KICP News, 2003

Internship Opportunities for Undergraduates
January 20, 2003
The Center for Cosmological Physics offers internship opportunities for Undergraduates. We are currently accepting applications for our REU program for Summer 2003.

2003 CfCP Fellows Search
February 12, 2003
CfCP Fellows Search: CfCP has closed the search for fellows for the year 2003. We are happy to welcome our new fellow appointees Christopher Gordon (from DAMTP, Cambridge UK), Andrew Zentner (from Ohio State University). We are also pleased to welcome Risa Wechsler (from University of Michigan) who will jointly hold Enrico Fermi and CfCP fellowships at Chicago.

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KICP Members: Christopher Gordon; Risa H. Wechsler; Andrew R. Zentner

WMAP First Year Results
February 15, 2003
February 14, 2003 EFI Mini-Symposium: WMAP First Year Results
University of Chicago, RI 480 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Stephen Meyer, (U of C) Gary Hinshaw, (NASA/GSFC), Scott Dodelson, (U of C/Fermi Lab) and Wayne Hu (U of C)

Related Links:
KICP Members: Wayne Hu; Stephan S. Meyer
Scientific projects: Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)

MAP satellite results
April 8, 2003
February 11, 2003 Results from the first year of data on the CMB anisotropy collected by the MAP Satellite were presented by CfCP senior memer Stephan Meyer in a special CfCP seminar, simultaneous with a press conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC.

Related Links:
KICP Members: Stephan S. Meyer
Scientific projects: Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)

Cosmology with Sunyaev-Zeldovich Cluster Surveys
September 21, 2003
September 17 - 20, 2003
CfCP has organized "Cosmology with Sunyaev-Zeldovich Cluster Surveys" workshop which has been focused on the question of how real galaxy clusters, with all their non-idealities, can be used for precision cosmology.

2003 CfCP Cosmology Course
September 29, 2003
September 26 - 28, 2003
The Center for Cosmological Physics has offered a pioneering short course "Cosmology course 2003" for planetarium staff aimed at incorporating modern cosmology into public programming.


Ground-Based Supernova Surveys
November 17, 2003
November 14 - 16, 2003
CfCP has organized "Ground-Based Supernova Surveys" workshop to bring together 20-30 key people involved in on-going and planned surveys to assess their goals, discuss results if they're available, and at least raise the issue of strategy and coordination.

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Scientific projects: Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory)