About the INPA Seminars

All seminars are on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) and start at 12:00 (noon) with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically the talks end by 13:00. The seminars take place in Bldg. 50, room 5026 (the INPA common room).

The following Seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics is tentative. The seminar becomes final usually a few days before the Friday of the talk.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via e-mail,

Committee Members: Mailing Address:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
MailStop 50R5008
Berkeley, CA 94720-8158
Phone: 510-486-4427
Fax: 510-486-6738

INPA Tea Series

The Physics and Nuclear Science Divisons have together been leader in revolutionary changes in our understanding of neutrinos and cosmology. Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

INPA Common Room (50-5026)

Upcoming Seminars

October 9
David Jones (JHU)
Studying Host Galaxy Biases and Measuring w with Over 1,000 Photometrically Identified Type Ia Supernovae from Pan-STARRS

Due to the Runaround the seminar will start at 2pm
October 16
Marco Raveri (SISSA)
The Effective Field Theory approach to gravitation on cosmological scales

October 23
Pierre-Francois Leget

October 30
Yi Cao

November 6
Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro

November 13
Fabian Kohlinger

November 20
Dan McKinsey

December 4
Pat Kelly

December 11
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Past Seminars in 2015



October 2

Matteo Biagetti (University of Geneva) Looking for Primordial non-Gaussianity in Large Scale Structure:
a new insight from the peaks approach to halo clustering

September 25

Ashley Ross
Rovust and Precise Physical Measurements using Galaxy Surveys:
Successes from BOSS and Lessons for the Future

September 18

Brad Welliver
(University of Florida)
WIMP Searches with the SuperCDMS Experiment Abstract

September 4

Xiang Xiao
(Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
The PandaX experiment and new results Abstract

September 1

Mark Phillips
(Carnegie Observatories)
Near-Infrared Observations of Type Ia Supernovae Abstract

August 21

Dongming Mei
(Univ. South Dakota)
Development of large-size germanium detectors for rare event physics Abstract

July 17

Brian Metzger
(Columbia University)
A Zoo of Tidal Disruption Flares Abstract

June 26

Michael Wood-Vasey
(University of Pittsburgh)
SweetSpot: Near-Infrared Observations of Type Ia Supernovae in the Nearby Hubble Flow Abstract

June 19

Ginevra Fabole
(Instituto de Física Teórica, Madrid)
Star-forming galaxies as tools for cosmology in next-generation redshift surveys Abstract

June 12

Chang Hyon Ha
(Center for Underground Physics at the Institute)
Center for Underground Physics at Institute for Basic Science Abstract

June 11

Luca Pattavina (LNGS) Scintillating bolometers for the LUCIFER project Abstract

June 5

Yu Feng
Milky way-mass disk galaxies in a z=8 universe Abstract

May 22

Dr. Jon Ouellet
(UC Berkeley)
Results from the search for 0nbb decay of 130Te with CUORE-0 Abstract

April 24

Eric B. Norman
(Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley)
Seaborg's Plutonium? A Case Study in Nuclear Forensics Abstract

April 17

Miguel Zumalacarregui (ITP, Heidelberg) Non-linear evolution of the BAO scale in alternative theories of gravity Abstract

April 10

Barbara Wang
(Department of Nuclear Engineering, UCB)
Cosmogenic-neutron activation of TeO2 and implications for the CUORE neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment Abstract

April 3

Michael Blomqvist
(UC Irvine)
Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the BOSS Lyman Alpha Forests Abstract

March 27

Irshad Mohammed
Towards precision cosmology: the halo model and necessary modifications Abstract

March 20

Zvonimir Vlah
On the Statistics of Biased Tracers in the Effective Field Theory of Large Scale Structures Abstract

March 13

Gary Binder
Recent results on astrophysical neutrinos from IceCube Abstract

March 6

Simeon Bird
(CMU, Pittsburgh)
Simulating Massive Neutrinos Abstract

February 27

Nicolas Tejos
(UC Santa Cruz)
The intergalactic medium in the cosmic web Abstract

February 20

Jingke Xu
Searches for dark matter with radio-pure argon and NaI(Tl) Abstract

February 13

Eric Linder
New Probes of Cosmology Abstract

February 6

Blake Sherwin
Towards a Clear View of the Early Universe: Methods for Delensing Near-Future CMB Polarization Surveys Abstract

January 16

Javier Caravaca
Sterile neutrino searches at the T2K experiment Abstract

January 23

Philipp Mertsch
(Stanford University)
The CR anisotropy problem and the rise in the positron fraction Abstract

Past Years Seminars

2007 - 2012 2013 - 2014