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. 50A, room 5132.

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, ASHenderson@lbl.gov.

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 Seminar News

  • INPA guests from campus can now come up to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 1 pm to 5 pm. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a larger number of attendees.

  • Also on Fridays, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm you are welcome to join the INPA Speaker for a brownbag lunch in the small Pers Hall conference room, 54-130B.

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)

Access to the Lab If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via e-mail, Korie Levitan <kelevitan@lbl.gov>

Upcoming Seminars

December 9
Julian Munoz
Probing Dark Matter with Radio Surveys
December 16
Alex Lowell (UCB/SSL)

Past Seminars in 2016


December 2 Sebastiano Cantalupo Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) Abstract
November 29 Wai Ling Kimmy Wu (Stanford) Constraining Inflation with BICEP/Keck and SPT Abstract
November 18 Daniele Sorini (MPIA) 3D-IMS: Accurately Modeling the Lyman-alpha Forest in Collisionless Simulations Abstract
November 4 Colin Hill (Columbia) New Information in Ancient Photons: Novel Approaches to CMB Secondary Anisotropies Abstract
October 31 Lukas Hehn (KIT) The EDELWEISS-III search for low-mass WIMPs Abstract
October 28 Samuel Flender (ANL) The kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect as a cosmology probe? Abstract
October 21 Enea Di Dio Relativistic effects on LSS: power spectrum and bispectrum Abstract
September 30 Barak Zackay Advances in astronomical image processing - Solving the problems of image coaddition and image subtraction Abstract
September 19 Patrick Tsang
Solving the Neutrino Puzzle - A Piece from Daya Bay Abstract
September 16 Nick Kaiser
(Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
The Effect of Gravitational Lensing on Cosmological Parameter Estimation Abstract
September 9 Michael Willers
Search for low-mass Dark Matter with the CRESST experiment Abstract
August 31 Daniel Whalen
How Supermassive Black Holes Form by z ~ 7 Abstract
August 5 Viraj Sanghai (Queen Mary University of London) Relativistic cosmological modelling for non-linear structures Abstract
July 29 Grayson Rich
The COHERENT effort to measure coherent, elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering:
status and enabling measurements
July 22 Eddie Baron
(University of Oklahoma)
Using Nearby Supernova factory data to shed light on SNe Ia Physics Abstract
June 17 Susana Deustua
(Space Telescope Science Institute)
Calibrating WFC3 TBA
June 13 Jordan Myslik
Muon antineutrino oscillations at T2K Abstract
June 10 Nguyen Phan
Extending the Sensitivity of Directional Dark Matter Searches Abstract
June 3 Spencer Klein
Where do cosmic neutrinos come from? Abstract
May 23 Derek Barge
A Search for New Physics in the Opposite-Sign Dilepton Channel with Data from the First Run of the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment Abstract
May 20 Nico Hamaus
(USM/LMU Munich)
Void Dynamics - Constraints on Cosmology and Gravity Abstract
May 13 Marcelle Soares-Santos
The Dark Energy Survey and Gravitational WavesK Abstract
May 6 Carl Pennypacker
E-FUEGO: Fire Urgency Estimator on Geosynchronous Orbit: Developing New Paradigms for Fire Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Simulation Abstract
May 2 Tianlu Yuan
A Measurement of the ?? Charged-Current Cross Section on Water with Zero Pions in the Final State at T2K Abstract
April 29 Peter Behroozi
How cosmology has changed in 40 years: CfA1 and DEFW as examples of ancient redshift surveys and simulations Abstract
April 22 Peter Behroozi
Linking Halo Assembly with Galaxy Star Formation Rates Abstract
April 15 Irina Zhuravleva
Microphysics of Galaxy Clusters: Turbulent Heating in Radio-mode AGN Feedback Abstract
April 8 Darcy Barron
CMB Polarization Measurements: Cutting the trail to CMB-S4 Abstract
April 1 Josh Dillon
(UC Berkeley)
It's Always Darkest Before the Cosmic Dawn: Results from First Generation 21 cm Interferometers and Lessons for the Next Generation Abstract
March 18 Francisco Kitaura
Signatures of the primordial Universe from its emptiness Abstract
March 11 Rachel Bean
Next Generation Cosmological Constraints on the Dark Sector and Gravity Abstract
March 4 Michelle Lochner
Photometric Supernova Classification With Machine Learning Abstract
February 19 Elisabeth Krause
Activities in the LSST DESC Theory & Joint Probes Working Group Abstract
February 12 Dovi Poznanski
An Emerging Coherent Picture of Red Supergiant Supernova Explosions Abstract
February 5 Daniel Gruen
The Dark Energy Survey: Status and new gravitational lensing results Abstract
January 29 Brandon Hensley
Dust Polarization in the Microwave: Challenges on the Quest for B-Modes Abstract
January 22 Florian Beutler
Cosmology with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Abstract
January 21 Junsong Lin
(University of Oxford)
Cryogenic phonon-scintillation detectors with PMT readout for rare event search experiments Abstract

January 15

Marius Lungu
(U. Penn)
PROSPECT: the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment Abstract

January 8

Bela Majorovits
(Max Planck Institute Munich)
The GERDA experiment for the search of neutrinoless double beta-decay: Phase I results and status of Phase II Abstract

Past Years Seminars

2007 - 2012 2013 - 2015