Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) at LBNL

The INPA Seminar weekly talks are on Fridays, starting at 12:00 pm, unless informed otherwise. The seminar talk starts with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically, the talks conclude by 1:00 pm. The seminars are held in the Sessler Conference Room,  located in Bldg. 50A- 5132.

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The seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) is tentative and becomes final a few days before the Friday talk.

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SPEAKER: Agnes Ferte (KIPAC, SLAC)-TITLE: Preparing for discovery of new physics with the Rubin Observatory

March 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is an In-Person [HYBRID] Event

LOCATION: Sessler Conference Room – 50A – 5132

DATE: March 31, 2023

TIME: 12:00 PM

TITLE: Preparing for discovery of new physics with the Rubin Observatory 

ABSTRACT: The coming decade will offer a unique opportunity to tests physics using cosmological probes, thanks to the new generation of galaxy surveys such as LSST by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and CMB experiments. We will be able to test dark energy and the laws of gravity on cosmic scales with unprecedented precision, both through the evolution of the background and growth of structures in the Universe. I will explain the multiprobe analysis we performed, especially focusing on weak gravitational lensing, and results we obtained using Dark Energy Survey data (arxiv:2207.05766), precursor of LSST. I will then describe how such analyses with future data are shaping and the gaps left to fill. I will end by describing the status of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, under construction in Chile and its future.


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Meeting ID: 950 1669 6011
Passcode: 247722


March 31, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

CPTea Series (also known as INPA Tea Series)

The Physics Division CPTea Series invites you to an In-Person Tea Series 1st Friday of every month at 3:30 pm INPA Conference Room 50-5026.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.


INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass, please email Erica Hall. The pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

Erica Hall