MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium

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Friday, October 20th 2017
Speaker: Nicholas Battaglia, Princeton University
Subject: Large-Scale Structure Information Encoded in the Cosmic Microwave Background
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.

A new window into the growth and evolution of large-scale structure has opened up with the recent measurements kinetic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (SZ) effect. I will show how we can constrain the important baryonic process that govern galaxy formation through SZ measurements. Additionally, I will describe the prospects for future cosmic microwave background experiments to constrain fundamental physics from kinetic SZ observations and how to mitigate the modeling uncertainties associated with the baryonic processes that will limit these constraints.

Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany

Friday, October 27th 2017
Speaker: Stuart Bale, Berkeley Space Science Lab.
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell

Friday, November 3rd 2017
Speaker: Ori Fox, Space Telescope Science Institute
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.

Friday, November 17th 2017
Speaker: Anne Jaskot, Smith College
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata

Friday, November 24th 2017
Speaker: No colloquium - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, December 1st 2017
Speaker: Shea Brown, U of Iowa
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Lawrence Rudnick

Friday, December 8th 2017
Speaker: Jeremy Webb, Indiana U
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams

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