March 9 & 11 2021 — Frontiers of CMB Science
Tuesday March 9 at 7:30 pm EST / 6:30 pm CST / 5:30 pm MST / 4:30 pm PST
The Cosmic Microwave Background provides a snapshot of the early universe, long before the evolution of stars, galaxies, and planets. Precision measurements of the CMB over the last twenty years are the basis of our highly successful model of cosmology. The next decade of CMB research promises new discoveries in related to astrophysics, particle physics, and the origin of our universe. Four young researchers on the next-generation CMB-S4 experiment will highlight some of the most exciting frontiers in cosmology.
Thursday March 11 at 7:30 pm EST / 6:30 pm CST / 5:30 pm MST / 4:30 pm PST
The cosmic microwave background is the light released when the universe became transparent when it was about 400,000 years old. It has been traveling through the universe ever since. We have been measuring and studying it for just over 50 years, but it still has much to teach us about the universe. John Ruhl and Johanna Nagy, build the instruments that enable us to study the universe using the CMB. John is the Connecticut Professor of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. Johanna did her PhD with John, and just started her faculty job last May at Washington University in St. Louis. Join us to hear about the instruments that we use to measure the CMB, and a professor-student success story.
August 11 2020 — 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]