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What's New 2009
AAS 213th meeting at Long Beach, CA
1/6: Talk at the CMB special session.
Baylor Colledge, Waco, TX
BoV Meeting, Austin, TX
WMAP 5-year papers have appeared
University of California, Berkeley.
The official website for the Texas Cosmology Cen
ter (TCC) is now open!
"The Big Bang and Beyond,"
The Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences (PCTS),
3/12: Talk at Brookhaven
4/14: Seminar at Tufts Univ.
4/15: Tufts Univ. (or MIT or Harvard?)
A presentation for the Advisory Board to the College of Natural Science.
April 26 - May 2
and the Future of Cluster Cosmology, Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics
4/27-5/1: Sunyaev-Zeldovich Universe and the Future of Cluster Cosmology. Video o
f my talk is available here.
University of Delaware.
Journey to the origin of the universe, 2nd stage -
Congratulations to the Planck team!
May Planck be a very successful experiment, and may the B-modes and f Planck
satellite, launched successfully. NL (
two biggest things expected from Planck in my opinion) be there!
May 21 - July 16
The Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Univer
se (IPMU), Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
6/1-6/5: Tohoku University
6/1: Colloquium (on CMB B-mode polarization) at the Department of Astronomy
6/4: Talk on Primordial Non-Gaussianity at the Department of Physics
6/12: Mini-workshop on "Horava-Lifshitz Gravity" at IPMU
6/16: Univ. of Tokyo
6/17: Lecture at IPMU, "Lecture on B-mode polarization and Primordial non-Gaussia
nity: Two big things to expect from the Planck data." The lecture note is available f
6/22-26: IPMU International Conference, Dark Energy: Lighting Up the Darkness
7/3: Colloquium on cosmology at the University of Tokyo
7/8: KEK Physics Seminar
According to the Planck website, the HFI has cooled down to 0.1K, and both LFI and HFI are no
w taking the science data. Planck is only a few days before reaching L2. Congratulati
The 13th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2009,
"The Standard Model of the Universe: From Inflation to Today Dark Energy," Paris.
According to the Planck website, the Fight Light Survey is starting today. At the Paris Cosmo
logy conference above, Reno Mandolesi, a PI of the Planck LFI, gave a nice talk on th
e status update on LFI, and showed a preliminary map of a strip of the sky observed b
y Planck as of July 24. He then compared Planck's data of a region on the Galactic pl
ane to WMAP's, showing great sensitivty that Planck has achieved for the first few ho
urs (? - I forgot exactly how many hours they have spent on the first strip they obse
rved) of observations. Nice!
Vacation in Borneo! (I won't read any emails!)
8/15-17: AUS-LAX-INC-BKI (so far away...)
The WMAP 5-year paper is featured among the Hot Papers in physics in September/October 2009.
Images from the Planck First Light Survey. Impressive.
The WMAP 5-year paper is featured among the Fast Breaking Papers in October 2009.
Texas Cosmology Network Meeting 2009
November 30-December 5
Texas A&M University.
December 25-January 7