Events Calendar

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Sergei Dubovsky, Why 26-4=22? (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Blanton Tinker Pullen (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

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Modjaz Group Mtg (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Ravi Sheth, A more general standard rod for cosmology (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Astro Particle Group Mtg (12:15 PM - 2:00 PM)

Alex Maloney, Information Theory and the Conformal Bootstrap (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

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Astro Ph (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

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Kimberly Bott, Exoplanets in Polarized Light (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

-- Description: The creation of polarimeters with parts-per-million sensitivity in the last decade have made the reliable detection of exoplanets in polarized light possible. Observations with these polarimeters have provided upper limits to planetary albedos and, in combination with non-polarized photometry and spectroscopy, information about the nature of the clouds on at least one hot Jupiter. We review the measurements of hot Jupiters taken by these polarimeters and the information garnered from the HD 189733 and WASP-18 systems in particular. Furthermore, we examine the role polarimetry can play in astrobiology with new forward radiative transfer and surface models (VSTAR) in polarized light to distinguish between atmospheric archetypes and detect oceans.

Immanuel Bloch, Realizing Feynman’s Dream of a Quantum Simulator (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

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ISC (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

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Masha Baryakhtar, Direct detection of axions and dark photons (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Blanton Tinker Pullen (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

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Modjaz Group Mtg (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Kate Alexander, Probing Relativistic Jets with Radio Observations: The Case Study of GW170817 (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Astro Particle Group Mtg (12:15 PM - 2:00 PM)

Charles Kane, Topological Superconductivity from Majorana to Fibonacci (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Astro Ph (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

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Jenny Hoffman, Imaging Topological Materials (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

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Neal Weiner, Class Review (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

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Nadav Outmezguine, tba (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Sergei Dubovsky, Student Presentations (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

ISC (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

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Kyle Cranmer, IRIS-HEP (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Blanton Tinker Pullen (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

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Kyle Cranmer, IRIS-HEP (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Modjaz Group Mtg (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

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Astro Particle Group Mtg (12:15 PM - 2:00 PM)

Astro Ph (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

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Nityasri Mandyam Doddamane, TBA (2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

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ISC (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

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