3:30–4:30 pm ERC 161
Jeffrey McMahon (University of Chicago)
About speaker: McMahon's group uses the tools of experimental physics to study our Universe. We have a particular focus on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) which is the radiation left over from the Big Bang. With our collaborators we develop, build, and deploy instruments to measure the CMB and analyze data through to cosmological results. Goals for this work include understanding the primordial Universe (10-34 s after our Universe began), dark energy, the properties of neutrinos, and hunting for surprises. The Simons Observatory Forecast paper and the CMB-S4 science book give excellent overviews of the future of CMB science.