Cosmology at the Millennium!

About the Instructors

Michael S. Turner is the Rauner Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago and Staff Scientist at Fermilab. He is a theoretical cosmologist whose research is concerned with the earliest moments of the Universe and has made important contributions to our understanding of dark matter, inflationary cosmology, the cosmic microwave background, and the formation of structure in the Universe. Among his awards are the Quantrell Prize for Undergraduate teaching and the Lilienfeld Prize of the APS for research contributions and exceptional skill in their presentation to diverse audiences.

Randall H. Landsberg is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA). His work in science education focuses on hands-on laboratory experiences, and has involved a wide variety of formal and informal programs including displays for the Museum of Science and Industry, Science Vans, teacher enhancement institutes, short courses on diverse topics such as microscale chemistry and forensics, and IAEA training courses.

Stephan S. Meyer is a professor of Astronomy and Astrophyiscs at the University of Chicago. He research is centered on measurements of the anisotropy and spectrum of the cosmic microwave background radiation with satellite and balloon-borne instruments. He is a member of the Microwave Ansotropy Probe (MAP) satellite science team and is director of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA).

John E. Carlstrom is a professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and the associate director of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA). His current research concerns interferometric studies of the cosmic microwave background, and measurements of the S-Z effect. He is a Packard Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.

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