Chalk Talk Archive

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20110915 Sept. 15, 2011 US/Central Fiber-optic acoustic sensing
20110922 Sept. 22, 2011 US/Central Lemaitre and Hubble: A Tale of Two Blunders
20110929 Sept. 29, 2011 US/Central How to be fooled by 60ns
20111006 Oct. 6, 2011 US/Central Pion scattering and bubble nucleation thresholds
20111013 Oct. 13, 2011 US/Central How the DES telescope simulator can solve the mysteries of the universe
20111020 Oct. 20, 2011 US/Central Electronic Switching, Modulation and fun facts about QUIET *SPECIAL LOCATION: Race Track (WH7X)
20111027 Oct. 27, 2011 US/Central OPERAtic Neutrino Oscillations
20111103 Nov. 3, 2011 US/Central Auto-regressive time series analysis and prognostication of observing conditions *SPECIAL LOCATION: Race Track (WH7X)
20111110 Nov. 10, 2011 US/Central Galaxy-Galaxy Lensing in the SDSS Stripe 82 Coadd
20111117 Nov. 17, 2011 US/Central Cancelled
20111124 Nov. 24, 2011 US/Central THANKSGIVING (No Meeting)
20111201 Dec. 1, 2011 US/Central History of the 17 keV neutrinos
20111208 Dec. 8, 2011 US/Central Chemistry of Testing Ultra High Vacuum Components
20120119 Jan. 19, 2012 US/Central Other Things That Bubble Chambers Can Do
20120126 Jan. 26, 2012 US/Central Cancelled
20120202 Feb. 2, 2012 US/Central Extensions of the Standard Model: Alternatives to SUSY
20120209 Feb. 9, 2012 US/Central Quantum Effects during Inflation
20120216 Feb. 16, 2012 US/Central What I think I know about Type Ia SN
20120223 Feb. 23, 2012 US/Central The Milky Way as a drum - What GAIA can tell us about DM halos around the Galaxy
20120301 March 1, 2012 US/Central Light Stops at the LHC *SPECIAL LOCATION: Race Track (WH7X)
20120308 March 8, 2012 US/Central Underground Argon Separation with Pressure Swing Absorption
20120315 March 15, 2012 US/Central Status of Low Mass WIMPs
20120322 March 22, 2012 US/Central Two for the price of one: spontaneous parametric down-conversion
20120329 March 29, 2012 US/Central BTFR, MOND, LCDM and other 4-letter words *SPECIAL LOCATION: Race Track (WH7X)
20120405 April 5, 2012 US/Central Searching for Stops with an invisible razor
20120412 April 12, 2012 US/Central How to take the DES data: through clouds or through bad seeing?
20120419 April 19, 2012 US/Central Taming the atmospheric seeing without deformed mirrors: another promise of MKIDS?
20120426 April 26, 2012 US/Central Duck! (before that roving blob of dark matter hits your favorite galaxy in the disk)
20120503 May 3, 2012 US/Central ReThinking inflation at the TeV scale
20120510 May 10, 2012 US/Central My new favorite dark matter model
20120517 May 17, 2012 US/Central Latest results from DAMIC
20120524 May 24, 2012 US/Central White Dwarfs as Black Bodies
20120531 May 31, 2012 US/Central Calibrating the CDMS energy scale
20120607 June 7, 2012 US/Central Supernovae and Strongly Lensed QSOs in the DES Wide-Area Survey
20120614 June 14, 2012 US/Central Emergent space-time
20120927 Sept. 27, 2012 US/Central HR-DECam: thinking about a substantial improvement to DECam's photo-z
20120927 Sept. 27, 2012 US/Central HR-DECam: thinking about a substantial improvement to DECam's photo-z
20121004 Oct. 4, 2012 US/Central The claims for ~130 GeV gamma-ray line(s) and implications for annihilating dark matter
20121004 Oct. 4, 2012 US/Central The claims for ~130 GeV gamma-ray line(s) and implications for annihilating dark matter
20121011 Oct. 11, 2012 US/Central Type II's Strike Back!
20121011 Oct. 11, 2012 US/Central Type II's Strike Back!
20121018 Oct. 18, 2012 US/Central Testing the light dark matter hypothesis with AMS
20121018 Oct. 18, 2012 US/Central Testing the light dark matter hypothesis with AMS
20121025 Oct. 25, 2012 US/Central Challenges for Telescopes With 'Big' Focal Planes ** SPECIAL LOCATION: Race Track (WH7X) **
20121025 Oct. 25, 2012 US/Central Challenges for Telescopes With 'Big' Focal Planes
20121101 Nov. 1, 2012 US/Central I hate backgrounds: Surface backgrounds in DEAP and CRESST
20121101 Nov. 1, 2012 US/Central I hate backgrounds: Surface backgrounds in DEAP and CRESST
20121108 Nov. 8, 2012 US/Central MMC detectors: Using phonons and magnons to find neutrino mass, perform X-ray spectroscopy and more
20121108 Nov. 8, 2012 US/Central MMC detectors: Using phonons and magnons to find neutrino mass, perform X-ray spectroscopy and more
20121115 Nov. 15, 2012 US/Central Adaptive Optics for the Giant Magellan Telescope
20121115 Nov. 15, 2012 US/Central Adaptive Optics for the Giant Magellan Telescope
20121122 Nov. 22, 2012 US/Central THANKSGIVING (No Meeting)
20121122 Nov. 22, 2012 US/Central Thanksgiving
20121129 Nov. 29, 2012 US/Central Global warming in the dark sector: it is also bad there
20121129 Nov. 29, 2012 US/Central Global warming in the dark sector: it is also bad there
20121206 Dec. 6, 2012 US/Central DAMIC calibration: nuclear recoils in silicon down to 1 keV
20121206 Dec. 6, 2012 US/Central DAMIC calibration: nuclear recoils in silicon down to 1 keV
20130117 Jan. 17, 2013 US/Central COUPP-lite - new adventures with octofluoropropane
20130124 Jan. 24, 2013 US/Central Survey photometric self-calibration
20130131 Jan. 31, 2013 US/Central Sensitivities of XENON100, SuperCDMS and DarkSide 50; How a 62kg Xe detector, a 9kg Ge array and a 50kg Ar detector compare
20130207 Feb. 7, 2013 US/Central A Preposterous Theory of Galaxy Evolution
20130214 Feb. 14, 2013 US/Central The 8 O'Clock Arc, SINFONI, and Possibilities for DES Strong Lensing Science
20130221 Feb. 21, 2013 US/Central Cancelled
20130228 Feb. 28, 2013 US/Central Cancelled
20130307 March 7, 2013 US/Central Does Close Count In Asteroids?
20130314 March 14, 2013 US/Central Handy hints for using orbits of stars to map non-Keplerian potentials
20130321 March 21, 2013 US/Central Scintillators for neutron detection ** SPECIAL LOCATION: Dark Side (WH6W) **
20130328 March 28, 2013 US/Central Cancelled
20130404 April 4, 2013 US/Central Time Delays (Again)
20130411 April 11, 2013 US/Central Shot Noise to Holographic Signal Ratio for an Interferometer
20130418 April 18, 2013 US/Central Cancelled
20130425 April 25, 2013 US/Central Testing the new CDMS Silicon result
20130502 May 2, 2013 US/Central Simulation: Impossible - Looking at the Potential Future of Astronomical Experiments
20130509 May 9, 2013 US/Central Searching for spectral features from DM and pulsars in the AMS CR lepton data
20130516 May 16, 2013 US/Central Communicating Science to the Public: Lessons I Have Learned by Teaching Astronomy 101
20130523 May 23, 2013 US/Central Dirac neutralinos and light dark matter
20130530 May 30, 2013 US/Central The coolest place at Fermilab: the Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator at Sidet ** SPECIAL LOCATION: Race Track (WH7X) **
20130606 June 6, 2013 US/Central Cosmological Parameters from SN Light Curves ** SPECIAL LOCATION: Race Track (WH7X) **
20130926 Sept. 26, 2013 US/Central Constraining the origin of CR lepton anomalies by measuring the Boron to Carbon ratio
20131003 Oct. 3, 2013 US/Central Axion dark matter and the CMB
20131010 Oct. 10, 2013 US/Central Has Global Warming Stopped?
20131017 Oct. 17, 2013 US/Central Why it is bad that your computer does not crash
20131024 Oct. 24, 2013 US/Central Cancelled
20131031 Oct. 31, 2013 US/Central G from the GZK cutoff
20131107 Nov. 7, 2013 US/Central Cancelled
20131114 Nov. 14, 2013 US/Central Dark Photons at Fermilab
20131121 Nov. 21, 2013 US/Central Constraining Dark Matter With Background Light
20131128 Nov. 28, 2013 US/Central THANKSGIVING (No Meeting)
20131205 Dec. 5, 2013 US/Central New Directions in Modeling the Galaxy-Halo Connection
20140109 Jan. 9, 2014 US/Central Moving Objects and Disposal Orbits In the Dark Energy Survey
20140116 Jan. 16, 2014 US/Central Progress with MKID and others
20140123 Jan. 23, 2014 US/Central Cancelled
20140130 Jan. 30, 2014 US/Central Giant Radio Pulses and Schwinger Spark Chambers
20140206 Feb. 6, 2014 US/Central Cancelled
20140213 Feb. 13, 2014 US/Central Calibrating nuclear recoil response in PICO bubble chambers
20140220 Feb. 20, 2014 US/Central CONNIE
20140227 Feb. 27, 2014 US/Central Cancelled
20140306 March 6, 2014 US/Central Nuclear recoil calibrations of liquid noble gas detectors (and their implications for dark matter searches)
20140313 March 13, 2014 US/Central Bubble Chamber Thermodynamics, from Gibbs to Seitz
20140320 March 20, 2014 US/Central Cancelled
20140327 March 27, 2014 US/Central Multivariate Classification
20140403 April 3, 2014 US/Central Cancelled
20140410 April 10, 2014 US/Central Multimessenger Astronomy with DES
20140417 April 17, 2014 US/Central Readout electronics for a large (>30K pixel) MKID-based instrument
20140424 April 24, 2014 US/Central Fermilab Millikelvin Facility: The Fabulous First Year
20140501 May 1, 2014 US/Central Particle Physics Models for the GeV excess
20140508 May 8, 2014 US/Central The Perils of Projections - Next Generation dark matter direct detection sensitivities and backgrounds
20140515 May 15, 2014 US/Central Data compression in DarkSide
20140522 May 22, 2014 US/Central Cross-correlating gamma-rays with known galaxies
20140529 May 29, 2014 US/Central Annual Review
20140605 June 5, 2014 US/Central Pushing down the energy threshold: the Skipper CCD detector
20140911 Sept. 11, 2014 US/Central Approaches to clarifying BICEP
20140911 Sept. 11, 2014 US/Central Approaches to clarifying BICEP
20140918 Sept. 18, 2014 US/Central Photospheric Magnitude Diagrams for Type II Supernovae: The good old Expanding Photosphere Method refurbished
20140918 Sept. 18, 2014 US/Central Photospheric Magnitude Diagrams for Type II Supernovae: The good old Expanding Photosphere Method refurbished
20140925 Sept. 25, 2014 US/Central High and Low Frequency Searches for Dark Matter Axions
20140925 Sept. 25, 2014 US/Central High and Low Frequency Searches for Dark Matter Axions
20141002 Oct. 2, 2014 US/Central Cosmic Acceleration Then and Now
20141002 Oct. 2, 2014 US/Central Cosmic Acceleration Then and Now
20141009 Oct. 9, 2014 US/Central BICEP2: What now? And what next?
20141009 Oct. 9, 2014 US/Central BICEP2: What now? And what next?
20141016 Oct. 16, 2014 US/Central Maximizng photoelectrons per $: how simple can you get?
20141016 Oct. 16, 2014 US/Central Maximizng photoelectrons per $: how simple can you get?
20141023 Oct. 23, 2014 US/Central On the road to precision Si quenching factors: preliminary measurements
20141023 Oct. 23, 2014 US/Central On the road to precision Si quenching factors: preliminary measurements
20141030 Oct. 30, 2014 US/Central Chirping FRBs
20141030 Oct. 30, 2014 US/Central Chirping FRBs
20141106 Nov. 6, 2014 US/Central No Meeting
20141113 Nov. 13, 2014 US/Central TBA
20141113 Nov. 13, 2014 US/Central TBA
20141120 Nov. 20, 2014 US/Central TBA
20141120 Nov. 20, 2014 US/Central TBA
20141127 Nov. 27, 2014 US/Central THANKSGIVING (No Meeting)
20141204 Dec. 4, 2014 US/Central (Sub)10 picosecond timing resolution gas Cherenkov detector planned to be used in CMS
20141204 Dec. 4, 2014 US/Central (Sub)10 picosecond timing resolution gas Cherenkov detector planned to be used in CMS
20141211 Dec. 11, 2014 US/Central DESI at Fermilab: status and future plans
20141211 Dec. 11, 2014 US/Central DESI at Fermilab: status and future plans
20141218 Dec. 18, 2014 US/Central Principles of the SPT-3G antenna for measuring CMB radiation
20141218 Dec. 18, 2014 US/Central Principles of the SPT-3G antenna for measuring CMB radiation
20150108 Jan. 8, 2015 US/Central Cancelled
20150108 Jan. 8, 2015 US/Central Cancelled
20150115 Jan. 15, 2015 US/Central Dark Matter-Neutrino Interactions
20150115 Jan. 15, 2015 US/Central Dark Matter-Neutrino Interactions
20150122 Jan. 22, 2015 US/Central Cancelled
20150129 Jan. 29, 2015 US/Central The SPT-3G Sinuous Antenna
20150129 Jan. 29, 2015 US/Central The SPT-3G Sinuous Antenna
20150205 Feb. 5, 2015 US/Central Cancelled
20150205 Feb. 5, 2015 US/Central Cancelled
20150212 Feb. 12, 2015 US/Central SPT-3G observing bands defined by the SPT-3G triplexer
20150212 Feb. 12, 2015 US/Central SPT-3G observing bands defined by the SPT-3G triplexer
20150305 March 5, 2015 US/Central What is a photoneutron source and how is it useful for SuperCDMS?
20150305 March 5, 2015 US/Central What is a photoneutron source and how is it useful for SuperCDMS?
20150312 March 12, 2015 US/Central On the Solar Modulation of Cosmic Rays
20150402 April 2, 2015 US/Central The Dispersion Measure Distance
20150409 April 9, 2015 US/Central Is the Fermi Source J2212.50703 a DM sub halo?
20150423 April 23, 2015 US/Central TBA
20150430 April 30, 2015 US/Central Doping for better results - not just for cyclists
20150514 May 14, 2015 US/Central Neutrinoless Double Electron Capture on Ar36
20150521 May 21, 2015 US/Central Scalable DAQ for high throughput data astrophysics experiments, MKIDS and more
20150910 Sept. 10, 2015 US/Central Multi-wavelength Constraints for Galactic Cosmic Ray Leptons
20150924 Sept. 24, 2015 US/Central Exotic Rotational Fluctuations
20151001 Oct. 1, 2015 US/Central Intensity Interferometry in the Era of Giant Telescopes
20151008 Oct. 8, 2015 US/Central The Heavenly Fire of Reionization
20151022 Oct. 22, 2015 US/Central Readout system for a 1 kg CCD based detector for DM and CNNS (DAMIC and CONIE)
20151029 Oct. 29, 2015 US/Central Neutron yield measurements and neutron sources
20151105 Nov. 5, 2015 US/Central CCD Calibration with Neutrons for DAMIC and CONNIE
20151112 Nov. 12, 2015 US/Central The Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO)
20151119 Nov. 19, 2015 US/Central An Introduction to the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment
20151210 Dec. 10, 2015 US/Central Magnetization of High Temperature Superconducting Bulks
20151217 Dec. 17, 2015 US/Central Likelihood - free cosmological parameter estimation from supernovae observations
20160121 Jan. 21, 2016 US/Central Gravitational lens inversion using genetic algorithm
20160128 Jan. 28, 2016 US/Central An FRB Radio Network
20160204 Feb. 4, 2016 US/Central Tuning Axion Detectors with Nonlinear Dielectrics
20160211 Feb. 11, 2016 US/Central The Last Kiloparsec - the Reddening Law
20160218 Feb. 18, 2016 US/Central Let’s talk about low energy nuclear recoils
20160225 Feb. 25, 2016 US/Central An FRB Radio Network
20160303 March 3, 2016 US/Central Scaling N-body simulations
20160310 March 10, 2016 US/Central Strong Lensing and Shapelets
20160317 March 17, 2016 US/Central Vibrations in Solid-State Detectors: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
20160324 March 24, 2016 US/Central Enabling High Mass Axion Searches — Single Microwave Photon Detectors based on Qubits
20160331 March 31, 2016 US/Central CCD characterization for CONNIE at SiDet
20160407 April 7, 2016 US/Central A Bayesian Approach toward Constraining Galaxy Luminosity Function
20160414 April 14, 2016 US/Central Something about MagLiteS
20160428 April 28, 2016 US/Central DESGW Status and Plans
20160512 May 12, 2016 US/Central Gamma rays and neutrinos from AGN
20160519 May 19, 2016 US/Central Improve your robot control with the Kalman filter
20160526 May 26, 2016 US/Central 1846: How Neptune Was Discovered
20160908 Sept. 8, 2016 US/Central Nuclear clusters and the Hoyle state
20160915 Sept. 15, 2016 US/Central Constraining the Scatter in the Cluster Mass-Richness Relation
20160929 Sept. 29, 2016 US/Central Extreme Climate Change!
20161006 Oct. 6, 2016 US/Central Reionization War and Peace
20161020 Oct. 20, 2016 US/Central Observing the CMB from Balloons
20161027 Oct. 27, 2016 US/Central Axion-Assisted Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter
20161103 Nov. 3, 2016 US/Central Calculating covariance directly from galaxy surveys
20161110 Nov. 10, 2016 US/Central How to measure the brightness of a star?
20161117 Nov. 17, 2016 US/Central The dark forces shaping our universe (a practice mini job talk; aka, an experiment)
20161208 Dec. 8, 2016 US/Central Evidences for Planet Nine
20170405 April 5, 2017 US/Central The dark forces shaping our universe (a practice mini job talk; aka, an experiment) Brian Nord
20170427 April 27, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central What we know and what we don't know about dark matter through astrophysical probes Ting Li
20170504 May 4, 2017 US/Central No Chalk Talk - instead there is all-scientist retreat
20170511 May 11, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Past, Present and (Possible) Future of Data Analysis Softwares Vijay Iyer
20170518 May 18, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Deep Neural Networks: Its all about data Irshad Mohammed
20170525 May 25, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Studying Galaxy Clusters with Wide Field Survey Data Yuanyuan Zhang Job Talk
20170601 June 1, 2017, 4:00 am US/Central Sounding Rockets and Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter Adam Anderson
20170615 June 15, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central A New Limit on CMB Circular Polarization from SPIDER Sasha Rahlin
20170622 June 22, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central The search for Strong Gravitational Lenses with Image Processing techniques and Machine Learning Clecio R. De Bom
20170629 June 29, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central A Laboratory Test of Count Intensity Interferometry Albert Stebbins
20170706 July 6, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central What’s up with the Holometer Craig Hogan
20170713 July 13, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Where do IceCube's Neutrinos Come From? And how do we find out for sure? Dan Hooper
20170720 July 20, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central The Geography of the Heavens Douglas Tucker
20170727 July 27, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Revisiting slow-roll inflation Hector A. Ramirez Rodriguez
20170914 Sept. 14, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central The World is Flat Brian Yanny
20170921 Sept. 21, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Dark Matter as Sterile Neutrinos Search Satellite Stephanie Timpone
20170928 Sept. 28, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central TBD James Annis
20171012 Oct. 12, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Sample variance in the local measurements of the Hubble constant Hao-Yi Wu, Caltech The talk will be based on this paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.09723
20171026 Oct. 26, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Bayesian Inference in the presence of inconsistent information - A Tale of Two Scenarios Steve Kent
20171102 Nov. 2, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central Why HPC sucks? Nick Gnedin
20171109 Nov. 9, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central TBD Peter Cooper
20171116 Nov. 16, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central TBD Samuel McDermott
20171130 Nov. 30, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central TBD Hugh Lippincott
20171214 Dec. 14, 2017, 4:00 pm US/Central TBD James Annis
20180222 Feb. 22, 2018, 4:00 pm US/Central Multiplexing readout schemes for next-generation CMB experiments Adam Anderson, Fermilab
20180308 March 8, 2018, 4:00 pm US/Central Understanding the Cosmic Dawn Albert Stebbins, Fermilab
20180322 March 22, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Photo-z for optical and near-infrared MKIDs Photo-z for optical and near-infrared MKIDs, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
20180328 March 28, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Cosmological constant emerges from quantum gravity of the QCD vacuum Craig Hogan, Fermilab
20180405 April 5, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Kilonova neutrino spheres Jim Annis, Fermilab
20180419 April 19, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central MAGIS 100 Roni Harnik, Fermilab
20180430 April 30, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Skipper CCD and the Ultimate measurement of the Fano Factor in silicon André Donadón
20180510 May 10, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central The MINER Experiment: Low Threshold Detectors < 5 m from a Reactor Andy Kubik, Texas A&M
20180517 May 17, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Developing nonlinear dielectrics for axion detector tuning Andrew Sonnenschein, Fermilab
20180628 June 28, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Measuring Frenkel Defects with SuperCDMS detectors and Why Lauren Hsu, Fermilab
20180719 July 19, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central WIMPflation Dan Hooper, Fermilab
20180802 Aug. 2, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Ultra-local Devirialization of Dark Matter: Heating Dark Matter in Your Lab to Extend Your Search to Small Masses and Large Cross Sections Sam McDermott, Fermilab
20180809 Aug. 9, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central What I Learned about Cardiac Science on my Summer Vacation Dan Bauer, Fermilab
20180816 Aug. 16, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central S7: Siding Spring Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey Ting Li, Fermilab
20180920 Sept. 20, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central Cluster Cosmology with SPT Bradford Benson, Fermilab
20180927 Sept. 27, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central TBD Steve Kent, Fermilab
20181004 Oct. 4, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central G-2 Kicker Chris Stoughton, Fermilab
20181011 Oct. 11, 2018, 4:00 pm US/Central Machines for Tau Sasha Rahlin, Fermilab
20181018 Oct. 18, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central TBD Antonella Palmese, Fermilab
20181025 Oct. 25, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central TBD Hugh Lippincott, Fermilab
20181101 Nov. 1, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central TBD Gordan Krnjaic, Fermilab
20181108 Nov. 8, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central TBD Brian Yanny, Fermilab
20181115 Nov. 15, 2018, 12:30 pm US/Central TBD Alissa Monte, Fermilab
20181129 Nov. 29, 2018, 4:00 pm US/Central Diamond detectors Noah Kurinsky, Fermilab
20190117 Jan. 17, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Proton Therapy Noah Kurinsky
20190131 Jan. 31, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Superbowl Squares Strategy Will Wester
20190207 Feb. 7, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Terms in Cluster Cosmology Yuanyuan Zhang What do you mean when you say abundance, mass, mass proxy, systematic effects, selection effects etc?
20190214 Feb. 14, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Using Ice Cube as a Beam Dump Sam McDermott
20190221 Feb. 21, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Quantum Noise in Axion Detectors Andrew Sonnenschein
20190228 Feb. 28, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Light-by-Light Scattering with Axions and QED Yoni Kahn
20190307 March 7, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Why Can't Fido Stop Barking? Rakshya Khatiwada Rakshya will talk about the physics of mammalian ears
20190314 March 14, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central What do we mean when we say we do science? A Discussion of Philosophy of Science Dan Hooper It’s more than just Karl Popper
20190321 March 21, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Classifying Difficulty of Puzzles Kevin Kelly How can we classify Sudoku/Picross/etc in a rigorous way?
20190328 March 28, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Smart Skipper for Dynamic Single Photon Counting Capability Pedro Querejeta, Universidad Nacional del Sur
20190404 April 4, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Limiting Charged Dark Matter Using Large Scale Coherent Magnetic Fields in Galaxies and Elsewhere Albert Stebbins
20190411 April 11, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central TBD Adam Anderson
20190418 April 18, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Backgrounds, what are they good for? Dan Baxter, KICP Noah Kurinsky More than absolutely nothing, that’s for sure.
20190425 April 25, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Reinforcement Learning and You Felipe Alba, NIU
20190530 May 30, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central HeRALD: Light Dark Matter with Superfluid Helium Doug Pinckney, UMass HeRALD, the Helium Roton Apparatus for Light Dark matter, will use a superfluid helium target to study the sub-GeV dark matter parameter space.  The HeRALD design is sensitive to all signal channels produced by nuclear recoils in superfluid helium: singlet and triplet excimers, as well as phonon and roton vibrational excitations.  Excimers are detected via... More »
20190613 June 13, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Climate Change...Uh Oh! Dan Bauer
20190620 June 20, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central TBD Yu Dai Tsai
20190711 July 11, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central TBD Nikita Blinov
20190725 July 25, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Bayes Theorem and the Case of the Busted Alibi Steve Kent The oldest cold case murder in US history ever to be solved occurred right here in Northern Illinois, in the city of Sycamore.  The crime involved the kidnapping of a young girl in 1957.  The story made national news.  The FBI entered the case in force and conducted an exhaustive investigation.  However, no suspect was ever charged. The case went cold for over... More »
20190801 Aug. 1, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Long-lived Particles at the Energy Frontier of the Intensity Frontier Yu Dai Tsai
20190808 Aug. 8, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Homogeneity and Efficiency of FNAL MKIDs Israel Hernandez
20190815 Aug. 15, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central High Altitude Balloons — The Cheapest and Quickest Way to Get Detectors Above 99.9% of the Atmosphere Hunter Hall, JPL/Berkeley A typical high altitude balloon (HAB) can reach altitudes ~38km (120,000ft) lifting a payload of ~6kg (13lbs). The SENSEI team at Fermilab is designing and planning to fly a HAB mission(s) that carries a SkipperCCD to the edge of space in order to search for strongly interacting sub-GeV dark matter above 99.9% of Earth’s atmosphere. NASA’s Jet Propulsion... More »
20191003 Oct. 3, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Where to Find a Tonne of Dark Matter Albert Stebbins on the dark density around compact objects
20191017 Oct. 17, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Inelastic DM Searches with SuperCDMS Dan Jardin, Northwestern
20191107 Nov. 7, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Molecular Scintillators: What Organic Chemistry Can do for Dark Matter Direct Detection Carlos Blanco, U Chicago
20191114 Nov. 14, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Colliding light to make dark matter and measure tau g–2 Jesse Liu, U Chicago Dark matter is mysterious because it doesn’t interact with light. How remarkable it would be if we made it in the lab by colliding light. Using the LHC as the highest energy broadband photon collider ever built opens dark matter searches using the missing momentum 4-vector via proton tagging. I then propose using heavy ion... More »
20191121 Nov. 21, 2019, 5:00 pm US/Central Dark sector searches using nonlinear optics Mattias Senger In my talk I will explore a way to combine nonlinear optics with dark sector searches, and talk about a “toy experiment” we have running at SiDet. Improvements on this experimental technique might give new insights on dark sector. The technique is inspired in a nonlinear optics process known as “spontaneous parametric down conversion” in... More »
20191205 Dec. 5, 2019, 4:30 pm US/Central Baryogenesis, Neutron Oscillations, and Looking Toward Future Experiments Josh Barrow, UTK Just one of Sakharov’s conditions of baryogenesis has not yet been observed experimentally: baryon number violation. Finding such a rare signal would be an experimental triumph. I’ll review some of the essence of baryogenesis, B-L conservation in the Standard Model, the sphaleron, the possibility of B-L violation, why low scale baryogenesis should be investigated, and... More »
20200319 March 19, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: Scattering vs Decay Dark-Sector Searches at DUNE Near Detector Complex Yu Dai Tsai Meeting ID: 675 945 246 One tap mobile +13126266799,,675945246# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,675945246# US (New York) Zoom Connection
20200326 March 26, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: Quantitative Election Forecasting Dan Hooper Meeting ID: 675 945 246 One tap mobile +13126266799,,675945246# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,675945246# US (New York) Zoom Connection
20200402 April 2, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: Paradise Built in Hell - The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster Yuanyuan Zhang Zoom Connection
20200409 April 9, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: Did 5G Installations Cause the Coronavirus in China? Noah Kurinsky Zoom Connection
20200416 April 16, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: Pandemic of Workaholism and Dysfunction in Academia Rakshya Khatiwada An introspection into academic culture of glorified workaholism and unmet expectations Zoom Connection
20200423 April 23, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: Philip Anderson Sam McDermott Zoom Connection
20200514 May 14, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: How to Un-Starlink Your Data Alex Drlica-Wagner Alex will discuss satellite constellations and their impact on ground-based telescopes, official title “How to Un-Starlink Your Data”. Grab your favorite cocktail and join us! Note that there’s now a password for the meeting. Zoom Connection
20200521 May 21, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central Fireside Chat: The Virus that turns Physicists into Crackpots Josh Frieman Amateur Adventures in Epidemiology: The Virus that turns Physicists into Crackpots Zoom Connection
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