astronomy Conversations Training Session
April 14, 2016The World's Oldest Computer: The Antikythera Mechanis
April 14, 2016Joshua Frieman in the Deborah Stratman film "The Illinois Parables"
April 9, 2016UChicago Conference: "Space: Speculation and Exploration"
April 7, 2016Broader Horizons: Joshua Carter, quantitative analyst at Citadel in Chicago
March 28, 2016Cafe Scientifique: Erik Shirokoff, "Using nano-scale devices at the South Pole to study the most distant objects in the Universe"
February 25, 2016Physics colloquium: Scott Wakely, University of Chicago, "Isotope Hunting at 100,000ft: Tracking Cosmic-Ray Clocks with HELIX"
February 11, 2016Physics colloquium: Daniel Holz, University of Chicago, "Update on LIGO and Gravitational Waves"
February 9, 20162015-2016 Brinson Lecture: Francis Halzen, "Ice Fishing for Neutrinos"
January 7, 2016Physics colloquium: Stephan Meyer, University of Chicago, "First results from the Fermilab Holometer testing space-time correlations at the Planck scale"
December 5, 2015Physics with a Bang!
November 10, 2015Midwest Cosmic Visions Meeting
November 5, 2015Physics colloquium: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago, "Measurement of Cosmological Parameters"
November 4 - 6, 2015Higgs Effective Field Theories (HEFT 2015)
October 23, 2015Jim Hartle, University of California, Santa Barbara, "The Quantum Origin of Our Classical Universe"
October 17, 2015More Than a Physicist - A 70th Birthday Symposium in Honor of Don Lamb
October 3 - December 12, 201582nd Compton Lectures: Manos Chatzopoulos, "The Cosmic Fireworks that Synthesize the Building Blocks of Life: Supernova Explosions"
July 13, 2015Abigail Crites, Caltech, "The TIME-Pilot CII Intensity Mapping Experiment to Study the Epoch of Reionization"
June 5, 2015Alumni Weekend: Edward C. Stone, SM'59, PhD'64, "The Voyager Journey to Interstellar Space"
May 21, 2015Adler Colloquium: Renee Hlozek, "Current Challenges in CMB Cosmology"
May 3, 2015COSMOSIS: Opening Reception
March 5, 2015Kavli Prize Lecture: Michael E. Brown, California Institute of Technology, "Tales from the Outer Solar System"
February 19, 2015Adler colloquium: Andy Howell, Las Cumbres Global Telescope/UC Santa Barbara, "Understanding Mysterious Sources of Energy in Supernovae"
February 16, 2015HEP seminar: Kerstin Perez, Haverford, "Antideutron Signatures of Dark Matter with the GAPS Experiment"
February 3, 2015Astronomy Special Seminar: Ryan Foley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Transient Astronomy: Dark Energy, Supernova Physics & Exotica"
January 27, 2015Astronomy Special Seminar: George Becker, Space Telescope Science Institute, "The End of Reionization: An IGM Perspective"
January 13, 2015Astronomy Special Seminar: Emily Levesque, University of Colorado, "Engines, Lighthouses, and Laboratories: Massive Stars Across the Cosmos"
December 9, 2014Astronomy Special Seminar: Blakesley Burkhart, Harvard University, "New Frontiers of Magnetized Turbulence in the Multiphase Interstellar Medium"
December 6, 2014Physics with a Bang! Holiday Lecture and Open House
November 6, 2014Physics colloquium: Victoria M. Kaspi, McGill University, "The Hunt for Millisecond Pulsars"
November 5, 20142014 Brinson Lecture: Victoria M. Kaspi, "Neutron Stars, a Cosmic Gift"
September 24, 2014Workshop: "Structuring Your Scientific Paper"
July 10, 2014Computations in Science Seminar: Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute, "On Quantum Tunneling"
June 12, 2014Flash Center Special Seminar: Christian Ott, Caltech, "New Aspects of Core-Collapse Supernova Theory"
April 24, 2014Physics colloquium: Adam Riess, "The Hubble Constant and Dark Energy from Supernovae, Cepheids and Parallax"
March 24 - 27, 2014Joint DES-LSST Workshop
February 5, 2014Savdeep S. Sethi, University of Chicago, "Domain Walls and Gravity"
January 23, 2014Physics colloquium: Vyacheslav Turyshev, California Institute of Technology,"Testing Fundamental Gravitation in Space: Recent Progress and Possible Future Directions"
January 22, 2014Computations in Science Seminar: Juan Collar, University of Chicago, "Uncertainties in dark matter searches"
January 9, 2014Physics colloquium: Kurt Hinterbichler, Perimeter Institute, "Massive gravitons, the cosmological constant and new directions in gravity"
December 7, 2013Physics with a Bang! Holiday Lecture and Open House
October 15, 20132013 Brinson Lecture: Andrea M. Ghez, "The Monster at the Heart of the Milky Way"
September 10 - 11, 2013Discussion Meeting about agreements for LIGO-Virgo Event Follow-up Program
September 3 - 6, 2013Meeting to Anticipate KIPAC's Next 10 years of Science: "Big Questions in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology"
March 14, 2013Kathryn Zurek, University of Michigan, "Cosmic clues for dark matter and their implications for a dark matter asymmetry"
March 6 - 8, 2013Cosmic Frontier Workshop
December 14, 2012Special EFI Seminar: Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, University of Wisconsin "Searches for Astronomical Neutrino Sources with IceCube"
December 13, 2012Special EFI Seminar: Stefan Ballmer, Syracuse University "Promise and Challenges of Future Gravitational-Wave Observatories"
December 12, 2012Special EFI Seminar: Abigail Vieregg, Harvard University "Exploring the Ultra-High Energy Universe through Radio Detection Techniques"
December 10, 2012Special EFI Seminar: Duncan Brown, Syracuse University "Gravitational Waves: A New Frontier in 21st Century Astrophysics"
December 8, 2012Physics with a Bang
October 29, 2012Cafe Scientifique: Elbert Huang, "Healthcare Reform: The Intersection of Science and Money"
October 15, 2012Flash Center seminar: Manos Chatzopoulos, University of Texas at Austin, "Superluminous Supernovae from Pair Instability and from SN ejecta - Circumstellar Matter Interaction: Insights from Light Curve Fits and Simulations"
October 2, 20122012 Brinson Lecture: David Charbonneau, "The Fast Track to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet"
May 11 - 12, 2012Women in Science Symposium 2012: Big Ideas, Big Impact
May 7, 2012RogerFest: Roger Hildebrand Colloquium
March 23, 2012Blowing up a mountain for the GMT
March 16, 2012About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
March 7, 2012EFI Colloquium: Rainer Weiss, MIT on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, "Current State and Prospects for LIGO"
December 3, 2011Ask a Scientist & Physics with a Bang
November 29, 2011Science in Action: How Scientists Can Affect Policy Decisions
November 21, 2011Cafe Scientifique: Liz Moyer, "A Reality Check on Alternative Energy"
November 12, 2011Play "Creation's Birthday," written by Prof. Hasan Padamsee, Cornell University
November 1, 20112011-2012 Brinson Lecture: John Mather, Nobel laureate, "History of the universe in a nutshell: from the Big Bang to life and the end of time"
November 1, 2011Robert Kirshner, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, "Energy and the Accelerating Universe: Einstein's Blunder Undone"
September 20, 2011Peter McGregor, Australian National University, "The GMT Integral-Field Spectrograph (GMTIFS): What It Can Do for You!"
August 31, 2011Sundeep Das, University of California (Berkeley) , "Probing Cosmology and Particle Physics with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope"
August 11, 2011Andrew Szentgyorgyi, CfA, "G-CLEF: A Versatile, Optical Echelle Spectrograph for the GMT"
August 5, 2011Darren DePoy, Texas A&M University, "A wide-field, multi-object, moderate-resolution optical spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope"
August 3, 2011Dan Fabricant, CfA, "NIRMOS: Wide Field Near-IR Imaging and Spectroscopy for GMT"
June 2, 2011Fermi's time capsule opening
April 20, 2011"One Book, One Chicago": Lawrence Krauss
April 11, 20112011 University of Chicago Brinson Lecture: Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, "From Big Bang to Biospheres"
October 11, 2010Cafe Scientifique: Sian Beilock, "Why Do We Choke?"
August 12, 2010Patrick McCarthy, Director of the Giant Magellan Telescope: "The Giant Magellan Telescope"
October 21, 2009Brinson Lecture: Kip S. Thorne, "The Warped Side of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Black Holes"
January 12, 2009Cafe Scientifique: Steven Small, "The Brain, the Broken Brain & the Neural Biology of Language"
November 8, 2008Joel Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams, public lecture: "The View From the Center of the Universe"
October 2, 2008Wendy Freedman, Brinson Lecture: "Astronomy in the New Millennium: New Windows on the Cosmos"
June 15 - 18, 2008Workshop: Science with Giant Telescopes: Public Participation in TMT and GMT
May 6 - 8, 2008Astroparticle Physics Symposium: "The High Energy Frontier"
March 10, 2008Cafe Scientifique: Melina Hale, "Bombs and Brains: Examining Traumatic Brain Injury from the War in Iraq"
October 29, 2007Cafe Scientifique: Jake Socha, "How Flying Snakes Fly a.k.a. Functional Morphology & Biomechanics"
September 24, 2007Big Bang Smackdown
July 5 - 6, 2007SPT Collaboration Meeting
June 18, 2007Cafe Scientifique: Mark Osadjan, "Is it in the Genes or Just the Jeans? The Biology of Gender"
May 17 - 18, 2007SPT Full Collaboration Meeting
May 14 - 16, 2007SPT Analysis Working Group Meeting
March 24 - June 2, 200765<sup>th</sup> Compton Lectures: Elizabeth Hays, "The Quest for Gamma Rays: Exploring the Most Violent Places in the Universe"
January 10, 2007Cafe Scientifique: David Archer, "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast"
October 20, 2006EFI Mini-Symposium: In Honor of Dietrich Muller
October 28, 2005Symposium in Honor of Don Lamb's 60th Birthday
October 7, 2005EFI Mini-Symposium
March 8, 2002EFI Mini-Symposium on the SDSS