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MPA Cosmology Seminar


MPA New Lecture Hall, Tuesdays at 11:00

In each seminar there are typically two talks of 30 min each (20 min of presentation followed by 10 min of discussion). Other schedules may be arranged upon request. If you are interested in giving a talk, then please contact Luisa Lucie-Smith or Ruediger Pakmor .

Fall 2021

Date Speaker 1 Speaker 2
Dec 14 [postdoc interviews] [postdoc interviews]
Dec 7 At 11am, hybrid: Guillermo Franco Abellan (U. Montpellier): Decaying dark matter: cosmological constraints and implications for the S8 tension At 11am, hybrid: Elisabeth Krause (Arizona): Weak lensing without shape noise
Nov 30 [Biermann lecture]
Nov 23 [Biermann lecture]
Nov 16 At 11am, hybrid: Henrique Rubira (TUM): The Effective Field Theory of Large-Scale Structure and Multi-tracer At 11am, hybrid: Ali Rida Khalife (U Barcelona): Neutrino Oscillations: an Avenue to Probe Dark Energy
Nov 9 At 11am, hybrid: Mattis Magg (ITA): Diluting the First Supernovae: Metal Mixing in Primordial Minihaloes At 11am, hybrid: Miguel Escudero Abenza (TUM): The Hubble Tension as a Signal of Neutrino Mass Generation and Leptogenesis
Nov 2 At 3pm, Hybrid: Irene Polderman (Radboud University): Synchrotron Absorption Silhouettes - tracing the Galactic ISM
Oct 26 At 3pm, hybrid: Selim Hotinli (Johns Hopkins): Cosmology from small-scale signatures in the Universe At 3pm, hybrid: Yonadav Barry Ginat (Israel Institute of Technology): Relativistic Effects on Galaxy Number Counts and Cosmological Observers
Oct 19 At 3pm, hybrid: Dhruba Dutta Chowdhury (Yale): Constraining Dark Matter through Gravitational Heating and Cooling Processes At 3pm, hybrid: Pietro Bergamini (INAF/Bologna): Cosmological applications of high-precision strong lensing models of galaxy clusters
Oct 12 At 11am, hybrid: Samuel Witte (GRAPPA): Neutron Star Magnetospheres as Axion Laboratories At 11am, hybrid: Cesar Hernandez (MPA): Fast full N-body simulations of generic modified gravity models
Oct 5 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Julian Rey (IFT, Madrid): Primordial black holes in an early matter-dominated era and stochastic inflation
Sep 28
Sep 21 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Ariel Sanchez (MPE): Evolution mapping: a new approach to describe matter clustering in the non-linear regime
Sep 14 At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Joshua Kable (Johns Hopkins): "Consistency Checks of CMB Data"


Date Speaker 1 Speaker 2
Jun 22 At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Lucas Secco (KICP/Chicago): The DES Year-3 Cosmic Shear Results At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Axel Widmark (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen): Weighing the Galactic disk using phase-space spirals
Jun 15 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Camilo Garcia Cely (DESY): The CMB as a detector of high-frequency gravitational waves At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Yohei Ema (DESY): Axion assisted Schwinger effect
Jun 8
Jun 1 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Elisabeth Krause (Arizona): Cosmology results and modeling challenges with Year 3 of the Dark Energy Survey data Discussion
May 25 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Diego Blas (King's College): Fornax globular cluster timing problem as a test of dark matter properties At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Johan Comparat (MPE): The cosmic web of X-ray AGNs
May 18 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Andreas Mantziris (Imperial College London) : Cosmological implications of EW vacuum instability: constraints on the Higgs-curvature coupling from inflation
May 11
May 4 At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Andrew Hearin (Argonne) - Differentiable Forward Modeling of Cosmological Structure Growth in the Nonlinear Regime At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Cora Uhlemann (Newcastle) - Cosmology beyond average: the point of 1-pt statistics
Apr 27 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Till Sawala (Helsinki): E Pluribus Unum: cosmological simulations of the Local Group
Apr 20
Apr 13 At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Eve Vavagiakis (Cornell) - The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Probing the Baryon Content of BOSS DR15 Galaxies with ACTPol and the Thermal and Pairwise Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effects.
Apr 6 At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Titouan Lazeyras (SISSA): The impact of baryon-CDM relative perturbations on halo clusteringy At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Maria Elidaiana (Michigan): Cluster Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey Year 3 Data
Mar 30 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Nashwan Sabti (King's College) - Probing small-scale non-Gaussianity with UV luminosity functions At 11am, remotely via Zoom: James Alvey (King's College) - Fermionic dark matter in dwarf galaxies
Mar 23 At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Abhishek Maniya (NYU): Global minimum variance quadratic estimator for CMB weak lensingy At 3pm, remotely via Zoom: Chia-Yu Hu (MPE): Metallicity dependence of the H/H2 and C+/C/CO distributions in a resolved self-regulating interstellar medium
Mar 16 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Arthur Loureiro (UCL/Imperial College) - Harmonic analysis of KiDS-1000 cosmic shear and tension with the Cosmic Microwave Background At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Ashley Wilkins (Newcastle): No free diffusion during Inflation: How the abundance of Primordial Black Holes constrains the inflationary potential
Mar 9 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Celine Peroux (ESO) - The Comic Baryon and Metal Cycles -
Mar 2 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Azadeh Maleknejad (CERN) - Is Our Universe the Remnant of Chiral Anomaly in Inflation? At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Jowett Chan (Tohoku) - The core-halo mass relation of isolated fuzzy dark matter haloes
Feb 23 - -
Feb 16 - -
Feb 9 At 11am, remotely via Zoom: Lucia F. de la Bella (Manchester): The journey of Limber and the SkyPy project -

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