About

Welcome to the KICP seminars page! This seminar series is hosted by the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Our goal is to give early career scientists a venue to share their work and connect to the KICP and UChicago community. We invite speakers from all over who have interest in understanding the evolution of the Universe and it's laws. This includes topics in CMB, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Astroparticle Physics, Structure Formation, and beyond.

Currently, all of our seminars are hosted online (please see event flyers for details). Since we cannot meet our speakers in-person, to get to know them better we have introduced "virtual conversations" through the new KICP podcast. Here, one of our seminar organizers casually talks with the speaker about a variety of topics, including their career path, lessons learned, and activities they enjoy outside of research. All podcasts can be downloaded from this page.

Organizers:
Victor Buza, KICP Fellow Bio | Contact
Jose María Ezquiaga, Einstein & KICP Fellow Bio | Contact
Danielle Norcini, KICP & Grainger Fellow Bio | Contact
LianTao Wang, Faculty Advisor Bio | Contact

Upcoming events

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January 28, 2021

Giuseppe Puglisi (UC Berkeley), Extending Galactic foreground models for CMB with adversarial networks
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February 4, 2021

Suhail Dhawan (Stockholm University), TBD
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February 11, 2021

Anna-Christina Eilers (MIT), TBD
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February 18, 2021

Djuna Croon (TRIUMF/BNL), TBD
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February 25, 2021

Pranava Teja Surukuchi (Yale), TBD
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March 4, 2021

Greg Mosby (NASA), TBD
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Past events

October 8, 2020

Igor Andreoni (Caltech), Results from triggered and un-triggered searches for counterparts to neutron star mergers
Flyer | Presentation

October 15, 2020

Cynthia Chiang (McGill), Illuminating the dark universe with radio observations
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

October 22, 2020

Austin Schneider (MIT), IceCube and the high-energy neutrino landscape
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

October 29, 2020

Nicholas Rodd (UC Berkeley), Evidence the 3.5 keV line is not from dark matter decay
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

November 5, 2020

Brandon Hensley (Princeton), New perspectives on polarized dust foregrounds for CMB science
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

November 12, 2020

Brittany Kamai (UC Santa Cruz/Caltech), Envisioning and creating the future of gravitational-wave astrophysics
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

December 3, 2020

Weishuang (Linda) Xu (Harvard), Thermal dark sectors in the early and late Universe
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

December 10, 2020

Christina Gao (Fermilab), Axion searches with two superconducting radio frequency cavities
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

January 21, 2021

Yun-Ting Cheng (Caltech), Cosmology and astrophysics with intensity mapping
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