University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Cosmology Lunchtime Seminar

semester, 2017

Monday, January 16th 2017
12:15 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, January 23rd 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Lauren Pearce, University of Minnesota
Subject: Phenomenology of Trapped Inflation
Monday, January 30th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil, UMN
Subject: Discovery of an extremely rare galaxy: PGC 1000714
Monday, February 6th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Brian D. Nord, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Subject: The Power of Galaxy Surveys and Strong Gravitational Lensing for Probing the Cosmos
Faculty Host: Marco Peloso
Monday, February 13th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Zhen Yuan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Subject: A possible formation mechanism of Fornax-like dSph: major merger after infall to Milky Way
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Monday, February 20th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Lilya Williams, UMN
Subject:  Interplay between dark and baryonic matter in galaxy centers: new constraints from dynamics and lensing
Monday, February 27th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Meyers, UMN
Subject: Searching for the stochastic gravitational-wave background in Advanced LIGO's first observing run
Monday, March 6th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Darryl Wright, UMN
Subject: Supernova Hunters: combining human and machine classifications
Monday, March 20th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Hugh Dickinson, UMN
Subject:  Visual Classification of Illustris Galaxy Morphologies: Evaluating Cosmological Simulations using Galaxy Zoo
Monday, March 27th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Qi Wen, UMN
Subject:  Falling Rotation Curves of The Star-forming Galaxies Ten Billion Years Ago
Monday, April 3rd 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian, UMN
Subject: Effects of eV-Scale Sterile Neutrinos on Supernova Explosion and Nucleosynthesis
Monday, April 10th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: D'Ann Barker, UMN
Subject: Low Energy Background Model for CDMSlite
Monday, April 17th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Terry J. Jones, UMN
Subject: Things That Go Bump In the Night
Monday, April 24th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Evan Skillman, UMN
Subject: Carbon
Monday, May 1st 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Micaela Bagley, UMN
Subject: A High Space Density of Luminous Lyman-alpha Emitters at z~6.5
Friday, August 4th 2017
12:15 pm:
No Seminar, Labor Day
Monday, September 4th 2017
12:15 pm:
No Seminar, Labor Day
Monday, September 11th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Kelley Hess, Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town
Subject: Galaxy groups and the assembly of large scale structure
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams
Monday, September 18th 2017
12:15 pm:
Monday, September 25th 2017
12:15 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, October 2nd 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Samir Banik, NISER, Bhubaneswar, India
Subject: LIPs analysis in SuperCDMS
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Monday, October 9th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Villano, UMN
Subject: The Sensitivity Frontier for Cryogenic Semiconductor Detectors
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Monday, October 16th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tom Jones, UMN
Subject: Particle Acceleration in Galaxy Clusters
Monday, October 23rd 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Colin Hill, Department of Physics, Columbia University
Subject: New Information in Ancient Photons: Novel Approaches to CMB Foregrounds and Secondary Anisotropies
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Monday, October 30th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Matas, UMN
Subject: Testing General Relativity with Gravitational Wave Polarizations
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Monday, November 6th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Vihang Mehta, UMN
Subject:  UV Luminosity Functions at the Cosmic High-Noon
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Monday, November 13th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Karl Young, UMN
Subject: Optical Design of PICO - The Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Monday, November 20th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Allison Noble, MIT, Kavli Institute
Subject: Dissecting z>1 Galaxy Clusters: Studying Star Formation from the Outskirts to the Core
Faculty Host: Lawrence Rudnick
Monday, November 27th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Nader Mirabolfathi, Texas A&M University
Subject: From Single-Electron Resolution Phonon-Mediated Detectors To Directional Dark Matter Searches
THIS SEMINAR IS CANCELLED due to illness - To be rescheduled next semester
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Monday, December 4th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick, UMN
Subject: Line (searches) from the EOR - an update
Monday, December 11th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Kelly, UMN
Subject:  Using A Highly Magnified Star and the Multiply Imaged Supernova Refsdal to Constrain the Outcomes of Star Formation, Stellar Evolution, and the Abundance of Primordial Black Holes

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