KICP in the News, 2002



 
Thinking Inside the Box
The University of Chicago, Magazine, April 1, 2002
by Sharla A. Stewart, The University of Chicago, Magazine

The movie ends and then begins again, silently looping as Andrey Kravtsov, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics, explains what he's created: a high-resolution, fast-forward simulation of the entire 13 billion years of the universe-well, minus the first 100 million years, since the universe's earliest evolution is simple enough to be modeled on paper with linear equations, so there's no sense in devoting computational resources to simulating it. (The incandescent blue, on the other hand, seems to scoff at the observation reported this March that the universe is not even a pale turquoise but rather a go-with-everything beige.)

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KICP Members: Andrey V. Kravtsov
 
Cosmologists, physicists to ponder earliest moments of the universe at Cosmo-02 workshop
The University of Chicago, News Office, August 6, 2002
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago, News Office

Cosmologists, physicists to ponder earliest moments of the universe at Cosmo-02 workshop Sept. 18 to 21 in Chicago.

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New South Pole telescope to help explain why universe is accelerating
The University of Chicago, News Office, August 29, 2002
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago, News Office

National Science Board approves funding to build new South Pole Telescope to explain why the Universe is accelerating. CfCP faculty member John E. Carlstrom will lead the team of scientists which will build this telescope.

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KICP Members: John E. Carlstrom
 
DASI Detection of CMB Polarization
The University of Chicago, News Office, September 19, 2002
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago, News Office

DASI discovers the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background!

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Scientific projects: Degree Angular Scale Interferometer (DASI)
 
CfCP successfully co-organizes Cosmo-02
Fermilab, News, September 21, 2002
by Pamela Zerbinos, Fermilab, News

Fermilab Public Affairs intern Pamela Zerbinos attends the Cosmo-02, and discovers a field of dreams.

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