Events Schedule, 2015
Workshops & Events Schedule, 2015
January 11 - 15, 2015
WorldWide
International Conference on Quantum Gravity, Cosmology and String Theory
January 13, 2015
Talk
Astronomy Special Seminar: Emily Levesque, University of Colorado, "Engines, Lighthouses, and Laboratories: Massive Stars Across the Cosmos"
January 15, 2015
KICP Talk
Physics colloquium: Marcela Carena, University of Chicago, "Particle Physics after the Higgs"
January 15 - 17, 2015
WorldWide
Workshop on Testing Gravity
January 22, 2015
KICP Talk
Physics colloquium: John Carlstrom, University of Chicago, "Physics and Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background"
January 27, 2015
Talk
Astronomy Special Seminar: George Becker, Space Telescope Science Institute, "The End of Reionization: An IGM Perspective"
February 2 - 6, 2015
WorldWide
2nd IAS School on Particle Physics & Cosmology and Implications for Technology
February 3, 2015
Talk
Astronomy Special Seminar: Ryan Foley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Transient Astronomy: Dark Energy, Supernova Physics & Exotica"
February 9, 2015
KICP Talk
All Chicago Cosmology Colloquium: Alexander Szalay, Johns Hopkins University, "Baryon Acoustic Oscillations and Redshift Space Distortions"
February 13, 2015
KICP Event
The Cabinet: Cosmos
February 16, 2015
Talk
HEP seminar: Kerstin Perez, Haverford, "Antideutron Signatures of Dark Matter with the GAPS Experiment"
February 17, 2015
KICP Workshop
Dark Matter Hub meeting
February 19, 2015
Talk
Adler colloquium: Andy Howell, Las Cumbres Global Telescope/UC Santa Barbara, "Understanding Mysterious Sources of Energy in Supernovae"
February 23, 2015
KICP Talk
Mark SubbaRao, Adler Planetarium, "The Future of the Planetarium"
March 2 - 6, 2015
WorldWide
XVI International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes
March 3, 2015
KICP Event
Broader Horizons: Stephen Hoover, Civis Analytics
March 5, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Kyle Story, "Measuring the Temperature Anisotropy and Gravitational Lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background with the South Pole Telescope"
March 5, 2015
Lecture
Kavli Prize Lecture: Michael E. Brown, California Institute of Technology, "Tales from the Outer Solar System"
March 6, 2015
KICP Event
Astronomy Open House for Prospective Graduate Students
March 9, 2015
KICP Event
NSF's Google Hangout with KICP
March 17, 2015
KICP Event
Broader Horizons: Reid Sherman, "Career Phase Transition: Finding work in science policy"
March 19, 2015
KICP Postdocs Symposium
Winter 2015 Postdocs Symposium
March 24, 2015
KICP Workshop
American Society on Aging Workshop: "Bringing Astrophysics to Older Adults"
April 7, 2015
KICP Event
Broader Horizons: Krista Martocci, Software Engineer @ Gro Intelligence
April 12, 2015
KICP Lecture
Harper Lecture: Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb, "Brave New Worlds"
April 16, 2015
KICP Event
Cosmosis Conversations: "The Artist and Scientist: Understanding Our Universe and Place Within featuring Jeremy Bolen & Juan Collar"
April 27, 2015
KICP Event
Cosmosis Conversation: "The Artist and Scientist: Understanding Our Universe and Place Within featuring Sarah and Joseph Belknap + Jacob Bean"
April 30, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Youngsoo Park, "Combined Probes Analysis with Galaxy Clustering and Galaxy-Galaxy Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey"
May 7, 2015
KICP Lecture
Harper Lecture: Stephan Meyer, "Researching the Universe in Antarctica"
May 18 - 20, 2015
KICP Workshop
CMB Spectral Distortion Workshop
May 19, 2015
KICP Event
SWIP/KICP Pizza with Professors
May 21, 2015
Talk
Adler Colloquium: Renee Hlozek, "Current Challenges in CMB Cosmology"
May 26, 2015
KICP Talk
All Chicago Cosmology Colloquium: Carlos Frenk, Durham University, "The vicissitudes of the cold dark matter model of cosmology"
May 28, 2015
KICP Event
World Science Festival Live Stream viewing and discussion: "To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe"
May 29, 2015
KICP Event
World Science Festival Salon: "Dark Energy: Measuring a Mystery"
May 30, 2015
KICP Event
Chicago Science Fest: The Mysteries of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe
May 30, 2015
KICP Lecture
81st Compton Lectures: Andrew McCann, "Nature's Timepiece: The Exotic World of Pulsars"
June 2, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Yin Li, "Cosmic Void Abundance in a Spherical Boundary Model"
June 2, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Vinicius Miranda, "Probing Inflation with the Cosmic Microwave Background"
June 5, 2015
KICP Postdocs Symposium
Spring 2015 Postdocs Symposium
June 5, 2015
Talk
Alumni Weekend: Edward C. Stone, SM'59, PhD'64, "The Voyager Journey to Interstellar Space"
June 11, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Jennifer Helsby, "Clustering-based redshifts for the Dark Energy Survey"
June 11, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Benedikt Diemer, "On the (non-)universality of halo density profiles"
June 11, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Ke Fang, "Newborn Pulsars as Highest-Energy Cosmic Accelerators"
June 12, 2015
KICP Workshop
Graduate Student Symposium
June 16, 2015
KICP Talk
Adler Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Daniel Grin, "Astrophysics to older adults"
June 17, 2015
KICP Talk
Computations in Science Seminar: Marilena Loverde, University of Chicago, "Cosmic Structure As a Probe of the History of the Universe"
July 6 - 17, 2015
WorldWide
Tri-Institute Summer School on Elementary Particles (TRISEP-2015)
July 13, 2015
Talk
Abigail Crites, Caltech, "The TIME-Pilot CII Intensity Mapping Experiment to Study the Epoch of Reionization"
July 13, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Louis Abramson, "Assessing and Understanding Diversity in Galaxy Star Formation Histories"
July 20, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Pierre Gratia, "Cosmology and Singularities in Massive Gravity"
July 28, 2015
KICP Workshop
Putting Your Data into World Wide Telescope (WWT)
July 28, 2015
KICP Talk
WorldWide Telescope: A Professional and Public Visualization Tool
August 2 - 8, 2015
KICP Yerkes Institute
Mission to Mars: Engineering Design Process, Yerkes Summer Institute
August 16 - 22, 2015
WorldWide
Rencontres du Vietnam on Cosmology 50 years after CMB discovery
August 31, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Alan Robinson, "Dark Matter Limits from a 2L C3F8 Filled Bubble Chamber"
September 1, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Jing Zhou, "Direct Dark Matter Detection with the DAMIC experiment at SNOLAB"
September 1 - 7, 2015
WorldWide
At the Edge of Discovery - CosmoCruise2015
September 3, 2015
KICP Workshop
DESUC2015: Chicagoland-based DES meeting
September 7 - 11, 2015
WorldWide
COSMO-15
September 18, 2015
KICP Talk
KICP at the Council for Opportunity in Education conference
September 23 - 25, 2015
KICP Workshop
Calibration of low energy particle detectors
September 29, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Tyler Natoli, "A Search for Transient Sources in the First 100 deg2 of SPTpol Data"
October 3 - December 12, 2015
Lecture
82nd Compton Lectures: Manos Chatzopoulos, "The Cosmic Fireworks that Synthesize the Building Blocks of Life: Supernova Explosions"
October 12 - 14, 2015
KICP Workshop
Exploring Theories of Modified Gravity
October 16, 2015
KICP Event
Sexual Harassment discussion
October 17, 2015
Workshop
More Than a Physicist - A 70th Birthday Symposium in Honor of Don Lamb
October 21, 2015
KICP Event
Discussion on the Mid-Decadal review, "New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics"
October 23, 2015
Talk
Jim Hartle, University of California, Santa Barbara, "The Quantum Origin of Our Classical Universe"
October 24, 2015
KICP Talk
Michael S. Turner, "The Realm of Mystery"
October 30, 2015
KICP Postdocs Symposium
Fall 2015 Postdocs Symposium
October 30, 2015
PhD Thesis Defense
Lee McCuller, "Testing a Model of Planck-Scale Quantum Geometry With Broadband Correlation of Colocated 40m Interferometers"
November 4 - 6, 2015
Workshop
Higgs Effective Field Theories (HEFT 2015)
November 5, 2015
Talk
Physics colloquium: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago, "Measurement of Cosmological Parameters"
November 10, 2015
Workshop
Midwest Cosmic Visions Meeting
November 16, 2015
KICP Workshop
Dark Matter Hub workshop
November 17 - 18, 2015
KICP Event
AstroChicago 123
December 5, 2015
Lecture
Physics with a Bang!
December 15, 2015
KICP Workshop
Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection (GRAND)
December 27 - 29, 2015
KICP Yerkes Institute
The Science of Musical Instruments, Yerkes Winter Institute