Master Schedule
Current & Future
April 1, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Kendrick Smith, TBA
April 3, 2015
KICP Seminar
Laura Newburgh, Measuring Dark Energy with CHIME
April 8, 2015
KICP Colloquium
John M Kovac, CMB Polarization and the BICEP / Keck Program
April 10, 2015
KICP Seminar
Alexander van Engelen, Gravitational Lensing with ACTPol
April 12, 2015Harper Lecture: Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb, "Brave New Worlds"
April 15, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Daniel Green, Probing the Nature of Inflation
April 17, 2015
KICP Seminar
Silvia Galli, Cosmological results from Planck 2015
April 20, 2015
Faculty Research Seminar
Donald G. York, TBA
April 22, 2015
KICP Colloquium
Maura McLaughlin, A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory
April 24, 2015
KICP Seminar
Eugene Churazov, Gamma-rays from type Ia supernova SN2014J
April 27, 2015
Faculty Research Seminar
Michael D. Gladders, TBA
April 29, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Andrew MacFadyen, TBA
May 1, 2015
KICP Seminar
Rachel A Rosen, TBA
May 6, 2015
KICP Colloquium
Keith Bechtol, Searching for Milky Way Satellite Galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey
May 7, 2015Harper Lecture: Stephan Meyer, "Researching the Universe in Antarctica"
May 8, 2015
KICP Seminar
Cora Dvorkin, TBA
May 13, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Piero Madau, TBA
May 15, 2015
KICP Seminar
Alyson Brooks, TBA
May 18, 2015
Faculty Research Seminar
Peter O. Vandervoort, The Virial Equations, Stellar Pulsations, and the Beta Canis Majoris Stars
May 18 - 20, 2015CMB Spectral Distortion Workshop
May 22, 2015
KICP Seminar
Sean McWilliams, Probing the environments of supermassive black-hole binaries with pulsar timing arrays
May 27, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Edo Berger, TBA
June 10, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Josh Winn, TBA

March 24, 2015American Society on Aging Workshop: "Bringing Astrophysics to Older Adults"
March 20, 2015
KICP Seminar
Michael Zemcov, Near-IR Background Fluctuations Results from the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment
March 19, 2015Winter 2015 Postdocs Symposium
March 18, 2015
KICP Colloquium
Daniel J. Eisenstein, Baryon Acoustic Oscillations: A Robust and Precise Route to the Cosmological Distance Scale
March 17, 2015Broader Horizons: Reid Sherman, "Career Phase Transition: Finding work in science policy"
March 12, 2015Gary Zank, University of Alabama at Huntsville, "Plasma Physics of Astereospheric Boundary Regions in a Partially Ionized Interstellar Medium e.g., the Heliosphere"
March 11, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Richard Ellis, Studies of Star-Forming Galaxies in the Reionization Era
March 9, 2015NSF's Google Hangout with KICP
March 6, 2015
KICP Seminar
Simona Murgia, Indirect Detection of Dark Matter with Gamma Rays
March 6, 2015Astronomy Open House for Prospective Graduate Students
March 5, 2015Kavli Prize Lecture: Michael E. Brown, California Institute of Technology, "Tales from the Outer Solar System"
March 5, 2015Karen Kolb Flude, Aging with Ease, Forward Chicago, "Astrophysics for Older Adults"
March 4, 2015
KICP Colloquium
Jean-Loup L Puget, Overview of the 2015 Planck full mission results
March 3, 2015Broader Horizons: Stephen Hoover, Civis Analytics
February 27, 2015
KICP Seminar
Daniel Scolnic, What's Next for Cosmology with Type Ia Supernovae
February 25, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Daniel Stark, Galaxies in the Reionzation Era
February 23, 2015Mark SubbaRao, Adler Planetarium, "The Future of the Planetarium"
February 20, 2015
KICP Seminar
Marko Simonovic, Consistency Relations for Large Scale Structure
February 19, 2015Adler colloquium: Andy Howell, Las Cumbres Global Telescope/UC Santa Barbara, "Understanding Mysterious Sources of Energy in Supernovae"
February 18, 2015
KICP Colloquium
Scott Dodelson, Sterile Neutrinos in Particle Physics and Cosmology
February 17, 2015KICP Dark Matter meeting
February 13, 2015The Cabinet: Cosmos
February 13, 2015
KICP Seminar
Colin Bischoff, Joint Analysis of BICEP2, Keck Array, and Planck
February 11, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Beth Willman, Triumphs and tribulations of near-field cosmology with wide-field surveys: a biased perspective
February 11, 2015Lorenzo Moncelsi, California Institute of Technology, "Cosmology above the clouds with SPIDER"
February 10, 2015Seth R Siegel, California Institute of Technology, "Multiwavelength Analysis of Galaxy Clusters"
February 9, 2015All Chicago Cosmology Colloquium: Alexander Szalay, Johns Hopkins University, "Baryon Acoustic Oscillations and Redshift Space Distortions"
February 6, 2015
KICP Seminar
Tobias Marriage, Double Feature: ''SZ and AGN'' and ''The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor''
February 5, 2015
Faculty Research Seminar
Dan Hooper, Hunting for Dark Matter
February 4, 2015
KICP Colloquium
Carlos Wagner, Baryogenesis and New Physics
February 3, 2015
Special Seminar
Ryan Foley, Transient Astronomy: Dark Energy, Supernova Physics & Exotica
January 30, 2015
KICP Seminar
Gordan Krnjaic, Decisively Testing Sub-GeV Dark Matter Through the Vector Portal
January 28, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Leslie Rogers, Origins and Demographics of Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Sized Planets
January 27, 2015
Special Seminar
George Becker, The End of Reionization: An IGM Perspective
January 23, 2015
KICP Seminar
Andrew B Newman, Observing the Assembly of Dark Matter and Baryons in Massive Galaxies
January 22, 2015Physics colloquium: John Carlstrom, University of Chicago, "Physics and Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background"
January 21, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Gwen Rudie, The Circumgalactic and Interstellar Medium of Star-Forming Galaxies at 2<z<3
January 16, 2015
KICP Seminar
Sean Tulin, Dark matter halos as particle colliders
January 14, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Adrian Liu, Frontiers in Cosmology and Radio Astronomy: 21cm cosmology as a probe of reionization and beyond
January 13, 2015
Special Seminar
Emily Levesque, Engines, Lighthouses, and Laboratories: Massive Stars Across the Cosmos
January 12, 2015Michael Meyer, ETH Zurich, "Building a Predictive Theory of Planet Formation: Extrapolation versus Phenomenology in the Era of Direct Imaging"
January 9, 2015
KICP Seminar
Miguel A. Mostafa, First results from the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory
January 7, 2015
Astronomy Colloquium
Neal Dalal, Probing structure formation beyond LCDM
December 27 - 29, 2014Yerkes Winter Institute
December 13, 201480th Compton Lectures: Tim Linden, "Shining Light on the Dark Side of the Universe"
December 12, 2014
KICP Seminar
Brendan Crill, Results from Planck 2014
December 10, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Daniel Akerib, Do WIMPs Rule? The LUX & LZ Experiments and the Search for Cosmic Dark Matter
December 9, 2014Alyssa Goodman, Harvard University, "Visualization of High-Dimensional Data, and the Paper of the Future"
December 9, 2014
Special Seminar
Blakesley Burkhart, New Frontiers of Magnetized Turbulence in the Multiphase Interstellar Medium
December 6, 2014Physics with a Bang! Holiday Lecture and Open House
December 5, 2014Fall 2014 Postdocs Symposium
December 3, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Matthew Kunz, From Plasma Microphysics to Global Dynamics in Clusters of Galaxies, Hot Accretion Flows, and the Solar Wind
November 24, 2014
Faculty Research Seminar
Bradford A. Benson, The Cosmic Microwave Background and Cluster of Galaxies
November 21, 2014
KICP Seminar
Liang Dai, Conformal Fermi coordinates and the local universe formalism
November 21, 2014
Special Seminar
Andrei Beloborodov, Emission mechanism of gamma-ray bursts
November 19, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Andrei Beloborodov, Luminous neutron stars
November 18, 2014Broader Horizons: Ali Vanderveld, Data Scientist at Groupon
November 18, 2014
Special Seminar
Irina Zhuravleva, Turbulent heating in the cores of galaxy clusters and its role in AGN-feedback
November 14, 2014
KICP Seminar
Anna Franckowiak, The Fermi bubbles
November 12, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Peter F Michelson, The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope: An Update
November 11, 2014
PhD Thesis Defense
Alan Zablocki, Constraining Neutrinos and Dark Energy with the Angular Clustering of Galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey
November 10, 2014
Faculty Research Seminar
Nickolay Y. Gnedin, Cosmic Reionization On Computers
November 7, 2014
Special Seminar
Fabienne Bastien, Enhancing Exoplanet Discovery and Characterization through Stellar Photometric "Flicker"
November 7, 2014
KICP Seminar
Benjamin S. Safdi, Directional Detection of the Cosmic Neutrino Background
November 6, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Victoria Kaspi, The Hunt for Millisecond Pulsars
November 5, 2014
Brinson lecture
2014 Brinson Lecture: Victoria M. Kaspi, "Neutron Stars, a Cosmic Gift"
November 5, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Fiona Harrison, Science Highlights from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR): Bringing the High Energy Universe into Focus
November 3, 2014
Faculty Research Seminar
Randall H. Landsberg, Outreach Opportunities
October 31, 2014
KICP Seminar
Esra Bulbul, The Curious Case of the 3.57 keV Emission Line
October 29, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Dong Lai, Merging Compact Binaries
October 28, 2014
Special Seminar
Aaron Chou, Searching for Axion Radio Broadcasts from the Galaxy
October 27, 2014
Faculty Research Seminar
Peter O. Vandervoort, George Ellery Hale and the Forgotten Observatories of the University of Chicago
October 24, 2014
KICP Seminar
Beth A. Reid, Exploiting the non-linear regime of galaxy clustering in SDSS-III BOSS
October 22, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Rashid Sunyaev, Two milestones in the history of the Universe: last scattering surface and black body photosphere of the Universe
October 20, 2014
Faculty Research Seminar
Erik Shirokoff, Superconducting detectors and the astronomical instruments of tomorrow
October 17, 2014GeoSci Seminar: Jonathan Fortney, UCSC, "Towards Understanding the Composition of Exoplanets"
October 17, 2014
KICP Seminar
Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere, Bridging the gap between cosmology and star formation: Feedback on galactic and cosmological scales
October 15, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Daniel Chung, Cosmological Imprints of Dark Matter Produced During Inflation
October 10, 2014
KICP Seminar
Raquel H Ribeiro, Effective field theories for cosmic acceleration
October 8, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Jacob Bean, Exoplanets in HD
October 7, 2014
Special Seminar
Marcelle Soares-Santos, Understanding cosmic acceleration with DES and beyond
October 3, 2014
KICP Seminar
Anja von der Linden, Weighing the Giants: Accurate Weak Lensing Mass Measurements for Cosmological Cluster Surveys
October 1, 2014Astronomy & Astrophysics Department autumn reception
October 1, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Daniel Holz, Gravitational wave astrophysics with LIGO
September 29, 2014KICP Special Seminar: BICEP2/B-Mode update
September 24, 2014Workshop: "Structuring Your Scientific Paper"
September 21 - 23, 2014KICP Cosmology Course: "Evolving Universe", Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff
September 19, 2014Cinema Slapdown Round 53: Gravity
September 17, 2014GeoSci Special Seminar: Tra Dinh, Princeton University, "Impacts of thin cirrus clouds on humidity in the tropical tropopause layer and lower stratosphere'
September 15 - 19, 2014International conference: "Type Ia Supernovae: progenitors, explosions, and cosmology"
August 27, 2014Open group seminar: Giovanni Morlino, Purdue University,"Non-linear shock acceleration and Gamma-ray emission from Tycho's SNR"
August 25 - 29, 2014COSMO-2014: International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology
August 22 - 24, 2014KICP workshop: "Status and Future of Inflationary Theory"
July 18, 2014
PhD Thesis Defense
Eric Baxter, Measuring Gravitational Lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background by Galaxy Clusters
June 16 - 27, 2014KICP Summer School on Education and Outreach
June 12, 2014519th UChicago Convocation: honoring Wendy L. Freedman
June 12, 2014Flash Center Special Seminar: Christian Ott, Caltech, "New Aspects of Core-Collapse Supernova Theory"
June 9 - 11, 2014Workshop: "High-Energy Messengers: Connecting the Non-Thermal Extragalactic Backgrounds"
June 9, 2014Astronomy Symposium in Honor of Donald York and Edward Kibblewhite
June 7, 201479th Compton Lectures: Elise Jennings, "Cosmic Cartography - Exploring an Expanding Universe"
June 6, 2014
KICP Seminar
Renee Hlozek, Planck Data Reconsidered
June 4, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Heather Knutson, From Hot Jupiters to Habitable Worlds: A Survey of Exoplanet Atmospheres
June 4, 2014Computations in Science Seminar: Daniel Fabrycky, "Modeling Perturbed Planetary Systems"
May 30, 2014
KICP Seminar
Cecilia Lunardini, Supernova neutrinos at present and future underground detectors
May 28, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Shri Kulkarni, The Dynamic Universe: Palomar Transient Factory
May 23, 2014KICP special seminar: Silvia Galli, IAP (Paris), "Constraining fundamental physics with Planck"
May 23, 2014
KICP Seminar
Pablo Mosteiro, Towards a first measurement of pp neutrinos in real time
May 21, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Gabriele Veneziano, Lessons from two success stories
May 16, 2014
KICP Seminar
Sarah Burke Spolaor, Seeking Gravity and Light from Binary Supermassive Black Holes
May 15 - 17, 2014DES Supernova workshop
May 14, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Douglas P. Finkbeiner, The GeV Excess in the Inner Galaxy: Pulsars or Dark Matter?
May 9, 2014
KICP Seminar
Veronica Bindi, The first three years of AMS-02 experiment on the International Space Station
May 7, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Fausto Cattaneo, Turbulence and dynamo action in accretion flows
May 2, 2014
KICP Seminar
Hironao Miyatake, The Weak Lensing Signal and Clustering of SDSS-III CMASS Galaxies
April 30, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Tim M.P. Tait, Searches for Particle Dark Matter
April 28, 2014
Faculty Research Seminar
Angela V. Olinto, Astroparticle Physics
April 25, 2014Spring 2014 Postdocs Symposium
April 24, 2014Physics colloquium: Adam Riess, "The Hubble Constant and Dark Energy from Supernovae, Cepheids and Parallax"
April 23, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Daniel Huber, Asteroseismology and Exoplanets: A Kepler Success Story
April 23, 2014Computations in Science Seminar: Robert Rosner, "Clashing cultures: Science and Public Policy in the realm of Climate Change"
April 18, 2014Kavli Foundation Webcast: Secrets of the Universe's First Light
April 18, 2014
KICP Seminar
Yashar Hezaveh, Measuring the Power Spectrum of Dark Matter Substructure with Gravitational Lensing
April 11, 2014
KICP Seminar
Jens Chluba, Science with CMB Spectral Distortions: a New Window to Early-Universe Physics
April 9, 2014
Astronomy Colloquium
Rebecca Bernstein, The GMT Project: Science and Status
April 7, 2014Broader Horizons: Kathryn Schaffer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
April 4, 2014
KICP Seminar
Meng Su, Excess of Diffuse Gamma-ray Emission from the Inner Galaxy: Bubbles, Jets, and Dark Matter
April 2, 2014
KICP Colloquium
Rick Kessler, A Tale of Two Collaborations: A New Precise Measurement of Cosmological Parameters Using Type Ia Supernovae