12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401
Host: Anastasia Sokolenko
Anže Slosar (Brookhaven National Laboratory) "LuSEE-Night: a Pathfinder Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon"
LuSEE-Night is a novel collaborative effort between NASA and DOE aiming to land a path-finder radio telescope on the far side of the Moon. The instrument consists of 4 monopole antennas and will observe the radio sky between 0.1Mhz and 50MHz. This observational band is largely inaccessible from the Earth due to ionosphere and radio interference, but offers potentially transformational information about the early universe. LuSEE-Night is manifested to launch on the CS-3 mission of Commercial Lunar Payload Services in the second part of 2025. I will describe the science, the instrument and challenges associated with such aggressive delivery schedule.
About speaker: Anže Slosar graduated from Cambridge, followed by postdocs in Ljubljana, Oxford and Berkeley before moving to Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2009. Today he is a Distinguished Scientist and Group Leader for Cosmology & Astrophysics Group. He is interested in all experimental probes of cosmology and has worked on data from numerous experiments spanning the entire electro-magnetic spectrum.