A Scientist Walks Into A Bar: Cosmic Microwave Background and the Origins of the Universe
Host Kate Golembiewski chats with cosmologists Renée Hložek (University of Toronto) and Kimmy Wu (University of Chicago and Stanford) about the cosmic microwave background: electromagnetic radiation left over from the beginning of the universe.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Stage-4 (CMB-S4) Collaboration will engage the public, families, and K-12 students with exciting aspects of frontier science that are well known for inspiring wonder and curiosity. Collaboration members and organizations will hold events designed to engage the public, in conjunction with its twice-yearly workshops. The Collaboration intends to develop workshops across the collaboration that will lead to the design of a larger, more vigorous long term education and outreach effort.
The CMB-S4 Collaboration provides an exciting opportunity for senior scientists to mentor and train early-career scientists. The CMB-S4 will hold annual summer programs for graduate students and postdocs, as well as faculty from related non-CMB fields, to bolster their skills in data-intensive research and to give them the tools to work with CMB data.
Collaboration members will make efforts to facilitate and encourage participation by underrepresented groups in these summer schools, including reaching out to faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and institutions primarily serving underrepresented minorities, with the intent of finding ways for them to participate long-term in CMB-S4
Share your CMB-S4 programs and outreach events with the Education and Public Outreach Committee (EPOC) at [email protected]