Faculty Research Seminars: 2014
Resonances and Chaos in the Non-Linear Pulsations of Stars
January 27, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM

Giant Magellan Telescope
February 24, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM

Astroparticle Physics
April 28, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM

Superconducting detectors and the astronomical instruments of tomorrow
October 20, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM
Erik Shirokoff

In the last decade, we've seen exponential improvements in the sensitivity of instruments for CMB and submm-wavelength science. Today, multichroaic cameras with hundreds of kilopixels and densely packed integral field unit spectrometers are being designed. I'll discuss one of the key technologies that makes these instruments possible: cheap, scalable, lithographically defined superconducting detectors. I'll introduce both transition edge sensors and kinetic inductance detectors, and the benefits and limitations of each, and discuss a few novel devices that make use of the non-linear response of the kinetic inductance effect. Finally, I'll highlight some of the diverse science applications for cryogenic detectors at all wavelengths.

George Ellery Hale and the Forgotten Observatories of the University of Chicago
October 27, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM

TBA
November 3, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM

Cosmic Reionization On Computers
November 10, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM

The Cosmic Microwave Background and Cluster of Galaxies
November 24, 2014 | TAAC 41 | 12:00 PM