Schedule

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2022

October 20,21

CPTS Sektionssitzung, Berlin-Dahlem

June 22

CPTS Sektionssitzung, Berlin-Dahlem

June 8

聖光学院中学校・高等学校で講演。

May 19–21

Inaugural conference of the Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe (ICASU).

February 24,25

CPTS Sektionssitzung, Berlin-Dahlem

January 10

Reluctantly back to the normal life.

2021

December 20–January 8

Japan. Keine Arbeit, kein Laptop, keine E-mail.

December 1,2

Perspektivenkommission, place TBD

November 22–25

ORIGINS Science Week, Kloster Irsee

November 9,10

国立天文台の将来シンポジウム〜波長を超えて将来計画を考える〜

October 28,29

CPTS Sektionssitzung, Berlin-Dahlem

October 22–25

Spergelfest

  • 10/22,23: Princeton University
  • 10/24,25: Flatiron Institute

October 20

Perspektivenkommission, München

October 11–14

(on-line) SISSA International Advisory Committee 

October 6

Give a remote colloquium on “Finding Gravitational Waves from the Early Universe” for the Ecole Internationale Daniel Chalonge-Héctor de Vega Programme 2021

September 29

Give a remote seminar on “Hunting for Parity-violating Physics in Polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background” for the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology group at King’s College London.

Abstract: Polarised light of the cosmic microwave background, the remnant light of the Big Bang, is sensitive to parity-violating physics. In this presentation we report on a new measurement of parity violation from polarisation data of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Planck satellite. The statistical significance of the measured signal is 2.4 sigma. If confirmed with higher statistical significance in future, it would have important implications for the elusive nature of dark matter and dark energy.

September 27

Give a remote colloquium on “Finding Gravitational Waves from the Early Universe” for the iTHEMS, RIKEN

Abstract: The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) gives a photographic image of the Universe when it was still an “infant”. We have been using it to test our ideas about the origin of the Universe. The CMB research told us a remarkable story: the structure we see in our Universe such as galaxies, stars, planets, and eventually ourselves originated from tiny quantum fluctuations in the period of the early Universe called cosmic inflation. While we have accumulated strong evidence for this picture, the extraordinary claim requires extraordinary evidence. The last prediction of inflation that is yet to be confirmed is the existence of primordial gravitational waves whose wavelength can be as big as billions of light years. To this end we have proposed to JAXA a new satellite mission called LiteBIRD, whose primary scientific goal is to find signatures of gravitational waves in the polarisation of the CMB. In this presentation we describe physics of gravitational waves from inflation, and the LiteBIRD proposal.

September 14

(on-line) Perspektivenkommission

July 26–August 31

Urlaub! Keine Arbeit, kein Laptop, keine E-mail.

July 23

Give a remote colloquium on “Finding Gravitational Waves from the Early Universe” (13:30-14:30 CEST) at the VLLT Joint Seminar Series on Physics and Astronomy [video]

July 19

(on-line) Perspektivenkommission

July 12–16postponed to 2023 due to COVID-19

The 16th international conference on the Dark Side of the Universe at ICTP-EAIFR, Kigali, Rwanda

June 28–July 1

The first-ever group retreat! 

  • 6/28: München Hbf Pl.29(15:56)-Bernried Pl.1(16:35)

June 23

(on-line) CPTS Sektionssitzung

June 11

ESA’s future is here! The press release of the Voyage 2050 plan is out.

June 7–11postponed to Feb 14–18, 2022 due to COVID-19

Gravity - The Next Generation”, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto

May 17

Give a remote colloquium (Monthly Reseach Colloquia) on “Finding Gravitational Waves from the Early Universe” (45+30) at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI; Italian Space Agency) [video]

May 10

(on-line) Perspektivenkommission

May 6

ミュンヘン日本人会法人セミナー宇宙の始まり、そして終わり/研究者にとってのドイツ/なぜ天文学?」(17:30–19:00; 講演45分+質疑応答45分)

May 5

Give a remote talk on “Finding Gravitational Waves from the Early Universe” (20+60+20) for Physics Discussions at ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil [video]

April 29

(on-line) Physics Colloquium on “Finding Gravitational Waves from the Early Universe, the University of Padova [video]

April 20–23

(on-line) CCAT-prime/FYST Collaboration Meeting

April 2–11

Osternferien. Kein Laptop, keine E-mail!

March 31

(on-line) Perspektivenkommission

March 8–12

(on-line) PFS Collaboration Meeting

March 1

MPA Institute Seminar on “The Thermal and Gravitational Energy Densities in the Large-scale Structure of the Universe

February 18,19

(on-line) CPTS Sektionssitzung

February 8–11, 15–18

(on-line) LiteBIRD Collaboration Meeting

February 6

学術変革領域「ダークマター」シンポジウム

January 27

(on-line) Perspektivenkommission

January 26

Give a remote talk on “Hunting for Parity-violating Physics in Polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background” (14:00-) for the Copernics Webinar Series

January 23

NHKカルチャー・オンライン講演「宇宙の始まり、そして終わり」(日本時間:17:00-18:30; ドイツ時間9:00-10:30)

January 15

The 237th AAS meeting, to present “Prime Focus Spectrograph: Cosmology Program

January 11

Reluctantly back to the normal life.

January 8

Remote public lecture on “Where are we from? Clues from the light of the fireball Universe” [German Time: 19:10-12:00 (35+15); UK Time: 18:10-19:00 (35+15)], for celebration on the birthday of Stephen Hawking, the University of Cambridge.

  • Abstract: The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) gives a photographic image of the Universe when it was still an “infant”. Its detailed measurements have given us a wealth of information such as the composition and history of the Universe. We are now using it to test our ideas about the origin of the Universe. The CMB research told us a remarkable story: the structure we see in our Universe such as galaxies, stars, planets, and eventually ourselves originated from tiny quantum fluctuations in the early Universe. But is this picture true? In this lecture Eiichiro Komatsu will review the physics of CMB and key results from recent experiments, while discussing future prospects for quest to find out about our origins.

December 18 (2020)–January 7

Urlaub. Kein Lapton, keine E-mail!

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