KICP Workshops & Events
KICP Lectures, Talks, & Events, 2006
Lee Smolin, Public lecture on his new book "The Trouble with Physics"
October 5, 2006 | 7:00 PM | The University of Chicago, The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5757 South University Avenue
Cafe Scientifique: Jeff McMahon, Icy Eye on the Infant Universe: Tales from an Antarctic Cosmologist
October 18, 2006 | 7:00 PM | The Map Room (1949 N. Hoyne, Chicago)
South Pole Telescope website
KICP Members: Jeff McMahon
KICP @ Great Lakes Planetarium Association Meeting
October 25 - 26, 2006 | Clifford Pierce Middle School, Merrillville, IN
Oct 25, Guest Speaker: Professor Clem Pryke - "The History of the Universe and the Return of Einstein's 'Biggest Blunder'".
Oct 26, Josh Frieman & Mark SubbaRao - Full Dome Visualizations of Current Astrophysical Data.
Oct 26, Workshop "Cosmic Analogies: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly": Dragan Huterer, Randy Landsberg, Hiranya Peiris, and Andrew Zentner from the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) will share and critique cosmology analogies used by planetarians, educators, and researchers themselves.
KICP Members: Joshua A. Frieman; Dragan Huterer; Randall H. Landsberg; Hiranya V. Peiris; Clement L. Pryke; Mark Subbarao; Andrew R. Zentner
South Pole Telescope Exploratorium Web cast, 2006
November 25 - December 29, 2006 | 12:00 PM | The South Pole
KICP South Pole Telescope project collaborates with the Exploratorium to bring Live Web-Casts from the South Pole about the historic deployment of the 10 meter South Pole Telescope. Watch live on the web, in the studio audience at the Exploratorium or the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. View the Web archive at anytime. Visit the SPT website to: see pictures of Antarctica, the telescope and the team; learn about the telescope and how it will be used to explore the universe.
KICP Members: John E. Carlstrom
Scientific projects: South Pole Telescope (SPT)
Stephan S. Meyer, "The Cosmic Microwave Background: Light from the Big Bang"
November 30, 2006 | 5:00 PM | Biological Sciences Learning Center, Room 109
The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is one of the observational cornerstones of the Big Bang model. Its discovery forty years ago quickly expanded our understanding of the evolution and development of the largest objects within the Universe and was the start of modern precision cosmology. This year, the Nobel Prize in physics was given for the first detection of structure in the CMB by the COBE satellite in 1991. Future observations of CMB properties will likely be challenging, but may reward us with a greater understanding of the first moments of the Universe.
The lecture is sponsored by Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Chicago Chapter. For additional information call: 773-702-5425. Reception Immediately Following.
KICP Members: Stephan S. Meyer
Edward "Rocky" Kolb, "Einstein's Cosmic Legacy"
December 17, 2006 | 1:00 PM | Chicago Cultural Center, Washington Room
KICP Members: Edward W. Kolb