KICP Seminars & Colloquia, Current and Future
Upcoming Seminar

Seminar schedule for Current (Summer 2019) & Future Quarters
July 12, 2019
Open Group seminar
Yuuki Omori
Stanford University
Survey synergy: combining CMB and galaxy surveys   [Abstract]
July 16, 2019
Special seminar
Taylor Hoyt
University of Chicago
The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program: A Tip of the Red Giant Branch measurement of the Hubble Constant   [Abstract]
 
COLLOQUIA
KICP Colloquia and Astronomy & Astrophysics Colloquia: Unless otherwise noted, all talks are held in ERC 161 at 15:30 on Wednesdays. A reception will be held following the talk in the ERC 401 (KICP Colloquia) and in Hubble Lounge (ERC 501) (Astronomy & Astrophysics Colloquia).


 
FRIDAY NOON SEMINARS
KICP Friday noon seminar: Unless otherwise noted, all talks are held in ERC 401 at 12:00 on Fridays.


 
SPECIAL SEMINARS

  • July 16, 2019 | 3:00 PM | ERC 401 | Special seminar
    The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program: A Tip of the Red Giant Branch measurement of the Hubble Constant
    Taylor Hoyt, University of Chicago

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    For as long as we have known about the expanding universe, the classical distance ladder measurement of the Hubble constant has relied on the Cepheid Leavitt Law. A century later, the Carnegie Chicago Hubble Program has used the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) distance scale to measure a Hubble constant independent of the extragalactic Leavitt Law. In this talk, I will briefly summarize recent measurements of H0 (audience contributions invited), then present the main results of the TRGB program, followed by an open-ended discussion and Q+A.

 
OPEN GROUP SEMINARS

  • July 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM | ERC 401 | Open Group seminar
    Survey synergy: combining CMB and galaxy surveys
    Yuuki Omori, Stanford University

    Large scale structure (LSS) alters the appearance of both background galaxies and the cosmic microwave background (CMB) through the effect of gravitational lensing. Auto and cross-correlations of these observables provide us independent information, and the various probes can be combined to constrain cosmology. In this talk, I will present the recent results from combining SPT and DES year 1 data sets. I will also discuss what we have learnt, and the improvements we are going to make in the year 3 analysis.

 
THURSDAY LUNCH DISCUSSIONS
KICP's Thunch: KICP Cosmology Lunch (Thunch) Weekly on Thursdays, 12:00, ERC 401A.

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 TUESDAY SEMINARS


 
ASTRONOMY SPECIAL SEMINARS