Past Events


KICP seminar - Haibo Yu, University of California, Riverside

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 576

Haibo Yu, University of California, Riverside, “Self-Interacting Dark Matter”

Nov 1

KICP colloquium - Yonatan Kahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:30–4:30 pm ERC 161

Yonatan Kahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Axions from the Lab to the Cosmos”

Oct 30

Milky Way Discussion Group

2:00–3:00 pm ERC 419

Oct 29

Chalk Talk: Irina Zhuravleva (UChicago) & Greg Gilbert (UChicago)

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 501

Irina Zhuravleva (UChicago), “Viscosity in the bulk intergalactic plasma: does the gas in galaxy clusters flow like honey?“
Greg Gilbert (UChicago), “The architectures of Kepler’s multiplanet systems”

Oct 29

A&A Cookies, Coffee and Conversation

2:30–3:30 pm Hubble Lounge (ERC 501)

Oct 25

KICP seminar - Sarah Wellons, Northwestern University

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 576

Sarah Wellons, Northwestern University, “Simulating Galaxy Formation in the Early Universe”

Oct 25

Broader Horizons: Ryan Keisler, Descartes Labs

5:00–6:00 pm ERC 401

Broader Horizons: Ryan Keisler, Descartes Labs

Oct 24

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

KICP and A&A Jamboree & Fall Harvest Festival

1:00–7:00 pm ERC 401, ERC Atrium

Oct 22

Simpson Lecture - Alan Watson, University of Leeds

4:00–5:00 pm MCP 201

2nd Annual John A Simpson Lecture: Alan Watson, University of Leeds, “The Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays – present status and future prospects”

Oct 21