KICP seminar: Dylan Temples (Northwestern Universtiy / Fermilab)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401

“Understanding neutrino background implications in LXe-TPC dark matter searches using 127Xe electron captures”

Jan 17

KICP Colloquium: Eric Dahl (Northwestern University)

3:30–4:30 am ERC 161

“Scintillating Bubble Chambers”

Jan 22

KICP seminar: Evan E Schneider (Princeton University)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401

“The Origin of Multiphase Galaxy Outflows”

Jan 24

KICP seminar: Raymond T Co (University of Michigan)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401

“X-ray Search for Axions from Nearby Isolated Neutron Stars”

Jan 31

Special A&A Colloquium: Jaehan Bae (Carnegie Institution of Washington)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 576

Toward a More Complete Picture of Planet Formation

Abstract: The studies of planet formation have long been dominated by theoretical work because observing planets in formation has been challenging. The situation is, however, gradually changing. Thanks to increasingly powerful observing facilities and techniques, we are now able to peer into the birthplaces of planets - protoplanetary disks, routinely finding signposts of ongoing planet formation. I will introduce state-of-the-art observations of protoplanetary disks, made available by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and ground-based optical/IR telescopes equipped with adaptive optics. I will discuss how planet formation theories are being tested with and improved by observational data in conjunction with supercomputer simulations. I will conclude with a discussion of prospects for future directions, focusing on how we can connect studies of protoplanetary disks to those of solar and extrasolar planetary systems and develop a more complete picture of planet formation.

Feb 4
Feb 7
Feb 11
Feb 14

Chalk Talk: Congyao Zhang (UChicago) & Francisco Javier Sanchez Lopez (UChicago)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 501

Congyao Zhang (UChicago)


Francisco Javier Sanchez Lopez (UChicago)
“Olber’s paradox revisited: effects of overlapping sources on cosmic shear estimation”

Feb 18

KICP seminar: Carmen Carmona Benitez (Pennsylvania State University)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401

“Near Future of Dark Matter Searches: Go Big, or Go Low”

Feb 21

Chalk Talk: Gourav Khullar (UChicago) & TBA

12:00–1:00 pm

Gourav Khullar (UChicago)



Mar 3
Mar 12
Mar 13
Mar 21
Mar 30

Brinson Lecture: Carlos Frenk (University of Durham)

6:00–7:00 pm SAIC MacLean Ballroom

May 14

Memorial Day

All day

May 25


All day

Jun 13
Jun 13