Current & Future Outreach Events
DateEvent
February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Cosmin Deaconu, "A Radio on a High-Altitude Balloon in Antarctica"
February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
February 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Erik Shirokoff, "Science at the South Pole"
March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Sam Passaglia, "Science and Star Trek"

Past Outreach Events
DateEvent
February 16, 2017 @ 9:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Akash Dixit
February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Gourav Khullar
February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Lecture
C2ST Public Lecture: Edward W. Kolb, "From Quarks to the Cosmos"
February 9, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
February 5, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
February 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nadejda Marounina, Chris Tunnell, and Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing"
February 2, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
January 28, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
January 21, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays", Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing"
January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
January 17, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Stephan Meyer, "Relativity"
January 15, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
January 14, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
January 13, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
January 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Adam Miller
January 10, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
January 8, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background", Andrea Bryant
January 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Gourav Khullar
January 6, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Nan Li, "Gravitational Lensing - Einstein's Legacy"
January 6, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"

Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
January 6, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nan Li, "Gravitational Lensing - Einstein's Legacy"
January 6, 2017 | Montgomery Place | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Gravitational lensing is one of the most important predictions from General Relativity. It is the phenomenon of light deflecting when photons pass through a gravitational potential. Astronomers apply gravitational lensing in astrophysics and cosmology to study a wide range of problems. I will present the history of gravitational lensing, from Einstein's proposal to recent applications, and the future of gravitational lensing in the big data era.

Gourav Khullar
January 7, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background", Andrea Bryant
January 8, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
January 10, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Adam Miller
January 12, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
January 13, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
January 14, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach
January 15, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephan Meyer, "Relativity"
January 17, 2017 | Chatham Satellite Center | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series

Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
January 19, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays", Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing"
January 21, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
January 28, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
February 2, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nadejda Marounina, Chris Tunnell, and Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing"
February 3, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
February 5, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
February 9, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

C2ST Public Lecture: Edward W. Kolb, "From Quarks to the Cosmos"
February 9, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Chicago | 6:00 PM
Website
KICP Lecture
QM2017 Public Lecture in collaboration with C2ST

For the first second of time, long before the emergence of planets, stars, or galaxies, our universe was a hot primordial soup of "elementary" particles like quarks. Encoded in this formless, shapeless quark soup were the imprints of events from an even earlier epoch---the very beginning of the universe. Over the last 12 billion years, the primordial soup has cooled and condensed into the rich cosmic structure we see around us in the universe today. We can learn the nature of the primordial soup by studying relics from the early universe, and we can uncover the ingredients of the soup by cooking up a little bit of it in the laboratory.

Edward W. Kolb
Edward W. Kolb (known to most as Rocky ) is the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College and Dean of the Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago, as well as a member of the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. In 1983 he was a founding head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group and in 2004 the founding Director of the Particle Astrophysics Center at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois.

Kolb is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was the recipient of the 2003 Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers for notable contributions to the teaching of physics, the 1993 Quantrell Prize for teaching excellence at the University of Chicago, and the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Graham School of the University of Chicago. His book for the general public, Blind Watchers of the Sky, received the 1996 Emme Award of the American Aeronautical Society.

The field of Rocky's research is the application of elementary-particle physics to the very early Universe. In addition to over 200 scientific papers, he is a co-author of The Early Universe, the standard textbook on particle physics and cosmology.

Kolb's research was recognized by the 2010 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, awarded by the American Astronomical Society and the American Institute for Physics. He holds an honorary degree, Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Lyon, France, and was the recipient of the J. Hans D. Jensen Prize of the University of Heidelberg.

He has traveled the world, if not yet the Universe, giving scientific and public lectures. Rocky has been a Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturer with the American Astronomical Society since 1984. In recent years he has been selected by the American Physical Society and the International Conference on High-Energy Physics to present public lectures in conjunction with international physics meetings. Rocky presented a special public lecture in Salonika Greece as part of the cultural celebration of that city, and he was selected to address the president of Pakistan as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the country. He has been the Oppenheimer lecturer in Los Alamos, and in Athens (Ohio) and Troy (New York) he presented the Graselli Lecture and the Resnick Lecture. He has also presented public lectures at the Royal Society of London, as well as Vienna, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Valencia, Victoria, Montreal, Bonn, Heidelberg, Munich, Karlsruhe, Rome, Toronto, Copenhagen, Turin, Madrid, Bejing, Uppsala, Hamilton, and Vancouver.

Rocky has appeared in several television productions, most recently interviewing Stephen Hawking for the Discovery Channel. He can also be seen in the IMAX film The Cosmic Voyage.

Dr. Kolb's lecture is a geared toward the public, and is a part of Quark Matter 2017, the XXVI international conference on ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. The conference brings together theoretical and experimental physicists from around the world to discuss new developments in high energy heavy ion physics.

Gourav Khullar
February 11, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
February 16, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Akash Dixit
February 16, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 9:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cosmin Deaconu, "A Radio on a High-Altitude Balloon in Antarctica"
February 21, 2017 | Harbor Point | 6:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
In early December, I helped launch a balloon named ANITA. ANITA flies 25 miles above Antarctica and carries with it an array of radio antennas, searching for rare and very-energetic particles from outside the galaxy interacting in the ice.

Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
February 25, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach
February 26, 2017 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Erik Shirokoff, "Science at the South Pole"
February 28, 2017 | Sulzer Regional Library | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Antarctica is unique among all the places on our planet. Not only is it protected by international treaty and preserved for peaceful scientific research, but its extreme location makes it possible to conduct experiments there which couldn't be carried out anywhere else. I'll talk about the unique science that we can do there: observing the earliest moments of the history of the universe, searching for barely detectable particles generated in massive explosions millions of miles from Earth, and providing unique data for climate science. I'll also talk about what it's like to spend a year living at the South Pole, where temperatures regularly reach -100 degrees Fahrenheit and the sky is filled with the southern lights throughout the six month long night.

Sam Passaglia, "Science and Star Trek"
March 28, 2017 | Sulzer Regional Library | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
"Science and Star Trek" focuses on the ways that media, such as television's Star Trek, can bridge the gap between scientists and the public by helping to align the goals of Science and Society.