Events

KICP Seminar - Carl Rodriguez

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401

Carl Rodriguez, Harvard, “How Do You Form a Binary Black Hole?”

Oct 18

A&A Cookies, Coffee and Conversation

2:30–3:30 pm Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

Oct 18

A&A Colloquium: John Grunsfeld (NASA): “Hubble, Chicago, and the Search for Life in the Universe”

3:30–4:30 pm ERC 161

The Hubble Space Telescope story has been a fascinating study in public policy, engineering, ethics, and science. The Hubble is perhaps the most productive scientific instrument ever created by humans.  In May 2009, a team of astronauts flew to the Hubble Space Telescope on space shuttle Atlantis. On their 13-day mission and over the course of 5 spacewalks they completed an extreme makeover of the orbiting observatory. They installed the Wide Field Camera-3, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, repaired the Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, as well as a number of maintenance activities. These Hubble spacewalks are considered the most challenging and daring efforts ever of people working in space.  This mission also carried a bit of the University of Chicago with it on board.  Now, still going strong on orbit, the Hubble has a full complement of instruments capable of performing state-of-the-art observations from the near infra-red to the ultraviolet end of the spectrum. In this talk we will present a narrative of the adventure, and a look at what some of the scientific results may offer in the search for life beyond Earth in our Solar System.

Oct 23

A&A Cookies, Coffee and Conversation

2:30–3:30 pm Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

Oct 25

Milky Way Discussion Group

2:00–3:00 pm ERC 419

Oct 29

A&A Cookies, Coffee and Conversation

2:30–3:30 pm Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

Nov 1
Nov 6

A&A Cookies, Coffee and Conversation

2:30–3:30 pm Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

Nov 8

Milky Way Discussion Group

2:00–3:00 pm ERC 419

Nov 12

A&A Cookies, Coffee and Conversation

2:30–3:30 pm Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

Nov 15
Nov 20

A&A Cookies, Coffee and Conversation

2:30–3:30 pm Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

Nov 22

Milky Way Discussion Group

2:00–3:00 pm ERC 419

Nov 26
Nov 28
Nov 29
Dec 4

Milky Way Discussion Group

2:00–3:00 pm ERC 419

Dec 10
Dec 14
Jan 6
Feb 14
Mar 12
Mar 13
Mar 21
Mar 30

Memorial Day

All day

May 25
Jun 13

Convocation

All day

Jun 13