Master Schedule
Current & Future
DateTitle
January 9, 2017
Faculty Research Seminar
Andrey V. Kravtsov, Modelling Galaxy Formation
January 10, 2017
ChalkTalk
TBA
January 23, 2017
Faculty Research Seminar
Daniel E. Holz, Gravatational-Wave Astrophysics with LIGO
January 25 - 27, 2017
KICP Workshop
KICP workshop: "Towards a kg-size dark matter detector with CCDs"
February 13, 2017
Faculty Research Seminar
Joshua A. Frieman, TBA
February 14, 2017
ChalkTalk
TBA
March 6, 2017
Faculty Research Seminar
Peter O. Vandervoort, Order and Chaos in the Mergers of Galaxies

Past
DateTitle
December 9, 2016
KICP Seminar
Alvaro Chavarria, Solid-state imaging detectors for low-energy particle physics
December 7, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Wendy Freedman, Increasing Accuracy and Increasing Tension in H0
December 6, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Lucianne Walkowicz, Systematic Serendipity: Novel Discoveries in Astronomical Surveys
December 5, 2016
Special Seminar
Blake D. Sherwin, CMB Lensing: Fundamental Physics from Maps of the Invisible
December 2, 2016
KICP Postdocs Symposium
Fall 2016 Postdocs Symposium
November 30, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Konstantin Batygin, Planet Nine from Outer Space
November 29, 2016
ChalkTalk
Machine learning and Gravitational lensing
November 29, 2016
ChalkTalk
Basics of CMB instrumentation/measurement
November 28, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Daniel Fabrycky, Gigayear Instabilities in Planetary Systems
November 22, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Anna Lorraine Rosen, The Destructive Birth of Massive Stars and Massive Star Clusters
November 21, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Nickolay Y. Gnedin, CROC vs DRAGONS: how we solve reionization in 10 years
November 18, 2016
KICP Seminar
Allison Merritt, Substantial Variation in the Stellar Halos of Spiral Galaxies
November 16, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Anthony Mezzacappa, Where are we in the hunt for the core collapse supernova explosion mechanism(s)?
November 15, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Siyao Xu, The Power Law in the Radio Sky
November 14, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Leslie Rogers, Journey to the Center of the Super Earth
November 11, 2016
KICP Seminar
Yuan Li, Cooling and AGN heating in cool-core galaxy clusters
November 9, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Surjeet Rajendran, New Directions in Searching for the Dark Universe
November 8, 2016
ChalkTalk
Are galaxies voting red or blue? Statistical redshift inference techniques for large cosmological surveys
November 8, 2016
ChalkTalk
100,000 reasons to love WFIRST: observing transiting planets toward the galactic bulge
November 7, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Damiano Caprioli, The Non-thermal Universe
November 4, 2016
KICP Seminar
Arran Phipps, Dark Matter Radio (Hidden Photons/Axions)
November 3, 2016
Talk
Physics colloquium: Elisabeth Krause, Stanford University/SLAC, "Dark Energy Science with the Dark Energy Survey, and Beyond"
November 2, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Feryal Ozel, Black Hole Physics with the Event Horizon Telescope
November 2, 2016
Special Seminar
Feryal Ozel, Special Presentation: Seeing the Universe with the X-ray Surveyor
November 1, 2016
ChalkTalk
"Espresso" acceleration of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
November 1, 2016
ChalkTalk
Searching for Milky Way Satellite Galaxies
October 31, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Craig J. Hogan, Quantum Behavior of Space and Time
October 28, 2016
KICP Seminar
Ian P Stern, ADMX (Axion Dark Matter eXperiment)
October 27, 2016
Talk
Argonne OutLoud: Clarence Chang, "To the ends of the Earth...and the beginning of the cosmos"
October 27, 2016
KICP Workshop
Life Long Learning Training Session
October 26, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Ben Farr, The First Four Months of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
October 25, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Eve Lee, The Late-Time Formation and Dynamical Signatures of Small Planets
October 24, 2016
Talk
Cafe Scientifique: Dan Scolnic, "Tension in the Universe: Dark Energy, Dark Matter & Different Numbers"
October 24, 2016
Talk
2016 Leon Lederman Lecture: Rocky Kolb, "The Mysterious Dark Universe"
October 24, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Michael D. Gladders, Strong Gravitational Lensing: Simulating the Observational Perspective
October 21, 2016
KICP Seminar
Jeffrey P Filippini, SPIDER: Exploring the dawn of time from above the clouds
October 19, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Zhi-Yun Li, Protostellar Disks: Formation and Polarization
October 18, 2016
ChalkTalk
Modelling star formation and feedback in galaxy formation simulations
October 18, 2016
ChalkTalk
Discovery of Large-Scale Structure
October 17, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Donald G. York, Simplicity Overturned: the Unidentified Diffuse Interstellar Bands
October 14, 2016
KICP Seminar
Yuhsin Tsai, Partially Acoustic Dark Matter, Interacting Dark Radiation, and Large Scale Structure
October 13 - 15, 2016
KICP Workshop
KICP workshop: "Theoretical Advances in Particle Cosmology"
October 12, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Marcelle Soares-Santos, The Dark Energy Survey and Gravitational Waves
October 11, 2016
ChalkTalk
Searching for Quantum Structure of Space-Time with Interferometers
October 11, 2016
ChalkTalk
Mid-decadal review
October 10, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Richard G. Kron, The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
October 7, 2016
KICP Seminar
Chihway Chang, Preparing for the 21cm future - lessons from the Bleien Galactic Survey project
October 5, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Dan Fabrycky, Planets around Binary Stars
October 3, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Erik Shirokoff, Mapping the high-redshift universe using micron-scale superconducting circuits
September 30 - October 1, 2016A Celebration of the Life and Work of James W. Cronin
September 30, 2016
KICP Seminar
Irshad Mohammed, Towards precision cosmology with large scale structures: the halo model and perturbative approaches
September 28, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Jacob Bean, Towards the identification of Earth-like worlds with MAROON-X
September 27, 2016
ChalkTalk
The Looming 'Big Data' Problem of Astrophysical Simulations (And What to Do About It)
September 27, 2016
ChalkTalk
A First Look at the Impact of Gaia on H0
September 26, 2016
KICP Talk
EFI colloquium: John Carlstrom, "Cosmic Microwave Background measurements through the Next Decade"
September 23, 2016
KICP Workshop
Screening & Discussion: STARMEN
September 21 - 23, 2016
KICP Workshop
KICP workshop: "Future Cosmic Surveys"
September 19 - 21, 2016
KICP Workshop
CMB-S4 Collaboration Workshop
September 19 - 21, 2016
KICP Cosmology Course
"Observing Einstein's Outrageous Universe", Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff
August 7, 2016
Event
Windy City Physics Slam: Where Particle Physicists Collide
August 3 - 9, 2016
KICP Yerkes Institute
Spy vs. Spy, Yerkes Summer Institute
July 31, 2016
KICP Lecture
The 2016 Summer Kavli Fulldome Lecture: Michael Turner, "From The Big Bang To The Multiverse And Beyond"
July 18, 2016
PhD Thesis Defense
Sean Johnson, Studies of the relationship between galaxies and the inter/circum-galactic medium
July 18, 2016
Special Seminar
Mario Flock, Radiation hydrodynamical models of the inner rim in protoplanetary disks
July 8, 2016
PhD Thesis Defense
Asher Berlin, Phenomenology of Particle Dark Matter
June 27, 2016
Special Seminar
Mitsunori Araki, Detection of CH3CN in a Diffuse Cloud by Hot Axis Effect indicating its coexistence with C60+, a carrier of Diffuse Interstellar Bands
June 22, 2016
PhD Thesis Defense
Jonathan Richardson, Experimental Constraints on the Exotic Shearing of Space-Time
June 3, 2016
KICP Seminar
Lauren M Pearce, Higgs Relaxation Leptogenesis
June 1, 2016
KICP Event
The Future of Cosmological Physics: Scott Dodelson, "Cosmic Coda"
May 31, 2016
ChalkTalk
Neutrino interactions and cosmological observables: work in progress
May 31, 2016
ChalkTalk
Likelihood free parameter estimation
May 27, 2016
KICP Postdocs Symposium
Spring 2016 Postdocs Symposium
May 25, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Anna Frebel, A single prolific r-process event preserved in an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy
May 24, 2016
PhD Thesis Defense
Laura Kreidberg, Snapshots of Faraway Places: Intensive Atmosphere Characterization of Extrasolar Planets
May 24, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Jonathan Stern, New Constraints on the Acceleration of AGN-driven Galactic Winds and on the Density Structure of the CGM
May 20, 2016Joan Schmelz, Acting Director of Arecibo Observatory and Director of the Solar Physics Lab at the University of Memphis, "Unconscious Bias in Hiring, Promotions, and Tenure"
May 20, 2016
KICP Seminar
Blake D Sherwin, CMB Lensing Measurements, Present and Future
May 19, 2016
Lecture
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20: Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing
May 19, 2016
KICP Talk
Broader Horizons: Korey Haynes, associate editor at Astronomy Magazine
May 19, 2016
Special Seminar
Joan T. Schmelz, Some Like it Hot: What Observations can tell us about Coronal Heating
May 18, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Tiziana Di Matteo, The next frontier of Massive Galaxies and Quasars at the Cosmic Dawn
May 17, 2016
ChalkTalk
CMB Polarization Signals in the Systematics
May 17, 2016
ChalkTalk
The role of simulations in the 'real world' - as opposed to science
May 13, 2016
KICP Seminar
Mariangela Lisanti, Resolving the Isotropic Gamma-Ray Background in the Search for Dark Matter
May 12, 2016
KICP Workshop
Graduate Student Symposium
May 11, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Jordan Goodman, Results from the first year of the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory
May 10, 2016
ChalkTalk
Anna Williams, Searching for galactic-scale magnetic fields at z~0.5
May 10, 2016
ChalkTalk
Initial astronomy from LIGO
May 6, 2016
KICP Seminar
Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, ETHOS – From Dark Particle Physics to the Matter Distribution of the Universe and Beyond
May 5, 2016
Lecture
Kavli Lecture: Michael Turner, "From The Big Bang To The Multiverse & Beyond"
May 4, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
David W Hogg, A data-driven model of stars
May 3, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Ilse Cleeves, Fire and Ice: The role of energetic processes in the cold chemistry of planet-forming circumstellar disks
April 28 - 29, 2016
KICP Workshop
KICP workshop: Photometric Classification of SNIA
April 27, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Paolo Privitera, WIMPs taking selfies: the DAMIC experiment at SNOLAB
April 26, 2016
ChalkTalk
The Status of the Galactic Center's GeV Excess
April 26, 2016
ChalkTalk
Keeping you in the dark: time domain astronomy with the LCOGT network
April 25, 2016
KICP Workshop
Dark Matter Hub workshop
April 22, 2016
KICP Seminar
Colin Hill, More Is Different: The Power of Multi-Probe CMB/LSS Cross-Correlations
April 21, 2016
Lecture
Astrophysics for Older Adults
April 20, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Eliot Quataert, The Dynamic Last Years in the Lives of Massive Stars
April 19, 2016
ChalkTalk
The planet-star connection
April 19, 2016
ChalkTalk
Is my distribution bimodal?
April 18, 2016
Event
Chicago Astronomy on Tap
April 15, 2016
Workshop
Astronomy Conversations Training Session
April 15, 2016
KICP Seminar
Dan Scolnic, A New Measurement of the Hubble Constant
April 14, 2016
Lecture
The World’s Oldest Computer: The Antikythera Mechanis
April 14, 2016
Workshop
Joshua Frieman in the Deborah Stratman film "The Illinois Parables"
April 13, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Jacqueline Hewitt, Probing the Cosmic Dawn and the Epoch of Reionization with the 21cm Hydrogen Line
April 12, 2016
ChalkTalk
Galaxy luminosity function at z>6
April 12, 2016
ChalkTalk
Using the 'Kepler Planets' to probe planet formation histories
April 9, 2016
Workshop
UChicago Conference: "Space: Speculation and Exploration"
April 8, 2016
KICP Seminar
John M Kearney, High-Scale Axions without Isocurvature from Inflationary Dynamics
April 7, 2016
Talk
Broader Horizons: Joshua Carter, quantitative analyst at Citadel in Chicago
April 6, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
James Stone, Global Radiation MHD Simulations of Black Hole Accretion Disks
April 5, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Andrew Hearin, Modeling Galaxies in the Era of Precision Cosmology: A community-driven approach with Halotools
April 1, 2016
KICP Seminar
Miguel Zumalacarregui, Gravity at the horizon: from the cosmic dawn to ultra-large scales
March 29, 2016
PhD Thesis Defense
Alexander Kaurov, Challenges in theoretical modeling of cosmic reionization
March 29, 2016
ChalkTalk
Predicting Distance Biases of Type Ia Supernovae
March 29, 2016
ChalkTalk
Can we find Planet Nine?
March 28, 2016
Talk
Cafe Scientifique: Erik Shirokoff, "Using nano-scale devices at the South Pole to study the most distant objects in the Universe"
March 11, 2016Anthony Scopatz, University of South Carolina, "Non-judgmental Code-to-Code Comparisons with Gaussian Processes and Dynamic Time Warping"
March 9, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Tsevi Mazeh, Stellar rotation and exoplanets obliquity
March 8, 2016 cancelled
Special Seminar
Lucianne Walkowicz, Systematic Serendipity: Novel Discoveries in Astronomical Surveys
March 4, 2016
KICP Seminar
Camille Avestruz, Modeling the Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters
March 2, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Justin Khoury, New Approaches to Dark Matter
March 2, 2016
Talk
Computations in Science Seminar: Daniel Hooper, Fermilab, "Uncovering the particle nature of dark matter"
March 1, 2016
ChalkTalk
Lindsey Bleem, Studying Strong Lenses in the SPT-SZ cluster sample
March 1, 2016
ChalkTalk
Where does dust come from?
February 29 - March 2, 2016
KICP Workshop
KICP workshop: Next-Generation Techniques for Ultra-High Energy (UHE) Astroparticle Physics
February 29, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Leslie Rogers, Diversity and Demographics of Distant Rocky Worlds
February 26, 2016
KICP Seminar
Graeme Addison, Quantifying discordance in the 2015 Planck CMB spectrum
February 25, 2016
Talk
Physics colloquium: Scott Wakely, University of Chicago, "Isotope Hunting at 100,000ft: Tracking Cosmic-Ray Clocks with HELIX"
February 24, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Renu Malhotra, Two studies in planetary dynamics: (i) Impact seasons on Mars, (ii) The mass function of planets in the Galaxy
February 23, 2016
ChalkTalk
Difficulties in Modeling Feedback in Cosmological Simulations
February 23, 2016
ChalkTalk
PICS: Simulated Strong Lensing by Massive Haloes
February 22, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Andrey V. Kravtsov, Understanding Galaxy Formation
February 19, 2016
KICP Postdocs Symposium
Winter 2016 Postdocs Symposium
February 17, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Nicole Larsen, Improved Limits from the Large Underground Xenon Dark Matter Experiment
February 16 - 17, 2016
KICP Workshop
KICP workshop: "Cosmology Using Low Resolution Spectroscopy in the 2020s"
February 16, 2016
KICP Talk
C2ST Speakeasy: Ritoban Basu Thakur, "Dark Matter -- The Dark Path to our Being"
February 16, 2016
ChalkTalk
Clouds in the galactic sky
February 16, 2016
ChalkTalk
The Discovery of Neptune and Other Stories
February 15, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Hsiao-Wen Chen, Core-Sampling the Universe
February 12, 2016
KICP Seminar
Jonathan Pober, Putting the Cosmology in "21 cm Cosmology"
February 11, 2016
Talk
Physics colloquium: Daniel Holz, University of Chicago, "Update on LIGO and Gravitational Waves"
February 11, 2016
KICP Event
LIGO update on the search for gravitational waves
February 10, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Francis Halzen, IceCube: The Discovery of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos
February 9, 2016
Brinson lecture
Francis Halzen, "Ice Fishing for Neutrinos"
February 9, 2016
ChalkTalk
Barbara Kern, UChicago Library
February 9, 2016
ChalkTalk
LISA: past, present, and future
February 8, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Erik Shirokoff, Designing tomorrow's submm-wavelength instruments and telescopes
February 5, 2016
KICP Seminar
Sebastiano Cantalupo, A 3D view of the Dark Universe: illuminating intergalactic gas at high redshift with fluorescent Lyman-alpha emission
February 3, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Craig Hogan, Quantum Twists of Space: Exotic Rotational Correlations from Quantum Geometry, Their Effects on Interferometer Signals, and Their Connection with Cosmic Acceleration
February 3, 2016Computations in Science Seminar: Carlo Graziani, University of Chicago, "The Biermann Catastrophe in Numerical MHD"
February 2, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Alis Deason, Rethinking Galactic Architecture: Clues from Satellites and Destroyed Dwarfs
February 1, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Donald G. York, Simplicity overturned: the Unidentified Interstellar Bands
January 29, 2016
KICP Seminar
Yacine Ali-Haimoud, New tests of not-so-dark matter
January 27, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Caitlin Casey, The Universe's most extreme star-forming galaxies
January 26, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Ryan Foley, Continuing the Legacy of Supernova Cosmology
January 22, 2016
KICP Seminar
Ryo Saito, Modified gravity inside astrophysical bodies: breaking of the Vainshtein mechanism
January 21, 2016
Special Seminar
Anthony Pullen, Probing Gravity: Galaxies, CMB Lensing, and Intensity Mapping
January 20, 2016
KICP Colloquium
Andrew Sonnenschein, Searching for Dark Matter With Bubble Chambers
January 19, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
Damiano Caprioli, New Insights on the Origin of Cosmic Rays
January 15, 2016Pedro M.P. Raposo, Adler Planetarium, "Astronomy between solemnity and spectacle: the Adler Planetarium and the Chicago world exhibitions of 1893 and 1933-4"
January 15, 2016
KICP Seminar
Andrew Long, Helical Magnetic Fields in the Cosmos
January 13, 2016
Astronomy Colloquium
Alexander (Sasha) Tchekhovskoy, New Frontiers in Simulating Black Hole Accretion and Jets
January 12, 2016
Tuesday Seminar
John J. Tobin, Toward Understanding the Formation of Proto-planetary Disks and Multiple Star Systems
January 11, 2016
Faculty Research Seminar
Richard G. Kron, Exploring dwarf satellite galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey
January 9, 2016Science on the Screen: "The Martian" Film Screening and Discussion with UChicago planetary science experts
January 7, 2016
Talk
Physics colloquium: Stephan Meyer, University of Chicago, "First results from the Fermilab Holometer testing space-time correlations at the Planck scale"
December 27 - 29, 2015
KICP Yerkes Institute
The Science of Musical Instruments, Yerkes Winter Institute
December 15, 2015
Tuesday Seminar
Aaron Parsons, 21cm Cosmology: The End of the Beginning
December 15, 2015
KICP Workshop
KICP workshop: Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection (GRAND)
October 3 - December 12, 2015
Lecture
82nd Compton Lectures: Manos Chatzopoulos, "The Cosmic Fireworks that Synthesize the Building Blocks of Life: Supernova Explosions"