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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.

Organizers:
Keisuke Inomata, KICP Fellow Bio | Contact
Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil, KICP & NSF Fellow Bio | Contact
Lucas Secco, KICP Fellow Bio | Contact
Michael Zevin, KICP & Hubble Fellow Bio | Contact
Alexander Ji, Faculty Advisor Bio | Contact

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Past events

May 26, 2022

Nicolas Fernandez (UIUC), Freeze-in, glaciation, and UV sensitivity from light mediators.
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May 19, 2022

Dongzi Li (Caltech), The mystery of fast radio burst, the potential and the limit
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May 12, 2022

Thomas Callister (Flatiron Institute CCA), A gravitational-wave tour of the compact binary population
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May 5, 2022

Tanvi Karwal (UPenn), The Hubble tension and theoretical, new-physics solutions
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April 28, 2022

Selim Hotinli (JHU), Fundamental physics from remote velocity and quadrupole reconstruction with the cosmic microwave background and galaxy surveys
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April 21, 2022

Nick Kokron (Stanford), Improving models of structure formation statistics by combining perturbation theory and simulations
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April 14, 2022

Meredith Durbin (University of Washington), Nailing the Near-IR Tip of the Red Giant Branch with HST: Status, Prospects, and Challenges
Flyer Presentation

March 31, 2022

Shany Danieli (Princeton), Towards a better understanding of low-mass galaxies beyond the Local Group
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March 17, 2022

Gautam Venugopalan (Stanford), Suspended animation - optical tweezers as a fundamental physics probe
Flyer Presentation

March 10, 2022

Andrina Nicola (Princeton), Cosmological probe combination for current and future surveys
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March 3, 2022

Giovanni Cabass (IAS), Constraints on Single-Field Inflation from the BOSS Galaxy Survey
Flyer Presentation

February 24, 2022

Alvine Kamaha (UCLA), Searching for Dark Matter With LUX-ZEPLIN
Flyer Presentation

February 17, 2022

Yuanyuan Zhang (TAMU), Studying the Faint Diffuse Stellar Envelope of Galaxy Clusters: Challenges, Results and Future Prospect
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February 10, 2022

YueYing Ni (CMU), Cosmological simulations from the cosmic web to supermassive black holes
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January 27, 2022

Daniel Gilman (University of Toronto), Fundamental dark matter physics with strong gravitational lenses
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January 20, 2022

Julian B. Muñoz (Harvard), Cosmic Dawn: The next frontier in cosmology
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December 9, 2021

Maria Vincenzi (Duke), Present and future of SN Ia cosmology: from the Dark Energy Survey to the Vera Rubin Observatory
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December 2, 2021

Carles Sanchez (Penn), Pushing the limits of the Dark Energy Survey: Selecting and characterizing high redshift galaxy samples for optimal CMB lensing cross-correlations
Flyer Presentation

November 11, 2021

Morgane Konig (MIT & Dartmouth College), A theory of Hybrid monodromy inflation with two fields
Flyer Presentation

November 4, 2021

Ken Ng (MIT), Search for ultralight bosons and primordial black holes with a population of binary black holes – the present and the future
Flyer Presentation

October 28, 2021

Arianna Long (UC Irvine), Missing Giants: The First Massive Galaxies Are Dust-Obscured
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October 21, 2021

Anna Ho (UC Berkeley), The Landscape of Relativistic Stellar Explosions
Flyer Presentation

October 14, 2021

Sophie Schroeder (Niels Bohr Institute), Open questions in formation of compact binary star systems
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May 13, 2021

Arianna Renzini (Caltech), Mapping gravitational-wave backgrounds: investigations in LIGO and prospects for LISA
Flyer | Presentation

May 6, 2021

Ben Thorne (UCSD), A Bayesian approach to CMB lensing reconstruction and galactic foreground removal
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April 29, 2021

Jose Luis Bernal (Johns Hopkins), The trouble with H0 (and beyond)
Flyer | Presentation

April 22, 2021

Katelin Schutz (MIT), Making dark matter out of light: the cosmology of sub-MeV freeze-in
Flyer | Podcast interview Audio Video

April 15, 2021

Joshua Speagle (University of Toronto), Cosmological cartography with photometric redshifts
Flyer | Podcast interview Audio Video

April 8, 2021

Mikhail Ivanov (NYU), Fundamental cosmology from galaxy clustering
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

March 18, 2021

Vincent Vennin (APC, Paris University), Quantum diffusion during cosmic inflation
Flyer | Presentation

March 4, 2021

Greg Mosby (NASA), Simplifying the analysis of galaxy star formation histories and near-infrared detectors
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February 25, 2021

Pranava Teja Surukuchi (Yale), Direct measurement of neutrino mass with the Project 8 Experiment
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

February 18, 2021

Djuna Croon (TRIUMF), New physics and the black hole mass gap
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

February 11, 2021

Anna-Christina Eilers (MIT), The formation and growth of supermassive black Holes
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

February 4, 2021

Suhail Dhawan (Stockholm/KICC, Cambridge), Cosmology with Type Ia Supernovae: A view from the Zwicky Transient Facility
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

January 28, 2021

Giuseppe Puglisi (UC Berkeley), Extending Galactic foreground models for CMB with adversarial networks
Flyer | Presentation | Podcast interview Audio Video

January 21, 2021

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

December 3, 2020

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

November 12, 2020

Brittany Kamai (UC Santa Cruz/Caltech), Envisioning and creating the future of gravitational-wave astrophysics
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November 5, 2020

Brandon Hensley (Princeton), New perspectives on polarized dust foregrounds for CMB science
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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

October 22, 2020

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

October 15, 2020

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

October 8, 2020

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