What's New 2008

January 27 - February 2
"Cosmic Microwave Radiation," Aspen, CO. Slides of all talks are available here.

February 21
The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

March 5
We are pleased to announce the release of the results and data from 5 years of WMAP observations. See the official press release. See also the press release from Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
See the WMAP misson page as well as the LAMBDA site for more details about WMAP itself, the third data release, and the delivered data. This is the happiest moment as always, as we don't have to work so crazy at least for a month or so after each release. Still, I can't wait to work on/digest/struggle with/get science out of/write papers about more years of WMAP data!

Media coverage: The New York Times, BBC, Daily Princetonian

March 6-9
Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada.

March 10-14
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), Toronto, Canada.
  • 3/11: Talk on "The 5-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Cosmological Interpretation" is available online here.

April 18,19
Cook's Branch, Conroe, Houston.

April 20-22
Iowa State University.

April 30-May 3
Columbia University.

May 6,7
University of New Mexico.

May 8-10
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany.

May 12-13
University of California, Davis.

May 19-23
The Interconnection Between Particle Physics and Cosmology, University of New Mexico.

June 8-20
The Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.

June 23-26
A workshop on the CMB polarization, Fermilab, Illinois. My talk on June 24, "Reionization and Cosmological Parameters", is available on line here.

June 30 - August 23
MPE, Munich, Germany.

July 16-21
Paris, France.

July 29
ICHIRO'S CAREER 3000TH HITS! Congratulations!

August 1-3
Prague, Czech Republic. Pure vacation!

August 4
MASA YAMAMOTO'S CAREER 200TH WINS! Complete game with only 4 hits allowed! Congratulations!

August 24
Cosmology Routine Library (CRL) has been created, and is available from here.

September 6-10
Cambridge, UK.

September 18-19
  • 9/18: AUS-BOS
  • 9/19: BOS-JFK-AUS

September 24-29
  • 9/24: AUS-EWR (Newark at 4:45pm)
  • 9/24: Colloquium at the Physics Department
  • 9/24-25: Observational Cosmology Workshop, Princeton.
  • 9/29: EWR-AUS (Newark at 7:45pm)

September 30 - October 2
  • 9/30: AUS(1:11pm)-ATL-BWI(7:12pm)
  • 10/1: Colloquium at STScI. My talk is available online here
  • 10/2: BWI(11:25am)-ATL-AUS(3:19pm)

October 7
Nambu-sensei, Kobayashi-sensei, Maskawa-sensei, congratulations for Nobel Prize! All of us Japanese physicists never doubted that all of you would get this honor! Press release

October 7-12

October 23-26
"Neutrino Frontiers," the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

November 2
Tips page added to the contents.

November 6-8
Kavli Frontiers of Science, National Academy of Sciences, Irvine, CA.

November 21-22
University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

December 9-11
24th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

December 12-January 5
  • 12/11-12: YVR(11:10am)-SEA-NRT(4:30pm)
  • 12/13-19: Tokyo
    • 12/15-17: NAOJ for Rironkon
    • 12/18-19: IPMU
  • 12/20-1/1: Takarazuka
  • 1/2-4: Fukushima
  • 1/5: NRT(5:05pm)-LAX(9:45am)