Seminars

Fermilab Particle Astrophysics Seminars          Past seminars

"Curia II" is on the 2nd floor of Wilson Hall, in the South-West corner.
"One West" is on the 1st floor of Wilson Hall, in the West side.
"3 East - Theory Conference Room" is on the 3rd floor of Wilson Hall, in the North-East corner.
"Dark Side" is on the 6th floor of Wilson Hall, in the North-West corner.


2014 - 2015

2015 Spring seminars - Scroll down for Fall 2014

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When & Where

Speaker

Title (link to abstract)

Slides and notes

SPECIAL ASTRO SEMINAR: Tuesday,

May 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall 2-SW

Carlos Frenk

Durham University

 

May 18, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall 2-SW

 

 

May 11, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall 2-SW

TBA

TBA  

NOTE NEW DATE: May 6, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall 2-SW

Cora Dvorkin

Institute for Advanced Study

 

May 4, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall 2-SW

Aurelien Fraisse

Princeton University

 

April 27, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Michael Strauss

Princeton University

 

Monday, April 20, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Eduardo Rozo

Arizona State University

 

Monday, April 13, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Lucianne Walkowicz

Adler Planetarium

 

Monday April 6, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Richard Saldana

KAVLI Institute, U. of Chicago

 

Monday, March 30, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Jo Bovy

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

 

Monday, March 23, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Massimo Meneghetti

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CIT

 

Monday, March 16, 2015 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Daniel Eisenstein

Harvard University

 

Monday, March 9, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

 

 

Monday, March 2, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

 

 

Monday, Febuary 23, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Abigail Vieregg

University of Chicago

 

Monday, Febuary 16, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

 

PRESIDENTS DAY - NO SEMINAR  

Monday, Febuary 09, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Alexander Szalay

Johns Hopkins University

 

Monday, Febuary 02, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Juan Estrada

Fermilab

DAMIC  

Monday, January 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Mei-Yu Wang

Texas A&M University

Impacts of Galaxy Formation and Alternative Dark Matter Models on Milky Way Satellite Kinematics  

NOTE NEW DATE: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Daniele Gaggero

SISSA, Italy

 

Monday, January 12, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Myoungwon Jeon

University of Texas, Austin

Formulation of the First Galaxies under Stellar Feedback  

Monday, January 05, 2015 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Philip Bull

University of Oslo

Measuring ultra-large cosmological scales with radio telescopes  

2014 Fall seminars

When & Where

Speaker

Title (link to abstract)

Slides and notes

SPECIAL SEMINAR:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:00 PM

NOTE NEW TIME & LOCATION: Dark Side, WHl, 6-NW

Kyle Kuehn

Australian Astronomical Observatory

Optical Spectroscopy with Starbugs, from TAIPAN to the Giant Magellan Telescope  

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:00 PM

NOTE NEW LOCATION: Dark Side, Wilson Hall, 6-NW

Eric Bell

University of Michigan

The outskirts of Milky-Way mass galaxies - a probe of dark matter driven growth PDF

Monday, December 08, 2014 2:00 PM

NOTE NEW LOCATION: Hornet's Nest, Wilson Hall, 8 x-over

Marius Millea

University of California - Davis

Planck 2014 Cosmology Results  

Monday, December 01, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

CANCELED

 

Monday, November 24, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Juan Estrada

Fermilab

MKIDs at FNAL: From Detector R&D to Dark Energy Science  

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Thursday, November 20, 2014

NOTE NEW DATE, TIME AND LOCATION: 1:30 PM, Dark Side, Wilson Hall 6-NW

Farinaldo Queiroz

University of California, Santa Cruz

Dark Matter Complementarity PDF

Monday, November 17, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Richard Shaw

CITA

Probing Dark Energy with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) PDF

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Friday, November 14, 2014 10:00 AM

NOTE NEW LOCATION, DATE AND TIME: The Black Hole, Wilson Hall, 2NW

Yannis Semertzidis

IBS and KAIST

The axion search plan at the Center for Axion and Precision Physics in Korea PDF

Monday, November 10, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Benedikt Diemer

University of Chicago

The non-universality of halo density profiles PDF

Monday, November 03, 2014 2:00 PM

Note New Location: The Dark Side, Wilson Hall, 6-NW

Chris Carrili

NRAO

Cosmic Reionization PPTX

Monday, October 27, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Philipp Mertsch

KIPAC / Stanford University

Cosmic ray anisotropies and nearby sources PDF

Monday, October 20, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Nickolay Gnedin

Fermilab

Cosmic Reionization on Computers PPTX

Monday,October 13, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Zarija Lukic

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lyman alpha Forest in optically thin cosmological simulations PDF

Monday, October 06, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Kevork N. Abazajian

University of California - Irvine

Implications of the Candidate Dark Matter Decay Line at 3.5 keV PDF

Monday, September 29, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Markus Ahlers

University of Wisconsin

The Ice Cube Puzzle PDF

Monday, September 22, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Marilena Loverde

University of Chicago / KICP

Testing Neutrino Properties with Large-scale Structure PDF

Monday, September 15, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hal, 2-SW

Stefano Profumo

University of California - Santa Cruz

New Physics and Indirect Dark Matter Detection PDF

Monday, September 8, 2014 2:00 PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall, 2-SW

Eric Linder

University of California, Berkeley and LBNL

Time Delay Cosmology PDF

2014 Spring seminars

When & Where

Speaker

Title (link to abstract)

Slides and notes

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00 AM

Hornet's Nest, Wilson Hall 8- X-over

Peter Melchior

Ohio State University

Facing the challenge: Gravitational lensing in DES  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2:30 PM

Note New Date, Time and Room: Wilson Hall 1E

Marcelle Soares Santos

Fermilab

Understanding Cosmic Acceleration with DES and Beyond PDF

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 AM

Note New Date, Time and Room: Wilson Hall 1E

Meg Urry

Yale University

The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes with their Co-Evolution with Galaxies PPTX

Monday, June 23, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Chris Weaver

University of Wisconsin

Evidence for High Energy Astrophysical Muon Neutrinos with IceCube PDF

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:00PM

Note New Date and Room: Dark Side, Wilson Hall 6NW

Matthew Strader

UC Santa Barbara

Digital Readout for UV through Near-IR MKIDs PDF

Monday, June 16, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Jason Wright

The Pennsylvania State University

A WISE search for large extraterrestrial civilizations: a complementary approach to traditional SETI PDF

Monday, June 9, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Alexandra Rahlin

Princeton University

SPIDER: A Balloon-Borne Polarimeter for Cosmic Microwave Background Observation PDF

Monday, June 2, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Brice Menard

Johns Hopkins University

Introducing Clustering Redshifts PDF

Monday, May 26, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

No Seminar

 

Monday, May 19, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

No Seminar

 

Monday, May 12, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Leslie Rosenberg

University of Washington

Searching for Axions

PDF

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:00PM

Note Room: Dark Side, Wilson Hall

Yeongduk Kim

Center for Underground Physics, Institute for Basic Science

Projects to search WIMPS and neutrinoless double beta decays at the Center for Underground Physics PDF

Monday, May 5, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Marc Postman

Space Telescope Science Institute

Latest Results from the Cluster Lensing and Supernovae Survey with Hubble (CLASH) PDF

Monday, April 28, 2014 2:00PM

Dark Side, Wilson Hall

No Seminar

 

Monday, April 21, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Marc Kamionkowski

Johns Hopkins University

Big B, Little B, What Begins with B? Bandits, B Modes, and Bispectrumese  

Monday, April 14, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

 

No Seminar

 

Monday, April 7, 2014 12:30PM

SPECIAL SEMINAR

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Valera Frolov

LIGO - Caltech

Hartmut Grote

Albert Einstein Institute

Gravitational Wave Detectors in Europe and the US PDF

Monday, April 7, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Anja VonderLinden

Stanford / SLAC

Weighing the Giants: Accurate Weak Lensing Mass Measurements for Cosmological Cluster Surveys PDF

Monday, March 31, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Erin Sheldon

Brookhaven National Lab

Weak Gravitational Lensing of Galaxy Clusters PDF

Monday, March 24, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

 

No Seminar

 

Monday, March 17, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

 

Pierre Sikivie

University of Florida

An argument that the dark matter is axions PPT

Monday March 10, 2014 12:30PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Timothy Linden

University of Chicago

The Characterization of the Gamma-Ray Signal from the Central Milky Way: A Compelling Case for Annihilating Dark Matter PDF

Monday March 10, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Luca Grandi

University of Chicago

DarkSide-50: Performance and results from the first atmospheric argon run PDF

Monday March 3, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Marcos Santander

University of Wisconsin - Madison

The high-energy cosmic-ray sky as seen by IceCube, IceTop and AMANDA PDF

Monday February 24, 2014 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Katrin Heitmann

ANL

Large-Scale Structure Formation with Massive Neutrinos

PDF

Monday February 17, 2014 2:30PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Cullen Blake

University of Pennsylvania

Detecting Small Planets orbiting Small Stars

PDF

Monday February 10, 2014 2:30PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Stephan Meyer

University of Chicago

The Fermilab Holometer: A Measurement of Planck Scale Quantum Geometry PDF

Monday February 3, 2014 2:30PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Daniel Grin

University of Chicago

Some New Isocurvature Directions PDF

Monday January 27, 2014 2:30PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

Dan Scolnic

Johns Hopkins Univ.

Cosmology Results from the Pan-STARRs Supernova Survey PDF

Wednesday January 22, 2014 3:00PM

Hornet's Nest, Wilson Hall

NOTE SPECIAL DATE DUE TO HOLIDAY

Anne Bauer

IEEC-CSIC (Barcelona)

Weak Lensing Magnification and Large Scale Structure PDF

2013 Fall seminars

When & Where

Speaker

Title (link to abstract)

Slides and notes

 

 

 

Monday December 16, 2013 2:30PM

Race Track, 7 X-over, Wilson Hall

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION

Juan Collar

Univ. of Chicago

News from the low-mass WIMP front

PDF

Monday December 09, 2013 2:30PM

One East, Wilson Hall

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL LOCATOIN

Joseph Lazio

JPL

Re-discovering the Radio Transient Sky PDF

Monday December 02, 2013 2:30PM

Hornet's Nest, 8 x-over, Wilson Hall

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION

Dragan Huterer

Univ. of Michigan

The Quest for Primordial Non-Gaussianity

PDF

Monday November 25, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Chris Tully

Princeton

Challenges of Relic Neutrino Detection and the Status of the PTOLEMY Experiment PDF

Thursday November 21, 2013 12:00PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Vincent Vennin

IAP

Inflationary Models after Planck PDF

Monday November 18, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Joaquin Vieira

CalTech

The South Pole Telescope and the Millimeter Sky PDF

Monday November 11, 2013 2:00PM

Curia II, Wilson Hall

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION/TIME CHANGE

Martin White

UC - Berkeley

Cosmic Sound, Near and Far PDF

Monday November 4, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Sarah Andreas

(IAP)

Dark Matter in a Hidden Sector PDF

Monday October 28, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Ramin Skibba

UC - San Diego

The Evolution of Galaxy Clustering as a Function of Luminosity and Color PDF

Monday October 21, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Ted Bunn

Univ. of Richmond

Interferometers for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Measurements PDF

Monday October 14, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Chris Gordon

Canterbury Univ.

Constraining Dark Matter Models using Fermi-LAT Gamma Ray Observations of the Galactic Center PDF

Monday October 7, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Pat Seitzer

Univ. of Michigan

Applied Astronomy: Optical Studies of Space Debris at Geosynchronous Orbit

PDF

Wednesday October 2, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Wei Xue

ICTP

Fermi Bubbles under Dark Matter Scrutiny

PDF

Monday September 30, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Tongyan Lin

KICP - Univ. of Chicago

Dark matter and flavor

PDF

Monday September 23, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Keith Bechtol

KICP - Univ. of Chicago

Searching for Satellite Galaxies of the Milky Way in the Dark Energy Survey

PDF

Monday September 16, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

Ritoban Basu-Thakur

Univ. of Illinois

CDMSlite: A Search for Light WIMPs

PDF

Monday September 09, 2013 2:30PM

Dark Side (6W), Wilson Hall

NO SEMINAR

 


 

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