The biggest recent news is of course that the Center for Cosmological
Physics ceased to exist on March 10th and was transformed to the Kavli
Institute for Cosmological Physics following a generous endowment of 7.5
Million dollars from Fred Kavli and the Kavli Foundation.
If you haven't see it yet you official press release of the announcement
of the Kavli endowment can be found at:
Rick Kessler has put together a new set of pages that describe KICPs
contribution to the Supernova Factory project. These very nice set of
pages include introductory material on what Dark Energy is, its effects,
how it can be detected and how the goals of the SN Factory project
will further our understanding of Dark Energy.
There is an updated version of the SZ workshop page which contains
most of the talks online.
Finally previous newsletters can now be viewed more conveniently
Stelios Kazantzidis (University of Zurich) is visiting for the period January 5 - April 8, 2004. Andrey Kravtsov is his host.
Professor Martin Einhorn (University of Michigan) is visiting us for the period March 1 - June 30, 2004. His main area of research is elementary particle theory with focus on Higgs physics, gauge field theory and cosmology.
In the spring we will have brief visits from Alan Watson (Leeds) of the Auger Project, Ravi Sheth (Pittsburg), Eric Linder (LBL), David Hogg (NYU), Matias Zaldariagga ( ), Lexi Moustakas (STScI), Anthony Aguirre (IAS) and Ben Wandelt (UIUC). Please check our website for updates on their seminars/colloquia.
In addition our External Advisory Board will be visiting on April 8-9 for their annual review of our Institute. We hope most KICP fellows and students will be around to meet with them. Helen will send you email closer to the date.
A complete list of short term visitors to the center can be found at:
And a complete list of seminars and colloquia can be found at:
"Santa Fe 2004 Cosmology Summer Workshop"
KICP will be supporting graduate student attendance at the Santa Fe
workshop. The workshop will be held at St. John's College, a pleasant and
prestigious campus situated in the hills east of downtown Santa Fe. Please
contact conference organizer Salman Habib website for details.
Since they do not support travel we will in addition support travel for 2-3 graduate students to attend this meeting. Graduate students please send your requests to Monica Valluri by April 15th.
The Santa Fe topical workshop for 2004 will concentrate on recent developments in cosmology, especially those related to current and expected observational advances, including the cosmic microwave background (CMB), large-scale structure, and dark matter and energy/early universe. The first two weeks will be devoted largely to structure formation and the CMB, while the last week will focus on dark energy. The format will emphasize discussion with some formal pedagogical review and related talks as appropriate.
Fly through the Large Scale Structure of the Universe or visit the VERITAS
telescope without leaving Chicago.
Aspen Center for Physics Summer Workshop 2004
KICP preprints are posted in the Schramm Lounge each Friday for a period of 4 weeks. We hope that this will enable everyone to be aware of the research being done here. These preprints are taken from astro-ph. If you have a preprint that we have missed please let Helen know. There have been 30 publications co-authored by KICP members since the last issue of the news letter. These are listed below.
New Astronomy Reviews, 2003..47..953C
Nature 426 (2003) 810-812
Astron.J. 126 (2003) 2579
AAS 203rd Meeting (2004) 20311212E
Elsevier 2003 NewAR..47.1083C
Astrophys.J. 601 (2004) 47-53
Astropart.Phys. 20 (2004) 405-412
Astrophys.J. 602 (2004) 66-92